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Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance (JIEBF)

It has been decided to dissolve the existing Editorial Board of the Journal 'Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance' being published by IBTRA and postpone the publication of the said journal till further decision.

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About the Journal


The Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance is a peer-reviewed refereed journal published by the Islamic Bank Training and Research Academy (IBTRA) of Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) since 2005. It appears four times a year (January, April, July and October). All the articles published in the Journal since 2008 are available on-line in full text version.

The ISSN number of the Journal is- ISSN 2070-4658, Key title: Journal of Islamic economics, banking and finance (Print), Abbreviated key title: J. Islam. econ. bank. finance (Print).

 Aims and Scope of the Journal

Islamic banking and economic systems are experiencing a period of rapid growth. Over 1.4 billion people in the world identify as Muslim, and the Islamic finance industry is expected to reach $2.8 billion by 2015, according to the Islamic Development Bank. This growth has fueled the demand for high-quality, peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research papers on the subject. The Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance aims to provide a diverse array of readers with a high-quality source of research articles covering a wide variety of innovative topics in the area of Islamic economics and finance.

The typical distinction between the conventional and Islamic economies has been the prohibition of interest in Islamic economics, finance, and banking. However, the evolution of the global financial markets has provided a much wider range of potential issues and has driven the need for academic journals focused specifically on issues surrounding Islamic economics and its role in the increasingly integrated global markets. For example, the conventional banking systems have developed many new financial innovations that involve risk-shifting and the use of derivative assets, such as securitized mortgages and credit default swaps. These types of financial instruments pose interesting questions and challenges regarding implementing these innovations into a Shari'ah compliant financial system. Additionally, many of these products are often blamed for an increase in the overall systemic risk of the global economy, which provides an interesting contrast to Islamic economic thought, because Islamic economies encourage the use of products that encourage overall financial stability. The scope of the journal is to specifically address these and many other issues and examine their continued relevance in the global economy.

The journal will focus on providing quality research in the areas of Islamic economics, banking and finance. The goal of JIEBF is to cover topics that are paramount in modern Islamic economics and finance. Accordingly, papers that focus on emerging and interdisciplinary topics are encouraged. In addition, the goal of the journal is to provide research that is relevant and applicable to a diverse set of Islamic finance researchers and professionals. Specifically, the journal will deal with topics, including but not limited to: the strength and stability of Islamic banking; Islamic economics and banking in emerging markets; the incorporation of Islamic finance elements into conventional economies; financial innovation in Islamic economies and their Shari'ah compliance; integration between conventional and Islamic economic and financial systems; Islamic central banking and policy; and Islamic corporate governance practices.

The Publishers of JIEBF invite readers to free quote or reprint article contained in the Journal, provided that the source is dully reference and a copy of the reprint or quote is sent to the the Islami Bank Training and Research Academy.

Key Journal Audiences

JIEBF has an intended audience that is comprised of a diverse group of academics and practitioners from across the globe who are interested in a wide variety of topics in modern Islamic economics and banking. The journal is peer-reviewed and focuses on articles that are of a quality suitable for academic research papers. However, a key goal of the journal is to engage practitioners in modern Islamic finance, particularly in developing markets and policy making.

Journal Editorial Policy and Coverage

•  Journal submissions should be of a quality that are worthy of a quality, peer-reviewed, academic research paper, but should also have significant applications for industry practitioners.

•  Authors should maintain a balance between theory and practice in submitted manuscripts.

•  Submissions should carefully develop the key questions under consideration in the paper, and the implications of the findings and their impact on the field should be clearly articulated.

•  Due to the goal of maintaining practical interest, empirical and case studies are preferred to purely theoretical submissions.

•  Research that focuses on changing paradigms in the industry, or research that spans multiple disciplines within the industry, are encouraged.

•  The editors encourage the submission of relevant book reviews and option and experience articles from industry practitioners.

The coverage includes but is not restricted to:

  • Fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance
  • Islamic economics
  • Islamic investment
  • Takaful and Islamic insurance
  • Islamic project financing
  • Risk management in Islamic finance
  • Innovative products and services of Islamic banking and finance
  • Hedge funds and derivatives
  • Ethical investment
  • Islamic Business and Contracts
  • Islamic Ethics and Management Practices
  • Money and Monetary Economics in Islam
  • Public Finance and Islam
  • State, Economics and Islam
  • Islamic Corporate Finance
  • Globalization and Islamic Finance
  • Islamic microfinance
  • Contemporary issues and challenges in Islamic Banking and finance practices
  • Laws of Islamic financial theory and practice
  • Customer relationship management in Islamic banks
  • Zakah, poverty alleviation and Islamic banks
  • Islamic conomics and Social Development
  • Theory of Islamic Finance
  • Islamic Finance in Practice
  • Islamic Financial Products
  • Critical Appraisal of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Income and Wealth Acquisition
  • Distributive Justice and Poverty Alleviation
  • Islamic financial market
  • Case studies of Islamic banks and financial service providers
  • Issues pertaining to Shari`ah governance
  • Corporate social responsibility of Islamic financial institutions
  • Issues of Shari`ah Supervisory Boards
  • Islamic business ethics
  • Management, leadership and governance of Islamic financial services providers
  • Legal and regulatory issues in Islamic banking and finance
  • Principles of Islamic jurisprudence and legal maxims
  • Economics in Sources of Islamic Law
  • Economics and Objectives of Shariah (Maqasid al-Shariah)
  • Economics and Islamic Jurisprudence
  • History of Islamic Economic Thought
  • Islamic Economic Institutions (Zakah, Sadakah, Awqaf, Hisbah, Bayt at-Mal)
  • Economic Systems and Islam
  • Contemporary Economic and Islamic Economic Thought
  • Modern and Islamic Economic Analysis
  • Cross border mergers and acquisition of Islamic banks
  • Comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional banks
  • Impact of global financial crisis on Islamic banks
  • Islamic finance and innovative solutions for a dynamic world
  • Trends and opportunities in Islamic Finance
Review Process

JIEBF maintains a blind peer review process when evaluating the suitability of articles submitted for publication. The editor reviews each submission and evaluates its suitability for potential publication. Once the editor determines a submission has the potential for publication, it is sent to outside reviewers with specific expertise in the subject matter. Due to the blind submission process, the identities of neither the reviewers nor the submitting authors shall be revealed to one another. Following the peer review process, the Editor evaluates the advice of the reviewers and the Journal Editorial Board and determines whether the paper is rejected or accepted for publication, or whether a revision is required. The submission, review, resubmission, and publication processes are conduced on-line.

  • Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance is indexed and abstracts in:
  • Index Islamicus
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
  • The British Library
  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • Ulrich
  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
  • Association of Business Schools, UK (ABS): now under Academic Journal Guide 2015
Submission Guedelines

Articles should be typed in double space on one side of A4 size paper with generous margin, and should not usually exceed 9000 words (including footnotes, tables and graphs). Each article should have an abstract within approximately 150 words. The article should be sent in duplicate, a soft copy in MS Word to the editor ( , , and to the email address: with the following page setup.

The author should not mention his name and address on the text of the paper. A separate sheet bearing his full name, affiliation, mailing address and telephone number should be sent along with the main paper.

Articles submitted for publication in the Journal must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Tables, graphs and maps may be used in the article. The title and source(s) of such tables, etc. should be mentioned.

If the Editorial Board is of the opinion that the article provisionally accepted for publication needs to be revised, shortened, or particular expressions therein need to be deleted or rephrased, such requested to recast any article in response to the comments made thereon by the reviewers. The numbering of the footnote will be consecutive, and the footnotes themselves will be placed at the end of the article.

Page Setup

  • Page size : A4 size page
  • Page Margin
  • Top & Bottom : 2" (two inches both)
  • Left & Right : 1.5" (one and half inches both)
  • Header & Footer : 1.6" (one and point six inches both)

Font Size

  • Font Name : Times New Roman
  • Article Title : 16 (sixteen) bold
  • Paragraph Caption : 12 (twelve) bold
  • General Text : 11 (eleven) normal
  • Abstract, Footnote
  • Endnote & References : 10 (ten) normal
  • Line Spacing : 1.5
Authors are required to cite and reference all ideas, results, tables, figures, images, etc. that are not the original work of the submitting author(s). References should be complete and provided at the end of the manuscript. References should contain all relevant information, including the full names of the author(s) and article, along with the full journal name and issue information. Repeat authors should be denoted with a., b., c., etc., followed by the other bibliographical information. References should be in alphabetical order. For electronic sources, the URL should also be included. In-text citations should be made in round brackets immediately following the reference by denoting the author(s) last name followed by a comma and the year of publication.
Journal Articles

Hassan, M. Kabir, Abu Nahian Faisal Khan, Thiti Ngow, "Is faith-based investing rewarding? The case for Malaysian Islamic unit trust funds", Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research , Vol. 1 Iss: 2, pp.148 – 171

Kayed, Rasem N. and M. Kabir Hassan, “Islamic Entrepreneurship: Beyond Creating New Enterprises and Maximizing Returns,” Journal of Development Entrepreneurship , Volume 15, Issue 4 (December, 2010): 379-413.


Book Reference

M. Kabir Hassan and Mervyn K. Lewis (Editors). Handbook of Islamic Banking . Edward Elgar Publishing Company, UK and USA, April 2007: 443 Pages.

M. Kabir Hassan and Michael Mahlknecht (Editors), Islamic Capital Markets: Products and Strategies , John Wiley and Company, March 2011.

Web-based Reference

Hassan, M. Kabir, Ngene, Geoffrey M. and Yu, Jung-Suk, Credit Default Swaps and Sovereign Debt Markets (March 1, 2011). Networks Financial Institute Working Paper 2011-WP-03. Available at SSRN:

Hassan, M. Kabir and William J. Hippler, III, “Entrepreneurship and Islam: An Overview,” Economic Journal Watch, Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2014; Available at

Book Review

New books (on Islamic economics, finance and banking as well as on issues and problems of economic development) will be reviewed in the Journal on request. Authors/Publisher may send two copies of each book to the editor for the purpose of review.

All communications should be addressed to the editor.

Correspondence and Subscriptions

Subscription fees for every issue of the Journal is BDT Taka 1000(excluding postal charge) for Bangladesh only and $100 (excluding postal charge) for outside Bangladesh. Contact the Editor for how to send your subscription fees.

For mail order and subscriptions, write to:

Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance
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Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207 Bangladesh.

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