About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology is an interdisciplinary biannual journal that publishes articles from Nepal and abroad. Primary focuses are given to the areas such as:
Caste, Ethnicity, Natural Resource Management, Gender and Feminism, Class, Polity, Public Policies, Rituals, Religion, Minority Issues, Public Health and Ethno-medicine, Indigenous/Local Knowledge, Social Structure, State, Migration, Health Related Issues, Development, Population, Rural/Urban Development, Governance, Vulnerabilities, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology, Innovative Research Methodologies, Language Issues, Applied and Socio-linguistic Studies, Ecology, Landscape, Environment, Conflict Management and Peace Building, Landscape, Climate Change, Risk and Hazard, Disaster, Environmentalism, Natural Processes and Human Responses.
Papers, review-based articles, and short reviews of new books on Nepal are most welcome from both Nepali and foreign scholars. Articles should be original and written in English language. The editorial board reserves rights to edit, moderate or reject the article submitted. The authors must be patience until the publication decision upon article made. We have no provision of remuneration in monetary form to the authors and reviewers. Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus grants CC-BY-NC-SA license to all articles published. Contributors will be given a copy of journal. The views expressed in the articles are solely of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Editorial Board.
Article submission, review, and revision via Online System and APA 7th edition style https://apastyle.apa.org/ is mandatory. The journal follows the policy of Double Blind Review Process. All the articles received will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers and the articles approved after completion of the review process will be published. Journal has adopted the Online First policy that refers to accepted articles will be published online with reviewers' recommendations, fulfilling all editorial processes and the declaration of integrity on research and publication. The journal adopts the general guideline that an article should not exceed 7,000 words excluding tables and figures.

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology is indexed on DOAJ (18th January 2017)

Website addresses

The journal is available on its own website https://dmcjournal.edu.np/index.php/djsa

DOAJ (https://doaj.org/toc/1994-2672) and also on the NepJOL site https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/DSAJ

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are screened by the Editor-in-Chief in the initial phase, check similarities using the software (https://plagiarismcheckerx.com and https://app.ithenticate.com/. If they are selected in the screening process, all submissions in this journal undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process. The Dhaulagiri review form guides the reviewers for objective evaluation of the paper (s). We assign at least two anonymous peer reviewers, who will review the submissions critically. The review process may take around three months and inform the paper's status to the author (s). We publish the reviewer's details in every issue we publish.

We request the author to submit the title page (first page) separately and that should include the title of the paper, the authors name, affiliations, address of each author, Declarations (Acknowledgments, Funding, Ethical approval of the research, Consent of publication, Ethical conduct of research, Conflict of interest). The abstract and main text should not include any identifying information of the authors.

Publication Frequency

The journal has adopted policy publishes articles online first and the issue is published bi-annually (June and December).

Open Access Policy

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (DJSA) is a Gold Open Access that makes research freely available to the public and supports a greater global knowledge exchange. This journal is published by the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, (Tribhuvan University) Nepal, which is listed in NepJOL http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/DSAJ & DOAJ https://doaj.org/toc/1994-2672.

Creative Commons Licence
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Article Processing Fees

DJSA does not charge article processing fees. No fee is charged for submission and processing articles to this journal. The Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus Baglung has provided financial assistance for this journal.

Price for Print Copies

Print copies are available for NRs. 500/-

Indexing Information

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology is indexed on DOAJ (18th January 2017)


The views expressed in the articles are solely of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors.