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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Muslim Business and Economic Review (MBER), published two times a year since 2022, is a peer-reviewed journal, and specializes in current progress of Islamic Economics, Banking, Finance, and sustainable development. Articles should be original, research-based, unpublished and not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate our guidelines on formatting or length will be rejected without review. All notes must appear in the text as citations. In matter of bibliographical style, MBER follows the APA style.

Information of article

Article length should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices.

Title is no more than 16 words; Author(s) name: is fully written without any title; Institution: is completely stated, including the institution name; Corresponding author: includes name & email address

Author details must contain email address (official email preferred), name, and affiliation

The abstract is presented in a structured paragraph written in English (Approximately 250 words). The abstract should contain aims, methods, results, and potential implications.

Keywords should be no more than five keywords written alphabetically under the abstract.

The introduction covers the background of the problem, novelties (research gaps), research objectives, and the structure of the paper.

The literature review provides a review of writings on the given topic so that a reader could establish an understanding of the author(s)’ own position in the existing field of scholarship on that topic. It indicates how the author(s) enter the academic conversation on a particular topic in the context of appointed research.

The method contains research design, data, and tools for analysing research.

Results and discussion contain the results of research in accordance with the objectives of the study accompanied by scientific discussions and arguments. Tables, graphs, and images support the results of the study can be included. The discussion focused on discussing the main results of the study by incorporating or comparing the findings of research presented by previous researchers. The provisions for writing tables, graphs, and drawings are as follows:

The conclusion contains a brief statement, about the results obtained associated with the objectives and hypotheses (if any) has been proposed. If any recommendations and limitation of the research may be included in the conclusion.

References follow APA style.

Journal article

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)

Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)

 Hare, L. R., & O'Neill, K. (2000). Effectiveness and efficiency in small academic peer groups: A case study. Small Group Research, 31(1), 24–53.

Parenthetical citation: (Hare & O’Neill, 2000)

Narrative citation: Hare and O’Neill (2000)


Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Parenthetical citations: (Sapolsky, 2017)

Narrative citations: Sapolsky (2017)


Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don’t ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek, 153(24), 27

Parenthetical citations: (Lyons, 2009)

Narrative citations: Lyons (2009)


Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

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