Peer Review Process
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.
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.
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 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.
Double column and single line spacing should be used. Use 11 points font size, and Times new romans.
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word format.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Non English words
Scientific names – italic & “sinhala words” – within inverted comas
Try to avoid footnotes.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc.. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.