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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Managing Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, DOC or DOCX, file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a “Times New Roman” as the font style with the body text size of 12-point font; font size of first, second and third level heading should be bold 14, 13 and 12 respectively; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
    According to copyediting file as provided in detailed JCBIF 'Author guidelines'.
  • Manuscript has been 'spell and grammar checked'.
  • All references are cited in APA style. Meanwhile references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.

Author Guidelines

Review Process

JCBIF is following a double blind review process.In JCBIF,the full consideration are given to each submitted paper. Submitted papers are first considered by the Managing Editors and then may be allocated to a Handling Editor, which may be the Associate Editor who is a specialist on that topic. Papers that are not desk rejected are then typically sent out to two referees. If any selected reviewer turn down the invitation to provide a review, than other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, two authoritative reviews are needed before the Managing Editors can make a provisional decision (On a recommendations of Managing Editor, if the Handling Editor is an Associate Editor) as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a revision of the submitted paper. However, it is up to the Editor in Chief of journal to make a final decision.

Two major revisions will be allowed for each paper, followed by a minor revision. Major revisions must be resubmitted within 1 month from request for revision and minor revisions should not take more than 2 weeks, unless there are unavoidable circumstances. All major revisions that are not submitted within the expected time frame will be 'dropped' and no more consider for potential publication. Authors can re-submit a previously rejected paper.

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Article structure

Authors should ensure that following items are present in Article,









-Supplementary data (if any)

Case Study Structure

Case study should be structured in a thought provoking manner wherein reader should be urged to arrive at the solution to the problem presented in the case, based on his understanding of related concepts.

All authors should prepare the research work according to format of JCBIF Journal as provided here, MS Word Template file.

Journal Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism must be carefully addressed before submission of the work. As per journal policy, criteria for Similarity Index is less than 19%.

To verify originality, each submitted article be checked by the originality detection service Turnitin

You can use Submission Preparation Checklist to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. 

Artical Processing Charges

JCBIF article processing charges are zero.

Interested in submitting to this journal? For more details,We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies as well. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.



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Privacy Statement

The IUB Journal of contemporary Business and Islamic Finance (JCBIF) values the invaluable relationship with its contributing authors and holds in high regard the personal information of our contribution and protection of their privacy. This policy utilizes different sets of tools therein and sets out the basis on which the JCBIF processes (i.e. collects, stores, and otherwise use) any personal information which our authors provide to us (or the data that we obtain about our authors from other sources).

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