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Author Guidelines

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. However, manuscript in electronic format or as e-mail attachment is preferred to hard copies. 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: a) Abstract b) Introduction c) Materials and methods d) Results and discussion e) Conclusion and f) References.

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 figures 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 (e.g. Sarkeala, 1995; Dennis et al., 2001), with the full reference given in a separate list at the end of the article. The term et al. should be used in the text when there are three or more authors. However, complete list of the authors should be named in references. 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. When information from the Internet is cited, full address of the website and the date accessed should be included, and listed under References.

Journal articles
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 (4): 786-799.

Draper, N. R. and Smith, H. 1981. Applied Regression Analysis. 2nd edition. Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.

Edited books/Proceedings
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 Development. Environment Protection Council, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Paper (Seminar/Workshop)
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.


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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