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Focus and Scope

Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences (SLJSS) was launched in 1978 as a premier social science journal in Sri Lanka. Published twice a year (in June and December), it entertains social science contributions in the form of Research articles, Review articles, Work-in-progress articles and Correspondence, and publishes invited Book Reviews. The journal publishes social science articles in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages, on topics relevant to Sri Lanka in particular and South Asia in general. All papers are subjected to double-blind peer-review. The journal provides open access to all its articles through the Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) forum supported by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). All articles in the journal are published under the Creative Commons License ‘Attribution-No Derivatives - CC BY-ND 4.0’ since 2018, SLJSS is indexed in SCOPUS and ESCI.

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Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues per annum.


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.


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.


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