Focus and Scope

The Ceylon Journal Science (Biological Sciences) accepts original research reports in English in all areas of Life Sciences, which would be of general interest to biologists, for publication.

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 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) new series. It continues to be published by the University of Peradeniya, formerly the University of Ceylon. The former Section D is now the Ceylon Journal of Medical Sciences, published by the University of Colombo. Sections E and F (Mathematics, Physics, Meteorology and Chemistry) are published by the University of Peradeniya as the Ceylon Journal of Science (Physical Sciences) which now includes Computer Science, Geology, Mineralogy, Science Education and Statistics. Section G (Anthropology, Archaeology and Ethnology) has not been published since June 1954 (Vol. 5, Part 2).

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Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues per year.

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.

Archiving Policy

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.


Formerly Celyon Journal of Sciences Sections A, B and C

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