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2. Guidelines for submission of a manuscript for
Online submission facility has been introduced recently through the Sri Lanka journals online (SLJOL) website hosted by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). First, the authors need to visit Sri Lanka Journals Online website http://jccpsl.sljol.info and select the Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. Choose the ‘Submit an Article’ link and register with the Journal, using a username and password. Thereafter authors should follow 5- step article submission process which is a simple and self-guided process.
Manuscript should be prepared using MS Word with double spacing on A4 (11” x 8.5”) size paper with the 1.5” left hand and 1” right hand margin. All pages must be numbered in sequence.
The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter that the paper has not been published elsewhere nor submitted to another journal for consideration of publication. The name, full mailing address and telephone number of the corresponding author should be given. All authors should sign the covering letter stating that they agree to transfer copyright to the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, if the article is accepted for publication. A letter of ethical clearance should be attached. All authors should declare any conflict of interest. Contribution of authors for the research should be mentioned if there is more than one author.
Neither the editor nor publisher accepts responsibility for the views of authors expressed in their articles. The Editor reserves the right to make amendments to the papers submitted although, whenever possible, they will seek the author’s consent to any changes made.
3. Organization of the manuscript
The sections should be arranged in the following sequence with each section starting on a new page.
3.1 Title page
Title page should show main title, sub-titles if any, authors listed in the form and order in which they are to appear in the published article, institutional affiliation/s of author/s and the number of words in the manuscript exclusive of abstract, references, acknowledgements and tables.
Abstract should be limited to 200 words organized into objectives, methodology, results and conclusions. Immediately below the abstract 3-6 key words that identify the main topics in the paper should be given.
Text should be arranged under introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and acknowledgements. Acknowledgements should be limited only to persons who have contributed to the scientific content, provided financial or technical support.
Referencing should be by numbers (Vancouver system) in the order in which they are cited in the text. Use Arabic numerals within parentheses. Do not superscript. For further details of the Vancouver system refer: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. British Medical Journal 1 988; 296; 401-5.
List all authors when six or fewer. When seven or more list only the first six and add et al. Give complete name of the journal, year of publication, volume, first and the last page numbers.
Belsey MA. The epidemiology of favism. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1973; 48: 10-13.
All tables must be typed double spaces, each on a separate sheet of paper and numbered using Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. Tables should not be typed using Table format.
Figures should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text.
Please note that the email submissions will not be accepted from 1st January 2016 onwards. Authors should submit manuscripts through
Journal Management System of Sri Lanka Journal Online website: http://jccpsl.sljol.info/.
For further information or assistance, please contact:
Editor/ JCCPSL firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Editor /JCCPSL email@example.com
Editorial Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If the paper is accepted for publication by the Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, the corresponding author for the paper should complete and sign the copyright agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. By signing the copyright agreement, authors agree to transfer all copyright ownership exclusively to the Journal, in the event that such work is published by the Journal.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.