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Instructions for Authors
Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology Surgery (CJO) is the official journal of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons of Sri Lanka. The journal invites reports of clinical, operative & experimental work, as well as important contributions related to ENT, Otorhinolaryngology and related sub disciplines including laryngology, rhinology, otology, head and neck surgery, neurotology, aesthetic surgery, oncology.
Submission of manuscripts directly to the CJO website (https://cjo.sljol.info/) will result in quicker and more efficient processing as well as enable the author to get regular updates on the status of his/hers manuscript progress. All authors are kindly requested to register with the above site to enable personalized correspondence.
Alternatively, authors can email their manuscripts to the college, but this route will take considerably longer. (email@example.com)
Authors can download the Author Declaration Form from here.
Further correspondence should be addressed to
Dr. Zaffarullah Wazeer Consultant ENT & Head and neck Surgeon
Dr. Akram Drahaman Consultant ENT & Head and neck Surgeon
Peer reviews are carried out online through the SLJOL network, with full confidentiality and the decision is communicated to authors within eight to twelve weeks, depending upon the response from the reviewer. If the manuscript is rejected, it will be archived to answer any queries that may follow.
Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration by another journal. The author should alert the editor if the work includes subjects about which a previous report has been published.
All submitted Manuscripts should be tested for plagiarism with a score of ideally less than 20%. They can be checked through the PGIM website below which utilizes a ‘Turnitin’ subscription.
Submitted manuscripts will also be randomly checked using ‘Ithenticate’ software by the editorial team.
Proofs, Reprints, Colour Prints and Online Availability
The corresponding author of the accepted article shall be provided with the printers' proofs. Corrections on the proof should be restricted to printers' errors only and no substantial additions/deletions should be made. Reprints may be ordered from the Publishers on payment. A short text of about 150 words depicting the condition is needed.
The publication, if accepted, will be available online through the CJO website (https://cjo.sljol.info/) and will be allocated an unique DOI through the system.
Categories of Articles
2. Review Articles
Containing systematic and critical assessments of literature are also published. The length should be 2000-3000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references).
3. Case Reports
These should consist of clinical cases highlighting uncommon conditions or presentations. Single case reports should provide information regarding new or unusual aspects of aetiology, diagnosis or management which adds to the existing knowledge. The text should be up to 1000 words and divided into sections - abstract (50 words), introduction, case report and discussion. Number of tables/figures (black and white photographs only) should be limited to 2 and up to 10 most recent references.
4. Letters to the Editor
Commentary upon a recent article in CJO are welcome within 6 months of the article's publication. At the Editorial Boards' discretion, the letter may be sent to the authors and both letter and reply may be published together. Letters may also relate to other topics of interest to paediatric surgeons, and/or useful clinical observations. Letters should be up to 500 words, contain no more than one Figure/Table and 5 most recent references. The text need not be divided into sections.
5. CORLHNS News
Any significant event that occurred during the calendar year can be highlighted here. The segment should not be more than 250 words and may contain a maximum of 2 pictures.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Copyright on any article published in the Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology is retained by the author(s). The authors grant the College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons of Sri Lanka a license to publish the article and to identify itself as the original publisher.
From March 2020, all articles in the Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original author for the creation.