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Focus and Scope
Banko Janakari (BJ) a journal for forestry information of Nepal is an online journal published in English countinuously since 1987. The aim of Banko Janakari is to published peer reviewed research, review articles and short notes in the field of forestry science like wildlife, botany, soil conservation, socio-economics studies, medicinal plant, environment and biodiversity. Banko Janakari is an online journal which provides full access to the research and review papers. All articles after approval from editorial board shall be published.
The main aim of Journal is to promote the forestry sector research and development. The scope of the journal includes the following branches:
1. Forestry 2.Wildlife 3. Botany 4. Soil Conservation 5.Socio-economics Studies 6.Medicinal Plant 6.Environment 7. Biodiversity
Peer Review Process
Peer review process is double blind .Please see the flow chart of the peer-review process
Guidelines for contributors
Banko Janakari is a refereed journal. Research articles, short notes, or book reviews may be submitted. The submissions are accepted on the understanding that the editor may shorten or alter them in an appropriate way. In the case of research articles, authors will be consulted as far as possible depending on the difficulties of communication. Please state whether an article submitted to Banko Janakari, relates to work that has been commissioned by any government or other organization, or done in any connection with a course of study at a university or other institution. The author should also declare that the submitted article has not been published elsewhere, or submitted to another journal for publication. Articles should be of interest to the broad categories of forestry professionals in general and be understandable to non-specialist also. Articles should be written in plain and concise language and jargons should be avoided.Technical terms that may be unfamiliar to readers should be defined when they appear for the first time.Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible.
Manuscript should be in English, typed in double space and submitted in duplicate. The length of the manuscript should be between 3000 and 4000 words for longer articles, and 1000 and 2000 for short notes. However, shorter or longer articles may be considered in certain cases. Articles should follow the journal’s format:
- Author (s)
- Materials and methods
- Postscript and Appendix
The first page of the article should provide the full name, title and complete address of the author(s) including e-mail address.
Subsequent pages should be numbered sequentially. The article should commence with a concise and informative abstract in one paragraph without reference to text or figures. It should be about 200 words. The abstract should be followed by four to six keywords.
Authors are requested to provide supporting illustrative materials (tables, graphs, maps and drawings) with manuscripts. Such materials must be numbered and supplied on separate sheet. Photographs should be of high resolution and good contrast. All measurements should be given in the metric system. Exchange rate of Nepali Rupees with US dollars is a must where monetary fi gures are supplied. All the tables more than half of A4 size paper and those other than results should be kept as annexes. Hatching and patterns should indicate different divisions of maps and graphs instead of different colours.
References should be given at the end of the article on separate sheet of paper. Reference cited in the text must be listed alphabetically. References used in the text should indicate the name of the author(s) and date of publication at appropriate points (As per the American Psychological Association Manual, 7th Edition). For the convenience of authors, some examples of citation of different publications are given below. Please also note the case, italicization and bold typeface etc. of the referencing style given below.
For single Author
Abrams (2018) or (Abrams, 2018),
For Two Authors
Wegener and Petty (2019) or (Wegener & Petty, 2019)
Three or more Authors
Harris et al. (2018) or (Harris et al., 2018)
For Corporate Author
First time with an abbreviation:
(Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2019)
Then all subsequent citations: (CDC, 2019)
Adhikari, P. R. (2010). Educating academic writing skills in engineering (3rd ed.). Ekta books.
Bromiley, P., & Rau, D. (2017). Behavioral strategic management. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315232980
Jones, C. G., & Coleman. J. S. (1991). Plant stress and insect herbivory: Toward an integrated perspective. In H. A. Mooney, W.E. Winner, & E. Pell (Eds.), Responses of plants to multiple stresses (pp. 249-280). Academic Press.
Sharma, R. P. (2006). Modelling height-diameter relationship for Chir pine trees. Banko Janakari, 16(2), 30-36.
Dennis, R., Hoffman, A., Applegate, G., Von Gemmingen, G. and Kartawinata, K. 2001. Large-scale fire: creator and destroyer of secondary forests in Western Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 13(3): 786-799.
Huang, S., & Titus, S. J. (1993). An index of site productivity for uneven-aged or mixed forest stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 3(1), 558-562.
Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.750
Gaudio, J. L., & Snowdon, C. T. (2008). Spatial cues more salient than color cues in cotton-top tamarins (saguinus oedipus) reversal learning. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 12(2), 441-444. doi:10.1037/0735-7036.122.4.441
Draper, N. R. and Smith, H. 1981. Applied Regression Analysis. 2nd edition. Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book with Authors
Hartley, J. T., Harker, J.O., & Walsh, D.A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development of learning and memory. In L. W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980s: Psychological issues (pp. 239-252). American Psychological Association.
Tsuchida, K. 1983. Grassland vegetation and succession in eastern Nepal. In Structure and Dynamics of Vegetation in Eastern Nepal (ed) Numata, M. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, 47-87.
EPC. 1993. Nepal Environment Policy and Action Plan : Integrating Environment and Developmen. Environment Protection Council, Kathmandu, Nepal. 87p.
Alder, P. and Kwon, S. 1999. ‘‘Social Capital: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’’ paper presented at the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA.
Shrestha, S. M. 1993. Comparison of Different Sampling Techniques in Forest Inventory in Southern Nepal. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland. 35 p.
Von Drehle, D. (2000, January 15). Russians unveil new security plan. The Washington Post, p. A1.
Online magazine article
McGinn, D., & Springen, K. (2017, July 30). Express medicine. Newsweek. http://newsweek.com/nw-srv/printed/us/so/a54599-2000jan23.htm
Online newspaper article
Doulin, T. (2006, November 9). Smoking goes poof. Columbus Dispatch.
International Writing Centers Association. (2015). IWCA rapid research survey results: Undergraduate tutor hourly pay rates. http://writingcenters.org/2014/10/iwca-rapid-research-survey-results- tutor-hourly-pay-rates/
Online publication with no author
(Move title to author position).
Mandela celebrates with global leaders. (2008, June 27). CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/06/27/mandela.concert/
Course handout/Lecture notes
Archard, S., Merry, R., & Nicholson, C. (2011). Karakia and waiata [PowerPoint slides]. Moodle. http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/mod/resource/view.php?id=174650
Online dictionary or reference entry with no author
Merriam-Webster. (n. d.). Syntax. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntax
Harvard University. (2019, August 28). Soft robotic gripper for jellyfish [Video]. YouTube.
Gates, B. [@BillGates]. (2019, September 7). Today, it’s difficult for researchers to diagnose #Alzheimers patients early enough to intervene. A reliable, easy and accurate diagnostic would. [Thumbnail with link attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/1170305718425137152
News from Science. (2019, June 21). Are you a fan of astronomy? Enjoy reading about what scientists have discovered in our solar system—and beyond? [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNOW/photos/a.117532185107/ 10156268057260108 type=3&theater
Unpublished dissertation / Thesis
Zaragoza, K. (2005). A moral psychology of blame [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Princeton University.
Niraula, K. (2015). Addressing the neglect of local peacebuilding practices through documentaries: A case of everyday Gandhis [Unpublished master’s thesis]. University of Notre Dame.
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Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.