Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development

Aims and Scope

Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development (ISSN 1308-7800), previously titled the Journal of Economic Cooperation among Islamic Countries (ISSN 0252 - 953X), is a journal of applied research in development economics. The Journal welcomes original papers dealing with important economic and social issues of immediate concern to the developing countries. It will give special attention to those papers which deal with the potentials for and possibilities of promoting and expanding economic and technical cooperation among the developing countries. The Journal appears in English, in March, June, September and December. The Journal is indexed/abstracted in SCOPUS, JEL/Econlit, i-Journals, i-Focus and i-Future.

The Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development is printed and published quarterly by the SESRIC. The SESRIC cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in the Journal. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the SESRIC. The articles in this Journal may be freely quoted or reprinted provided that the source is mentioned and a copy of the publication containing the quotation or reprint is sent to the SESRIC.

Following the brainstorming session on ‘Promoting the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development’ organized by SESRIC in its headquarter on 10 April 2017, Ankara, Republic of Turkey and which hosted 33 delegates from OIC institutions, ministries, universities, and governmental institutions of 12 OIC Member Countries, SESRIC has considered restructuring the editorial board by increasing the number of its referees and has taken a new stand in revamping the Journal’s content by expanding the scope of its subjects, mainly economics, statistics and social issues which are of immediate concern to the developing countries, including the OIC countries. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBÜ) on June 9th, 2017, the Journal would literarily benefit from the academic team of the said university and would widen the scope of speeding up the process of welcoming more papers from scholars in the OIC countries as well as academicians worldwide.

Editorial Board
Editor in Chief: H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR
Co-editors: Dr. Salina H. Kassim,
International Islamic University, Malaysia
Dr. Kıvılcım Metin-Özcan,
Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Abuzer Pınar,
Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey
Editorial Board Members: Dr. Abdel-Hameed Bashir,
Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdeslam Marfouk,
Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Asad Zaman,
International Institute of Islamic Economics, Pakistan
  Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse - Khan,
University of Leicester, UK
Dr. İsmail Sağlam,
TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Dr. Meryem Duygun Fethi,
University of Leicester, UK
  Dr. Ömer Demir,
The Council of Higher Education, Turkey
Dr. Syed Ahmad,
McMaster University, Canada
Dr. Turan Erol,
Prime Ministry, Turkey
  Dr. Usamah Ahmed Uthman,
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Peer Review

We ask peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review.

  • Although authors' identities are normally anonymised, content within a manuscript may reveal an author's identity, or aspects of identity. In such cases, a peer reviewer of a manuscript must give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication, and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  • A peer reviewer should declare any conflict of interest when the manuscript under review is related to the peer reviewer's own work. A peer reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript authored or co-authored by a person with whom the peer reviewer has a personal or professional connection if the relationship would bias judgment of the manuscript.
  • A peer reviewer should treat the peer review process as entirely confidential, and neither the submitted manuscript, nor information about the submitted manuscript, nor correspondence related to their peer review should be shared or circulated to any person not engaged in the peer review process.
  • A peer reviewer should provide a comprehensive, evidenced, and appropriately substantial peer review report.
  • A peer reviewer should be alert to the failure of authors to cite relevant work by other scientists, and should call to the Journal Editor's attention any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or any manuscript submitted concurrently to another journal of which she or he is aware.
  • A peer reviewer should make all reasonable effort to submit her or his report and recommendation in a timely manner.
  • A peer reviewer must avoid making statements in submitted articles which might be construed as impugning any person's reputation.

For mail orders and subscriptions, write to:
Publications Department, SESRIC, Kudüs Cad. No:9, Diplomatik Site, 06450 ORAN-Ankara, Turkey.
Phone: (90 312) 4686172
Fax: (90 312) 4685726

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Notes to Contributors

Papers to be submitted should be written in English not exceeding 8000 words. All articles will be refereed. The articles submitted to the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word format to

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. Articles must be typewritten, double-spaced and with ample margins and all pages (including those containing any diagrams and tables) must be numbered consecutively. Arabic numerals are to be used throughout.   

The first page of the manuscript should contain the title, name/s and institutional affiliation/s of the author/s. Contact information including the name, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided at the bottom of the first page. An abstract not exceeding 200 words should also be included in this first page.

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that where copyright materials are included within an article the permission of the copyright holder has been obtained. Confirmation of this should be attached separately.

All diagrams, charts and graphs should be prepared in black and white and referred to as figures and consecutively numbered. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. Each figure and table must be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading and be referred to in the text.

Special attention should be given to quotations, footnotes and references which should be accurate and complete. A double-spaced list of references containing all the works referred to is to be added at the end of the article. The reference list style must follow the following examples:

Ali, M. (1995), Islamic Banking and Its Problems, Routledge, London.

Brander, J. (1995), Strategic Trade Policy, in G. M. Grossman and K. Rogoff (eds), Handbook  of International Economics, North Holland; Amsterdam. 

Shabbir, M. (2003), “Adequacy of Disclosure in Islamic Financial Institutions, ” Journal of Islamic Banking & Finance, 20(1), 55-60.

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We require that, prior to publication, authors sign a set of warranties to these effects via a Copyright © Transfer Form.

  • An author must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously, nor should an author submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work.
  • An author should present an accurate account of research performed and an objective discussion of its significance, and present sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information so to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.
  • An author must cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work unless fully cited, and with the permission of that third party.
  • An author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and being named as a co-author, and, equally, that all those persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the work reported are named as co-authors. Additionally, the author understands that co-authors are bound by these same principles.
Correspondence address

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Copyright Transfer Form

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development kindly requires the author/co-author(s) of all papers to sign the copyright transfer form, which transfers copyright in the paper to the JECD/SESRIC and send it with their papers via regular mail, e-mail or fax before the refereeing process starts.

All author and co-author signatures must be original. Proxy signatures are not acceptable (that is, authors cannot sign on behalf of others). All author and co-author signatures must be secured. All authors need not sign the same form; separate forms can be submitted.

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Fax: +90-312 4673458 ; +90-312 4685726
Address: SESRIC Publication Department
Kudüs Cad. No:9, Diplomatik Site
06450 ORAN-Ankara, Turkey