Submissions are Now Open

You are invited to submit either an Extended Abstract or a Completed Manuscript following the guidelines given below. 


  1. Extended abstracts  (hereafter referred to as “abstracts”) should be submitted Online through: IRCHSS 2018
  2. Extended abstracts (written in Sinhala or English language) must be received on or before 30th May 2018.
  3. The relevant track should be indicated at the top left corner of the first page.
  4. Extended abstracts should be accompanied by a short abstract.
  5. The short abstract should be 01 page in length consisting not more than one paragraph with a word limit of 350 including 5 keywords. Please do not include subheadings or references.
  6. The title of the abstract should be a maximum of 16 words and should be centered.
  7. The title should appear in bold, lower case, except for the first letter of the first word; ensure that the first word of your title starts with a capital letter. All other words apart from proper nouns should be in lower case. Do not use Acronyms in the title.
  8. Extended abstract [word limit 1200 including short abstract; maximum 05 pages; page numbers should be included] should consist of the following sections.
  • Title
  • Author affiliation
  • Short abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction (including Research problem, Research questions, and Objectives)
  • Literature review
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion [OR results & discussions]
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • References [only 5 – 6 ; APA style]
  1. Figures and Tables could be included only if essential.
  2. Tables/ Figures (maximum of 2) should have a caption on top and be numbered using Arabic
  3. Acronyms should be written in full the first time, mentioned in the text, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  4. Always follow SI Units.
  5. Use font type, Times New Roman/FM Abhaya; size 11, 1.15 line spaced.

StyleGuide: extended abstract [Download .doc]

StyleGuide extended abstract [Download  .pdf]

Basic Format for All Documents

  • Paper size and Orientation: A4 (210 x 297 mm), portrait.
  • All margins except left: 25 mm. Left margin: 30 mm. Gutter : 00
  • Font: Times New Roman, 11 points; Line spacing: 1.15, one column of text.
  • No Header or Footer except 15 mm Footer for page numbering [bottom right]
  • Paragraph-Justified, No indent, No extra spacing before or after, No special effects
  • Insert –Figures and Tables (Maximum 2)