Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors
RCIB’s Journal of Islamic Business and Management
Riphah Centre of Islamic Business (RCIB), Riphah International University (RIU), has taken a step forward to provide a platform for research and publication on Islamic Business and Management in the name of the Journal of Islamic Business and Management (JIBM) (e-ISSN: 2521-2249).
JIMB is a biannual journal with a mission to publish quality research material in all areas of business and management sciences. Our mission is to present the practice oriented quality research paving the way for a paradigm shift bringing to the world Islam's solution to global financial crises and economic malpractice.
Starting from December 2011, when the first Issue was published, the 12th Issue (June, 2017) has been issued. The punctuality and timely issuance is being observed in this regard. We are interested in publishing rigorous research papers and articles providing sound theoretical and clear insights with future practical implications for the wellbeing of the societies and the human beings as a whole. The online version of the journal can be read at
We welcome scholars, researchers and experts having different research and academic backgrounds from all around the globe to submit their contributions for the journal on any of the following areas:
1. Research articles on Islamic economics, business, finance and / or management;
2. Shariah–sources and jurisprudence issues; in the wake of emerging economic, finance and business developments;
3. Archives – reproduction of treasured pieces of research or research based articles that one may like for broad based dissemination among the current readership;
4. Discussion on any issues that the scholars / readers may like share with others or would like to know opinion of others (Discussion Forum); and
5. Book Review

• Index by HEC
• Thomson Reuters (TR) Islamic Finance
• Al-Manhal
• E-Marefa
• Cross Ref
In-Text Citations
In-text citation of article is followed by the last name(s) of the author(s) and particular year in which the work has been published.

Anonymous Author
The work with anonymous author will be cited as “Anonymous” as author name and in the same way work without year of publication will be cited as “n.d.” as date.

If there are more than one author, will differentiate them by using “& or and” before the name of last author - when author(s) name(s) and date is inside the parenthesis, the “&” will be used and when author(s) names are outside the parenthesis, “and” will be used for distinguishing the authors. Examples of citation with and publication date inside the parenthesis and citation with author(s) name outside the parenthesis and date in parenthesis:

Single In-Text Citations
ROA is a common indicator of performance of management (Ross, Westerfield & Jaffe, 2005)
Vong and Chan (2005) say that higher liquidity ratio does not necessarily generate higher profits which means that liquidity relates negatively to ROA.

Multiple In-Text Citations
When there are more than one studies in the in-text citation, it should be supported with alphabetical order within the parenthesis and multiple citation should be distinguished by colon(;). For instance;
• Studies of reading in childhood have produced mixed results (Albright, Wayne, & Fortinbras, 2004; Gibson, 2011; Smith & Wexwood, 2010).
• Smith and Wexwood (2010) reported an increase in the number of books read, whereas Gibson (2011) reported a decrease. Albright, Wayne, and Fortinbras (2004) found no significant results.

• Ayub, M. (2009). Understanding Islamic finance (Vol. 462). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
• El-Gamal, M. A. (2006). Islamic finance: Law, economics, and practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Book with Chapter and Editor
• Warde, I. (2012). Status of the global Islamic finance industry. In C. Nethercott, & D. Eisenberg (Eds.), Islamic finance: Law and practice (1st ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article Reference
• Willett, N. B. (2000); Islamic corporate reports. ABACUS, 36(1), 71-90.
• Farook, S., Hassan, M. K., & Clinch, G. (2012). Profit distribution management by Islamic banks: An empirical investigation. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 52(3), 333-347.
• Ullah, S., Jamali, D., & Harwood, I. A. (2014). Socially responsible Investment: Insights from Shari’a departments in Islamic financial institutions. Business Ethics: A European Review, 23(2), 218-233.

Multiple Publications in Single Year
If an author has multiple publications in the single year then all publication will be differentiated by (a, b, c). This order will be supported with citation made in the in-text.
• Azmat, S., Skully, M., & Brown, K. (2014a). Credit risk in Islamic joint venture bond. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 103, 129-145.
• Azmat, S., Skully, M., & Brown, K. (2014b). Issuer's choice of Islamic bond type. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 28, 122-135.
• Azmat, S., Skully, M., & Brown, K. (2014c). The Shariah compliance challenge in Islamic bond markets. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 28, 47-57.

Conference Paper Reference
• Saad, R. A. J., Aziz, N. M. A., & Sawandi, N. (2014). Islamic accountability framework in the zakat funds management. Paper presented at the International Conference on Accounting Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Working or Discussion Paper
• Author, initials. (year). Title of the working paper (Series title number). Place of publication: Publisher.
• Sundararajan, V., & Errico, L. (2002). Islamic financial institutions and products in the global financial system: key issues in risk management and challenges ahead (Working Paper No. 192). International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, WA.
• Sole, M. J. (2007). Introducing Islamic banks into conventional banking systems (Working Paper No. 175). International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, WA.

Dissertation/Thesis Reference
• Dimmock, S. G. (2005). Essays in financial economics (Ph.D. dissertation). University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Government Report
• General Accounting Office. (2003). Financial statement restatement database. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC, WA.
• Greuning, H. V., & Iqbal, Z. (2008). Risk Analysis for Islamic Banks. The World Bank, Washington, DC, WA.

News Paper Reference
• El Diwany, T. (2006, July 15). How the banks are subverting Islam’s ban on usury. Financial Times. Retrieved from

Online Reference and Institutional Author
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2010). Harmonizing financial reporting of Islamic finance. Retrieved from