Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. LaTex files can be used if an accompanying PDF document is provided. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted; the source file must accompany a PDF. Acceptable figure file types are listed further below.

Article Length

Articles should be between 5000 and 7000 words in length. This includes all text, including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article Title

A title of not more than ten words should be provided.

Author Details

All contributing authors' names should be added to the ScholarOne submission, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication.

  • Correct email addresses should be supplied for each author in their separate author accounts.
  • Each author's full name must be present in their author account in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required.
  • The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct in their author account. The affiliation listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted.

Structure Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission as mentioned below:


  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory


Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).


Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g., "this paper investigates..." is correct, "I investigate..." is incorrect).

(Source: Manuscript requirement of emerald)


Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that relate to the main topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 10.

Article Classifications

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the submission process. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.


Research paper. This category covers papers that report on any research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve constructing or testing a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific, or clinical research.


Viewpoint. Any paper where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.


Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes, or services.


Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.


Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.


Literature review. It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature, so this category should only be used if the primary purpose of the paper is to annotate and critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources. It may be comprehensive in that the paper aims to cover the main contributors to developing a topic and exploring their different views.


General review. This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique, or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive (Source: Manuscript requirement of emerald)


The author should use a footnote taken from Harvard citation style. However, Footnotes can be used for comments as well as for bibliographical references.


For examples:

1Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi, First Principles of Islamic Economics (UK: The Islamic Foundation, 2011), 15. (Book)

2Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi, "Islamic Economic Thought: Foundation, Evolution and Needed Direction," In Readings in Islamic Economic Thought, ed. Sadeq and Ghazali  (Selangor: Longman Malaysia, 1992), 15. (Section from a book)

3Sabri Orman, "Source of the History of Islamic Economic Thought," Al-Shajarah 2, Issue 2 (1997): 2. (Journal Article)


Other examples can be referred to as Harvard citation style.

Figure and Table

Figures need to be numbered, e.g., Figure 1. or Fig.1, or Figs. 1,2,3 and simple captions need to be descriptive or include the image's title and placed directly under the image. For tables need to be numbered and a simple caption above the table such as Table 1:The Framework of Islamic Economics.


The author should use the Harvard references style carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.

For books

Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g., El-Ghazali, Abdel Hamid (1994), Man is the Basis of the Islamic Strategy for Economic Development, IRTI, Jeddah.

For book chapters

Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title," Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g., Siddiqi, M.N. (1992), "Islamic Economic Thought: Foundation, Evolution and Needed Direction," In Sadeq and Ghazali (eds), Readings in Islamic Economic Thought, Longman Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia.

For Journals

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article," Journal Name, volume, number, pages

e.g., Orman, Sabri (1997), "Source of the History of Islamic Economic Thought," Al-Shajarah, Vol 2 No. 2, pp. 1-20.

For published

conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper," in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers

e.g., Choudhury, M.A. (2007), "Islamic Economics and Finance: Where do they?", in Iqbal, Munawar, Ali, S.S., and Muljawan, Dadang (Ed), Advance in Islamic Economics and Finance proceeding of 6th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance in Jakarta, November 21-24, 2005, IRTI_IDB, Jeddah, pp. 43-76.

For unpublished

conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper," paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).

e.g., Salama, A.A. (1990)," Voluntary and Compulsory Applications of Zakah: A Case Study of Sudan." Presented at the 3rd Zakah Conference, May, Kuala Lumpur.

For working papers

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article," working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

e.g., Jobst, Andreas, A. (2007), "The Economics of Islamic Finance and Securitization," WP/07/117, IMF, Washington DC.

For encyclopedia entries

(with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry," volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g., Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact," Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71.

For newspaper

articles (authored)

Surname, Initials (year), "Article title," Newspaper, date, pages

e.g. Sonjaya, A.R. (2014), “Subsidi dalam Ekonomi Islam”, Republika, November 20.

For newspaper

articles (non-authored)

Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.

e.g. Republika (2016), “Pembiayaan Korporasi Perbankan Syariah lesu”, July 20, p. 4.

For electronic sources

If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.


e.g., Anansd, Akash (2016), "The Islamic Wealth Management Industry: An Alternative Approach," available at (Accessed 24 July 2016).


Standalone URLs, i.e., without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper) (Source: Manuscript requirement of emerald).

Arabic transliteration

It is referred to Latin Arabic transliteration issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Education.