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GUIDELINES FOR ARTICLE REVIEW

Which Article?

1. Journal article
2. Refereed journal
3. Written by specific authors
4. Any journal article in the area of Islamic economics, banking & finance
5. Latest - in 2009-2010 issue

Searching for the Latest Article?

1. Latest book edition in the area of IBF


2. Online database
3. Online resources
4. Scholar search
5. Latest conference papers

Understanding an Article

1. Focus on the topic & issues highlighted


2. Identify central issues
3. Refer to the other references, e.g. books, newspaper etc. to have a clearer
understanding in certain issues

Writing an Article Review

1. Brief introduction to the article


2. Discuss at least 3 issues stated the article
3. Indicate whether you agree or not with author’s view
4. State your opinion & reason for your stand (as in no.3)
5. Give recommendations in your concluding remarks

Important Note

1. Each student need to review TWO articles


2. The original article must be enclosed with the review
3. The review should not be longer than 3 pages
4. Submission date: 1st Article Review 31st December 2010
2nd Article Review 31st January 2011
GUIDELINES FOR CASE STUDY

Content

1. Introduction
2. Background of the product
3. Product objectives
4. Nominate contracts/underlying Shariah principles
5. Product mechanism: point form descriptions
graphical illustration
6. Comparison between conventional and Islamic
7. Shariah issues
8. Conclusion
9. Bibliography

Format of References

Should be listed in full at the end of the paper using the following standard form:
1. Books
Thuraisingham, S., Pascoe, J. and Joshi, A. (ed), 2002, General Principles of Company
Law in Malaysia, Malaysia Law Journal.
2. Book Chapters
Bhattacharya, M. and Wong, K. N., (2001), Market Performance and the Speed of
Invisible Hand: The Case of Malaysian Manufacturing inMalaysian Business in the New
Era, 113-128, Nyland, C., Smith, W., Smyth, R. and Vicziany, M. (eds), Edward Elgar,
UK.
3. Articles
Tang, T. C., (2001), Bank Lending and Economic Growth in India: An Empirical Study,
The Economic Challenger, Vol. 13 (4), pp. 59-62.

Important Note

1. Each student should select ONLY ONE product from the provided list
as the case study
2. Times New Roman- size 11, Single Spacing
3. Not more than 5 pages. Can be in point form
4. Acknowledge the references in the footnotes/endnotes
5. No PLAGIARISM. Rephrase the sentence and try giving your opinion,
perception and dissenting view (if possible) from the author
6. If cannot avoid quoting the exact sentence, acknowledge it in the footnotes
7. Avoid from relying on one particular reference – refer to other references
8. Deadline: 14TH January 2011
9. Send a hardcopy & softcopy (email to asyraf@isra.my)
GUIDELINES FOR GROUP PROJECT PAPER

Content

1. Introduction
2. Background of study
3. Literature review
4. Findings from Empirical study/Library search
5. Conclusion
6. Bibliography

Format of References

Referring to the requirement for case study

Important Note

1. Explain the topic


2. Include relevant sections
3. Include relevant cases
4. Assignment which focus on case laws:
 The latest case law
 Search in online databases in the library
 E.g. LexisNexis, CLJ, Legal Alert, etc.
5. Times New Roman- size 11, Single Spacing
6. Not more than 20 pages
7. Benchmark to a Journal Article
8. Acknowledge the references in the footnotes/endnotes
9. No PLAGIARISM. Rephrase the sentence and try giving your opinion,
perception and dissenting view (if possible) from the author
10. If cannot avoid quoting the exact sentence, acknowledge it in the footnotes
11. Avoid from relying on one particular reference – refer to other references
12. Deadline: 18TH February 2011
13. Send a hardcopy & softcopy (email to asyraf@isra.my)