Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF)

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The Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF) publishes the results of research in Science and Technology. The journal is released four times a year, in March, June, September and December. This journal contains Research Articles, Reviews, Research Communications and Correspondences.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are accepted on the understanding that they will be reviewed prior to acceptance and that they have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

A publication fee of USS$ 150 will be levied for each manuscript other than where the corresponding author is affiliated to a Sri Lankan institution.

Objectives:

Promote the publication of research in Science and Technology.

Quick Dissemination of the local research findings

Target group: Scientists, undergraduates, any other interested in research.

From 2008 the JNSF is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded. The Journal is also included in the following databases;

    • BIOSIS Previews
    • Zoological Record
    • Essential Science Indicators
    • Biological Abstracts
    • Chemical Abstracts
    • Scopus
    • TEEAL
    • Ulrich’s
    • Agricola
    • EBSCOhost

Editorial Board

  • Professor Ajit Abeysekera (Editor-in-Chief)
    Senior Professor of Chemistry (Retired – University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • Professor D.A. Tantrigoda (Co-Editor)
    Senior Professor of Physics (Retired – University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • Professor Rohini de Alwis Seneviratne (Co-Editor)
    Professor in Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
  • Professor N.K.B. Adikaram
    Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of Peradeniya
    Visiting Research Professor, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy
  • Professor J.K.D.S. Jayanetti
    Senior Professor in Physics, Dean/Faculty of Technology, University of Colombo
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Professor P. Prasad M. Jayaweera
    Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Professor Jagath Manatunge
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka.
  • Dr S.S.N. Perera
    Head, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Professor S. Srisatkunarajah
    Professor in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Dr S.A.H.A. Suraweera
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Professor Pushpakanthie Wijekoon
    Professor, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Shanthi Wilson
    Independent Consultant on Food Security
  • Professor M.J.S. Wijeyaratne
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

International Editorial Advisory Board 

  • Professor Leslie Gunatilaka - Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Natural Products Center, The Univ. of Arizona, USA.
  • Professor Saman K. Halgamuge - Optimization and Pattern Recognition Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia.
  • Dr Kithsiri W. Jayasena - Crop Protection | Grains Industry Directorate, Agriculture and Food, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 444 Albany Hwy, Albany, WA 6330, Australia.
  • Dr. Vassilios Kapaklis - Docent/Associate Professor, Division of Material Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Professor K.B. Kulasekera - Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Chair and Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA.
  • Professor Wah Yun Low - c/o Medical Education & Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Professor Kamal Premaratne - Victor P Clarke Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, 1251 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA.
  • Dr Nalin Samarasinha - Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, USA.
  • Professor Christopher C Steel - National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, School of Agricultural & Wine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga NSW 2678, Australia.

Editorial Office

  • Dr Geethika Yapa (Principle Scientific Officer)
  • Ms Uthpala Karunarathne (Senior Scientific Officer)
  • Ms Upuli Ratnayake (Scientific Officer)
FAQs ( Frequently Ask Questions )
Q : Is there a deadline for submitting a manuscript?
A : Manuscripts can be submitted any time of the year
 
Q : Do I need to submit hard copies of the manuscript or the electronic version is enough?
A : There is no need to submit hard copies. You can upload the manuscript to the online system https://jnsfsl.sljol.info/ as instructed in the guidelines.
 
Q : Is there a manuscript processing fee?
A : A publication fee of US$ 150 will be levied for each manuscript other than where the corresponding author is affiliated to a Sri Lankan institution.
 
Q : Is there a fee for colour figures?
A : There is no fee for colour figures
 
Q : How long is the peer-review process?
A : The peer-review process usually takes 6 – 9 months

Downloads for Authors

    1. Guidelines for preparation of manuscripts (pdf, 122kb)
    2. Authors responsibility statement (pdf, 71kb)
    3. Authors check list (pdf, 95kb)

Downloads for Advertisers

    1. Tariffs for advertising in the journal (pdf,25kb)

Subscriptions

  • Foreign     : US $ 75 (SAARC countries)
                      : US $ 150 (other countries)
  • Local        : Rs. 2000

Accepted as standing orders or on a calendar year basis. Single issues- Available on request; Rs 600 per copy

Payment must accompany all orders. Remittances in favour of the National Science Foundation Sri Lanka.

Contact

Editorial Office
National Science Foundation
47/5, Vidya Mawatha
Maitland Place
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka

Tel : 0112696771-3 Ext: 265,267
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