Aim & Scope

Aims & scope

International Journal of Islamic Microfinance (IJIMF)
Journal description: International Journal of Islamic Microfinance is a major international research journal dedicated to the formulation, development, implementation and evaluation of Islamic Microfinance.

The objectives of this journal are as follows:

  1. On an international basis, to provide a bridge between theory and practice of Islamic
  2. To disseminate the results and findings of high-quality research and best practice.
  3. To assist and inform those responsible for the management of Islamic Microfinance.
  4. To guide the formulation, development, implementation, and evaluation of Islamic Microfinance policy.
  5. To develop the research agenda in Islamic Microfinance, by identifying critical research issues, and promoting research within those areas.

IJIMF is pluralistic, publishing papers that are conceptual, quantitative-empirical, or qualitative-empirical.


IJIMF’s coverage is purposefully broad and includes, although is not restricted to:

  • Research in Islamic Microfinance
  • Issues of Shariah Compliance in Islamic Microfinance
  • Case studies on real-life Islamic Microfinance experiences
  • Islamic Microfinance growth and sustainability
  • The role of digitalization in Islamic Microfinance
  • The integration of Zakah, Waqf and Islamic charities with Islamic Microfinance
  • Exploration in Islamic Microfinance business model
  • Islamic Microfinance and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The effectiveness of Islamic MFIs in alleviating poverty
  • The role of Islamic microfinance in empowering the marginalized communities.
  • Practical advice from Islamic Microfinance advisors
  • Human Resource Management Issues in Islamic Microfinance
  • Performance measurement and improvement of Islamic Microfinance
  • Islamic Microfinance Product and Services Marketing
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting in Islamic Microfinance
  • Islamic Microfinance and The Supply Chain
  • The implementation of Good Corporate Governance in Islamic Microfinance
  • Government initiatives, enabling regulatory and policy environment to support
  • Islamic Microfinance deposit mobilization, financing, and risk management
  • Bank participation in Islamic microfinance


By encouraging debate on the key issues facing Islamic Microfinance, the journal offers detailed analysis and critical assessment of current best practice, discusses the implications of latest research findings, and explores opportunities to break down the barriers that restrict the growth of Islamic Microfinance.

Key benefits
Aims to enhance performance of Islamic Microfinance through detailed investigation and empirical analysis of the latest advances in Islamic Microfinance.

Peer Review and Ethical Statement
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are subject to editorial screening and double-blind peer review.
All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.