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The Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF) publishes the results of research in Science and Technology. The journal is released four times a year, in March, June, September and December. This journal contains Research Articles, Reviews, Research Communications and Correspondences.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are accepted on the understanding that they will be reviewed prior to acceptance and that they have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.


A publication fee of US$ 100 will be levied for each manuscript other than where the corresponding author is affiliated to a Sri Lankan institution.


Promote the publication of research in Science and Technology.

Quick Dissemination of the local research findings

Target group: Scientists, undergraduates, any other interested in research.

From March 2008, the Journal is indexed by the following Thomson Reuters databases:

    • Science Citation Index Expanded
    • Journal citation Reports/Science Edition
    • BIOSIS Previews
    • Zoological Record
    • Biological Abstracts
    • Chemical Abstracts and Scopus

The JNSF is the only journal in Sri Lanka to be included in the Science Citation Index Expanded which covers over 6.650 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals across 150 disciplines.

Editorial Board

Prof. Nalini Ratnasiri (Editor-in-Chief)
Prof. Ajit Abeysekera
Prof. U.S. Amarasinghe
Prof. D.P.S.T.G. Attanayake
Prof. J.K.D.S. Jayanetti
Prof. N.D. Kodikara
Dr. Jagath Manatunge
Prof. Rohini de Alwis Seneviratne
Prof. Pushpa Wijekoon
Dr Shanthi Wilson

International Editorial Advisory Board

Raymond J. Andersen, Canada
Janet Hemingway, UK
Sopory Sudhir Kumar, India
Kamini Mendis, Switzerland
A. Prasanna de Silva, UK
Baij Nath Singh, India

Editorial Office

Dr S.A.V. Moorthy (Senior Scientific Officer)
Uthpala Karunarathne (Scientific Officer)
Abhimani Ranatunge (Scientific Officer)

FAQs ( Frequently Ask Questions )

Downloads for Authors

    1. Scope of the Journal (pdf, 61kb)
    2. Guidelines for preparation of manuscripts (pdf, 122kb)
    3. Authors responsibility statement (pdf, 71kb)
    4. Authors check list (pdf, 95kb)

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    1. Tariffs for advertising in the journal (pdf,25kb)


Foreign     : US $ 75 (SAARC countries)
                 : US $ 150 (other countries)
Local        : Rs. 2000

Accepted as standing orders or on a calendar year basis. Single issues- Available on request; Rs 600 per copy

Payment must accompany all orders. Remittances in favour of the National Science Foundation Sri Lanka.


Editorial Office
National Science Foundation
47/5, Vidya Mawatha
Maitland Place
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka

Tel : 0112696771-3 Ext: 122
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