Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ekonomi & Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance (JEKI) covers in detail a large number of topics related to Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance, comprising the latest empirical studies, country-specific studies, policy evaluations on Islamic economics and comparative international Islamic finance. This journal provides a forum for scientific exchange for academicians, practitioners, keen observers, and independent researchers, by publishing high-quality theoretical, empirical, and policy contributions.


Islamic Economics

• Islamic micro economics
• Islamic macro economics
• Islamic monetary economics
• Islamic development economics
• Islamic international economics
• Islamic public and fiscal economics
• Islamic human resource economics
• Islamic natural resource economics
• Islamic digital economy
• Hajj and umrah economics
• Halal tourism and hospitality
• Zakah, waqf and Islamic Philanthropy

Islamic Finance

• Islamic banking system
• Islamic capital and commodity market
• Islamic insurance and re-insurance
• Islamic financial technology
• Islamic financial markets
• Islamic financial strategic
• Islamic financial planning
• Islamic social fund and crowdfunding
• Islamic micro and rural finance
• Islamic corporate finance
• Islamic investment strategy
• Islamic legal and regulatory issues


Peer Review Process


Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines. The manuscript may be returned to authors without a scientific assessment if they do not meet all submission requirements, if they are not in the correct format, or cannot be downloaded reliably.

Submissions must represent the original and independent work of the authors. Each new submission is assessed by Editor using Manuscript Readliness Level (MRL to determine whether it falls within the general remit of Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance). We will reject a manuscript without review if it contains insufficient content; it exceeds our word limit or is incorrectly formatted; it is poorly presented and unclear. Manuscripts that pass the initial assessment will be handled by Editor to oversee the review process for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation.

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. A single-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are known to reviewers. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and authors can expect a decision, or an explanation for the delay, within 4 weeks of receipt. If a revision is invited, the corresponding author should submit the revised manuscript within 1 week. The final decision is taken by Editors based on the information gained through the peer-review process.

We ensure that the reviewed manuscript is treated confidentially prior to being published, as explained in Publication Ethics.

Manuscript Readiness Level (MRL)

Before you submit your manuscript, it is highly recommended for you to pre-evaluate it using Manuscript Readiness Level (MRL), an instrument that we developed to help you get effective time of peer-reviewing process.

Pre-Evaluation Criteria




(Level 1)

(level 2)

(level 3)

The title must be simple, direct, accurate, appropriate, specific, functional,
concise/brief, unambiguous, informative, unique, and it should not be misleading.




The main part of an abstract is the purpose of the study, the methodology design
of the study, major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis, and the
originality which allows your research to be distinct from the existing literature.




Searchable by search engine, truly represents the intention of research. Don’t use
phrases, only words. 5 keywords are recommended.




The introduction should outline the aims of your paper, as well as describe why
the topic is important and what it contributes to the body of knowledge. It
establishes the scope, context, and significance of the research being conducted
by summarizing current understanding and background information about
the topic, stating the purpose of the work in the form of the research problem supported by a hypothesis or a set of questions.




Literature review:
The Literature Review should comply with the aim of the research (“fitness for
purpose”) and represent the results of a critical analysis of the analytical base
for testing the research hypothesis. The literature review must not be limited
only by works, which were published in the country where the author lives and
works (the problem should be studied globally).




The research methods section describes the main stages and procedures of the
research to investigate a research problem and the rationale for the application
of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze
information applied to understand the main problem of the research




The result and discussion section are the main part of the author's contribution
to the research by providing a report in the form of an explanation of the findings
of the research-based upon the methodology you applied to gather information.
The results section should state the findings of the research arranged in a logical
sequence without bias or interpretation.




The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significant findings
of the research considering what was already known about the research problem
being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged
as a result of the research process to answer of the problem. The discussion will
always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses
you posed and the literature you reviewed.




The conclusion should summarize the main state of the
findings at the point of writing and consider the next steps.
This section also the synthesis key points of the result and,
if applicable recommend new areas for future research.




Accountable, about 80% of the literatures from primary sources (reputable journals)
and up to date (last 10 years). Use reference management tools.




Total score




Decision matrix




Most likely to be published with little discussion with Editor/Reviewer


Possible minor revision (if there are no mistakes in principle)


Possible major revision


Most likely to be rejected in the first stage

Disclaimer: The Manuscript Readiness Level (MRL) above is used by authors as a “tool” to optimize the peer-reviewing process. The decision to accept or reject an article for publication in Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance is the authority of the Editor based on recommendations from reviewers.

Types of decision

There are four types of editorial decisions during the peer review process, which are: Accept submission, Revision Required, Resubmit for Review and Decline Submission

Accept submission

The paper is accepted for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and the minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.

Revision Required

The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from referees and editors and to submit a new version for consideration within 1 week of receiving the decision letter. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance.

Resubmit for Review

The submitted version of the paper is not acceptable and requires major revision, but there is clear potential in the work, and Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance is prepared to consider a new version. Authors are offered the opportunity to resubmit their paper as a new submission. Concerns will remain regarding the suitability of the paper for publication until the editors are convinced by the authors that their paper fits the scope and standards of Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam |Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance. The resubmitted manuscript will be returned to the original associate editor if at all possible.

Decline Submission

Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam |Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance.



Publication Frequency

Jurnal Ekonomi & Keuangan Islam is published every January and July.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. This journal also utilizes the Garuda (Garba Rujukan Digital) system managed by the Ministry of Research, Technology, & Higher Education and the National Library Repository for digital archives of the journal.


Complaint Policy

This procedure applies to complaints about the policies, procedures, or actions of the JEKI editorial staff. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity and a spur for improvement, and we aim to respond quickly, courteously, and constructively. Please write your complaint with journal title, vol. no., issue no., paper ID, paper title, page no.


Criteria of a Complaint

Our definition of a complaint is as follows:

  • The complainant defines his or her expression of unhappiness as a complaint.
  • We infer that the complainant is not simply disagreeing with a decision we have made or something we have published (which happens every day) but thinks that there has been a failure of process – for example, a long delay or a rude response – or a severe misjudgments.
  • The complaint must be about something that is within the responsibility of the JEKI and content or process.

JEKI is aware of the complaints stated below:

  • Authorship complaints
  • Plagiarism complaints
  • Multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication/Simultaneous submission.
  • Undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • Reviewer bias or competitive harmful acts by reviewers.

Policy for Handling Complaints:

  • If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal break intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies or otherwise unlawful materials.
  • Investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims.
  • The Journal will make a good faith determination whether to remove the allegedly wrongful material.
  • All the investigations and decisions are to be documented by the Journal.
  • We strive to ensure that JEKI is of the highest quality and is free from errors. However, we accept that occasionally mistakes might happen.

Editorial Complaints Policy

The Managing Editor and staff of that JEKI will make every efforts to put matters right as soon as possible in the most appropriate way, offering right of reply where necessary. As far as possible, we will investigate complaints in a blame-free manner, looking to see how systems can be improved to prevent mistakes occurring.

How to Make a Complaint

Complaints about editorial content should be made as soon as possible after publication, preferably in writing by email to: editor.jeki@uii.ac.id


Plagiarism Check

Jurnal Ekonomi dan Keuangan Islam | Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance practices zero tolerance towards plagiarism. We use Turnitin to evaluate the similarity index and then the editor decides the case of possible plagiarism. Editorial board has passed the following actions:

  1. Similarity Index above 25 percent: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, no resubmission accepted).
  2. Similarity Index (15-25 percent): Send to the author for improvement (provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided).
  3. Similarity index Less than 15 percent: Accepted or citation improvement may be required (proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts).

In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing to outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing no plagiarism and similarity less than 15 percent.