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The submitted manuscript should not have been submitted or under consideration for publishing in any other place. The editorial board has the right to refuse publishing the manuscript. Author/s is/are responsible for the originality and the linguistic accuracy of contribution. The manuscript should correspond to the journal’s aim and scope.
Kelaniya Journal of Management does not charge any submission fee or processing fee for publishing manuscripts.
Types of Manuscripts Accepted
The Kelaniya Journal of Management is an international, peer reviewed journal provides a forum to publish authoritative and well referenced articles in management related disciplines. The journal accepts original contributions in disciplines of Commerce, Economics, Finance, Management and Informatics. All the authors who submit manuscripts to the Kelaniya Journal of management are strongly requested to follow the author guidelines strictly. Manuscripts not submitted according to the author guidelines will be rejected without further processing.
After adhering to given submission guidelines, author/s can submit the soft version of the manuscript (Microsoft Word File) through the electronic submission system or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscript Style and format
The manuscript should be in English with 1.0 line spaces in double column (except the abstract) and page size should be B5. The margins must be set as Top and Bottom = 1.00" and Left and Right = 1.00". The manuscript should use the Times New Roman font (10pt) with below mentioned exceptions.
The manuscript may organize under the headings of; introduction, literature review, methods, findings and discussion followed by the conclusion. There is no limit to the number of pages.
Page numbers, headers, and footers must not be used as the journal’s template is applied.
The manuscript should have a cover page providing the title of the paper (12pt and Bold), author/s name (11pt), affiliation/s, e-mail, abstract, keywords, copyright policy, funding, competing interest, corresponding email, ORCID No. of author/ss and doi of the manuscript.
Details of copyright policy and DOI will be assigned by the editorial team.
The abstract should not exceed 150 words and may include the purpose, methodology, findings and the contributions in single column.
List keywords (maximum of five) tightly related to the topic (Italic, Commas in between, left aligned).
Three categories of heading are defined: Heading 1 (Bold, Left and 12pt), Heading 2 (Bold, Left and 10pt) and Heading 3 (Italic, Left and 10pt). Keep 10.0 line space before the paragraph for each level of headings.
Tables and Figures
Figures and tables must be center aligned. Place figures and tables as close as possible to the first reference to them in the manuscript. Figures and tables must be numbered using uppercase roman numerals. Figure captions must be center aligned, 10pt, bold and placed below the figure. Table captions must be center aligned, 10pt, bold and placed above the table. The source should be placed right below the figure or the table, 09pt and italic. Graphics should be in full color.
Formulas are to be formatted in Times New Roman, 10 pt, center aligned and numbered.
e.g., Y = Mx+C (1)
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time when used in the text, even after they have been defined in the abstract. Do not use abbreviations in the title or headings unless they are unavoidable.
Sponsor, financial support and personal acknowledgments are placed at the end of the article, just after the conclusion.
Author/s including an appendix section should do so before references section. All appendices should have headings (12pt, bold and center aligned) and alphabetically (e.g., Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.) ordered respectively.
Citations and References
Citations and references should comply with the APA 6th format. Footnotes and endnotes should not be used for citations. It is advised to include the DOI of the references wherever possible. The reference list, placed at the end of the manuscript must be in alphabetical order of authors.
Kelaniya Journal of Management does not allow any kind of plagiarism, manipulation of data or figure, provide incorrect information consciously and any kind of copyright breach.
Peer Review Process
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal via online submission system or by email. First the submissions are desk reviewed by the Editor in Chief. If it is passed in the desk review stage it is sent to two reviewers for double blind review. The reviewer comments and the recommendations are sent to the corresponding author for revision. If the recommendations of two reviewers are contradictory, a third reviewer will be assigned. The revised submission is checked by the Editor in Chief or by the reviewers and if the revisions are acceptable, the paper is accepted for publication.
The review process will take upto 1-2 months based on the reviewer’s response.
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.
Copyright on any research article in the Kelaniya Journal of Management is retained by the author(s). The authors grant the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies of University of Kelaniya to publish the article and to identify itself as the original publisher.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This licence permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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