Submission Guidelines

Author(s) should prepare their manuscript according to following guidelines.

Author (s) should confirm that the paper is original and has not been previously published or simultaneously under consideration for any other conference or publication. Manuscripts must be in English (British dictionary for spelling) and in MS Word (Doc/Docx) format.


  • Title: A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • The e-mail address(s) of the corresponding author
  • Abstract: Abstract should be within 200 – 250 words; no citations
  • Keywords: Provide 3-5 keywords in an alphabetical order

Authors are requested to provide the title, nameoftheauthorsandaffiliationsin a separate page.

The main text of the paper should contain:

  • Introduction
  • Research problem
  • Review of the relevant literature
  • Methods
  • Data analysis
  • Results and discussion, and
  • Conclusion


The full paper should not exceed maximum of 10 pages (A4 size) including references and appendices. In case of more than 10 pages, the author has to make an additional payment of USD 10 (International) and LKR 1000 (Local) per each additional page.

Paper Submission

Formatting of the Document
Authors should prepare the manuscripts according to the formatting specification given below.
  • Font: Georgia
  • Title: 14pt, bold, center aligned, capitalize the first letter of each word, limit your title to maximum ten words
  • Author names: 11pt, center aligned
  • Author affiliations: 10pt, italics, center aligned
  • First level headings: 11pt, bold, center aligned
  • Second level headings: 10pt, bold, left aligned
  • Third level headings: 10pt, italics, left aligned
  • Table titles: 10pt, center aligned and should be placed in the main text at the exact position
  • Figure: 10pt, center aligned and should be placed in the main text at the exact position
  • Paragraph text: 9pt, 1.5 lines spacing, justified
  • Footnotes and References: 9pt
  • Follow APA referencing style for all types of references
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be placed in the main text where appropriate. Only horizontal lines should be used to distinguish the content within a table. Tables/Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Tables should be labelled above the table and figures should be labelled below the figure. Capitalize each word in the table/figure and the titles of figure/table must be centre aligned.
Manuscript Review, Acceptance and Publication

Each manuscript that is submitted to ICME 2017 will be reviewed by two anonymous reviewers who demonstrate expertise knowledge in the particular fields.

The results of the review process will be notified to authors via email.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.
At least one author should be duly registered for the conference for each accepted paper and all the registered papers will be included in ICME 2017 proceedings published by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Authors of the accepted papers of ICME 2017 will have the opportunity to publish their papers in the Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance (RJMF), a peer-reviewed International journal published by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (Online ISSN: 2235-9230).

Paper Template

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