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Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research (SLJER) is a refereed international journal, published biannually by the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE). It considers manuscripts of sufficiently high quality research outputs in the field of Economics and related areas, for publication, while giving priority to those manuscripts developed based on papers presented at the Sri Lanka Economic Research Conference (SLERC), the annual international research symposium of the SLFUE. In addition to research articles, the Journal accepts manuscripts of short essays on economic and development policy perspectives and also book reviews.
The authors assume the responsibility of the accuracy of contents in their respective articles, and neither the SLFUE, nor the Editorial Board of the SLJER will bear any responsibility in this regard.
Articles are accepted in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.
All submissions should be made electronically as Microsoft Word documents, to the Email address of the Editor in Chief of the SLJER: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts submitted will be subject to rigorous and independent double blind expert review process administered by the Journal’s Editorial Board, and the authors will be contacted after the review process is complete. The process generally takes from one to two months. The Editorial Board’s decision regarding publication of an article will be final.
A separate title page should be provided allowing for blind review. All identifying information should be featured only on the title page. Ensure that no information identifying the authors, their institutions, or the institutions cited in the original research are presented in the abstract, text, tables, or figures.
List names and affiliations of each author. Include full mailing addresses, phone numbers, and Email contact information of every author. Clearly identify the corresponding, or lead, author. This person will be responsible for ushering the manuscript through the review and publication process. The lead author is responsible for keeping contact information updated.
An Abstract not exceeding 100 words in English should be included in the manuscript. It should review the objectives, significance, results, and main conclusions of the paper. References should not be cited in the Abstract.
Authors should submit a list of six unique and informative key words relating to the manuscript. Undefined abbreviations or acronyms should be avoided in the keywords. Editorial Board reserves the right to replace key words if necessary.
The author is responsible for ensuring that equations are presented properly. Use Math Type, and not the Word equation function.
Sometimes appendices help readers to further study the issue presented. Submit appendices separately after attaching tables and figures. If more than one appendix is featured, use capital letters to refer to them in the text: Appendix A, Appendix B, etc. Follow guidelines for tables or figures, as appropriate, when formatting appendices.
The detailed style of referencing is as follows:
David, J.K. (2010). Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines, 4, 2-7.
David, J.K. (2010). Reference style guidelines. 2nd ed. London: Longman.
Article in an edited book
David, J.K. (2010). Do not capitalise prepositions. In R. Brown (Ed.), Reference style guidelines. (55-62). London: Longman.
David, J.K. (Ed.). (2010). Reference style guidelines. London: Longman.
David, J.K. (2010). Reference style guidelines. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, London School of Economics, London.
Article presented at a symposium or annual meeting
David, J.K. (2010, January). A citation for every reference, and a reference for every citation. Article presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Tomas, London.
David, J.K. (2010, January). Quotes of 45 or more words will be block quotes. Reference style guidelines. Retrieved Date, Month, Year, from http://www.londonpub.com
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.
Authors are required to transfer the copyright of their articles to the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists.
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