USJ Researchers published 20 Scopus Indexed papers in October 2021

Researchers from Science, Management, Medical, Technology, Engineering and Graduate Studies Faculties published twenty research papers in Journals indexed by Elsevier Scopus during the last month. The web publishing team of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura acknowledges their contribution to upgrading the research standards of the University and expanding the knowledge base in the relevant subject areas.

1. A novel predictive model for capturing threats for facilitating effective social distancing in COVID-19

Open Access
Firdose, S., Kumar, S.S., Meegama, R.G.N. 2022 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 12(1), pp. 596-604.
2. Enhanced removal of ammonium from water using sulfonated reed waste biochar-A lab-scale investigation Zhang, M., Sun, R., Song, G., (…), Vithanage, M., Ok, Y.S. 2022 Environmental Pollution, 292, art. no. 118412.
3. Generating alternative fuel and bioplastics from medical plastic waste and waste frying oil using microwave co-pyrolysis combined with microbial fermentation

Open Access
Wan Mahari, W.A., Kee, S.H., Foong, S.Y., (…), Lam, S.S., Vithanage, M., Sonne, C. 2022 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 153, art. no. 111790.
4. Effects of pavement texture and colour on Urban Heat Islands: An experimental study in tropical climate Senevirathne, D.M., Jayasooriya, V.M., Dassanayake, S.M., Muthukumaran, S. 2021 Urban Climate, 40, art. no. 101024.
5. Treatment adherence in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), Sri Lanka Rohanachandra, Y.M., Somarathna, R.D.S.P.K., Perera, B.D.S. 2021 Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 66, art. no. 102913.
6. Colletotrichum siamense causing anthracnose-twister disease of onion (Allium cepa) in Sri Lanka

Open Access
Herath, I.S., Udayanga, D., Miriyagalla, S., Castlebury, L.A., Manamgoda, D.S. 2021 Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 16(1), art. no. 30.
7. A rare co-occurrence of duchenne muscular dystrophy, congenital adrenal hypoplasia and glycerol kinase deficiency due to Xp21 contiguous gene deletion syndrome: case report

Open Access
Rathnasiri, A., Senarathne, U., Arunath, V., (…), Jasinge, E., Mettananda, S. 2021 BMC Endocrine Disorders, 21(1), art. no. 214.
8. Evaluation of learning environment among Nursing undergraduates in state universities, Sri Lanka

Open Access
Jayaweera, P., Thilakarathne, A., Ratnayaka, M., (…), Karunathilaka, N., Amarasekara, T. 2021 BMC Nursing, 20(1), art. no. 193.
9. Ethics of DNA research on human remains: five globally applicable guidelines

Open Access
Alpaslan-Roodenberg, S., Anthony, D., Babiker, H., (…), Yasawardene, S., Zahir, M. 2021 Nature, 599(7883), pp. 41-46.
10. Student satisfaction with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study at state universities in Sri Lanka

Open Access
Hettiarachchi, S., Damayanthi, B.W.R., Heenkenda, S., (…), Ranagalage, M., Ananda, L. 2021 Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(21), art. no. 11749.
11. Indoor particulate matter in urban households: Sources, pathways, characteristics, health effects, and exposure mitigation

Open Access
Zhang, L., Ou, C., Magana-Arachchi, D., Vithanage, M., (…), Bolan, N., Kirkham, M.B. 2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), art. no. 11055.
12. Synthesis of a Dual-Functional Nanofertilizer by Embedding ZnO and CuO Nanoparticles on an Alginate-Based Hydrogel

Open Access
Ekanayake, S.A., Godakumbura, P.I. 2021 ACS Omega, 6(40), pp. 26262-26272.
13. Molecular species delimitation of shrub frogs of the genus Pseudophilautus (Anura, Rhacophoridae)

Open Access
Ellepola, G., Herath, J., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., (…), Wijayathilaka N., Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M. 2021 PLoS ONE, 16(10 October), art. no. e0258594.
14. Parathyroid hormone in Sri Lankan pregnant women: Vitamin D and other determinants

Open Access
Kaneshapillai, A., Hettiaratchi, U., Prathapan, S., Liyanage, G. 2021 PLoS ONE, 16(10 October), art. no. e0258381.
15. Life-saving with a vaginal condom catheter in postpartum haemorrhage due to vaginal lacerations in a low-resource setting Piyadigama, I., Banagala, C., Kariyawasam, L., Jayawardane, M. 2021 BMJ case reports, 14(9).
16. Milky pleural effusion in a neonate and approach to investigating chylothorax

Open Access
Senarathne, U.D., Rodrigo, R., Dayanath, B.K.T.P. 2021 BMJ case reports, 14(9).
17. Budgeting as practice and knowing in action: experimenting with Bourdieu’s theory of practice: an empirical evidence from a public university

Open Access
Seneviratne, C.P., Martino, A.L. 2021 Asian Journal of Accounting Research, 6(3), pp. 309-323.
18. Biomimetic Designs for Automobile Engineering: A Review

Open Access
Wijegunawardana, I.D., de Mel, W.R. 2021 International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 18(3), pp. 9029-9041.
19. Biphasic taxonomic approaches for generic relatedness and phylogenetic relationships of Teichosporaceae Tennakoon, D.S., Jeewon, R., Thambugala, K.M., (…), Promputtha, I., Hyde, K.D. 2021 Fungal Diversity, 110(1), pp. 199-241.
20. UN sustainable development goals, good governance, and corruption: The paradox of the world’s poorest economies Mombeuil, C., Diunugala, H.P. 2021 Business and Society Review, 126(3), pp. 311-338.

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