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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted by the authors are subject to a preliminary screening based on appropriateness of the theme and quality of the content of the manuscript. Manuscripts that pass initial screening then undergo a double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as two separate files.

Editor in Chief will assign a member of the editorial board based on the subject area of the article. At least two reviewers in the same or a related field will be assigned by the Editor to carry out the review based on the evaluation criteria. Based on the recommendation of the assigned Editor and the evaluation reports of the reviewers, the Editor in Chief then makes a final decision for acceptance, request for revision, or rejection of the manuscript.

Peer-review process normally takes from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. However, in some cases it can deviate either way from this time frame.

If the manuscript is accepted with revisions, the reviewers’ comments and the edited manuscript, if available, will be sent to the corresponding author for revisions. Normally, a maximum period of four weeks will be given to submit the revised manuscript. When submitting the revised manuscript, make clear what passages have been revised and which are unchanged. Also include a separate detailed and step-by-step response to the comments and points that the reviewers make. Revised manuscript should be submitted through the relevant SLJP submission page as a revised file.

No responsibility is assumed by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka for statements and opinions expressed by the contributors to this journal.

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Short Communications

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