Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies (SLJMS)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
- LENGTH OF PAPER
Articles should be of 5,000 to 7,500 words, case reviews should be 2,000 to 4,000 words and book reviews should be of 2500 to 4000 words.
- TITLE PAGE
The title page should include:
- Title of the Paper,
- the Author’s Name (with the Institutional Affiliation)
- The e-mail address of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. A maximum of Five Key words should be indicated below the abstract. The abstract should include, in brief, the objectives of the research (i.e. knowledge gap being addressed), methods adopted, major findings, and conclusions.
- TEXT FORMATTING
Use A4 size. Text should be left-justified. Use 12-point font size. Use preferably Times and New Romans font. Use 1.5 line spacing. Page numbers should be centered on the bottom margin. All margins should be one inch.
Headings and Sections
Headings should be clearly delineated. Authors should show each heading’s level of importance as follows:
MAJOR HEAD-Separate line centered over text; bold, all caps.
First Subhead-Separate line centered over text; bold, upper/lower case.
Second Subhead-Separate line, flush left; bold, upper/lower case.
Third Subhead-On same line as beginning of text, flush left, bold, upper/lower case, followed by a colon)
Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbering (Table 1, Table 2, etc.) and must have corresponding references in the main text. Tables should also have appropriate and concise headings. The table numbers and titles should be placed on top of the tables. Table captions should be centered above. Avoid placing tables before their first mention in the text. Any tables not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list.
All figures as in the case of tables, should be numbered consecutively as ‘Figures’ (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) with corresponding references in the main text. Figures should also have appropriate and concise headings. The figure numbers and titles should be placed below the figures. Avoid placing figures before their first mention in the text. Anyfigures not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list
- REFERENCING STYLE
SLJMS adheres to the APA reference style. Please review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style for both in-text citations and reference list.
- SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT