Ceylon Journal of Science

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 published since Vol. 5, Part 2 (June 1954).

In order to widen the scope of the journal it has now been decided to amalgamate the two journals, CJS (BS) and CJS (PS) to a new, single journal, called "The Ceylon Journal of Science". The new journal will 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 Faculties covering the broad subject areas of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Dental Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

The journal is taking steps to position itself to be on track to becoming an "indexed international journal" within a couple of years adding an "academic prestige" to our country and providing an invaluable opportunity for the Sri Lankan research community to publish their papers in an indexed Sri Lankan journal. We invite eminent scientists, academicians and researchers in Sri Lanka and other countries to submit their original research articles 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 academic standard. Manuscripts can be submitted at http://www.pdn.ac.lk/cjsbs/submit.php or by sending as an e-mail attachment to the Managing Editor.