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International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance


Special Issue on: "Islamic Banking and Finance"

Guest Editors:
Omar Masood, University of East London, UK
Bruno S. Sergi, University of Messina, Italy

Interest in Islamic banking has grown considerably during the last decade. The main issues of concern are the conceptual framework and viability of interest-free banking, and the assessment of its performance and future. The aim of this special issue is to provide a central platform and communication channel for researcher, academics, business leaders, industry practitioners and policymakers relating to Islamic banking. The special issue will address the innovations and challenges within the Islamic finance industry and the long-term impact, scope and authenticity of these notions in an Islamic community and way of life.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  1. The Shari'ah requirements in Islamic banking
  2. Islamic financial products and its likeness in conventional banks
  3. Islamic banking techniques and their conformity with the Islamic Shari'ah
  4. Financial innovation and Islamic banking
  5. The impact of the Basel II Capital Accord on Islamic banking
  6. Islamic banking and corporate governance
  7. Islamic banking and securitisation
  8. Risk management in Islamic finance

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is: April 30th 2009