Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF)


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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 USS$ 150 will be levied for each manuscript other than where the corresponding author is affiliated to a Sri Lankan institution.


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

From 2008 the JNSF is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded. The Journal is also included in the following databases;

    • BIOSIS Previews
    • Zoological Record
    • Essential Science Indicators
    • Biological Abstracts
    • Chemical Abstracts
    • Scopus
    • TEEAL
    • Ulrich’s
    • Agricola
    • EBSCOhost


  • Prof. A.M.  Abeysekera
        Professor Emeritus, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Content Editors
  • Professor Rohini de Alwis Seneviratne
    Department of Para Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University  
  • Professor J.K.D.S. Jayanetti
    Dean, Faculty of Technology, University of Colombo  
  • Professor Saman Seneweera 
    Director, National Institute of Fundamental Studies 
  • Professor M.J.S. Wijeyaratne
    Professor Emeritus, University of Kelaniya 
  • Professor P. Prasad M. Jayaweera
    Head, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura  
  • Professor S.S.N. Perera
    Head, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo  
  • Professor Pushpakanthie Wijekoon
    Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya
  • Professor Jagath Manatunge
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa  
  • Professor L.  P. Jayatissa 
    Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna 
  • Professor A. Atputharajah 
    Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna  

International Editorial Advisory Board 

  • Professor Leslie Gunatilaka - Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Natural Products Center, The Univ. of Arizona, USA.
  • Professor Saman K. Halgamuge - Optimization and Pattern Recognition Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia.
  • Dr Kithsiri W. Jayasena - Crop Protection | Grains Industry Directorate, Agriculture and Food, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 444 Albany Hwy, Albany, WA 6330, Australia.
  • Dr. Vassilios Kapaklis - Docent/Associate Professor, Division of Material Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Professor K.B. Kulasekera - Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Chair and Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA.
  • Professor Wah Yun Low - c/o Medical Education & Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Professor Kamal Premaratne - Victor P Clarke Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, 1251 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA.
  • Dr Nalin Samarasinha - Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, USA.
  • Professor Christopher C Steel - National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, School of Agricultural & Wine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga NSW 2678, Australia.

Editorial Office

  • Ms Nadeeja Wickramarachchi (Principal Scientific Officer)
  • Ms Uthpala Karunarathne (Senior Scientific Officer)
  • Ms Upuli Ratnayake (Scientific Officer)
FAQs ( Frequently Ask Questions )
Q : Is there a deadline for submitting a manuscript?
A : Manuscripts can be submitted any time of the year
Q : Do I need to submit hard copies of the manuscript or the electronic version is enough?
A : There is no need to submit hard copies. You can upload the manuscript to the online system as instructed in the guidelines.
Q : Is there a manuscript processing fee?
A : A publication fee of US$ 150 will be levied for each manuscript other than where the corresponding author is affiliated to a Sri Lankan institution.
Q : Is there a fee for colour figures?
A : There is no fee for colour figures
Q : How long is the peer-review process?
A : The peer-review process usually takes 6 – 9 months

Downloads for Authors

    1. Guidelines for preparation of manuscripts (pdf, 122kb)
    2. Authors responsibility statement (pdf, 71kb)
    3. Manuscript template (pdf, 85kb)

Downloads for Advertisers

    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.


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