Peer Review Process

The manuscript submission process for The Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research follows several steps to ensure a thorough and unbiased peer-review process:

  1. Manuscript Submission: Authors submit their research articles to the journal, after which the Editor in Chief assigns the manuscript to the Managing Editor for further handling.

  2. Manuscript Check and Selection: The Managing Editor and editorial team perform an initial check and selection process. They may accept the manuscript directly, reject it, or decide to proceed with the review. Additionally, a plagiarism check using Turnitin is conducted for each submitted manuscript.

  3. Manuscript Reviewing Process: The Managing Editor requests at least two experts in the field to review the manuscript. The peer-review process is conducted as a double-blind review, meaning the identities of both the reviewers and authors are concealed from each other. Reviewers are provided with a review form provided by the Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research.

  4. Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection: Based on the feedback received from the reviewers, the Editor in Chief informs the author of the manuscript's acceptance, the need for revision, or rejection. This communication is done while maintaining the anonymity of the reviewers.

  5. Paper Revision: If revisions are requested, the author is given the opportunity to revise the manuscript based on the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers. The author may also submit a response letter addressing each comment and explaining the changes made.

  6. Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion: After making the necessary revisions, the author resubmits the revised manuscript following a similar submission route as in step 1.

  7. Notification for Acceptance: If the reviewer is satisfied with the revisions, the editor notifies the author of the manuscript's acceptance for publication.

  8. Galley Proof and Publishing Process: The accepted manuscript undergoes the galley proof stage, where formatting, copyediting, and proofreading are performed. After finalizing these processes, the paper is published online, as per the journal's publishing format.


Manuscripts received by JMIFR will be evaluated by the Editorial board that will judge whether a manuscript is of potential interest to the readers of the journal. Manuscripts that are of interest, formatted according to the guideline for Authors and presented fairly well are sent for review. 

Reviewers are assessed on the quality of review and other performance characteristics by the Editor-in-Chief to assure optimal journal quality and performance. These ratings should also contribute to decisions on reappointment to JMIFR’s Editorial Board and to ongoing review requests. Individual performance data on Reviewers are available to the Editor-in-Chief but otherwise kept confidential.