COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance

Peer-review Policy

All CJIF manuscripts are reviewed through 'double-blind' peer review process that means the identities of the author and reviewers are remain confidential.

To make this possible, anonymized versions of the manuscript are sent to referees. Submitted papers are first considered for desk reviewed by the CJIF Editor. Papers that do not fall within the scope of CJIF are rejected during desk review or given appropriate instructions the authors to resubmit.  In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality are also rejected without being sent out to the reviewers.

Papers passing through this initial editorial scrutiny are then typically sent out to three referees (one national and two international). ". If one or more of these turn down the invitation to provide a review, other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, at least two authoritative reviews are needed before the handling Editor can make a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a 'revise and resubmit' the manuscript. Currently, approximately 40% of the manuscripts submitted to CJIF are desk-rejected. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

CJIF provides professional English editing services exclusively for the accepted manuscripts. These manuscripts are carefully scrutinized by our professional proofreaders who help ensure the accuracy of the paper by resolving any problems with the language to conform to the international standards for journal publications.