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KALYANI Journal of the University of Kelaniya (KALYANI) is the official peer reviewed journal published twice a year. The journal contains articles based on original research in all disciplines with special reference to Sri Lanka. Articles, reviews and other communications submitted for publication and all other correspondence relating to editorial matters should be addressed to
Editors, KALYANI, C/O, Assistant Registrar, Research and Publication Division, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings. Experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Authors are recommended to keep their papers short, preferably less than 20 manuscript pages. The paper should comprise the following sections.
A short communication should not exceed four printed pages in length including figures, tables, etc. and is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new methods of techniques and apparatus. Progress reports are not acceptable.
Review papers submitted for publication should be critical analyses of a body of standard literature already available. It should examine a specific domain of an academic discipline and is expected to have a very clear and concise title, abstract, introduction, text, conclusion and a list of references, preferably in less than ten manuscript pages or in less than 10,000 words. The forgoing requirements are the prerequisites needed primarily.
Preparation of Manuscripts
All manuscripts must be in English and typewritten on A4 size papers (297 mm × 210 mm) these should be submitted only after prior consultation with the editors.
With font 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.
Examples are as follows:
Ali A.B., 1990. Some ecological aspects of fish populations in tropical rice fields. Hydrobiolgia 190 (2), 215-222.
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.
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
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.
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.