- An author’s major commitment is to present a concise, accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
- A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit the author’s peers to repeat the work.
- An author should cite those publications that have been significant in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation.
- Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author’s work without explicit permission from the investigator with whom the information is originated.
- Fragmentation of research papers should be avoided. A scientist who has done extensive work on a system or group of related systems should organize publication so that each paper gives a complete sense of the general study.
- It is unethical for an author to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication.
- Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable.
- After receipt of research paper, your paper will be sent to two reviewers, and both reviewers should approve the paper. Their decision regarding acceptance will be final and binding. The editorial board reserves the right to condense or make changes to the research article. When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible.
- Authors will receive a PDF file with the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading/galley proof. This is the last opportunity to view an article before its publication on the journal web site. The galley proof must be confirmed within three (3) days. No changes or modifications can be introduced once it is published. Manuscripts accepted for publication are published on-line. After publication, the corresponding author is notified by email and receives a PDF file with the published version of the manuscript. A properly completed copyright form must be provided for each accepted manuscript and should be duly signed, scanned and sent via email to the managing editor. Delay in sending the form will automatically delay the publication of the paper.
- An author should make no changes to a paper after it has gone through the galley proof. If there is a compelling reason to make changes, the author is obligated to inform the editor directly of the nature of the desired change. Only the editor has the final authority to approve any such requested changes. The Galley Proof (GP) of the papers are the final ones which will be made to the public.
- A criticism of a published paper may be justified; however, in no case is personal criticism considered acceptable.
- Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research should be listed as authors. The corresponding author attests that any others named as authors have seen the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate.
All matter and information should be submitted by email. Soft copy format should be in MS word only. Charts, tables and diagrams should be in MS Word and images in JPEG format with the good resolution. However, the total size of the file should not exceed 1 MB. All matter should be typed in Times New Roman Font 12 point.
Spelling: Either British or American but not mixed.
Units: S.I. Use negative indices rather than / and leave spaces between symbols, e.g. m s-1 not ms-1 or m/s.
Symbols: Define in text
Math: Type if possible
Full-length research papers (maximum 12 A4 pages) should be divided as follows:
Title, Authors’ names with institutional address and email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures.
Titles should be informative. Avoid formulas in titles. They should include specific location if possible.
Abstract: 600 words maximum. Include main points of the paper.
Keywords: Only five
Introduction: Should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods: Should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced and should include the study area.
Results: Should be presented with clarity and precision. Should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be in the discussion section.
Discussion: Should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and past studies on the topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The results and discussion sections can include subheadings. When appropriate, the two sections can be combined.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be brief.
Tables: Should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and supplied with a title and footnotes. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the footnotes. The same data should not be presented in both a table and a graph or repeated in the text.
Figure legends: Should be typed in numerical order on a separate page. Use Arabic numerals to designate figure numbers and upper-case letters for their parts (Figure 1A). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reference to the text of the manuscript. Graphics should be prepared with applications capable of generating high-resolution JPEG before pasting into the Microsoft Word manuscript file.
References should appear in the text as: Sharma (2013) or (Sharma, 2013) according to content of sentence. For three or more authors use the first author’s name followed by “et al.”
References should be listed in alphabetical order of first author’s surname at the end of text as follows:
Author’s name(s), initials, year of publication, title. Periodical titles should be written out in full, with volume number and inclusive page numbers.
Bhandari, G., 2012. Study on agricultural production in Nepal: a case study in far western development region. International Journal of Engineering and Sciences, 12(6), 60-70.
Bhandari, G. and Panthi, B.B., 2014. Analysis of Agricultural Drought and its Effects on Productivity at Different District of Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 19(1): 106-110.
K.C., A., Bhandari, G., Wagle, S.P. and Banjade, Y., 2013. Status of soil fertility in a community forest of Nepal. International Journal of Environment, 1(1), 56-67.
Book references should include the title, publisher’s name, location and page numbers