Focus and Scope
This is the only journal of child health in Sri Lanka. It is designed to publish original research articles and scholarly articles by recognized authorities on paediatric subjects. It is distributed widely in Sri Lanka and bears the ISSN number 1391-5452 for the print issues and e-ISSN 2386-110x for the electronic version in the internet.
The journal is published quarterly and the articles are reviewed by both local and foreign peers. The Journal is the primary organ of Continuing Paediatric Medical Education in Sri Lanka.
The journal is indexed in SciVerse Scopus (Source Record ID 19900193609), IMSEAR, DOAJ and is available in Google and Google Scholar.
The journal is also featured at the parent site of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians.
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health is recognised by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) as a publication following the ICMJE Recommendations. It is a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and follow their recommendations as well.
The journal is a Member of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and follows the guidelines of that organisation. It is also a member of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and strives to conform to the lofty ideals of that organisation.
The journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) from 05th August 2017.
Authors are required to share data on request of the Editor or a reader. By submitting an article to the journal the author/s automatically agree to such sharing of data.
For the full documentation of Journal Policies on Publication Ethics and Malpractices, please open and refer to the Research Integrity Section
The Editor is a Scholar Member of The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the journal is included in the WAME List of journals whose editor is a Scholar Member of WAME.
All articles published in the Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health are deposited with Crossref and the manuscripts submitted are screened by one of the joint editors using Crossref Similarity Check in order to detect instances of plagiarism.
The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September and December each year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate full text free open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
From 05th August 2017, the lournal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
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.
The Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health is sponsored by the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
The Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, known at that time as the Ceylon Journal of Child Health, commenced publication in 1963. It was then an annual publication and up to the present time, has been published uninterrupted, over all these years.
In the year 2000, the two Editors, Dr. Stella G. De Silva and Dr. B. J. C. Perera successfully managed to change the title of the journal to that of the Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health and converted it from an annual to a quarterly publication. In 2008, the journal went into the Worldwide Web, the internet, and is now published in hard copy format as well as electronically as a free-access full-text journal.
The journal has gained in academic stature over several decades and is now the principal academic journal of child health in the country. One person, late Dr. Stella G. De Silva was in office as a Joint Editor, for a remarkable period of 36 years. This must surely be a world record as, to the best of our knowledge; no other person in the world has had the distinction of guiding the destiny of a medical journal for such a long time.
Currently, the two Joint Editors are Dr. B. J. C. Perera and Dr. G. N. Lucas. They are supported by an Editorial Board which includes eminent professionals with proven track records. A reputed panel of International Advisory Board is also in position to add academic lustre to the journal.
The Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health is now indexed in SciVerse Scopus (Source Record ID 19900193609) and Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (IMSEAR) and is available in Google and Google Scholar.
The journal incorporates many research articles into its issues and is pleased to entertain articles on child health from Sri Lanka as well as from abroad. A rich and varied mix of academic disclosures is assimilated into each issue of the publication. The journal prides itself on its ability to publish each issue quarterly and well in time.