GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Guidelines for extended abstract or full paper submission:
All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under consideration at another conference/journal/book/or publication in any other form.
Authors must follow the instructions and format outlined below while submitting their manuscript:
- Title: Title of the paper should explicitly indicate the focus of the research
work. The title needs to be less than 20 words. Names of the authors,
affiliation, and email should follow the title. The presenting author’s name
should be underlined.
- Abstract: Abstract should be informative and not more than 250 words.
Structured abstract is not mandatory, but if authors wish to use any headings,
please use square brackets, like as [Introduction], [Methodology], [Results]
- Keywords: There should be a maximum of 6 keywords, of which at least
three significant subject indicative keywords should be provided.
- Extended abstract/full paper:
For extended abstracts: length of the extended abstract should be between 750-
1000 words (not more than 3 pages of A4 size paper).
For full papers: Maximum length of the manuscript should be between 4000-
6000 words (not more than ten pages of A4 size paper).
These word counts are for the main content of the manuscript excluding the
title, author affiliation, abstract and list of reference.
- Style: The paper should be in MS-Word format with font type – Times New
Roman (for English) and Akarathi (for Tamil), font size –12 pts, and line
space – 1.5.
- Medium of Manuscripts: The manuscripts can be accepted in English or
- Referencing Style: Authors are advised to strictly adhere to APA (American
Psychological Association) 6th edition style for both in-text citation and
- Ethical approval: Studies involving either experimental animals or human
patients should acknowledge the relevant ethical approvals within the
- Reviewers: Authors are encouraged to submit names of 2 possible reviewers
and their contact details including email and telephone numbers.
Examples for Reference styles as per APA 6th edition:
Gregory, G., & Parry, T. (2006). Designing brain-compatible learning (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Chapter of a Book:
Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.), Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.
Journal Article with DOI:
Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the mind's eye. Memory & Cognition, 3,635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-618.104.22.168
Journal Article without DOI:
Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of Social Issues, 37 (2), 1-7
Kenney, G. M., Cook, A., & Pelletier, J. (2009). Prospects for reducing uninsured rates among children: How much can premium assistance programs help? Retrieved from Urban Institute website: http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411823
Submission of Paper
- Authors are advised to send their contribution as extended abstract or full papers.
- One author may submit more than one manuscript.
- The manuscript should contain previously unpublished or unreported observations in English or Tamil.
- Authors should adhere to the guidelines appearing on the website (www.ars2017.esn.ac.lk) to prepare their manuscripts.
- Submission of manuscripts should be sent to the Editor ARS 2017, through email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Acceptance of Paper
All submitted papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer review by a panel of experts. Papers will also be subject to anti-plagiarism check, thus any paper that infringe the intellectual property rights will be rejected. The final decision of presentation style (oral/poster) is made by the editorial committee, and your understanding and corporation are highly appreciated.
Abstracts of the accepted papers fulfilling the registration requirements will be published in the book of abstracts. Full papers of the presenters at ARS 2017 will be published in the ARS proceedings.