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Focus and Scope

The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities (SLJH) is a peer-reviewed, bi-annual, journal published by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. It is one of the successors to the University of Ceylon Review (1943-67) and was known as the Ceylon Journal of the Humanities (1970-71) before assuming its present title.

The Journal provides a serious forum for research papers in the field of Humanities related to literature and language studies, history, philosophy, psychology, archaeology, aesthetics and aesthetic theory, and translation and cultural studies, among others. Submissions in other disciplines and sciences that may not fall directly within the domain of Humanities but are inter- or multi-disciplinary in nature may also be considered for publication, on a case-by-case basis. Potential contributors are therefore encouraged to adopt a wide interpretation of the fields covered by the Journal. While SLJH, given its title, will give priority to articles taking Sri Lanka as their locus, they do not always require a Sri Lanka focus to be considered for publication.

In addition to research articles, the SLJH accepts review-articles, book-reviews, opinions and interviews on topics that fall within the stated purview of the SLJH..


Readers interested in research in the field of humanities and related disciplines; especially original research pertaining to, or having a bearing on, Sri Lanka. The SLJH aims at reaching a readership of both specialists and non-specialists.


The Journal is cited in SLJOL (Sri Lanka Journals Online) website (E-ISSN: 2279-3321). Back copies of the Journal are included in the digital library of the University of Peradeniya.

All articles published in the journal are deposited with Crossref

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Publication Frequency

The journal is published bi-annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

Subscription :

The annual subscription is LKR 350 in Sri Lanka. The overseas rate is USD 20.00 or the equivalent in convertible currency, which will include postage. All cheques should be drawn in favour of The Registrar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The cheques should be posted to The Managing Editor, c/o Department of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka. All inquiries by institutions and libraries for obtaining the Journal on exchange may be addressed to The Senior Assistant Librarian (Periodicals), the Main Library, University of Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka.

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 Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities is one of the successors to the University of Ceylon Review (1943-67) and was known as the Ceylon Journal of the Humanities (1970-71) before assuming its present name.

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