- The author(s) should not mention their names and affiliation, etc. on the text of the paper. A separate sheet bearing full name, affiliation, mailing address and telephone number should be sent along with the main paper.
- The papers submitted for publication must not have been submitted simultaneously to any other journal.
- All papers must have an abstract of no more than 250 words, 4-6 Keywords and JEL and KAUJIE classification, if applicable. The ‘Abstract’ should contain the objective, methodology, findings and suggestions, and practical implications of the research work for publication.
- The length of the article should preferably be between 4000- 8,000 words.
- The papers should make some significant contribution to Islamic finance reporting, accounting, Shari’ah, governance, or ethics either theoretical or applied, or discuss any related professional aspect of Islamic finance.
- Submitted papers must contain original unpublished work. The subject content should not impinge upon, violate or constitute a breach of any intellectual or business rights of any third party.
- All papers should have an introductory section in which the objectives and methodology of the article are explained and a final/ concluding section, which summarizes the main points discussed and the conclusions reached.
- The AAOIFI shall have non-exclusive rights on the materials published in the JOIFA; would be fully authorized to use or distribute the material for the purpose of Indexing / Abstracting, to translate into other languages, or for any other related purposes; and would have power to enter into any agreement with third parties for distribution of the materials by any means and in any format.
- Since all material received for publication is to be peer reviewed, two hard copies or a soft editable copy should be submitted in final form for sending anonymously to the reviewers.
- The authors would have to revise and resend the papers in the light of comments / suggestions by the peer reviewers or the editorial committee members.
- References in APA style should be listed at the end of the text in the following style:
Articles: El-Gari, Mohamed Ali (2003); Credit Risk in Islamic Banking and Finance; Islamic Economic Studies; Vol. 10, No. 2, (2003); Pp. 1 – 23;
Books: Khan, A. R. (1993), Financial Intermediation, New York: Springer Publishers.
Standards / Reports: Issuing institution, Number, Title, year of publication, with clauses / sub clauses of the relevant Standards
Page references to works referred to in the text should take the following form: El-Gamal (2006:128).
The verses of the Holy Qur’ān quoted should carry Surah number and ãyah number as (2:275).
Complete reference to the source of Hādīth quoted should be given like Muslim, Kitab al Shirkah