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The title page should include:
Please provide an abstract maximum of 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Non-English words should be in italics.
Maximum 6 keywords, italic in alphabetical order
Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
These papers should not exceed 8000 words (text and references) or about 25 manuscript pages including figures and tables.
They should not occupy more than 2,000 words or about 8 manuscript pages, including figures, tables and references.
They will be reviewed in the same way as research papers.
Cite references in the text by name and year in parenthesis. Examples:
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Unless suitable published literature are not available, personal communications and unpublished works could be mentioned in the text.
“Newspaper articles are not considered as a valid reference”
Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
for Journal article:
Panda D K, Kumar A, Ghosh S, Mohanty R K (2013) Streamflow trends in the Mahanadi River basin (India): linkages to tropical climate variability. J Hydrol 495:135–149.
for Book chapter:
Madduma Bandara, C M (1995) Tank cascade systems in Sri Lanka: Some thoughts on their development implications in Haq KA, Wijayaratne CM, Samarasekera BMS (Eds.) Summaries of papers presented at Irrigation Research Management Unit seminar series during 1994. Colombo, Sri Lanka, IWMI 14
for Online documents:
The full URL should be given and the date the reference was accessed. If any other information (Authors name, date, source of publication, DOI) is known, should also be given.
SLJAE does not allow any kind of plagiarism, manipulation of data or figure, provide incorrect information consciously and any kind of copyright breach. All the manuscripts will undergo complete plagiarism check before sending for peer reviewing.
Provide a cover letter indicating at least three potential reviewers who are experts in the field and provide reviewers’ full name and current functioning email addresses for each and also cover letter should include each authors’ contribution to the manuscript. Check before submission the manuscript to SLJAE
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.
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