Guidelines to Prepare Manuscripts

The Authors have to forward their papers based on original research as MS Word (Rich Text Format) to the Editor in Chief ( or associate editors. The authors are advised to follow the style of the Journal. Manuscripts which do not fully confirm to Journal style, will be returned to the Authors. Though the scholars use varied procedures, University of Ruhuna Social Sciences and Humanities Review requires authors to adopt the following guidelines to maintain consistency in the style and format of the journal. The manuscript file size must be limited to a maximum of 1 MB , double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 font size, with page numbers at the lower right corner. The manuscript need to comply with the following style and format

  1. Author(s) institutional address including email ID of corresponding author
  2. Abstract (limited to 250-300 words)
  3. Key words or phrases (not more than 6)
  4. Introduction (scope, purpose, objectives of the study)
  5. Methodology of the study
  6. Main body (with sub divisions at the centre and sub headings flushed left. Depending upon the theme, the main text may be organized in chronological spatial and topical sequence)
  7. Conclusions (besides the brief summary of the research work, conclusions or inferences drawn from the study undertaken)
  8. Acknowledgements (in 4 or 5 lines)
  9. End Notes and Appendices: For detailed understanding of the point under discussion, End Notes (I,II and so on as superscripts in the main text and Appendices as Appendix-I, II and so on being mentioned in the text) shall be furnished, if necessary.
  10. References Reference citations within the text should consist of the author's last name and date of publication, without punctuation, enclosed within parentheses, and should be inserted before punctuation and/or at a logical break in the sentence. If several citations are needed, separate them with semicolons, and list them alphabetically. Give the page number only if necessary for a direct quote. If the author's name has just been listed in the text, the date in parentheses is sufficient. If two or more works by an author have the same year, distinguish them by placing a, b and so forth after the year. Use et al. for works by more than two authors. For example: Adams’ (1999) latest proposal has been questioned by some researchers (Linda 1981; Brown 1980), but is accepted by others (Silva 1989; Warusha 1990; SWang 1997). Researchers (Cockburn et al. 1995; Hodges, McCollum, and Hall 1981; Lee and King 1983) have found that…
    When quoting another author’s work, the author's name, the date of publication, and the page(s) on which the quotation appears in the original text should follow the direct quote.Example 1: Balci (2005) states that "the value of data is realized by most organizations" (p. 75). Example 2: "Information systems are integral part of organizations. Without an information system, there would be no survival” (Laudon and Laudon, 2004, 42-43). All references must be complete and accurate. The required format for references is as follows:


Kotler, P. (1997) Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.


Wijewickrama, A. K. A. and Takakuwa, S. (2004) Simulation Analysis of Patient Flow and Staffing Schedule in an Outpatient Department of Internal Medicine, Sri Lankan Journal of Management 9 (3): 111-128.

Proceeding Papers:

Gandi, P. (2000) How Information Systems Give Competitive Advantages, Proceeding of the 12th International Strategic Information Systems Symposium: 529-535.

Articles/Chapters in Book Edited by Another author:

Buckley, P.J. and Casson, M. (1986) A theory of cooperation in international business, Contractor, F.J. and Lorange, P. (Editors) Cooperative Strategies in International Business - Joint Venture and Technology Partnerships Between Firms, Lexington Books, Lexington, Mass: 31-53.

WWW pages:

Pezzey, J.C. (2002) Sustainability policy and environmental policy, draft, 17 October, Economics and Environmental Network, ANU, accessed on 18-11-2003.

Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation:

Wou-Sue, D. (1991) Essence of Supply Chain in Operations Management: Test of a Model, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of San-Sun, Gebieng.
References should not be numbered and it should appear in alphabetical order. For example, the above references can be arranged as follows:

Reviewers of Paper:

The contributors may provide the names of at least three Referees in the field of specialization as the subject of the paper demands, to whom we may request for review of the paper (Please provide separate List of Referees for each paper) The Referees should be other than the Members of Editorial Board of the Journal, who are known to you and aware of the research activities of your Department/Institute, but are not from yours' Department/Institute (Please provide their postal & e-mail address and field of specialization). The possible exceptions are in the case of occasional invited papers and editorials, or where a partial or entire volume is devoted to a special theme.

Authorization and declaration:

Authors must accept full responsibility for the content of their articles. The Members of the Editorial Board and the Publisher of the journal are not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by the authors in their articles/write-up published in the journal. It is also for the authors to seek the permission whose copyrighted material they may use in preparation of their manuscript. While submitting the paper the author (s) must give a declaration that, “the article has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere”.

Format for Article Submission

The Social Sciences and Humanities Review appreciate  submission of  valuable research work for publication.
It is advised that the authors have to follow checklist before submitting their  manuscripts. If authors have any questions about the submission process, please contact one of the member of the editorial board.

Instructions for contributors/guide for contributors

Prepare the manuscript as per style of the journal. Read the detailed Instructions for Contributors.