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Criteria

Awards for Scientific Publication

The NRC has decided that, as there are an increasing number of Sri Lankan scientists with a Sri Lankan institutional affiliation who publish their work in journals indexed by SCI, there will be a two-tier system for research awards from 2010 onwards.

This system includes reputable open access journals, and measures journal quality based on Impact Factor (also taking into consideration that different disciplines have widely differing Impact Factors for their journals) and the quantum of research published by a scientist.

Tier 1: President’s Awards for Scientific Publication

The criteria for selection:

1) A publication in the top 10% of Science Citation Index Expanded journals, ranked on their Impact Factor under each journal category based on SCI categorization of journals

OR

2) Two or more publications in Science Citation Index Expanded journals with an Impact Factor of 1 or more in the given year.

 

Tier 2: National Research Council Merit Awards for Scientific Publication

The criteria for selection:

1) A publication in a Science Citation Index Expanded journal with an Impact Factor of 1 or more, in the given year.


[Case Reports, Letters/Correspondence, Conference Proceedings and Abstracts are not considered for awards]