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Focus and Scope

The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science (CJMS) since its re-launch in 2016 is the official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. The focus of the CJMS is to provide a platform to those involved in diverse fields of medical science to publish high quality research. This will facilitate promotion of evidence based medicine and thereby improve health care.  This platform is open to doctors, researchers, scientists in medical sciences and medical education and students in both medical and allied health sciences. The CJMS is an open access, peer-reviewed journal.


The CJMS offers advertising facility and accepts advertisements from organizations whose goals serve intellectual, academic, professional or cultural ends.  The journal encourages academic publishers, and other independent publishers to provide sponsorship to the journal.  Space could also be provided for advertising conferences, academic and professional events or any other advertising space needed for academic or professional organizations.  Other academic journals, books or other announcements also could be displayed.

The advertisements will not have any connection to the contents of the journal. The advertisements are published before or after the scientific content. The journal has the right to refuse advertisements which are in violation of general ethical principles or guidelines related to medical advertising in Sri Lanka.  Advertisements which have a direct or indirect link to the tobacco or alcohol industry will not be accepted.

If any products are accepted for advertisement, the journal does not endorse the quality or value of such products nor such claims made by the manufacturer.

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Publication Frequency

The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science is published biannually. Publications will be in June and December of every year. It will be published as an online version. A few copies (about 100) may be printed twice every year in the months of March and September for free distribution to university libraries and research institutions.

Open Access Policy

The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science is an open access journal.  All its articles are openly accessible free of charge immediately upon publication, without any subscription charge or registration barrier, and they may be accessed freely from its archive.  Articles may be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, searched, linked to the full texts or used for any other lawful purpose which is non-commercial, as long as appropriate citation and/or acknowledgement is made.  The costs of publication, archiving as well as its editorial functions are borne by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

Archiving Policy

Authors are given the opportunity to self-archive the published version (the final article) of the article on their own websites, in any repository, and can be made publicly accessible immediately after been published by the journal. The author may post his/her version only if acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article of the  Sri Lanka Journal Online website. The link must be provided by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “The final publication is available at SLJOL website and DOI is <DOI number>.

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 Ceylon Journal of Medical Science (CJMS) had its beginning in 1924 as section D of the Ceylon Journal of Science, which was established by the Government of Ceylon to publish scientific research. The Ceylon Journal of Science comprised seven sections ranging from A to F including Botany, Zoology, Fisheries, Medical Science, Mathematics-Physics-Meteorology, Chemistry, and Archaeology-Ethnology. In 1942, the administration of the Journal was handed over to the University of Ceylon. Until the 1960s the teachers from the Colombo Medical Faculty administered the journal. With the establishment of medical faculties in other Universities, members from these also served in the Editorial Board. Section D of the Ceylon Journal of Science was named the Ceylon Journal of Medical Science in November 1965. Despite breaks and delays in publication, the journal had remained active until volume 53 in 2010. After a dormancy of six years, the CJMS was re-launched in 2016 as the official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, and designed as an open access, peer-reviewed online journal.

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