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This section will provide guidelines for you to submit a manuscript to SLJSEM.
Submissions should be sent to the editor via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of articles accepted
Article publishing charges
Please review the below specifications when preparing your manuscript.
Manuscript should contain text in sequence of title, authors and their affiliations, abstract, key words, main text part, acknowledgments, references, figure/ table captions list and supplement/supporting information if any. Manuscripts should be as succinct as possible. Provide a cover letter addressed to the editor SLJSEM with the submission.
Title: Provide a Title which is concise and describe the main body of text.
Authors and their affiliations: Please provide names of authors, their affiliations and indicate the corresponding author and contact information (email address and contact phone number).
Abstract: Limit to 250 words and structured including the headings Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion. The format may vary according to the type of the manuscript.
Body of the article/ Main text
Main body/text of the paper should follow the format:
Style and Format
Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria can be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution.
SLJSEM uses “Vancouver” reference style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). A reference management tool, EndNote, offers a current style file that can assist you with the formatting of your references. e.g.
Racinais S, Alonso JM, Coutts AJ, Flouris AD, Girard O, González-Alonso J, et al. Consensus recommendations on training and competing in the heat. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 49(18): 1164.
Please provide the ethical approval letter for submissions related to research.
Please provide a cover letter stating the importance of your manuscript. Please be kind enough to include declaration of no conflicts of interest by the authors “Authors declare no conflicts of interest”. Include the details of the corresponding author.
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.
Copyright on any article published in the Sri Lankan Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SLJSEM) is retained by the author(s).
The authors grant the Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association a license to publish the article and to identify itself as the original publisher.
From December 2018, all articles in Sri Lankan Journal of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SLJSEM) are licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original author and source are credited.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).