Publication Ethics And Malpractice

In order to ensure its publication ethics and avoid any malpractice, ISRA as the publisher of the ISRA International Journal of Islamic Financeis committed to maintain the following ethical standards:

  1. It publishes original works which undergo the rigorous peer-review process for each article submitted to the ISRA Journal by at least two suitably qualified reviewers who are experts in the relevant area of the article.
  2. In order to undergo the rigorous review process, an article submitted to the ISRA Journal must fulfill certain criteria such as relevance to its scope, originality of the approach, appropriateness of methodology, analytical rigor, standard of English, clarity and readability, importance of the topic, compliance with ISRA Journal’s guidelines for submission, literature review, references, and significance of the conclusions and implications.
  3. The decisions with regard to manuscripts submitted to the ISRA Journal include acceptance, acceptance with minor amendments, resubmission with major revision, and rejection on basis of insufficient potential.
  4. In the event of a request for resubmission with major revision, there is no guarantee of the acceptance of articles that are resubmitted.
  5. Once the articles are rejected, they will not be re-reviewed.

The following publication ethics are also expected from the authors, and as such they must warrant that:

  1. Their articles are original, have not been published or accepted for publication in any other peer-reviewed journal, and does not  infringe any existing copyright or any other third-party rights;
  2. The articles do not contain anything that is unlawful, harmful, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
  3. They will be honest in the presentation of their findings without any inappropriate manipulation of data or influence by any individual or institution;
  4. They are the sole authors of the articles and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to ISRA, they are not in breach of any other obligations or rights of any other person;
  5. They declare that the person(s) named as co-author(s) of the article is/are aware of the fact and has/have agreed to being so named;
  6. They have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the articles and also agree to follow ethical principles and procedures of scientific publishing;
  7. They will indemnify ISRA for, and hold ISRA harmless from any loss, expense or  damage occasioned by, any claim or  suit by a third  party for copyright infringement or arising out of any breach of the foregoing warranties as a result of publication of the article;
  8. They assure that their articles are plagiarism free and that no portion of the articles is derived from any original published/unpublished work. All references were properly cited and credited to the original authors;
  9. They will obtain the necessary permission from the concerned sources for the material used in preparation of the article and the content of the article is completely free copyright violation;
  10. They will take full responsibility for the consequences that may arise if their articles are found to contain plagiarism and will be responsible for any outcome that may arise due to the same.