The Journal of National Library Review invites contributers from participating Librarians, Information Scientists, Educatore, Administrators, Publishers, Advanced Students and other interested person from all over the world to provide suitable articles from the above journal.

Type of Contributions

The journal includes original articles on all aspects of library information science. In addition, contributions to the section on Book Reviews, Conference reports are also welcome.


Articles should preferably be 2000 – 4000 words in length. All articles must be word processed and printed double spaced throughout (including notes and references) on A4 white paper using one side only. A 1 ½ margin should be left on all sides. Authors are encouraged to submit articles using at least Microsoft word. Authors may also submit their articles on CD or as an attached file with your e-mail. The font type required is Calibri for English, FMAbhaya is for Sinhala articles and Kalaham for Tamil articles, with 12pt. The first page of the article should contain the following information:

  • Title of the article
  • Name(s) and affiliation of author(s)
  • Complete address, including telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address with passport size photograph

The second page of the article should contain only the title of the article and an abstract of about 150 – 200 words. The text of the article should begin with the title, and must not contain the author’s name(s). This is to ensure anonymity during the review process.

Accuracy of Material

It is the responsibility of the author to check the accuracy of all data, statements and references.


It is a condition of publication that articles submitted for the journal have not been published, accepted for publication elsewhere. By submitting an article, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the article is accepted for publication.


The style of the article should follow the Harvard Referencing System.

Tables, Figures and Illustrations

Tables, figures and illustrations should be provided on separate sheets, and their position noted in the text,

Manuscripts, requests for further information and other correspondence should be sent to:

Address : The Editor,
National Library Review
National Library and Documentation Services Board
No. 14, Independence Avenue
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Phone : 0112698847, 0113056388
Fax : 0112685201
Email :

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