Islamic Economics & Finance Letters is a quarterly journal that aims to be a “letters” type journal covering all areas of Islamic economics and finance, broadly defined. The volume of Islamic and economics and finance papers has grown remarkably over the last five years. Islamic Economics and Finance Letters aims to be a platform for faster dissemination of cutting-edge ideas, preliminary findings and practical, policy relevant research.
Islamic Economics & Finance Letters will publish both empirical and theory papers although theory papers should have a clear practical relevance. Some of the Islamic economics and finance themes that the journal aims to promote relate to growth models; technological developments, firm productivity and innovation; monetary policy; optimality in monetary and fiscal policy rules; unemployment and job creation (labor market issues); banking issues and challenges; financial market performance; asset pricing dynamics; risk management; corporate finance; investment strategies; social financing; financial planning and insurance; housing finance and regulation; regulatory and legal issues; corporate social responsibility; business ethics; and climate change responses of Islamic investors/firms; among others.
Islamic Economics & Finance Letters therefore aims to rapidly disseminate:
(i)new empirical and/or theoretical insights on any Islamic finance issue
(ii) results from tests of new models and hypotheses
(iii) refinement of existing models/hypotheses
(iv) replications of evidence from the literature
(v) robustness tests outcomes on important models/findings.
Papers that challenge existing literature are also welcomed. The journal is keen to publish unique datasets on any issue of Islamic economics and finance that can be utilized by researchers to facilitate further research. Papers that simply replicate what has already been done and known are not welcomed.
Islamic Economics & Finance Letters aims to be multidisciplinary and welcomes papers from finance, economics, accounting, statistics / econometric, marketing and management disciplines that examine Islamic economics & finance issues.
All submissions should be less than 2,500 words all inclusive (tables, figures, and references). While the communication should be concise in the spirit of a letters type paper, the paper needs to contain academic rigor. Islamic Economics & Finance Letters is an open access journal and does not charge any submission or publication fees.
All submissions will be reviewed in the first instance by the Editor-in-Chief and if deemed suitable for journal, it will be assigned to reviewers. Islamic Economic & Finance Letters aims to have a quick turnover time of up to 6 weeks between the submission and final decision.