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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 text is single-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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • 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 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.

Author Guidelines

Types of Contributions: there are three types, i.e., research articles (between 5000 and 8000 words), research notes (between 2000 and 3000 words), and book reviews (maximum of 1000 words).

Language of Contributions: English

Manuscripts: manuscripts should be written as accurately as possible in every aspect including Grammar and are to be typed in single-spacing on one side of an A4 size paper with the use of 12 Times New Roman font. Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate for consideration. Each manuscript will undergo a review and comments of editor/referee will be made available to the contributor without disclosing the referee’s name. In case of accepting the manuscript for publication in the Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management (SLJHRM), two copies of the manuscript must be submitted together with a diskette (Windows Microsoft Word). Manuscripts should be sent to:

Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management
Department of Human Resource Management
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka

Abstract: each research article or research note must be accompanied with a brief abstract words of which may be between 150-250. The abstract must essentially state research problem, objective (s), the methods employed, findings and their implications.

Key words: there must be key words given after the abstract. A minimum of three words is required.

Abbreviations: for the first citation, full journal terms/words/titles must be given in the article/note/book review. Accepted abbreviations or acronyms may be used for subsequent citations.

Contributors: full names, positions held, qualifications, experiences, addresses, and e-mail addresses should be provided by the contributors to the Editor.

References: references should be checked carefully. The contributors should be responsible for the references wholly and solely. Single spacing (in italic letters) should be applied to a direct reference. The style of referencing should be as follows:

Journal: Gordon, M. and Miller, S. (1984), Grievances: A Review of Research and Practice, Personnel Psychology, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 117-146.

Book: Murphy, H.R. and Davidshofer, C.O. (1998), Psychological Testing: Principles and Applications, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Contribution to book:      Shimada, H. (1991), Japan’s Postwar Industrial Growth and Labor-Management Relations, In Reynolds, L.G., Masters, S.H. and Moser, C.H. (eds), Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations, 5th ed, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Conference paper:  Suri, G.K. (1995), Productivity, its Concept, Parameters and Contemporary Concerns, Paper presented at the Round Table Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Proceedings paper:  Opatha, H.H.D.N.P. (1998), Labour-Management Relations and Worker Satisfaction: An Empirical Study of Seven Manufacturing Firms in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the First Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, pp. 127-145.

Unpublished work:   Ruwani, M.W. (2004), The Determinants of Successful Implementation of Performance Evaluation System in Large Manufacturing Firms in Sri Lanka, Unpublished MSc (Mgt) Thesis, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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