A Review of Journals & Publishing Houses in the Field of Islamic Economics & Finance
The pace of progress of research in Islamic economics and finance in the last few years has been astounding. Thousands of new works have been authored, academic programs in universities have started and research centres have been set up. A multi-billion dollar Islamic finance market has emerged across the globe reconstituting the architecture of the world’s financial market. This too has emanated from the classical works of adroit Islamic economists and scholars whose contributions through academic articles, books, training sessions and conferences have constituted a corpus for this discipline. This report is an attempt to investigate the volume of research that has surfaced in Islamic Economics and Finance discipline specifically in the last few decades with special focus on the academic journals that have emerged and the research centres and publishing houses that have been set up. This probably is the first comprehensive attempt to encapsulate details about all journals that are being published from Islamic economics, banking and finance. This inquest estimated the number of journals publishing in this discipline to be around 73 in total, a number considerably greater than the ones reported in all earlier investigations. We also have attempted to detail the languages of publication, the year of origin and the frequency of publication for each of listed journals. The spatial distribution and indexing of these journals would also be of interest to readers. We expect this report to be equally beneficial for general public, novice researchers and adroit gurus of this discipline since it is both an information pack for general readers as well as a nifty guide for researchers to find the appropriate journals for getting their prospective research published.