Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Sri Lanka Journal of Sociology

Journal information and submission guidelines

This Journal is published by the Peradeniya University Press in association with the Department of Sociology, of the Faculty of Arts.

Sri Lanka Journal of Sociology considers manuscripts which meet the following conditions.

  • Manuscripts should be original contributions and should not been previously published anywhere. Manuscripts should not duplicate any previously published work including authors’ own work.
  • Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be under consideration for any other journal, book or other form of publication.
  • All manuscripts are to be submitted only as electronic documents.
  • A member of the editorial board first reviews articles submitted to the journal. If the editors are satisfied that the article meets the journals’ standards and requirements, it is then sent to reviewers for blind review. If there is a division of opinion among the reviewers, it may be sent to a third reviewer.
  • The reviewers’ comments will be sent to the contributors irrespective of whether their manuscripts are accepted or rejected.
  • The decision of the editorial board is final.

General Guidelines

  1. Manuscript Preparation
    • Manuscripts submitted to the journal may not be less than 5000 words and may not exceed 8000 words including references, annexes and footnotes. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this word limit will be critically reviewed with respect to length. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
    • The manuscript should follow the following order: title, abstract (150-200 words) keywords; the main text; references; appendices (as appropriate).
    • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in two attachments as the Main Text and Title Pages. The Main text should not contain any names of authors, acknowledgements, affiliations or any other information that may lead to the identification of the author. The Title Page should contain the names of author(s), their affiliations, correspondence address, email address, phone number, acknowledgements, (if any) and names of funders, etc. A statement of two or three lines about author(s) should be included in the title page.
    • Manuscripts are accepted only in English. The journal uses British English spelling and punctuations.
    • The journal requires authors to use single quotation marks (‘word’) but double quotations ("word") should be used when a quotation comes within single quotations. Quotations longer than two sentences should be indented without quotation marks.
    • Figure and table numbers should be shown as Arabic numerals.
  2. How to submit articles
    • Manuscripts can only be submitted electronically and should be sent to the following email address editorjournalsociology@pdn.ac.lk
  3. Reference style
    • The journal uses the APA referencing style.