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The Sabaragamuwa University Journal is a refereed journal and accepts articles from all academic disciplines.
Articles should be up to 20 pages including a brief Abstract of less than 200 words. Abstracts first state the central or US equivalent.
Tiles and headings should be brief and clear, in bold type.
Longer quotations should be indented, single-spaced and without quotation marks.
Non-English terms should be in italics e.g chena or sine qua non.
Date format used in text: 6 April 2012
In text, use either ‘percent’ or % consistently. Use letters for numbers one to ten and numerals from 11 onwards; but use numerals or letters consistently in range or series of numbers, eg. 5 to 10.
Use British (labour) spelling consistently.
Titles of figures or tables should be in bold type and titles of tables should placed above and figures should placed below and notes and sources for the same under each figure or table. They should be numbered consecutively, separately for tables and figures. Column heading should clearly define the data presented. Table borders should be in 3/4 point and simple.
Figures which cannot be reproduced in MS Word should be submitted on a separate A4 sheet accompanied by concise information about titles, notes and sources as well as their location in the text.
Use either footnotes or endnotes; these should be in standard MS Word format.
First draft should be submitted as a hard copy only. Final draft should be submitted as a hard copy (to be emailed, Soft copy: Text, Tables and Figures should be in separate files).
All quoted and paraphrased intellectual property of other authors, as well as other works of the contributing author(s) must be properly referenced.
Works cites in the text should be indicated as follows: (Pathirana, 2005) or (Gombrich and Obysekara, 1990) i.e. author(s), year of publication: page number(s). Use ‘et al’ when citing a work by more than two authors, but indicate all the authors under references.
To distinguish citation of different works of the same author published in the same year, use letters, i.e. (Perera, 2005a, 2005b).
All works cited in the text, including sources for tables and figures must be listed alphabetically under References. Use the following style:
Cleaver, T. (2006) Understanding the World Economy, London : Rutledge.
From Contribution to book:
Iyengar, K.R.S. (1961) ‘The Literature of India’ in The Commonwealth Pen : An Introduction to the Literature of the British Commonwealth, McLeod, A.L (ed.), New York : Cornell University Press.
From Journal article:
Chikumba, S. (2007) Present and Future Opportunities in Industrial Attachment Training for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, v. 19(1), pp. 85-98.
From Conference Paper:
Bartlett, K.R. (2001) A study of human resource development in indigenous firms and multi-national corporations in East and Southeast Asia’ in OA Aliaga (ed.), Academy of Human Resources Development: proceedings of the 2001 conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28 -March 4, 2001, Academy of Human Resources Development, Los Angeles, U.S., pp. 71-77.
A panel of Sri Lankan and international referees reviews the articles contributed, each article being sent to at least two independent referees. Senior scholars from the various Faculties of the Sabaragamuwa University comprise the journal’s Editorial Board.
From Unpublished work:
Gunasekara, T. (1974) Deity Propitiation in Urban Sri Lanka, Unpublished M A thesis, University of Edinburgh.
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