Department of Business Management

Wayamba Journal of Management

Author Guidelines

Initial Review

  • Based on the evaluation reports of reviewers the Editorial Board will make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

Peer Review Process

  • The manuscripts which are passed through the initial screening process will be preceded for peer reviewing process. the reviewers are assigned for the manuscript by the editorial board.

Decision

  • Based on the evaluation reports of reviewers the editorial board will make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

General Guidelines

Prepare your manuscript including (1) title page (2) abstract (3) main text (introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion) (4) references (5) tables and (6) figures.

Conditions

The paper should be in clear language that can be understood by general reader outside the area of specialization. The language of paper should be English (usa). Maximum number of words is 8000. Only the papers, which have not been pre published, and are not currently under consideration for publication by another journal, are acceptable.

Abstract

An abstract should be about 150 words. The abstract should be a concise and clear presentation of the contents of paper. It should be understandable by the general reader and it should contain minimum of acronyms and jargons.

Headings

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 in upper and lower case, bold, font size 11). 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.

 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 figure. Times new roman.10pt, bold, lowercase must be used. Single line titles are preferred. Tables and figures must be black and white.text within the figures and tables should be Times new roman, font size 10.

Text

Double column and single line spacing should be used. Use 11 points font size, and Times new romans.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word format.

  • Font – times new roman
  • Font size – 11
  • Word limit – maximum 8000 words
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Line space: Single
  • Margins: left 1.5 inch and 1 inch for each side
  • Save your file in ms word format

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Non English words

Scientific names – italic & “sinhala words” – within inverted comas

Footnotes

Try to avoid footnotes.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc.. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.