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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Author Statement (statement of originality and publication). The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  • The article with the reference list and all tables and figures at the end in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Abstract English (at least 3 keywords and JEL codes)
  • The text is 1.15 spaced; Use Palatino font throughout the manuscript.
  • CV for each author
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • The references is in APA style using Mendeley
  • articles that will be uploaded based on the rules contained in the author guidline

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

1. Standard of Reporting

Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.

2. Exclusivity of Work

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this should be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. We consider for publication from conference paper if it is only an extended version of conference paper with at least 30% of new material.

3. Authorship of the Paper and Copyright

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported work. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Whilst those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate and inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. No manuscript can be published unless accompanied by a signed publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher. A copy of that agreement is required after the paper is accepted.

4. Acknowledgement

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

5. Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

6. Disclaimer

Opinions expressed in articles published in the Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance are those of the author(s) and do not represent opinions of Bank Indonesia (BI). Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance does not guarantee the appropriateness for any purpose of any method, product, process, or device described or identified in an article. Trade names, when used, are only for identification and do not constitute endorsement by Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance.

7. Manuscript Preparation

a. Language

Authors are strongly encouraged to follow the principles of sound technical writing. Manuscripts that do not meet acceptable English standards or lack clarity may be rejected. Authors whose native language is not English may wish to collaborate with a colleague whose English skills are more advanced.

b. Page Setup and Fonts

Top, bottom, and right margins should be 2 cm. Left margins should be 3 cm. Use Calibri font throughout the manuscript, except article tittle use Arial. Sizes and styles shown in Table 1.

Article tittle 14 pt, bold
Author names 11 pt, bold
Author affiliations   10.5 pt
Correspondence                               10.5 pt
Abstract             10 pt
Keywords          10 pt
Heading 1          12 pt, bold
Heading 2 (subsection headings) 11.5 pt, bold
Heading 3 (sub-subsection headings) 11 pt, bold
Body text          11 pt, bold
Table caption      11 pt, bold
Table content 10 pt
Figure caption  10 pt

 c. Title and Author Names

The article title appears centered at the top of the first page and should not be more than 12 words. The title font is 14 pt, Calibri, bold. The rules for capitalizing the title are the same as for heading: all words, proper should be capitalized. Do not begin titles with articles (e.g., a, an, the) or prepositions (e.g., on, by, etc.). Avoid the use of acronyms in the title, unless they are widely understood.

d. Section Formatting (Heading 1)

Type each section heading on a separate line using the appropriate style from the style list. Sections should be numbered sequentially. Paragraphs that immediately follow a section heading are leading paragraphs and should not be indented, according to standard publishing style. The same goes for leading paragraphs of subsections and sub-subsections. In this MS Word template, use the Body Text style for leading paragraphs and the Body Text Indented style for all subsequent paragraphs.

1.1 Subsection Headings (Heading 2)

Subsection headings should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.

1.1.1 Sub-subsection headings (Heading 3)

Sub-subsection headings should be numbered 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. Only the first word is capitalized.

e.    Figures and Tables

(1)     Figures

Figures are numbered in the order All figure parts must be labeled 1, 2 etc. A figure caption list should be provided after the references.

(2)    Tables

Tables are numbered in the order. They should appear in the document in numerical order.

f. Equations

Equations may appear in line with the text, if they are simple, short, and not of major importance; e.g., a = b/c. Important equations appear on their own line. Principal equations are numbered, with the equation number placed within parentheses and right justified. Authors are strongly encouraged to use MS Word Equation Editor or Math Type to create both in-text and display equations. Equations are considered to be part of a sentence and should be punctuated accordingly.

g.  References

The references should be made using APA style through Mendeley. APA style requires authors to use the past tense or present perfect tense when using signal phrases to describe earlier research, for example, Jones (1998) found or Jones (1998) has found. When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication and not the page number in your in-text reference. All sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

  1. Short quotations. If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by "p."). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses. According to Jones (1998, p.199), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time".
  2. Long quotations. Place direct quotations that are 40 words, or longer, in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin, i.e., in the same place you would begin a new paragraph. Type the entire quotation on the new margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation 1/2 inch from the new margin. Maintain double-spacing throughout. The parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark.
  3. Summary or paraphrase. If you are paraphrasing an idea from another work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference, but APA guidelines encourage you to also provide the page number (although it is not required. According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
  4. References. The References section lists books, articles, and reports that are cited in the paper. Reference styles used American Psycological Association (APA):


(a) Books

Chapra, M. U. (2010). Islamic perspective on poverty alleviation. Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute.

Islamic Research and Training Institute & Thomson Reuters. (2014). Islamic social finance report 2014. Jeddah: Author.

Romer, D. (2006). Advanced macroeconomics (3rd ed.). New York: MC Graw-Hill.

(b) Journal Article

Iqbal, Z., & Mirakhor, A. (2012). Financial inclusion: Islamic finance perspective. Journal of Islamic Business and Management, 2(1), 35-64.

(c) Chapters in edited books

Evans, T. (1997). Democratization and human rights, In A. McGrew (Ed.), The transformation of democracy? (pp. 122-148). Cambridge: Polity Press.

(d) Conference Paper/Proceeding

Cizakca, M. (2004, March). Cash waqf as alternative to NBFIs bank. Paper presented at The International Seminar on Nonbank Financial Institutions: Islamic Alternatives, Kuala Lumpur.

(e) Research Report

Firdaus, M., Beik, I. S., Irawan, T. & Juanda, B. (2012). Economic estimation and determinations of zakat potential in Indonesia (Working Paper Series WP 1433-07). Jeddah: IRTI.

Wimanda, R. E. (2010). Inflation and monetary policy rules: evidence from Indonesia (Doctoral Thesis). Loughborough University.

(f) Newspaper

Cowan, R. (2001, October 23). Adams asks IRA to disarm. The Guardian, p. 1.

(g) Website material

Asian Development Bank Institute. (2014). Financial inclusion in Asia: Country survey. Tokyo: Author. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication /159308/adbi-financial-inclusion-asia.pdf


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