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About the Journal:

The Journal of Islamic Finance (JIF) is an official publication of IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

The journal is designed to provide a forum or platform for researchers/academicians and practitioners who are interested in new knowledge and in discussing ideas, issues and challenges in the field of Islamic finance, banking, accounting, business and economics.

The scope or coverage of the journal will include but are not limited to: Islamic banking, Islamic capital markets, Islamic wealth management, Issues on shariah implementation/practices of Islamic banking, zakat and awqaf, takaful, and comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional financial institutions. The journal is published biannually in September and March and all articles submitted are in English.

Journal of Islamic Finance (JIF) is a new journal and has not been tracked for long enough to be listed in indexing services and directories. As a minimum requirement, a few issues must have been published before suggesting a journal to the major agencies; However, we have a solid and comprehensive plan in place to include JIF in the below databases:


1.      Index Islamicus

2.      Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts

3.      ECONIS

4.      RePEc: Research Papers in Economics

5.      Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Economics & Finance

6.      EBSCO

7.      ProQuest

8.      EconLit

9.      DOAJ

10.    SCIRUS

11.    SCOPUS

12.    ISI Thompson-Reuters


Key Journal Audiences:

Those who will be benefited by this journal are:

    (i) University and College Professors;

    (ii) Practitioners;

    (iii) Media Organizations;

    (iv) Government Policymakers

    (v) Professional Consultants;

    (vi) Multilateral Organizations (World Bank, IMF, UN Agencies);

    (vii) Students; and

    (viii) Ordinary People Interested in Islamic banking, finance and economics.