Sri Lanka Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

ISSN 2961-581X

Authors Guidelines

Aims and scope

Sri Lanka Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (SLJMR) is published by the Eastern University, Sri Lanka. It is a refereed journal that publishes original articles, reviews, and short communications relating to any field of study. The journal is multidisciplinary, innovative and international in its approach.


Submission of a manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief involves the assurance that it is original and that no similar paper, other than an abstract or an oral or poster presentation, has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere without the consent of the Editorial Board. The language of publication is English. Papers are edited to increase clarity and ease of communication.

Manuscript preparation

Title page




Materials and methods

Results and discussion




Page and line numbers


Scientific style


In the text, cite by author and date; place multiple citations in author alphabetical order; if >1 citation for an author, then place these citations in chronological order (e.g., Hanson & Hill, 2012, 2014; Ruppel, 1991; Windels et al., 2004) In the References section, place in author alphabetical order Please use the examples below for style (‘Harvard style’) Journal article: Zadoks, J.C., Chang, T.T. & Konzak, C.F. (1974) A decimal code for the growth stages of cereals. Weeds Research, 14, 415–421.

Work fully accepted and in press:
Freer-Smith P.H. & Webber, J.F. (2016) Tree pests and diseases: the threat to biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services. Biodiversity and Conservation. doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-1019-0.

Campbell, C.L. & Madden, L.V. (1990) Introduction to Plant Disease Epidemiology. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Book chapter:
Hall, R. & MacHardy, W.E. (1981) Water relations. In: Mace, M.E., Bell, A.A. & Beckman, C.H. (Eds.) Fungal Wilt Diseases of Plants. New York, NY: Academic Press, pp. 255–298.

Conference proceedings:
McIntosh, R.A. (1992) Catalogues of gene symbols for wheat. Proceedings of the Seventh International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Cambridge, UK. 13–19 July 1992. pp. 1225–1323.

Dissertation or thesis:
Lenné, J.M. (1978) Studies of the biology and taxonomy of Colletotrichum species. PhD thesis, Melbourne, University of Melbourne.

Online material:
Goudet J. (2001) FSTAT, a program to estimate and test gene diversities and fixation indices v. 2.9.3. Available at: [Accessed 22 November 2022].



Peer-review process

The review process is carried out in three stages. First, the Editor-in-Chief evaluates whether the paper meets the formal criteria and falls within the scope of the Journal and assigns the manuscript to a handling Editor, who evaluates the paper specifically and sends it to two experts for review according to his/her research expertise. The review process is a double-blind review. The final decision on acceptance is made by the Editor-in-Chief, considering the reviewers’ opinion, with the eventual help of other Editorial Board members, if necessary.


Corrected proofs must be returned to the handling Editor without delay. Failure to do so will result in delay in publication.

Submission of manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted as a single file, including Main text, Tables and Figures. The electronic version of the manuscript and all correspondence should be sent to the E-mail address: