SIFEC 2019

Call for papers for the Sarajevo Islamic Finance and Economics Conference 2019

Call for papers Sifec 2019

This year’s conference aims to gather Islamic banking, economics, and finance experts and students to discuss a wide range of topics. You are kindly invited to submit papers for this conference, that will provide a basis for further discussion. SIFEC 2019 offers an excellent opportunity to meet leading figures in the field of Islamic Banking from Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.

Publication opportunities

Selected papers will be included in the Conference book, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan within 6 months of the final manuscript submission. The extent of the book will be less than 120,000 words (approximately 400 pages), including less than 50 black and white tables/graphs/charts. Papers will be organised as chapters of the book.

Paper selection

All papers will pass through a blind review process. Two anonymous reviewers will be appointed for each manuscript. Manuscripts are judged based on their content, clarity, and contribution to the field; the advancement of the practice of Islamic finance and economics. Submitted manuscripts can be processed most expeditiously if they are prepared according to the Author Guidelines.

Topics of Interest

  • Sustainable development
  • Halal industry
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Crowd funding
  • Investment funds
  • Efficiency and performance
  • Financial inclusion
  • Female empowerment


  • Risk management/mitigation in Islamic finance
  • Knowledge management in Islamic finance
  • Behavioural research in Islamic finance
  • Issues related to the implementation of Islamic models of financing
  • Islamic finance and new technologies (FinTech)
  • Islamic banking in practice - Country experiences
  • Islamic political economy - issues and contemporary trends in Islamic economics


Submissions should be original contributions and authors take full responsibility for the originality of their papers.
Selected papers will be the copyright of the conference organisers.