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The Ceylon Journal of Science is published by the University of Peradeniya (, Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Journal of Science is a continuation of the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) ( which is no longer being published as a separate journal.

The Ceylon Journal of Science is published as an open access journal under Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) platform (

Authors can publish their papers in the form of original research articles, review papers, invited lead articles, feature articles, case reports as well as short communications where they undergo a series of steps to ensure and maintain a high academic standard.

The Ceylon Journal of Science accepts articles written in English in all areas of Sciences, covering Biological, Chemical and Physical sciences, especially in the subject areas of Plant and animal taxonomic descriptions, Tropical crop science and management, Post-harvest technology, Tropical forestry and Agro-forestry, Fisheries, Tropical medicine, Natural products chemistry and bioactivity, food technology and food security, Renewable energy systems, Nanotechnology and advanced materials, image and signal processing, Economic modelling and econometric analysis, Scientific approaches to human development issues, Tropical ecology, Climate change, Water resources and Environmental engineering, Conservation and management of natural resources and Sustainable development.

There are no page charges or article processing charges for authors. The submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that the work is original, and it or a similar paper (other than an abstract) has not been, and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication. The contents of the manuscripts are the sole responsibility of the authors.

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Publication Frequency

The Ceylon Journal of Science is a quarterly journal published in March, June, September and December each year.

Open Access Policy

The Ceylon Journal of Science 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.

From June 2018, all articles published in the Ceylon Journal of Science 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.

Subscription Information

Purchases and subscriptions are handled through the Sales Centre, University of Peradeniya, P.O. Box 35, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. To subscribe to Ceylon Journal of Science, select the year(s) you wish to cover and make the necessary payment using the subscription form and send the MO/PO/cheque to the University Sales Centre at the above address. Earlier volumes of Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) and Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) are available from the publisher at the original published subscription price. The price does not include the delivery/postage of journals to the recipient's address.

Ceylon Journal of Science can be exchanged with other recognized, peer reviewed journals in scientific disciplines. Address all requests for exchanges to the Senior Assistant Librarian, Science Library, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

The order form can be down loaded from the journal website:

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.


The Ceylon Journal of Science was founded in 1924 by the government of Ceylon bringing together the Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya (first published in 1901), the Spolia Zeylanica (first published in 1903) and the Bulletin of the Ceylon Fisheries (first published in 1923). Different branches of science were covered by separately published sections A, B, C, D, E, F and G. With the establishment of the University of Ceylon in 1942, the administration of the Journal was taken up by the University of Peradeniya and Spolia Zeylanica reverted to its original status of a separate publication. In 1958, sections A, B and C comprising Botany, Zoology and Fisheries were combined as the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) series. Sections E and F (Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology and Chemistry) were published as the Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) which later included Computer Science, Geology, Mineralogy, Science Education and Statistics. The University of Peradeniya continued to publish these two journals until 2015-2016.

The former section D was named the Ceylon Journal of Medical Science in November 1965 and is now published by the University of Colombo. Section G (Anthropology, Archaeology and Ethnology) has not been published since Vol. 5, Part 2 (June 1954).

In order to widen the scope of the journal the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) and the Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) were amalgamated to a “new” journal in 2016 which is now being published as the Ceylon Journal of Science, regaining its original name when founded in 1924. The new journal continues to be a University of Peradeniya journal published quarterly in electronic and print versions and administered by the Faculty of Science. It will cater to research articles from different scientific disciplines covering the broad subject areas of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Dental Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

The journal is currently on track to becoming an "indexed international journal" adding an "academic prestige" to Sri Lanka and the region and providing an invaluable opportunity for the Sri Lankan and international research community to publish their scientific research papers. We invite eminent scientists, academicians and researchers in Sri Lanka and other countries to submit their original research articles in a broad range of scientific disciplines for publication in Ceylon Journal of Science.

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