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


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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 Journal is also included in the following databases;
Scopus, TEEAL, Ulrich’s, Agricola and EBSCOhost.

Editorial Board

  • Professor Nalini Ratnasiri (Editor-in-Chief)
    Emeritus Professor of Zoology, The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Professor Ajit Abeysekera
    Senior Professor of Chemistry (Retired – University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • Professor N.K.B. Adikaram
    Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of Peradeniya
    Visiting Research Professor, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy
  • Professor J.K.D.S. Jayanetti
    Senior Professor in Physics, Dean/Faculty of Technology, University of Colombo
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Jagath Manatunge
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka.
  • Dr S.S.N. Perera
    Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Dr D.N. Ranasinghe
    Department of Computation and Intelligent Systems, University of Colombo School of Computing, UCSC Building Complex, 35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
  • Professor Rohini de Alwis Seneviratne
    Professor in Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.  
  • Dr S.A.H.A. Suraweera
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Professor Pushpakanthie Wijekoon
    Professor, Department of Statistics & Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

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

  • Dr. S.A.V. Moorthy (Senior Scientific Officer)
  • Uthpala Karunarathne (Scientific Officer)
  • Abhimani Ranatunge (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 : Local authors need to send three hard copies of the manuscript.
     Foreign authors and local authors who are temporarily overseas can submit only the electronic version.
Q : Is there a manuscript processing fee?
A : 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
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. 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)

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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