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Information to Contributors
The Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) annually welcomes submission of papers for the Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration, ISSN 1391-8214. The Journal is dedicated to study multi disciplinary aspects related to public administration, public management and governance.
The areas of interest for the publication is decided annually by the Editorial Board and they are mainly concentrated on disciplines like Public Administration, Public Management, Governance, Human Resource Management, Justice, Rule of Law, Best Practices, Procedures, Policy Formation & Reformation. The papers must look into the questions :
- What are areas for public sector effective performances, experience from lessons learnt?
- What are challenges that encounter in service deliverables, performances and how such challenges can be managed?
- What are innovations possible, with an insight of why such innovations important, how they can be developed and applied into public sector? The knowledge produced is expected to be highly academic and professional purposes and serve the need of delivering up to date information and logical analysis.
Contributors are requested to submit abstracts fulfilling the following guidelines. Abstracts will be evaluated against following criteria.
- Originality and Independence
- Theoretical foundation
- Perceived contribution to advancing knowledge in the field of interest (with reference to above themes)
Guidelines for the full paper:
- Full Paper must follow the APA style guide. Journal Guidelines for referencing
- The length of the paper within 4000-5000 words.
- Abstract (not more than 300 words) and 3-5 key words.
- The title must clearly indicate under the journal theme.
- The author's introduction should be given not more than 50-100 words (only providing the name, designation, institutional affiliation, telephone, postal and email address).
- Strictly following the Submission Deadlines
- All submissions will be subject to blind review by two independent reviewers. Papers are accepted for publication subject to no substantive, stylistic editing. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted if not appropriate for journal standards. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proof reading if select for publication. The paper should be corrected and returned to the Editor before the deadline. Once the final version of the paper is been approved, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.
- Selected papers will be considered for publishing in the Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration, ISSN 1391-8214. All submissions must be original pieces and should not have been published or be under consideration elsewhere.
Submission Preparation Checklist
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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.