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Manuscripts submitted in all fields of natural and applied sciences are considered for publication in the Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya on the understanding that they have not been published, submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Three types of papers may be submitted.
The manuscripts submitted to the JOSUK are peer reviewed by referees prior to publication. The final decision regarding the acceptance/rejection will be made by the Editorial Board based on the comments of the referees. No responsibility is assumed by the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya for statements and opinions expressed by the contributors to this journal.
Preparation of Manuscripts
All manuscripts must be in English and typewritten on A4 size papers (297 mm × 210 mm) with font-12 Times New Roman and 2.0 line spacing. The left margin should be 3 cm and other margins should be 2.5 cm. The full paper should not exceed 20 pages. All the pages must be numbered consecutively.
TITLE OF THE PAPER (font-12, bold, UPPER CASE, left-justified)
(If the title is longer than 8 words, please also provide a running title for the header)
AUTHOR(S) NAME(S) (font-12, bold, UPPER CASE, left-justified)
Author(s) Affiliation(s) (font-12, bold, Title Case, left-justified)
Write the Names and Postal Addresses of All Institutions in Full. Include the Email address of the Corresponding author.
All the SECTION HEADINGS should be centered, and in bold UPPERCASE.
References in the text should be cited as the author’s name followed by the year of publication in brackets. e.g. Gunawardene & Fernando (1995) or where appropriate, (Gunawardene & Fernando 1995). At the end of the paper references should be listed alphabetically. Titles of Journals should be given in full. Add DOI number for each reference if it is available.
Examples are as follows:
Priyadarshan, A.I.S., Senanayake, S.P., Jayatilleke, M.P. and Rajapakse, S., (2015). Development of Suitable Propagation Systems for Tephrosia spp. in Sri Lanka. Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka. 9, pp.39–45.
Barker, R., Kirk, J. and Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Articles in Edited volumes/books:
Samson, C., 1970. Problems of information studies in history. In: S. Stone, ed. 1980. Humanities information research. Sheffield: CRUS, pp.44-68.
Electronic documents: References to electronic documents should contain information for the particular document version that was viewed.
Examples are as follows:
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (2012), viewed 21 March 2012, http://www.energy.gov.lk
Sugathapala T (2011), Characteristics of Vehicle Fleet in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, viewed 21 March 2012, http://www.energy.gov.lk/pdf/Presentations/7_December/Characteristics.pdf
Hewageegana, Prabath 2010, ‘Strong photoelectron emission from silver nanostructures’, Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya vol. 5, pp. 47-54, viewed 21 March 2012, http://www.sljol.info/index.php/JOSUK/article/view/4090
Figures and Tables
All figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. In the body of the paper all figures and tables must be cited consecutively in numerical order. Tables and Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Table 1, etc.) Use (a), (b), (c), etc., to label the parts of figures (Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b), etc.).
Equations that are important, long, complex, or referenced later in the paper are set off from the text (displayed) and may be numbered consecutively with right-justified Arabic numbers within parentheses (1), (2), (3), etc.
Abbreviations and Units
Scientific names of microorganisms, plants and animals must be used in accordance with the international rules of nomenclature and given in full. SI units and symbols should be used for physical properties.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted through the SLJOL online system. (http://josuk.sljol.info/) Please register as an author in SLJOL online system to submit your manuscripts.
Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts as an Open Office or Microsoft Word file.
The final version of the manuscript if accepted for publication should be submitted in camera-ready format.
Page proof must be corrected immediately on receipt and returned to the Editor-in-Chief.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
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