Paper Submission

Submit Your Paper / Manuscript

“Let’s Enlight the Human Story”

You can submit your research article/manuscript to the IJOS journal for free and easily.

Review Process

IJOS follows a double-blind peer review process for an effective evaluation method with our experts from relevant fields.

  • Our Editorial Board performs an initial appraisal of every submitted manuscript based on timeliness, the interest and importance of the topic, the clarity of presentation (including the standard of English), and the relevance to readers.
  • If the article is considered suitable to be sent to peer review, it will be reviewed by the Peer reviewers to select the papers for the final submission.
  • The final decision on acceptability for publication lies with the Editorial Board.
    This review process supports the publication of unbiased, accurate, and subject-relevant articles in IJOS.

Guideline for Writing Papers

  • The paper title should be mentioned clearly and briefly. Then, your name, affiliations, institution, the email address should be mentioned after the title.
  • The content should be presented under the following subheadings:
  • Introduction (should include research problem, objectives, significance and/or justification)
  • Methodology (research design/ data collection and analysis methods)
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Recommendations/ Implications
  • The paper can contain figures, tables and images that are labelled properly.
  • You may include any footnotes where necessary.
  • The body should include in-text citation where necessary, and the reference list should follow the main body.
  • Referencing style: (MLA – Eighth Edition )
  • The length of the paper should be from 5000-6000 words.
  • Please ensure that your full paper is written in clear, error-free academic English or Sinhala. Any terminology specific to your field of study should be defined briefly.

Format for the Submitting Paper / Manuscript

  • Page size – A4
  • Font type – Times New Roman/ FM Abhaya
  • Font size – Heading – 14 (bold, title case)
  • Subheadings – 12 (bold)
  • Body and references – 12
  • Spacing – 1.5
  • Margin – 1.5 cm

Paper / Manuscript Publication Charges

IJOS charges a publication fee for the expenses of overall journal operations, publishing and printing process, mailing and shipping, website maintenance, etc. Discounts are given to students (student ID number required for verification) to encourage their contribution to the research.

There are no charges for rejected articles and no submission charges. Extra 15USD/ 2000LKR will be charged for a printed copy, including mailing.


Publication Charge

Locals (Sri Lankan Scholars)

4500.00 LKR

Foreign Academics / Scholars

30 USD

Local Students

(Students/Research Assistants of the Local Universities/Higher Educational Institutes and Research Institutes )

2000 LKR

Foreign Students

(Students/Research Assistants of the Foreign Universities/Higher Educational Institutes and Research Institutes )

25 USD

Hard copy (01)

Extra 2000 LKR (For Locals)

Extra 15 USD (For Foreigners)

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