Focus and Scope
The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities is a 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 name.
The Journal provides a serious forum for research papers in fields coming within the ‘traditional’ humanities such as literature and language studies, history, philosophy, psychology, archaeology, aesthetics and aesthetic theory, and translation and cultural studies. Submissions in other disciplines and sciences that may not technically come within the domain of humanities but are interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature will 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 need not always have a Sri Lanka focus to be considered for publication in the Journal.
In addition to research articles, the Journal accepts notes, communications, opinions, interviews, review articles and book reviews on topics that come within the journal’s stated purview.
After a period of about two years when the Journal was dormant, The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities recommenced its journey in 2017 under the stewardship of two new Co-editors and a new Editorial Board. The present issue of the Journal is special in that it marks this new beginning.
Audience: Readers interested in research in the field of humanities and related disciplines, especially original research pertaining to or having a bearing on Sri Lanka.
All articles published in the journal are deposited with Crossref
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 for the Print Journal:
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, and posted to the Managing Editor, c/o Department of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. All inquiries by institutes and libraries for obtaining the Journal on exchange may be addressed to the Senior Assistant Librarian (Periodicals), the Library, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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.