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Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law (SLJFSL) publishes original research papers, reviews, points of view, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor, in all areas of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences & relevant Law & Ethics.
Material received is assumed to be submitted exclusively to this journal. All papers will be peer reviewed. The editor reserves the right to amend style, correct English language, and do editorial corrections where necessary, and determine priority and time of publication. When submitting papers, authors are advised to keep copies of the manuscripts and to include a covering letter in which all authors have consented for the publication of the article in the Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, Science and Law.
A soft copy of the manuscript, including figures and tables, should be submitted to the editor in Microsoft Word format :
Dr. Induwara Gooneratne,
Dept. of Forensic Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Peradeniya
The paper should be typeset with double spacing. All pages should be numbered. The manuscript should be divided into the following sections, each of which should begin on a separate page:
Figures and Legends.
Authors are encouraged to email or e-submit (through the webpage) articles in the above format
The title page should give the full title, names of authors with qualifications, posts held during the study, department(s) and institution(s) where the work was carried out, and the name and full address (including telephone number, emails) of the author for correspondence.
The summary/abstract should not exceed 250 words and should illustrate what was done, the main findings and conclusions. Up to five Key words should be given under the Summary.
The text of full papers should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Only generic names of drugs should be given, if applicable. Abbreviations should be spelt out when first used in the text. Scientific measurements should be given in SI units. Statistical methods should be specified in the methods section and any term which is not in common usage should be referenced.
Tables and figures should be referred to in the order of appearance in the text in Arabic numerals within parentheses, e.g. (Fig. 1). Tables with brief titles should be typed on separate pages. Figures should be used only when data cannot be expressed clearly in any other form. Photographs should clearly show the figure number and caption, and attached as jpg files or inco-operated into the MS word document.
References should be in the Vancouver style, and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within parentheses in the order in which they appear in the text.
Peer Reviewing Process
Each article submitted will be reviewed by two reviewers : One member from the journal’s editorial board and one external expert in the field relevant to the article. The process will be double blinded; neither the author nor the reviewer will be informed each other’s identity. The editor has the right to accept or reject articles based on reviewers’ comments.
Author/s retain copyright of their work and the journal holds non-exclusive publishing rights. This publication uses Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License as above: Information in this journal may be shared or adapted by readers for non-commercial purposes only, provided the source is correctly cited.
Authors are advised to refrain from any form of plagiarism. All sources must be correctly cited. All articles may be subjected to a plagiarism detection software (CrossCheck) by the publisher/editor.
No fee will be charged for accepting, reviewing or publishing articles. However if the article requires extensive correction of English language, the editor may recommend the author to consult an English language expert at the author’s expense.
Reprints of articles can be supplied at an approved cost.. Inquiries regarding advertisements & subscription should be addressed to, Dr. Induwara Gooneratne, Editor, SLJFSL Dept. of Forensic Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Individual copies of the Journal are available at Rs.350/- each. All cheques and drafts should be drawn in favour of the ‘Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine.
It must be noted that the journal is also published as an open access e journal through Sri Lanka Journals online.
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.
This publication uses Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License as above:
Author/s retain copyright of their work and the journal holds non-exclusive publishing rights.
Information in this journal may be shared or adapted by readers for non-commercial purposes only, provided the source is correctly cited.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.