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Sri Lanka Library Review (SLLR) is published by Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) since 1962. SLLR provides platform for the researchers and professionals in Library and Information Science field to impart and share their knowledge in the form of high quality research papers, case studies, literature reviews, concept papers and book reviews. It is an open access double-blind peer reviewed research journal published biannually from 2020.
The editorial board of SLLR will conduct a double-blind peer review to comply with quality protocols. All contributions shall be reviewed by two independent experts in relevant fields. The review process will be secret and impartial in accordance with the editorial position of the SLLR.
Authors are encouraged to submit high quality papers written in English, Sinhala and Tamil. Those who wish to submit their articles in Sinhala or Tamil should attach a separate abstract in English.
Use Microsoft word to type out the manuscript on ISO A4 (212 x 297 mm), with margins of at least 25 mm (1 inch). Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page and put the page number in the lower right-hand corner of each page.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The text of articles should contain title, author/s’ details, abstract, keywords, body text, and list references/bibliography. Body text is usually (but not necessarily) divided into sections with the headings Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. Articles also may need subheadings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion sections) to clarify their content.
The main title of the article should be concise but informative. The main title should begin from the top edge of the page, centered, and in Times New Roman 14-point, bold.
Author Names(s) and Affiliation(s):
Author names and affiliations should be aligned left beneath the title and printed in Times New Roman 12-point, bold. Affiliations should be aligned left, italicized, and not bold. Include e-mail addresses if possible.
Author1, Author2 and Author3
The corresponding author label should appear at the footnote section of the first page of the paper with his/her email address, Times New Roman in style and 10 in font size.
An abstract of the article should be not more than 250 words. The abstract should state the purposes of the study or research, objectives, basic procedures (selection of study subjects; observational and analytical methods), main findings (giving specific data and their statistical significance, if possible), and the principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.
Below the abstract authors should provide, and identify as such, 3 to 6 keywords or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article and may be published with the abstract.
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give only strictly pertinent references and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.
Objectives of the study should be clearly defined
Describe your selection of the observational or experimental subjects clearly. The guiding principle should be clear about how and why a study was done in a particular way. Authors should specify carefully what the descriptors mean, and tell exactly how the data was collected. Identify the methods, and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods; provide references and brief descriptions for methods that have been published but are not well known.
Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or illustrations in text and emphasize or summarize only important observations.
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section. Include the implications of the findings and their limitations. Relate the observations to other relevant studies.
State your conclusions in clear, simple language. Do not simply reiterate your results or the discussion of your results. Provide a synthesis of arguments presented in the paper to show how these converge to address the research problem and the overall objectives of your study. You may indicate opportunities for future research if you haven't already done so in the discussion section of your paper.
List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
Abbreviations and Symbols:
Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
Elmasri, R., Navathe, S. B., Somayajulu, D. V. L. N., & Gupta, S. K. (2006). Fundamentals of database systems. Delhi, India: Darling Kindersley.
Authors should submit an electronic copy (in the MS Word file) of their complete article to the SLLA Publication officer’s email address; email@example.com
Authors are recommended to submit their works after completing all types of formatting, complying with the guidelines, in order to prevent delays in the processing of the article. They will be asked to revise the paper (if required) after the review process and to send camera ready copy to the Publication Officer of SLLA in accordance with the instructions provided.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE AUTHOR(S)
Policy on Plagiarism:
Authors should ensure that the work described is entirely original. If authors use the work and/or words of others this should be cited or quoted appropriately. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. If plagiarism or manipulation is identified, manuscripts will either not be considered for publication or if already published the paper will be withdrawn from the journal.
Acts and opinions published in SLLR express solely the opinions of the respective authors. Authors are responsible for their citing of sources and the accuracy of their references and bibliographies.
VISIBILITY OF SLLR
Articles published in the SLLR will be uploaded on the SLLA website (https://www.sllr.slla.org.lk ) and they are open under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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.
The submission has not been previously published, in part or in whole, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
All third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission has been obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal. Authors acknowledge their responsibility to gain all permissions prior to submission.
All authors qualify as authors, as defined in the authorship guidelines, and have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Every effort has been made to ensure that the submission is ready for peer review according to the journal's review policy (following the instructions to ensure blind peer review).
Tables are all cited in the main text and are included within the text document.
Figures are all cited in the main text and are uploaded as supplementary files. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
The corresponding author is submitting an ORCID identifier in their author data and co-authors have been recommended to also provide an ORCID.
Copyright of the articles is transferred to the Sri Lanka Librarian Association.
The articles in SLLR are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.