Ceylon Journal of Science

The Ceylon Journal of Science is published by the University of Peradeniya ( www.pdn.ac.lk) , Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Journal of Science is a continuation of the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) (https://cjsbs.sljol.info ) which is no longer being published as a separate journal.

The Ceylon Journal of Science is published as an open access journal under Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) platform (https://cjs.sljol.info/).


The Ceylon Journal of Science was founded in 1924 by the government of Ceylon bringing together the Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya (first published in 1901), the Spolia Zeylanica (first published in 1903) and the Bulletin of the Ceylon Fisheries (first published in 1923). Different branches of science were covered by separately published sections A, B, C, D, E, F and G. With the establishment of the University of Ceylon in 1942, the administration of the Journal was taken up by the University of Peradeniya and Spolia Zeylanica reverted to its original status of a separate publication. In 1958, sections A, B and C comprising Botany, Zoology and Fisheries were combined as the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) series. Sections E and F (Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology and Chemistry) were published as the Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) which later included Computer Science, Geology, Mineralogy, Science Education and Statistics. The University of Peradeniya continued to publish these two journals until 2015-2016.

The former section D was named the Ceylon Journal of Medical Science in November 1965 and is now published by the University of Colombo. Section G (Anthropology, Archaeology and Ethnology) has not been published since Vol. 5, Part 2 (June 1954).

In order to widen the scope of the journal the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) and the Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) were amalgamated to a new journal in 2016 which is now being published as the Ceylon Journal of Science, regaining its original name when founded in 1924. The new journal continues to be a University of Peradeniya journal published quarterly in electronic and print versions and administered by the Faculty of Science. It will cater to research articles from different scientific disciplines covering the broad subject areas of Biological Sciences,Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Dental Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

The journal is currently on track to becoming an "indexed international journal" adding an "academic prestige" to Sri Lanka and the region and providing an invaluable opportunity for the Sri Lankan and international research community to publish their scientific research papers. We invite eminent scientists, academicians and researchers in Sri Lanka and other countries to submit their original research articles in a broad range of scientific disciplines for publication in Ceylon Journal of Science.


Ceylon Journal of Science is an open access journal where one can publish research findings in the form of original research articles, review papers, feature articles, case reports as well as short communications where they undergo a series of steps to ensure and maintain a high cacademic standard.

The Ceylon Journal of Science is a quarterly journal published in March, June, September and December each year.

The Ceylon Journal of Science accepts original research papers in English in all areas of Sciences, covering Biological, Chemical and Physical sciences, especially in the subject areas of Plant and animal taxonomic descriptions, Tropical crop science and management, Post-harvest technology, Tropical forestry and Agro-forestry, Fisheries, Tropical medicine, Natural products chemistry and bioactivity, food technology and food security, Renewable energy systems, Nanotechnology and advanced materials, image and signal processing, Economic modelling and econometric analysis, Scientific approaches to human development issues, Tropical ecology, Climate change, Water resources and Environmental engineering, Conservation and management of natural resources and Sustainable development.