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Authors can submit their research papers to JSSHR that are prepared following the author guidelines. Soft-copies (in Microsoft Word File (.doc or .docx)) of research papers can electronically be submitted via online submission system or to journal email Articles can be submitted around the year and accepted articles will be published in the following issue once the entire review process is completed. Individual author is committed to ensure the originality of his/her manuscript by affirming that the article is neither published no under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal only accepts manuscripts written in English. The length of the paper should not exceed 7000 words excluding the abstract, tables and figures.
The abstract should be concise and factual with maximum of 250 words. It should include methods, findings and policy implications. A maximum of 5 keywords that best describes your research paper must be in alphabetical order.
Title page
The following sections are mandatory in the title page

  1. Font type: Times New Roman.
  2. The title of the paper: Capitalize each word (Excluding prepositions etc.).
  3. Font size 14 and bold.
  4. Names and affiliations of all authors and the contact information of the corresponding author. (Font size 12).
  5. Further, if this paper has been presented in a symposium or meeting, completed related information should be given on a footnote at the title page.

Sections from second page

  1. Main Topics: Capitalize each word (Excluding prepositions etc.).
  2. Font Size 12 and Bold.
  3. Sub topics: in simple letters with capitalize each first letter of the word


Main Topics/Sections

1. Introduction
2. Literature review
3. Research methodology
4. Result and findings
5. Conclusion
6. Acknowledgement
7. References (use only APA reference style)

Table/s, Map/s and Pictures

  1. Table/s should not repeat data which is available elsewhere in the script.
  2. Table/s should be numbered consecutively.
  3. Tables should carry legends which make their general meanings clear without reference to the text and all table columns should have explanatory headings.
  4. If the data is secondary the source should be clearly indicated at the bottom of the table.
  5. Maps and line drawings should be sent in their final form ready for the printer.
  6. They should be fully labelled and captioned.
  7. Scanned figures must be of high quality (300 dpi) to fit the proportions of the printed page (12 x 17 cm)

Citations and References:
Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) must be followed.
A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) in the text should be provided at the end of the article.
References for tables and figures should accompany the Table or Figure. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References should be embedded in text in the author-date method of citation. For example: (Konhert, 2007, p. 12), (Kannabiran et al., 2008, pp. 175–200).

The detailed style of referencing is as follows:
Journal article
Smith, J. R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines, 4, 2–7.
Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Article in an edited book
Smith, J.R. (2001). Do not capitalize prepositions. In R. Brown (Ed.), Reference style guidelines (pp. 55–62). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Edited book
Smith, J.R. (Ed.). (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Dissertation (unpublished)
Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
Article presented at a symposium or annual meeting
Smith, J.R. (2001, January). A citation for every reference, and a reference for every citation. Article presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Louis, MO.
Online reference
Smith, J.R. (2001, January). Quotes of 45 or more words will be block quotes. Reference style guidelines. Retrieved Date, Month, and Year, from http://www.
Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.
(Permissions and Releases: Material taken directly from a copyrighted source, including a website, should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it must be submitted in a separate file.)
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General Information

ISSN: 2279-3933
Frequency: Quartely
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. KA Nisantha

Executive Editor: Dr. SLJ Fernando

                              Dr. KH Ramanayaka                              Mr. R Gunawardana

                              Mr. IDKL Fernando

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