ABOUT THE JOURNAL

Colombo Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research (CJMR), a refereed publication, dedicated to publish articles, reviews and scholarly comments relating to any field of studies. The Journal is a multi-disciplinary, innovative and international in its approach. It will include theoretical and conceptual articles as well as more empirical studies covering both historical and contemporary issues/ events. CJMR is published by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

 

ISSN 2362-0633 (print)

AIMS AND SCOPE

The Colombo Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research (CJMR) publishes papers based on original research pertaining to all facets of development. Within this broad field, CJMR is particularly interested in receiving original research papers on the following areas:Economic development, labor markets, trade and regional integration;

 

  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs and microfinance;
  • Livelihoods, poverty and gender equality;
  • Civil society, human rights, justice and well-being;
  • Literacy, education and health;
  • Conflict, governance and security;
  • Environmental transformation, natural disasters and emergency management;
  • Information technology and Information systems management;
  • Indigenous medicine and western medicine;
  • Languages and speech therapy.

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Tatsuyo Yamane (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Professor Jack Gavin (Monash Business School, Australia)
Professor S Coperahewa (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Chief Editor
Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Editors
Professor SP Premaratne (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Professor Indira Nanayakkara (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Professor Kumudinei Dissanayake (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Dr. David Stoten (Newcastle Business School, UK)
Professor Subha Vishnudas (Cochin University of Science & Technology, India)
Text Editor
Dr. H.A.M.A. Hapugoda (Sabaragamuwa University, Sri lanka)

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other publisher; authors must attest to this at the time of submission. It is also the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the submitted manuscript.

The CJMR is a peer-reviewed Journal and follows a two-step review process. All papers submitted to the CJMR are first scrutinized by the editors to determine their suitability. Papers found to be suitable are then assessed by peer reviewers in a double-blind review process. Papers should be formatted on MS Word and sent electronically to the Chief Editor at cjmrfgs@gmail.com

Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other publisher; authors must attest to this at the time of submission. It is also the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the submitted manuscript.

The CJMR is a peer-reviewed Journal and follows a two-step review process. All papers submitted to the CJMR are first scrutinized by the editors to determine their suitability. Papers found to be suitable are then assessed by peer reviewers in a double-blind review process. Papers should be formatted on MS Word and sent electronically to the Chief Editor at cjmrfgs@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Colombo Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (CJMR)
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Colombo

The Colombo Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (CJMR), a refereed research publication, publishes articles, reviews and scholarly comment on original research. The journal is multi-disciplinary, innovative and international in its approach. It includes theoretical and conceptual articles as well as empirical studies covering both historical and contemporary issues/events. CJMR is published by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.

Guidelines for Preparation of Research Papers

Papers should be between 7000 to 8000 words in length. All papers must be accompanied by a short abstract in 200 words, full institutional affiliation, postal and email addresses and brief profile of the author/s.

Papers submitted to CJMR must not be under consideration by any other publisher; authors must attest to this at the time of submission.

Papers should be formatted in MS Word and sent electronically to the Editor at cjmrfgs@gamil.com

Send your manuscript to the editor at cjmrfgs@gmail.com before 01st February 2020 for March publication.

Guideline for Manuscript Formatting

Manuscript Formatting

  1. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and 1.5 -spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter).
  2. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
  3. British spellings be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
  4. Use single quotes throughout. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.
  5. For exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e., thousands, millions, billions, etc.).
  6. References are to be embedded in text in the anthropological style, e.g., ‘(Smith, 2012) Citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological, for example, (Ahmed, 2000, 2012; Daminda 1987, Vidanagama 1960)’. Citation styles: One Work by One Author: (Walker 2000); One Work by Multiple Authors: (Walker and Weerasinghe, 2000); Two or More Works by Different Authors in One Citation: (Balda, 1980; Kamil, 1988, Pepperberg & Funk, 1990); Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Edeline & Weinberger, 1991, 1993); Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Johnson, 1991a, 1991b, 1991c). (Silva et al., 2009), Silva et al. (2010) states …
  7. Tables and figures to be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1), not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of article.
  8. All articles, books and theses should be listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the author’s surname first followed by initials. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. Below are the few examples of APA style referencing (for detailed referencing style, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association):

Book

Andreasen, N. C. (2001). Brave new brain: Conquering mental illness in the era of the genome. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Edited Book:

Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M.L. (eds.). (1977). Communications policy for national development: A comparative perspective. London: Routledge&Kegan Paul Ltd.

Chapter in an Edited Book:

Ferres, K. (2001). Idiot box: Television, urban myths and ethical scenarios. In I. Craven (Ed.), Australian cinema in the 1990s (pp. 175-188). London, England: Frank Cass.

Journal Article: Online and Hardcopy

D’Haenes, L., Jankowski, N., & Heuvelman, A. (2004). News in online and print newspapers: Differences in reader consumption and recall. New Media &Society, 6(3), 363–382.

Storey, K. B. (2004). Functional metabolism: Regulation and adaptation. Retrieved from http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary

Magazine Article:

Gowariker, I., & Anderson, P. (2009, August).Guided by Angels.Dare: Because Entrepreneurs do, 2, 18.

Newspaper Article:

Sengupta, D. (2009, December 2). Economy, Finance & Markets: Night lights to help figure out real economic growth now. The Economic Times, p. 7.

Website:

Sen, A. (2006, March 29). What clash of civilization? Why religious identity isn’t destiny. Retrieved 2 December 2009, from http://www.slate.com/id/2138731/

Website (no author or date):

Islam in India.(n.d.). Retrieved 2 December 2009, from http://adaniel.tripod.com/Islam.html

Unpublished Work:

Srivastava, N. (2008). Attrition: A critical trouble for Indian IT Companies. Unpublished dissertation thesis. Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

Conference Proceedings:

Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL ‘95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

More cases consult APA referencing style.

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