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Authors can submit the soft copy of manuscript in M.S. Word format after preparing the same as per our submission guidelines, through the electronic submission system or email to email@example.com
The submitted article should not have been submitted or under consideration for publishing in another journal. The editorial board has the right to refuse publication of the article. Authors are responsible for originality and the linguistic accuracy of contributions.
Manuscript Style and format
Manuscripts should be in English with 1.0 line spaces in double column (except the abstract). Your paper must use a page size corresponding to B5. The margins must be set as follows:
Top and Bottom = 1.00"
Left and Right = 1.00"
The entire document should be in Times New Roman font, 10 pt. The Title must be in 12 pt and Bold. The Author(s) name must be in 10 pt. Author(s) affiliations and the e-mail addresses must be in 10 pt.
The manuscript may organize under the headings of; introduction, literature review, methods, findings and discussion followed by the conclusion.
Articles are published only in English language and the topic should correspond to journal’s aim and scope. There is no limit to the number of pages
Manuscript of paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper (12 pt), the name(s), affiliation(s), address(s), , e-mail address(s), Abstract, Keywords, copyright policy, funding, competing interest, corresponding email, ORCID No. of all authors and doi of the paper.
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
Body of the manuscript
The manuscript may be organized under the headings of introduction, review of literature, methods, findings and discussion followed by conclusion. Three categories of heading are defined: 'Heading 1' (Bold, Left, 14 pt). 'Heading 2' (Bold, Left, 12 pt) and 'Heading 3' (Italic, Left, 12 pt) . Keep 10 point space before paragraph for each level of headings.
Three categories of heading are defined: Heading 1 (Bold, Left, 12 pt), Heading 2 (Bold, Left, 10 pt) and Heading 3 (Italic, Left, 10 pt). Keep 10.0 line space before the paragraph for each level of headings. Page numbers, headers, and footers must not be used since the journal’s template is applied.
Tables and Figures
Figures and tables must be centered. 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 Arabic numerals. Figure captions must be center aligned, 10 pt, bold and placed below the table. Table captions must be center aligned, 10 pt, bold and placed above the table (see Table 1). The source should be placed right below the figure or the table; in Times New Roman, 09 pt and Italic. Graphics may be full color.
Formulas are to be formatted in Times New Roman, 10 pt, center aligned and numbered.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they have been defined in the abstract. Do not use abbreviations in the title or heads unless they are unavoidable
Sponsor, financial support and personal acknowledgments are placed at this section, at the end of the article, just after the Conclusions.
Authors including an appendix section should do so before References section. Multiple appendices should all have headings in the style used above. They will automatically be ordered A, B, C etc.
Citations and References
Citations and references should be in accordance with the APA 6th format. Footnotes and endnotes should not be used for citations. It is advised to include the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the references wherever possible.In-text citations with parentheses using the “author, date” style. For e.g., (Ford, 2004) and (Jackson, 2003; Isaac, 1998). Page numbers for specific points or direct quotations must be given (Ford, 2004: 312-313). The Reference list, placed at the end of the manuscript, must be typed in alphabetical order of authors.
A journal article; without DOI
Hettiarachchi H.A.H (2013). Factors affecting to customer adoption of internet banking. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 2(2), 68-87
A Journal Article; with DOI
Hettiarachchi H.A.H (2013). Factors affecting to customer adoption of internet banking. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 2(2), 68-87, doi: 10.4038/kjm.v2i2.6551
A Conference Paper
Geen, A.A. (2014). Factors affecting to customer adoption of internet banking. Paper presented at the 4thInternational Conference on Business and Information, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Sekaran, U. (2007). Research Methodology. London: Sage Publications.
A book (edition)
Kotler, P., Kotler, P., Bowen, J. T., & Makens, J. C. (1999). Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism (5th ed.). India: Pearson Education.
A web page
Jone, K. (2014). Factors affecting to customer adoption of internet banking? Retrieved from http://kjm.sljol.info/article/abstract/10.4038/kjm.v2i2.6551. Html.
An Article from a Newspaper
Karunarathne, A. (January 26, 2014). Commercial bank, NDB to consider merger. The Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), p.2.
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