Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The INVEST Journal of Sharia & Economic Law, with electronic International Standard Serial Number (E-ISSN) 2776-4354 and print International Standard Serial Number (P-ISSN) 2776-4982, is published by the Institut Agama Islam Negeri Ponorogo in Indonesia and is organized by the Sharia Faculty. The journal is released biannually in July and December. The objective of the INVEST Journal is to disseminate current research on Islamic Banking, the Islamic Economic System, and Islamic Economic Law in Asia, including Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as other regions such as the Middle East/Africa, Americas, and Europe. The scope of the journal encompasses, but is not limited to, the following fields:

Theory of Islamic Economics and Finance, Consumption, Production, Education, Zakah, Waqf, Poverty, Political Economy, Public Finance, Monetary Economics, History of Economic Thought and Economic History, Economic Development, Maqasid al-Shariah, Institutional Economics, Game Theory, Behavioral Economics and Finance, Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Shariah issues, Financial Products, Financial Engineering, Securitization and Sukuk, Islamic Capital Markets, Insurance and Takaful, Regulatory Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, Legal, Fiqh, and Regulatory issues, Smart Economy, Smart Finance and the related issues.

The subject area is Social Science, and the subject category is Sharia Economics (banking, system, law) (297,273).

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to INVEST Journal of Sharia & Economic Law must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using Turnitin software.

The research article submitted to INVEST Journal of Sharia & Economic Law will be a double-blind review of at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

The final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by the Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted dates and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue. 

The peer-review process for journal publications is essentially a quality control mechanism. It is a process by which experts evaluate scientific work, and the aim is to ensure the high quality of published science. However, the peer reviewer does not make the decision to accept or reject the paper. At most, they recommend decisions. In peer-reviewed journals, decision-making authority rests solely with the journal editor or the journal's editorial board. Indeed, it is the journal editor who is considered central in the decision-making process.


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Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law editors are appointed to the boards of our journals according to strict seniority criteria and each role has specific responsibilities towards the quality and integrity of the publications.


Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law' review editors are active experts in their field who review research in our journals. These researchers are appointed to our editorial boards to recognize their continuous contribution to the editorial process. They are familiar with Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law' peer review and can manage their review invitations actively in their profiles with us.  

Review editors hold a PhD with post-doctoral experience, or an equivalent degree with several additional years of academic work, or the equivalent number of years to a recognized qualification in the relevant field of research. Review editors have a recognized affiliation and a proven publication record in the specialty area and are listed on our editorial board pages. Individual journals may have additional requirements and restrictions for this role.

Editor or Associate Editor

Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law' associate editors act as handling editors and make an initial assessment to ensure a manuscript fits within the scope of the specialty section and is scientifically valid. They invite reviewers and directly oversee the interaction between the reviewers and authors during the collaborative peer-review process. Based on the reviewers' recommendations, and ensuring all quality, validity and ethical standards have been met, Associate editors make the final decision on acceptance or recommend a manuscript for rejection to the specialty chief editor.

Associate editors are high-impact researchers and recognized leaders in their field, with a strong publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals and with a recognized affiliation. They are typically associate professor level or higher, or an equivalent position of equal standing in their field.

Editor in Chief

Specialty chief editors in collaboration with Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law define the scope of their section and recruit editors to their boards. They have the responsibility for leading and supervising the activities related to their section and providing support and guidance to the editorial board. They act as the editorial escalation point and ensure that quality and integrity standards are upheld in the peer-review process.

Specialty chief editors are leading academics and active experts in their field, typically full professors from a recognized institution with a proven track record of publications in international, peer reviewed journals and with editorial experience.

The field chief editor

Field chief editors, in collaboration with Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law, define the overall scope of the journal with the aim to build a community of researchers, and drive publications to fully represent the research activity of the field. They lead the college of specialty chief editors in the implementation of the Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law publishing model overseeing all journal activities, encouraging team spirit, and taking the lead on building the reputation of the journal. The field chief editors are the editorial escalation point for the journal and provide support and guidance to the editorial board. 

Field chief editors are internationally recognized in their area of research. They have an established academic career with an overarching understanding of their whole field and an extensive network of collaborating experts with a very strong track record of publications in international, peer reviewed journals and with editorial experience.

Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law' team

Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law staff span a wide range of expertise, from scientists to software engineers, who support the operations of the journals and our publishing platform.

Journal managers are the editorial counterpart for chief editors at Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law. They work with our chief editors in all aspects of ensuring overall journal quality, growth, and stewardship.

Peer review managers coordinate and quality-control the peer review process and support our editors, reviewers, and authors throughout the peer review process.

Research integrity managers ensure that manuscripts are fit for peer review and adhere to established ethical and quality guidelines. They can reject papers at any stage of the submission and review process.

Open Access Policy

Each works in Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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 acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).
The "Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law" is dedicated to open access for academic work, allowing users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles, and use them for any legal purpose without restriction. All articles in this journal are readily available to everyone at no cost, with no restrictions on their use for personal or scholarly purposes.
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Invest Journal of Sharia & Economic Law journals follow the criteria for authorship for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work. Briefly, an author is one who makes a substantial contribution to the design, execution, and/or analysis and interpretation of experiments in addition to drafting, revising, and/or approving the initial submission and any subsequent versions of the article. All authors of a manuscript must have agreed to its submission and are responsible for appropriate portions of its content. Submission of a paper before all co-authors have read and approved its final version is considered an ethics violation. INVEST will not adjudicate disputes about authorship. If a dispute occurs, we will refer the issue to relevant institutions. Changes to authorship require the approval of all authors.

Author Contributions

As explained in the INVEST recommendations, all persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and those who qualify should be listed. Authors may include a statement that specifies contributor roles as a separate paragraph in the Acknowledgments section. INVEST encourages transparency in authorship by publishing author contribution statements that follow the NISO standard, and CRediT taxonomy roles. For some manuscript types, authors have the option to assign CRediT roles during the online submission process. This information will be included in the XML for published articles. All authors should discuss and agree on author order and contributions before submitting the manuscript.

Corresponding Authors

A corresponding author must be designated for all submitted manuscripts. The corresponding author is the primary point of contact for communication with the journal office and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all INVEST journal policies. The corresponding author must ensure that all authors agree on the author list and contributions and that all authors have seen and approved the manuscript prior to submission and to final publication. For published papers, the corresponding author is responsible for providing timely responses to queries about the paper or reagents therein.

Co-first Authors

If more than one co-first author is designated, authors are required to state how the order of names was decided as an additional footnote on the title page. Some examples follow.

Pat Armstrong and Sulim Garg contributed equally to this work. Author order was determined both alphabetically and in order of increasing seniority.

Attila Toth and Emmon Desmond contributed equally to this work. The author order was determined by drawing straws.

For more information, please see the following Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines regarding authorship:

Journal History

INVEST Journal of Sharia & Economic Law, E-ISSN: 2776-4354; P-ISSN: 2776-4982 published by the IAIN Ponorogo, Indonesia organized by Sharia Faculty. First published in July 2021 (volume 1 number 1) and get the ISSN printed version in April 2021 and ISSN electronic version in April 2021.

  • E-ISSN: 2776-4354
    since April 2021 and started to be used in volume 1 number 1 (July 2021)
    No. SK ISSN: 0005.27764354/K.4/SK.ISSN/2021.04 (April 26, 2021)
  • P-ISSN: 2776-4982
    since April 2021 and started to be used in volume 1 number 1 (July 2021)
    No. SK ISSN: 0005.27764982/K.4/SK.ISSN/2021.04 (April 28, 2021)
  • Starting on vol 2 No 2 of 2022, INVEST Journal of Sharia & Economic Law only publishes articles in two languages, namely English and Arabic.
  • Starting in Vol.2 No.2 in accordance with Publication Etchis, Invest Journal of Sharia and Economic Law, added the place by requiring the author to state the provisions related to Disclosure and conflicts of interest

    To make it easier for the Author, we also update the journal template.