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Author Guidelines

The language of the manuscript should be English.
The size of the manuscript should not be less than 2000 words and should be typed in double spacing.

  • Two copies of manuscript should be submitted. The manuscript should contain an abstract of approximately 150 words outlining the main ideas of the article.
  • All technical terms should be defined in the text of the article. But those requiring detailed explanation should be defined with the use of endnotes.
  • References in the text should appear with the author's or organisation's name followed by the date of publication. References for quotations should contain page number. At the end of the manuscript, all references should be assembled in an alphabetical order.

Examples of References:

For a book
Michele T Myers and Gail E. Myers (1982) Managing By Communication: An Organisational Approach. London: McGraw Hill International Book Company pp 15-17.

For an article in a Journal
Norman Uphoff (1979) "Determining the appropriateness of appropriate technology" The Journal of Development and Administrative Studies, Vol.1, No.2, pp 131-133.

For an article in a book edited by another author
Merril R. Goodall (1977) "Administrative change in Nepal" in Ralph Braibanti (Ed.) Asian Bureaucratic Systems Emergent from the British, Imperial Tradition Durham N.C.: The Duke University Commonwealth Studies Centre, pp 605-642.

For a report or document published by an institution without author's name
National Planning Commission (1985) Seventh Plan (1985-90) Kathmandu: National Planning Commission, pp.15-20.

  • The length of reviews should not be less than 500 words.
  • The contributors are requested to enclose with the manuscripts their bio-data mentioning their full name, academic background, current position and organisation (if any), contact address, current research interests and recent publications.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

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