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Saturday, 29 May 2021 07:17

Plural Sri Lanka: Exploration of paths to Reconciliation

Guidelines for Full Papers

  • The International Conference on “Plural Sri Lanka: Exploration of paths to Reconciliation” accepts full papers from the authors.
  • Full papers must contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), abstract and keywords (3-5 keywords organized alphabetically).
  • The main text of the paper must include the introduction, statement of the research problem, objectives of the study, scope and significance of the study, review of the relevant literature, research methodology, results and discussion, and conclusions.
  • Full paper must be consisted of a minimum of 4000 - 6000 words (excluding references and appendices) with a brief abstract of less than 300 words.
  • The paper must be typed using as follows
    English - Microsoft Word: Times New Roman; font size 12; double-spaced.
    Sinhala – Microsoft Word: FM Abaya; font size 12; double-spaced.
    Tamil – Microsoft Word: Bamini / Baamini; font size 12; double-spaced.
  • Use letters for numbers from one to ten and numerals from 11 onwards; but use numerals or letters consistently in range or series of numbers, e.g. 5 to 10. Use British (labour) spelling consistently.
  • The titles of figures or tables should make bold, and should be placed on the top. The notes and sources should be mentioned below each figure or table. The figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and separately.
  • Column headings should clearly define the data presented.
  • Table borders should be 3⁄4 point and simple.
  • Figures or photos should be incorporated into the text in jpg files with concise information about titles, notes and sources.
  • Use either footnotes or endnotes; these should be in a standard MS Word format.
  • All quoted and paraphrased intellectual property of other authors as well as other work of the contributing author(s) must be properly referenced.
  • The work cited in the text should be indicated as follows: (Ratnayake, 2005:12) or (Richards & Carol, 1990: 10-15) i.e. author(s), year of publication: page number(s).
  • Use ‘et al’ when citing a work by more than two authors, but include all the authors under References. To distinguish citations of different work published in the same year by a same author, use letters, i.e. (Muller, 2005a; 2005b).
  • All work cited in the text, including sources for tables and figures must be listed alphabetically under References.
    Use the APA (6th Edition) style for references and citations.
  • Titles and headings should be brief and clear, and made bold.
  • Longer quotations should be indented and single-spaced without quotation marks.
  • Non-English terms should be in italics, e.g. kurakkan or sine qua non.
  • Date format used in text should be as 6 April 2021.
  • In text, use either ‘percent’ or % consistently.
  • Use letters for numbers from one to ten and numerals from 11 onwards; but use numerals or letters consistently in range or series of numbers, e.g. 5 to 10. Use British (labour) spelling consistently.
  • The titles of figures or tables should make bold, and should be placed on the top. The notes and sources should be mentioned below each figure or table. The figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and separately.
  • Column headings should clearly define the data presented.
  • Table borders should be 3⁄4 point and simple.
  • Figures or photos should be incorporated into the text in jpg files with concise information about titles, notes and sources.
  • Use either footnotes or endnotes; these should be in a standard MS Word format.
  • All quoted and paraphrased intellectual property of other authors as well as other work of the contributing author(s) must be properly referenced.
  • The work cited in the text should be indicated as follows: (Ratnayake, 2005:12) or (Richards & Carol, 1990: 10-15) i.e. author(s), year of publication: page number(s).
  • Use ‘et al’ when citing a work by more than two authors, but include all the authors under References. To distinguish citations of different work published in the same year by a same author, use letters, i.e. (Muller, 2005a; 2005b).
  • All work cited in the text, including sources for tables and figures must be listed alphabetically under References.
  • Use the APA (6th Edition) style for references and citations.