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.

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 not been published before or being submitted to other journals. All received manuscripts undergo double blind reviews. For the first process, the editors professionally select the manuscripts based on the required standard. Manuscripts deserve anti-plagiarism verification using several possible software and Shirkah unique detection. Have been verified, the manuscripts sent to the editorial boards that comes from outside host university. It is a duty for the authors to revise the manuscripts based on the editorial boards’ feedback; and back it soon to the editor two weeks after. Finally, the manuscripts will be printed and published on the Shirkah website.

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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