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Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by e-mail attachments to Editorial office: firstname.lastname@example.org or online submission on the journal's own website. The attached files should be in MS Word, PDFs. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form to one of the above addresses. The Publisher and Editor regret that they are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.
Submission of an article expressly implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published seminar, lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Each submission must contain “Submission Declaration Statements” in its cover letter as follows: [“I/We hereby confirm that the manuscript has no actual or potential conflict of interest with any party, including but not limited to any financial, personal or other relationship with other people or organization within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence or be perceived to influence. We confirm that the paper has not been published previously, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere.”]
Manuscript Submission and Format
Authors should note that proofs are not supplied prior to publication. The manuscript will be considered to be the definitive version of the article. The author must ensure that it is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Before submitting, authors should check their submission completeness.
Article Title Page
An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the guide line provided. This should include
Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:
Your abstract is very important and should be readable , accurate as a reflection of what is in your article, must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or incomplete references and it contains a complete description of your research. In approximately 150-250 words, you will need to summarize your findings and what the implications of those findings are. For papers reporting original research, state the primary objective and any hypothesis tested; describe the research design and your reasons for adopting that methodology; state the methods and procedures employed, state the main outcomes and results, and state the conclusions that might be drawn from these data and results, including their implications for further research or application/practice
Please provide up to 10 keywords on the Article Title Page, which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper
Group references, any appendixes, tables, and figures at the end of your manuscript. Continue your page numbering.
Headings and Sections
Sri Lanka Journal of Management uses only three levels of headings. Use boldface for all three. Main headings (all capital letters; centred) are first. Second-level headings (title-style letters; flush left) are next. Third-level headings (first letter of first word capitalized; indented; italicized; and run into paragraph) are next. Don’t skip steps: no second-level headings before you use a first-level heading, for instance. Use second- and third-level headings in sets of two or more. Examples:
METHODS [1st level, centred]
Data and Sample [2nd level]
Measures [2nd level]
Independent variable. [3rd level]
Dependent variables. [3rd level]
Help your work to be accessible to Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing’s wide-ranging readership. Define key technical terms. A technical term is a word or phrase that is not in a general-use dictionary with the meaning you (or even you and other published scholars) ascribe to it. Put quotation marks around the first appearance in your paper of each technical term, or define it.
Avoid using abbreviations for the names of concepts. Use ordinary words for variable names - not code names or other abbreviations. Use the same name for a variable throughout your text, tables, figures, and appendixes. Names of organizations and research instruments may be abbreviated, but give the full name the first time you mention one of these. Names of software and some databases may be abbreviated.
Do not “talk in math” in regular text. Use words. For instance, “We surveyed 100 employees,” not “We surveyed n = 100 employees.” Do use symbols and numbers to report results and give formulas. Italicize letters that are customarily italicized (e.g., p, r, b, F, Z). Put spaces on either side of equals signs, minus signs, etc. Illustrative results within text go in parentheses.
Introduce them with complete sentences. Example: One coefficient for the interaction was significant (model 3: β= 0.06, p = .05; model 5: β= 1.06).
Present equations either in your running text or displayed. Define each new term in all equations.
Sexist or biased language.
Avoid language that might be interpreted as denigrating. Do not use “he” or “she” exclusively. Using the plural— changing “the manager . . . he” to “managers . . . they”—is one solution; using “he or she” (“him or her”) is another.
Active voice and first person.
Write in the active voice (“They did it”) instead of the passive voice (“It was done”) to make it easy for readers to see who did what. Use the first person (“I” or “we”) to describe what you, or you and your co-authors, did.
Passive (less desirable)—Two items were found to lack factor validity by Earley (1989).
Active (more desirable)—Earley (1989) found that two items lacked factor validity.
Third person (less desirable)—The author developed three new items.
First person (more desirable)—I developed three new items.
Do not describe inanimate entities (models, theories, firms, and so forth) as acting in ways only humans can act.
Present long but essential methodological details, such as the calculation of measures, in an appendix or appendixes. Be concise. Avoid exact reproductions of surveys. Label appendixes “APPENDIX A,” “APPENDIX B,” and so forth. A substantive title, such as “Items in Scales,” should follow. Label tables within appendixes “Table A1,” “B1,” and so forth.
All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.
Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.
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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