16th Annual Research Forum (ARF)
Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association

Theme: Enhancing Agricultural Value Chains in South Asia
Date: 20th January 2023
Venue: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Hybrid Event)

Guidelines for Submission
Authors may submit an abstract of 300-350 words together with an extended abstract of
800-1000 words (two documents). Extended abstract will be used for the selection
purpose and the abstract will be published online in ARF abstract booklet.

a) Abstract should be in 300 – 350 word limit
b) Paper size and Orientation: A4 (210 x 297 mm), Portrait
c) Margins: 25 mm, all margins
d) Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spacing.
e) Key words: Five (05) keywords that are not in the title, arranged in alphabetical order
f) File format: MS word, Name the attachment; ”YourLastName_Abstract.docx” .
g) Submission: email: saeassociation@gmail.com
Subject line: “Submission to 16th ARF: YourLastName”

Extended abstract
a) Extended abstract should be in 800 -1000-word limit
b) Should consist of: Title, introduction with objectives, methodology/methods, findings,
conclusions, and few key references in APA format.
c) Figures, images, and tables can be included if necessary
d) Font and formatting are similar to the guidelines for the „abstract‟.
h) Submission: Name the file: “YourLastName_ExtAbstract.docx”. Should be submitted
along with the abstract.

Author information
a) Name(s) of author(s): Names of authors with initials is required. Corresponding
author/principal author has to be marked with an asterisk. Order of author may be any.
b) Affiliation of author(s): For all authors, address (es) of the affiliated institute(s) and
email address of each author are essential. Those should be included with superscripts and
just below the authors list.
c) Author information should be placed in both „abstract‟ and „extended abstract‟ after the

Important Dates
Abstracts submission: 27th November 2022
Communication to Authors: 20th December 2022
Submission of Final Version: 30th December 2022
SAEA 16th ARF: 20th January 2023

Contact details:
email: saeassociation@gmail.com
Dr. Dilini Hemachandra (President/SAEA) – 077 1112249
Dr. Chatura Sewwandi Wijetunga (Secretary/SAEA) – 076 6839447
For more details, please visit our website https://saea.lk/