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Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (JULA) serves as a platform to publish papers that convey significant research findings and recommendation to the field of Library and Information Sciences and its policies. These articles could be sent by professionals and practitioners in the field of Library and Information Sciences in Sri Lanka. Papers are expected to report state-of-art information and cutting-edge technology in Library and Information Sciences. Book reviews, short papers, and commentaries are also encouraged for publishing. However, priority will be given to research articles that pass rigorous reviewing.
The JULA executes double-blind peer review to abide by the quality protocols. All contributions will be reviewed by two independent experts from local and/or foreign referee panels. Review process will be clandestine and impartial, as per the editorial stance of JULA.
Primary and preferable language of the journal is English; however, articles written in Sinhala and Tamil are also entertained if the article is associated with an extended abstract in English. The extended abstract of Non-English papers should include the title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussions, conclusions and reference etc. as appropriate. Content of the papers should be thoroughly corrected for any linguistic/grammatical errors.
Authors are requested to send an electronic copy of their full paper to the editor’s email. Do not submit an article that is already published or submitted for publishing in any other journals or conferences. Authors are hereby strictly advised to avoid plagiarism (either intentional or accidental) in their papers, since JULA will not take any responsibility with respect to the legal consequences.
Authors are advised to submit their works after completing all types of formatting, complying with the guidelines, to avoid delays in handling. They will be requested to revise the paper (if required) after the reviewing process and send the camera ready copy to the Editor according to the given instructions. Submission and inquiries could be sent to the editor of JULA. Additional instructions can be obtained from the ULA web site: http://www.slula.org
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JULA is also published in SLJOL and the process of article submission, reviewing, and publishing are completed using Open Journal System (OJS). OJS is a journal management and publishing that system has been developed by public knowledge project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. Authors are encouraged to upload their papers on to SLJOL directly by logging in to http://www.sljol.info (Authors have register in SLJOL before submitting his/her paper).Nevertheless, if authors have any difficulty in dealing with online submission they advised to send their papers by e-mail to the Editor.
Dr. B.M.M.C.B. Hindagolla
Senior Assistant Librarian
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