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AL-ARBAH: Journal of Islamic Finance and Banking is peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (April and October) by Department of Sharia Banking Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Walisongo Semarang Indonesia. AL-ARBAH: Journal of Islamic Finance and Banking aims to publish articles in the field of Islamic Accounting and Finance that provide a significant contribution to the development of accounting practices and profession in Indonesian even the world. AL-ARBAH: Journal of Islamic Finance and Banking accepts both quantitative and qualitative approach by English Language manuscripts relating to functional areas of Islamic Banking, Islamic Rural Bank, Islamic Assurance, Islamic Pawnshop, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Microfinance, Islamic Mutual Funds, and Islamic Bonds, etc.

The journal invites scholars and experts working in Islamic Accounting and Finance. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors and blind reviewers.

Online Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent online to the online portal of Journal of Islamic Accounting and Finance Research on page

Steps for Submitting Manuscripts:

The author registers as an author (checking the author role) on the "Register" section on the page 

After the author logs in as an Author, click  "New Submission".

The stages of article submission consist of 5 stages:

In the Start section, check all checklists, then click save & continue.

In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section. After that, click save & continue.

In the Enter Metadata section, enter the data of all authors and affiliates. If the author is more than one person, please click "add author", then fill in the author's data like the first author, and so on. Next, fill in the title, abstract, keywords, research methods, and bibliography in each of the available columns.

In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is permissible to upload supporting files or cover letters or other documents.

In the Confirmation section, please click "Finish Submission" if all data is correct.

General Instructions

Articles are formatted according to the writing pattern of the scientific journal. Writing articles follow the rules set out in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition. Please use Mendeley or Zotero reference management software, turn on “the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition.” For an explanation of the APA Citation Guide, see or citation-guide/apa/

The article is an original work (no plagiarism) and has never been published in a journal printed/online.

During the review and editing process, or after the article is published, it may not be registered in another journal.

Sent articles to editors via submission Open Journal Systems (OJS) on

Articles typed in Cambria Font (12pt) with single spacing in Microsoft Word format with a page size A4 (210 x 297 mm). The length of the article ranged 5000 words or about 17-20 pages, including pictures, graphs, and tables (if any).

The article is written in English using grammatical rules. In general, the English article is in the past tense.

Particular Instructions

The article is the result of empirical research Islamic accounting and finance.

Because of the "Blind Review" system, the author hoped not to include the name, the name, and address of the institution and email address in the cover of the article. The author's name, the name of the institution, as well as the email address listed at the time of registration on the OJS author. To facilitate communication should include an active mobile number.

The content and systematics of articles written using the format presented in a narrative essay in the form of a paragraph, without numbering in front subtitles, and should include these components:

Title provided that: a) the title is the formulation of a brief discussion of content, compact, and clear. May use the title of creative and attract readers (maximum 14 words). b) the title is written in English and Indonesian. c) the title is typed in bold, use capital letters for each beginning of a word, except for conjunctions and prepositions.

Abstract written in English. Abstract is written in the point below, no more than 200 words. Abstract presented briefly and clearly, it must contain five (5) elements, namely: Research Objectives/Purpose, Design/Methodology/Approach, Results/Findings, Limitations of Research/Implications and Originality of Research.

Keywords contains basic words in the study, can be drawn from the research variables, characteristics of the subjects, and the theory of the referenced (minimum three words or combinations of words, written in alphabetical order).

Introduction includes background on issues or problems and the urgency and rationalization of research activities. The objectives and problem solving plans are presented in this section. Relevant literature reviews and the development of hypotheses (if any) are also included in this section.

Literature Review contains a systematic description about result of research that has been carried out by previous researchers. This section also contains a theoretical studies consists of a summary of theories are taken from literature that support research, and contains explanation of the concepts and basic principles are needed for problem solving, literature Review and Hypothesis Development, contains previous literatures related to the research and explains the hypothesis development.

Research Method describes the design of activities, scope or object, main materials and tools, site, techniques of collecting data, operational definitions of research variables, and techniques of analyzing data.

Result describes the results of the study. The results of the study can be supplemented by tables, graphs (images), and/or charts. Discussion describes the results of data processing, interprets the findings logically, associates with relevant reference sources. Contains specific or unique findings from research results. Possible follow-up activities can also be stated in this section.

Conclusion contain a brief summary of the research results and discussion. It is suggested load of recent study. Limitations and suggestions including can be presented in this section

Bibliography contains reference sources written alphabetically and chronologically, Referral sources are published literature in the last 10 years (especially of the journal). Referral preferred are the primary sources in the form of books, reports (including dissertation), or research articles in scientific journals and magazines. It is suggested to use Mendeley as a reference manager at styling the citations and the bibliography. References should be written in alphabetical order, without any number. The journal uses the APA Referencing Style.

 The Example of Compiling a Bibliography

 (a)  Book

Kartini, D. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility, Tranformasi Konsep Sustainability Management dan Implementasi di Indonesia. Bandung: PT. Refika Aditama.

Chapra, M. U. (1992). Islam and The Economic Challenge. Leicester: The Islamic Foundation.

 (b)  Journal

Agriyanto, R. (2015). Objective Redefining of Islamic Banking. Economica: Journal of Islamic Economics. 6(2), 77-90.

Guthrie, J., & Abeysekera, I. (2006), Content analysis of social, environmental reporting: what is new? Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting. 10(2), 114-126.

Bebbington, J., Gray, R., Thomson, I., & Walters, D. (1994), Accountants’ attitudes andenvironmentally-sensitise accounting. Accounting and Business Research. 24(1), 109-20.

 (c)  Scientific Work

Wahid, Din. (2014). Nurturing Salafi Manhaj: A Study of Salafi Pesantrens in Contemporary Indonesia. Dissertation PhD. Utrecht University.

(d)  Newspaper 

Utriza, Ayang. (2008). Looking for an Interfaith Harmony Model. Kompas. March 19: 59.

 (e)  Interview

Interview with Adiwarman Karim, Jakarta, June 15th, 2012.


message 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.

  1. 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 Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)

AL-ARBAH: Journal of Islamic Finance and Banking does not charge any submission or publication fees, and no fees are incurred for article processing or for the review process.

Any translation or proofreading costs are paid by the author. Translation and proofreading services are provided by external parties.

Al-Arbah: Journal of Islamic Finance and Banking
Published by Department of Sharia Banking, Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, UIN Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia
Jl Prof. Dr. Hamka Kampus III Ngaliyan Semarang 50185
Phone: +62 852-3660-5533

ISSN: 2716-3946 (Print)
ISSN: 2716-2575 (Online)

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