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Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy and Author Guidelines

Journal Description

Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business is a peer-reviewed journal published tri-annually (January-April, May-August and September-December) by Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. The main objective of Shirkah is to offer an academic space of exchange ideas and initiate the increasing number of the qualified article produced by postgraduate students, practitioners, and academicians.

Shirkah warmly welcomes graduate students, academicians, and practitioners to analytically discuss and deeply explore new issues in relation to the improvement of economic challenges and beyond. To mention some, global trends in economics which need to be analyzed are:

1. Sharia finance (sharia investment, global sukuk, Islamic index).

2. Halal matters (halal food, halal products, technoscience).

3. Islamic financial institutions (sharia koperasi, sharia banking, baitul maal wa tamwil).

4. Sacrificial economics (shadaqawakaf, other Islamic philanthropies).

5. Muslim lifestyle identities (sunna fashion, hijab styles, sharia dating).

6. Creative economics (women empowerment, indigenous economics, pesantren business).

7. Economic thinkers (Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia).

8. New entrepreneurship (start-up, social entrepreneurship, green economics).

9. Financial Technology (e-payment, mobile banking, digital money).

10. Market Islam (shopping cultures, moral economy, corporate Islam, religion as brands).

11. Politics of space (sub-urban Islam, sharia cemetery, halal tourism, pilgrimage). 


Submission Policy

Manuscript must be written in English. The author may submit the manuscript in Word (Doc) format or Rich Text Format (RTF) to Shirkah Editor by online submitting to; or may send the manuscript to Please read author guideline carefully before submitting the manuscript. 

The submitted articles should not have been published or be under review for publication with another journal. Please download Cover Letter here and enclose it along with the submitted manuscript; or attach it separately via  


Peer Review Process and Editorial Decision

The editors of Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business has the right to decide whether the manuscript will be accepted or not.


Author Guidelines

Since January 2017, to increase better control quality, Shirkah's author guidelines has been revised as follow;

  1. Manuscript’s length is about 6500 - 8000 words, typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size.
  2. Manuscript must include an 200 – 250 words in abstract and 3 – 5 keywords.
  3. Manuscript must be arranged as follows: Title, Name of Author, E-mail address, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction (including method if any), Result, Discussion, Conclusion, References.
  4. Manuscript's titles not more than ten words.
  5. Manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF.
  6. Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style of International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies that can be downloaded here (right click and open).
  7. Manuscript references are preferably derived from the up-to-date references.
  8. The author’s resume should be submitted separately, consisting of at least full name, institutional address, phone number, areas of studies, and recent publications (if any).
  9. Shirkah use APA Style 6th edition (2010) as reference format writing. We suggest the use of a reference manager software such as Mendeley, Zotero, or Endnote at templating the citation style. APA Style may be click here, or to be used is as follows:

Book with single author

Swann, G. M. Peter. (2014). The Economics of Innovation an Introduction. Cheltenhum & Northampton: Edward Elgar.

in-text citation: (Swann, 2014)

Articles in reference books

Alatas, S. F. (2006). Islam and the Science of Economics in Abu Rabi', I.M. The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought. USA: Willey-Blackwell (pp. 587-606).

in text citation: (Alatas, 2006)      


Hackett, Rosalind (2007). “Religous Dimentions of War and Peace: Introduction.” Dalam Gerrie ter Haar dan Yoshio Tsuruoka (Ed.), Religion and Society: An Agenda for the 21st Century (pp. 3-6).

Accessed from

in text citation: (Hackett, 2006)     

Master's thesis, from a commercial database

McNieI, D. S. (2006). Meaning through narrative: A personal narrative discussing growing up with an alcoholic mother (Master's thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1434728)

in text citation: (Mc Niel, 2006)

Doctoral dissertation, from an institutional database

Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education and continuing education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

in text citation: (Adams, 1973)

Doctoral dissertation, from the web

Bruckman, A. (1997). MOOSE Crossing: Construction, community, and learning in a networked virtual world for kids (Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Retrieved from

in text citation: (Bruckman, 1997)

Journal article with no DOI

Bourkhis, K., and Nabi, M. S. (2013). Islamic and conventional banks' soundness during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Journal Metrics, 22(2), 68-77.

in-text citation: (Bourkhis & Nabi, 2013).

Journal article with DOI

Ichwan, M. (2012). The Local Politics Of Orthodoxy: The Majelis Ulama Indonesia in the Post-New Order Banten. Journal Of Indonesian Islam, 6(1), 166-194. doi:

in text citation : (Ichwan, 2012)

Abstract as citation

Hasan, N. (2012). Islamist Party, Electoral Politics And Da’wah Mobilization Among Youth : The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) in Indonesia. Journal OF Indonesian Islam, 6(1), 17-47. Abstract from

in text citation : (Hasan, 2012)

Mass media article

Sahal, Akhmad (2014, March 2). Kiai Sahal dan Realisme Fikih.Tempo Magazine, p. 120.

in text citation : (Sahal, 2014)

Research report

Fisher, B. S., Cullen, F. T., & Turner, M. G. (2000). The Sexual Victimization of College Women. Research Report.

in text citation : (Fisher, Cullen, Turner, 2000)


Routray, Bibhu Prasad (2013), National Security Decision-Making in India (RSIS Monograph No. 27). Singapura: Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

in text citation : (Routray, 2013)

Proceeding article

Sudibyakto, Hizbaron, D.R., & Jati, R (Ed.) (2009), Proceeding International Seminar Disaster Theory, Research and Policy. International seminar held by Sekolah Pascasarjana, Universitas Gajahmada, Yogyakarta, 8-9 Desember 2009.

in text citation : (Sudibyakto and Jati, 2009)

Paper conference/seminar/symposium

Janutama, Herman Sinung (2011). “Kraton dan Hubungan Antar Agama.” Paper presented in Seminar Kraton dan Panatagama held by Center for the Study of Islam and Social Transformation (CISForm), Yogyakarta, 17 November.

in text citation : (Janutama, 2011)

Online article in web

Shiva, (2006, February). Bioethics: A Third World Issue. Native-web. Retrieved from pages/legal/shiva.html

in text citation : (Shiva, 2006)

Online research report

Kessy, S. S. A., & Urio, F M. (2006). The contribution of microfinance institutions to poverty reduction in Tanzania (Research Report No. 06.3). Retrieved from Research on Poverty Alleviation


in text citation : (kessy and urion, 2006)

Holy book

Qur an, 2 (25)

in text citation : (Q. Albaqarah 2:25).


Graycar, Adam (1992). Social Welfare Policy. Dalam Mary Hawkesworth dan Maurice Kogan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Government and Politics (Vol. 1). London: Routledge.

in text citation : (Graycar, 1992)


Sultan Hamengkubuwono X (interview, 2011, April 19)

in text citation : (Hamengkubuwono, 2011)

Documentary film

Steijlen, Fridus (2008). A Day in the Life of Indonesia [documentary film, 58 minutes]. Leiden: KITLV Press.

in text citation : (Steijlen, 2008)

Author Fee

Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business will not charge anything to the author for submission fee or publication fee.


Abstract and Indexing

Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business is indexed and abstracted by

Research profiles

To increase article citation, Shirkah encourage all authors to create research profile in such websites as GoogleScholar, ResearchGate, Academia, and Mendeley


Commitment to Antiplagiarism

Shirkah Journal of Economics and Business takes academic integrity seriously by double checking the manuscripts out using anti-plagiarism software. The editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a manuscript found to violate any of the standards set out below.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications.

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, the authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is no longer enough.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Please enclose the scanned Cover Letter along with the submitted manuscript or attach it separately via
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or DOC (document) file format.
  3. Manuscript’s length is about 15 – 20 pages, typed in one-half spaced on A4-paper size. The text is one half; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the APA citation style and bibliograpic one.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.