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Focus and Scope

The Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka publishes the results of research in all aspects of Science and Technology. It is open for the publication of Research articles, Research Communications, Reviews and Correspondence.

JNSF Policy on Publication Best Practices and Publication Ethics

This policy consists of three sections based on the responsibilities of Editor and Editorial Board, authors of the submitted manuscripts and the relevant reviewers.

 (I)     Responsibilities of the  Editor and Editorial Board
(II)    Responsibilities of authors of manuscripts submitted for publication
(III)  Responsibilities of reviewers of manuscripts

Articles submitted to the journal are deposited with Crossref and the articles are screened by Crossref Similarity Check.


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Publication Frequency

The journal publishes four issues a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Indexing Information

The Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka has a 2021 Impact Factor of 0.682.
The journal is indexed in:

Science Citation Index Expanded
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
BIOSIS Previews
Zoological Record
Biological Abstracts
Chemical Abstracts
CAB Abstracts

Archiving Policy

This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.

Once accepted for publication the articles are protected by copyright and all rights are held exclusively by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. If the authors wish to self-archive an article, the accepted manuscript version can be used for posting on own personal webpages (excluding commercial websites and repositories), and institutional repositories. The authors may further deposit the accepted manuscript version in any repository after official publication provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “The final publication is available at [insert DOI]”.

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