Guidelines for submission of abstracts, extended abstracts and full papers
1] Guidelines for preparation of abstracts and extended abstracts (Abstracts should be submitted with the extended abstract)
i) The abstract/s must report original research.
ii) An author may submit one abstract as single-author and one abstract as co-author OR no more than four abstracts as co-author.
iii) The title should be brief and explain the study reported. Capital letters should be used only for the first letter in the first word of the title and proper nouns.
iv) The author/s name/s and addresses –
Capital letters should be used only for the initials and the first letters of the surname/s of author/s.
The address of the Institution in which the work was carried out should be included under the author/s name/s.
If the collaborators are from different Institutions, the addresses of the Institutions should be included in brief. In this case, the addresses of the co-author/s should be indicated by a number in superscript after the authors’ names and before the respective addresses (as shown below).
Example (multiple authors):
S. Samantha1, K. Fernando1, R. Peris2
1. Department of Social Science Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2.Departments of Humanities Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
v) Abstract – not exceeding 300 words
vi) Extended abstract (inclusive of background, objectives, research design/materials and methods, results/ findings, conclusions) – approximately 1500-2000 words (excluding referencing)
vii) Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used.
viii) The abstract/s should be coherent and free of language errors.
ix) Two copies of the abstract/s should be submitted electronically on separate pages of a single Word document. The first copy should contain name/s of author/s and institutional affiliations. The second copy should carry only the title and the text and should not contain name/s of author/s and place/s where the research has been carried out.
x) A maximum of five keywords should be provided.
xi) Acknowledgements should be restricted to the names of funding agencies providing sponsorship
xii) Use font “Times New Roman” (English) size 12 with 1.5 spacing on A4 paper with one inch margins of each side of the page.
xiii) Use 7th edition of the APA format for citations.
2] Guidelines for preparation of full paper (should be submitted with each abstract)
i) The text should not exceed 3000-5000 words (excluding references).
ii) The full paper should cover the following aspects: Background, Objectives, Research Design/Materials and Methods, Results/ Findings, Conclusions and suggestions, and References.
iii) The full paper should be coherent and free of language errors.
iv) Two copies of the full paper should be submitted electronically on a single Word document. The first copy should contain name/s of authors and institutional affiliation/s. The second copy should not contain name/s of author/s and place/s where the research has been carried out as given in the above example.
v) Tables and diagrams can be included and should be referred to in text as Table 1. or Fig. 1.
v) References should be limited to only essential ones.
vi) Use font “Times New Roman” (English) size 12 with 1.5 spacing on A4 paper with one inch margins of each side of the page.
3] Declaration by the authors
(i) The annexed declaration form must be signed and returned by the Corresponding Author via email (scanned copy) along with each abstract and full paper submitted.
(ii) All correspondence will be addressed to the Corresponding Author. If the Corresponding Author is a student, it is mandatory that the declaration form should be signed by the supervising author/s.
(iii) In the event that the presenter indicated in the application is unable to present the paper, it is the responsibility of the Corresponding Author either to withdraw the paper in advance or arrange one of the Co-Authors to present the paper.
Declaration – Form Download
Abstract – Template Download