International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research

International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research (IJIBFR) is a refereed international journal which is published semiannually. The journal aims are to publish the papers that provide current issues within Islamic finance and banking. The Journal particularly focuses on topics related to-

Financing and Lending Practices in the Pre-Islamic and Islamic Periods, Operational Risk Management in Islamic Banks, Service Quality Measurement in Islamic Banks, Islamic Financial Instruments, Islamic Financial Instruments Development, Performance and Efficiency of Islamic Banks and Takaful, Performance Measurement and Profitability of Islamic Banks, Applying AAOIFI Accounting Standards in Islamic Banking Sector, Islamic Banking and Finance Law, Performance of Islamic Mutual Funds, Fiqh Muamalat In Islamic Banking And Finance, Islamic Financial Risk Management, Prophet Muhammad (S) On Economic Justice, Zakat, Waqf, Sadakah, Awqaf, Hisbah, Bayt At-Mal, Theory of Islamic Finance,Accounting for Islamic Banking and Finance,Economic Policy and Analysis of Islamic Banking and Finance,Islamic Banking and Finance Law,Fiqh Muamalat in Islamic Banking and Finance,Islamic Banking techniques and their conformity with the Islamic Law (Shariah).

International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research currently has an acceptance rate of 15%. The average time between submission and final decision is 20 days and the average time between acceptance and publication is 30 days.


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2017: Articles Received: 10; Accepted: 5; Rejected: 5; Published: 5; Retracted: 0
2018: Articles Received: 0; Accepted: 0; Rejected: 0; Published: 0; Retracted: 0



IJIBFR follows APA style.


Author Guidelines

1. Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.

2. Research papers should not exceed 8,000 words.

3. A separate title page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).

4. The first page of an article should contain an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a maximum of eight keywords.

5. Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.

6. All appendices should be numbered consecutively using uppercase roman numerals and shown after the list of references.

7. References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market … These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Perera, 1995; Silva, 2000)

8. List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order and follow the style of APA

9. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. The corrected manuscripts should be submitted within 5 working days.

10. The publication fee is 75 USD (Authors from Lower and Middle Income Countries).


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.

Keep a Similarity Index <30% and single source matches are not >6%



Call for Papers - International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research

International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research welcomes the original research article, Review Papers, long papers, conference paper and short papers etc. We are happy to announce you that CRIBFB Journals have come under American Quality Center for Journals - 2018 Top 19 Journals Ranking. It was calculated on the basis of “Scientific Quality, Internationalization, Stability, Technical quality, Standards, Editorial Quality etc.” of published articles.
Last Date for Manuscript Submission: 30 October 2018
Acknowledgement of Submission: Within 24 hrs
Acceptance Notification: After 10 Days of Submission (Blind Peer Review Process) .
Online Publication Date: 10 November 2018
Please Submit Your Paper Through:
Frequency: 2-4 Issues Per Year.
Posted: 24.08.2018

Join our Reviewer Board

International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance Research welcomes academics and researchers expertizing in business to join the Reviewer Board. Reviewers’ names will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage. Please find the application form and details at:
Posted: 11.12.2017


Vol.2, No.2 (2018)

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