Research Conference

We are inviting and encouraging prospective authors to submit their valuable research findings, original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work relevant to the theme and the tracks of the conference.

Submission of research papers:

 All submitted papers are subject to a double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers.

The 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 2023 proceedings published by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings electronically with ISBN. Additionally, a printed copy of the conference proceedings will be provided to the registered authors of the conference.

Full Paper Submission Guidelines

The author(s) should prepare their manuscript according to the submission guidelines specified in the manuscript template. Key guidelines can be found below.

1. Title Page Guidelines

  • 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 the alphabetical order

Authors are requested to provide the title of the manuscript, name(s) of the author(s), and affiliation(s) on a separate document (Author declaration form).

The main text of the paper should contain:

  • Introduction
  • Research Problem
  • Review of the Relevant Literature
  • Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Results and Discussion, and
  • Conclusion
  • References

The full paper should not exceed a maximum of 10 pages (B5 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.

2. 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 a maximum of 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 7 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 it and figures should be labelled below it.
  • Capitalize each word in the table/figure and the title of the figure/table must be center aligned.

Best Paper Award

The best paper of each track will be selected (at least one from each track), by the panel members.

Other Publication Opportunities

Papers that receive the best paper awards will be published in the South Asian Journal of Business Insights, and the Journal of University Ruhuna.

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