Aims and Scope

JIMF is an international peer-reviewed and scientific journal which is published quarterly by Bank Indonesia Institute. JIMF is a type of scientific journal (e-journal) in Islamic economics, monetary, and finance. By involving a large research community in an innovative public peer-review process, JIMF aims to provide fast access to high-quality papers and a continual platform for sharing studies of academicians, researchers, and practitioners; disseminate knowledge and research in various fields of Islamic economics, Monetary and Finance; encourage and foster research in the area of Islamic Economics, Monetary, and Finance; and bridge the gap between theory and practice in the area Islamic Economics, Monetary, and Finance. 

Peer Review Process

The JIMF employs a double-blind manuscript review process. With a double‐blind review approach, the identity of the both the author(s) and reviewer are unknown to both parties.

The JIMF conducts its editorial work using the Online Journal System (OJS). The OJS is system that systematically handles JIMF’s double-blind review process. Once a manuscript is submitted through the OJS, it is automatically logged in and checked (by the journal manager) to ensure that the submission is complete and has been prepared according to the JIMF submission instructions. At this time a receipt of manuscript acknowledgement is sent to the corresponding author confirming that his/her manuscript has been received and is been considered for possible publication in JIMF.

All manuscripts submitted for publication in the JIMF are first evaluated by the Managing Editor, either individually or in consultation with the Editorial Board member(s), to assess its suitability for the journal in line with the journal’s aims and scope. This is an important step to ensure that the content falls within the scope of the journal in terms of quality and/or impact on policy. Manuscripts that do not meet the journal’s expected standards are rejected with an explanation of reasons behind a desk-reject decision. Those manuscript’s meeting the journal’s expected standards are then checked for ‘similarity’ (similarity index (SI)) using the iThenticate software. The JIMF allows a SI of 20%. Those papers having a SI > 20% are returned to the authors for further re-writing to bring the index to 20% or less. These papers when resubmitted are then assigned to at least two reviewers. The reviewers are experienced researchers who have published at least 15 papers in high impact factor SCOPUS journals, and are part of the JIMF reviewer database.  Reviewers are given 21 days to provide a detailed report on the manuscript with their recommended decision, which can either be ’accept‘, ’minor revision‘, ’major revision‘, or ’reject‘. Where reviewer reports are in conflict the Managing Editor reads the report(s) and the paper, and conveys the final decision to the corresponding author.

When a ‘revise’ decision is made, for ‘minor revisions’ (‘major revisions’) authors are provided between 1-2 months (2-3 months) to undertake revisions. When revised papers are submitted, in the case of minor revisions, the Managing Editor reads the paper and the rejoinder and makes a final decision. In the case of a major revision, resubmitted papers are again assigned to reviewers and the editorial decision proceeds from there.

In all cases, regardless of the reviewer recommendation, the final decision on whether or not to publish a paper rests solely with the Managing Editor who in making the editorial decision keeps in mind the scope/aims of the journal.


- The growing interest and demand for Islamic finance around the world;

- The need for high quality research and publication in the area of Islamic Economics and Finance; and

- An important effort to promote Bank Indonesia as the center of excellence institution in developing Islamic Economics and Finance. 


- Provide quick access to high quality papers and continual platform for sharing studies of and among academicians, researchers, and practitioners; and

- JIMF will be internationally accredited and academically recognized in the next 3-5 years.  

Publication Frequency

The JIMF publishes 4 issues in a calendar year (between January to December). From time-to-time, the JIMF will also publish special issues on themed topics of policy/academic interests, including special issue(s) of papers presented at the JIMF’s annual conference. When such special issues are published, they will be considered independent of the 4 regular issues; in other words, special issues will not be considered as a substitute for the scheduled regular issues.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Author Fees

Journal of  Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance (JIMF) is opened for all of researchers, academicians, and practitioners to submit their research. There is no cost (free) for article submissions, processing articles and article publications.


Sources of Support

Plagiarism Policy

To preserve from the scientific misconduct (plagiarism), all of manuscripts which are submitted in JIMF will be scanned by iThenticate.