Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year (April, August and December) by Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. Formerly, first published in 2007, Shirkah was initially published as Syirkah: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam, an Indonesian bi-annual journal on Islamic economics and business. Since 2016, to enlarge its scope, this journal transforms its name to Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business. Since July 2018, Shirkah has been accredited on the grade of Sinta 2 by DGHE (Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia).

Shirkah initially focuses—but not limited to—three main studies; they are management, accounting, and banking. Management covers discourses about macro and microeconomics, operational management, financial management, human resources, capital market, business and the like. On the other hand, accounting covers the discussions about financial organizations, organizational audit, et cetera. Whereas, banking involves banking finance management, bank risks management, performance appraisal, banking operational, marketing, et cetera.

All those studies are not merely focused on conventional model, but also address studies in the context of shari’a nuance. Besides publishes articles that used quantitative data, Shirkah also welcomes articles written in qualitative one under various approaches. By bringing together conventional and shari’a studies, Shirkah makes an effort to examine that the rise of shari’a economics would give an alternative contribution in the development of new economics and business. 

Shirkah warmly welcomes graduate students, academicians and practitioners to analytically discuss and deeply explore new issues in relation to the improvement of shari’a economics. To mention some, global trends in Islamic economics which need to be analyzed are: shari’a investment, global sukuk, Islamic index, Islamic consumption, global halal markets, global Muslim lifestyles and so forth. In national level, the trends may explore the issue of zakat, Islamic philanthropy, spiritual economics, sacrificial economics (example: the power of shadaqa), alternative financial organizations (including shari’a koperasi and baitul maal wa tamwil), shari’a properties/residences, halal food, shari’a fashion, Islamic (book/fashion/halal) fair and other related issues.

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Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts have nor been published before neither being submitted to other journals. All received manuscripts undergo double blind reviews; such detail as follow:

  1. Scope screening. Shirkah editor-in-chief  would check for the article possible plagiarism detecting with such software as Turnitin, under setting up of non-repository and non-bibliography form. More than 30-40% of its similarity, the manuscript would be not considered to proceed the next screening. The editor would also screen all submitted manuscripts for its conformity to Shirkah’s focus and scope.   
  2. Initial screeningThe editor-in-chief would assign manuscripts that pass initial screening to section editors. Assistant editors help the managing editor to handle tehnical editing review, such as grammatical error, citing, and paraphrase; while the principal section editor would select a principal editorial board to initiate blind review process of the manuscript.
  3. Content Review. A blind reviewer would critically evaluate the content of the manuscript, including the title, abstract, introduction, research question, thesis argument, method of gathering and analysing data, discussion, and openly suggesst related refences that may enrich the discussion of the manuscript.
  4. Expert Review. Another blind reviewer would examine the discussion of the manuscript and help to put the discussion on the global context of economic discourse.
  5. Revise the Manuscript. The author would make a revision based on reviewer comments (content and technical error) which will have up to two-four weeks. It is once again valued by the section editor to question whether the revised version is appropriate or not. If it is so inadequate that the section editor will advise the author to revise it again.
  6. Final decision The revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected; if the author(s) are unable to make the required changes, the manuscript is rejected.
  7. GalleyThe manuscript is handed over to the journal’s lay outer; then returned to the author for proofreading and final approval.
  8. Published. The final version of the manuscript will be published on the latest issue of Shirkah.



Open Access Policy

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


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