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The principal object of this peer review Journal is to provide a medium for the dissemination of the results of research conducted mainly by the academic staff scientists and eminent scholars outside the University to publish research articles and papers, which, in the opinion of the Board of Editors, are deemed to be significant contributions to Science. The journal is circulated to a large number of libraries of universities, Research Institutes and Learned societies throughout the world.
Manuscript of research papers, and invited reviews, will be accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. By submitting a research paper it is deemed that copyright for the paper is transferred to the Journal by the contributors. After publication, the paper or any prior approval of the board of Editors. A contributor is, however, at liberty to publish his article/ paper in a work of which he is the author/editor or joint - author/ joint-editor.
Language of Publication
The Journal publishes articles written mainly in English. But where a contribution in Sinhala or Tamil or any international language is found to be of exceptional merit, its publication in the original language may be considered.
The Journal from 1992 is published once a year in December, articles and papers for publication should be sent to the editor in chief in triplicate.
Refereeing and Editing
All manuscripts submitted for publication will be examined and evaluated by eminent scholars in the field, to determine their suitability for publication. The Board of Editors reserves the right to edit article/papers to conform to the style and format of the Journal.
1. Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
References within the text must be as follows. Chloroform extract of the fruit of ficus benghalensis has showed anti tumor and antibacterial activities (Mousa, et el.,1994). This reference must be cited as follows.
Mousa, O., Vuorela, P., Kavirata, J., Wahab, S., Abel, H. R., Vuorela, H. 1994. Bioactivity of certain Egyptian Ficus species Ethnopharmacology.,41:71-76
Three copies of the manuscript must be submitted in the first instance. The author must also indicate two referees, who are senior researchers that could referee the manuscript. There are no page charges for the journal. Once the manuscript is accepted, a soft copy of the manuscript in the accepted version in Microsoft World must be submitted.
Any explanatory notes should be typed with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals, corresponding to the number in the text.
Diagrams, graphs, drawing, maps, etc. must be clearly drawn, preferably in Indian ink on plain while paper or photo tracing paper, (graphs may be drawn on blue line while paper) and numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals, with an additional copy if possible. When drawing, contributors should bear in mind that the size of the illustration will be reduced to fit the printed page of the Journal which is approx 25-15cms. Each illustration should carry clear and precise legend, which should be drawn or typed on a separate page.
In the case of graphs, the caption of each axis should be lettered parallel to its axis. The contributors should indicate clearly the position of each illustration in the body of the text.
Usually, only black and white photographs are reproduced in the journal except under very special circumstances where it is felt that only a color photograph can bring out the desired meaning of effect. The authors should submit very clear and glossy prints.
Tables should be submitted on separate sheet of paper and should be numbered consecutively in Roman Numerical. Each table should have very clear headings or legends to enable the reader to understand the general meaning of the table quite readily. Units of measurements, base date for index numbers, and geographical area covered should be clearly indicated. Contributors are also requested to indicate the place of the table in the body of the text.
All manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate to:
Dr. M.V.E. Attygalle
Dept. of Zoology
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nugegoda - Sri Lanka
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.
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