Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance

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ISSN 234-9271

About the Journal

The Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance (SLJBF) is an official doubled blind peer-reviewed Journal that published research papers and scholarly work by the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. SLJBF publishes theoretical and empirical papers spanning all the major research fields in economics, banking, and finances The aim of the SLJBF is to bringing the gap existing in the theory and practice of Economics, Banking and Finance by encouraging researchers, academicians, professionals, and research students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high-quality research papers to infuse innovative system and methods to the economics as a whole.

Aims and Scope

The Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance (SLJBF) is a refereed Journal bi-annually published research papers and scholarly work by the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance (SLJBF) publishes theoretical and empirical papers spanning all the major research fields in economics, banking and finance The aim of the SLJBF is to bringing the gap existing in the theory and practice of Economics, Banking and Finance by encouraging researchers, academicians, professionals, and research students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality research papers to infuse innovative system and methods to the economic and financial system as a whole. Thus, the journal’s emphasis is on theoretical and empirical developments and policy-oriented research in economics, banking and finance.

Paper Submission Guidelines

General Information
The objective of the Sri Lanka Journal of Banking and Finance (SLJBF) is to publish quality research manuscripts in the fields of Economics, Banking and Finance. The SLJBF is the official journal of the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Paper Submission Checklist
Authors are requested to check the following:
– The article should be in Microsoft Word document file format (B5) and the same article should be submitted in PDF format too.
– Article should contain complete details of Author’s names and Organization Provide authors full contact details including names, affiliations, complete email addresses, mailing addresses and telephone numbers
– The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; Times New Roman; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end
– Declaration letter stating the research work belongs to author/s and the current submission is neither published nor simultaneously submitted or accepted elsewhere for publication.

Paper Preparation Guidelines

1. Abstract and Keywords
Abstract should appear in bold and text should start in next line. It should be informative, self-contained, citation free and explain background, purpose of study, methods, principle results and major conclusions in single space, not exceeding 300 words.
Keywords should appear in bold without a colon and confined to maximum of five keywords. The keywords should start on the next line separated by commas only.

2. Manuscript Preparation
Main Test
The main text should be single column and single space throughout and with a minimum of 2cm for left and right hand margins and 3 cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 11 points font size, right and left justified, paragraphs first line indented and font Times New Roman with page numbered at the bottom and Centre of every page. The paper should include following headings namely Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results and Discussion and Conclusion with policy implications.

3. Heading
All Headings should be in UPPERCASE, starting with 1 INTRODUCTION, and should be bolded, font size 11 and aligned left, numbered sequentially as 1, 2, 3, etc. Do not number Abstract and References. Subheadings should appear Initial caps, bold, font size 11, left justified. Subheadings should be numbered 1.1., 1.2, etc. further division of subheadings should be numbered as 1.1.1. Headings should be short and clear indication of the content.

4. Figures and Tables
Tables should be numbered sequentially as 1 2 3 with an explanatory title aligned centered above the table. Times New Roman.10pt, bold, lowercase must be used. Figures should be numbered sequentially as 1 2 3 with an explanatory title aligned centered below the table. Times New Roman.10pt, bold, lowercase must be used. Single line titles are preferred. Heading consists of table/figure number in one line and table/figure title in subsequent line. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned. Tables and Figures must be black and white by pattern filled in editable format.

5. References
List of references should be arranged in alphabetical order. It must be single space and at the end of manuscript. References should refer only to materials cited within the text. References should be cited in the APA referencing style.

Please submit articles by email to the Editorial office: sljbf@wyb.ac.lk

Editorial Office-SLJBF
Department of Banking and Finance
Faculty of Business Studies and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Email: sljbf@wyb.ac.lk or Sljbf.ce@gmail.com.
Tel: +94 037-2284216

Core Principles

Publication in the journal of banking and finance is based upon the editorial criteria cited and the evaluation of the reviewers (each manuscript will be sent two reviewers);
Priority is given for novelty, originality, and to the extent of contribution that would make to the particular field.
Conceptual papers based upon current theory and empirical findings and contribute to the development of theory in the domain of Economics Banking and finance is also welcome.
All the articles submitted are subject to a rigorous double- blind peer -review process, followed by a through scrutiny by the Editorial Board to ensure high academic and research standard prior to acceptance for publication.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted by authors are preliminary screened for quality and appropriateness of the content of the manuscript by the editorial board. After finishing the initial screening process will be preceded for peer reviewing process. The reviewers are assigned for the manuscript by the editor in chief in consultation with the editorial board members. Accordingly, paper will be referred to two reviewers without details of the author and his/her affiliation. Upon receiving reviewer’s comments, the editorial board will make the final decision of acceptance of the paper without revision or return to the author for further improvement or reject the paper without any reservation. The accepted papers will be published in the Sri Lankan Journal of Banking and Finance of the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and authors will receive a PDF soft copy of the published paper and a hard copy.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board
Editor in Chief
Prof. R A Rathanasiri/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Editors
Dr. W A I Lakmal/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Dr. H M S P Hearth/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Assistant Editors
Ms. H M A K Herath/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Ms Buddhini Tharanga/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Mr. A G D L K Gunarathne/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Ms. S N R F Dias/Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Mr. Ranil Rangana/ Department of Banking and Finance
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Editorial Advisory Board
Senior Professor. Udith K Jayasinghe Mudalige
Department of Agri-Business Management
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Prof. S K Gamage
Professor
Department of Insurance and Valuation
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne
Professor of Economics
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Prof. D B P H Dissa Bandara
Professor of Finance
University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka

Prof. J A Karunarathna
Professor of Economics
Former Dean of the Faculty of Management: CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka

Copyright

All right reserved with the Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. No responsibility is assumed by the Department of Banking and Finance for the statements and opinions expressed by the contributors to the journal.