About the Journal

About the Journal

Established in 2004, The Journal of Nepalese Business Studies is a peer-reviewed management journal published annually in December by the Faculty of Management, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. It publishes only original research articles. It is published with the primary objective of providing contemporary business issues to the academic and business community. The journal is indexed in Nepal Journal (NepJOL).

Focus & Scope

The journal welcomes research papers on topics related to business and administration areas include, but not limited to: business, marketing, finance, accounting, banking, general management, production management, operation management, human resources management, technology management, retail and distribution, entrepreneurship, organizational theory and other subjects.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

Copyright

© Faculty of Management, Prithvi Narayan Campus
Authors are required to transfer their copyright to the Faculty of Management Prithvi Narayan Campus.

Paper Processing Charges

The Journal of Nepalese Business Studies does not charge any for publishing articles in this journal.

Manuscript Review Process

The Journal of Nepalese Business Studies employs a rigorous and transparent peer-review process with the goal of maximizing quality of content we publish. We believe that peer review should be efficient, rigorous, and fair to all parties involved. Therefore, we follow a transparent and sequential steps in manuscript review by inviting experts in the field to review and comment on manuscripts received. The process comprises initial screening, plagiarism check, double-blind peer reviews, editorial reviews, authorial revision and editorial final decision. The review process for each manuscript will take two and a half months on an average, and that will take the following seven steps:

1. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal via email.

2. Screening

Submitted manuscripts will first go through an initial screening by the editorial team. The editors check the paper’s composition, arrangement and relevance against the journal’s Author Guidelines to confirm it includes the required sections and follows the guidelines. The Executive Editor will then check whether the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper will be rejected without being reviewed any further.

3. Plagiarism Check

Those that clear the screening and appraisal will then be checked for plagiarism. If they pass the plagiarism check, they will be accepted for the peer evaluations.

4. Peer Review

Articles accepted for peer evaluation will be divided into two parts: title page and anonymised manuscript. The title page is kept separate from the manuscript throughout the peer review process and is not sent to the reviewers. The title page includes the manuscript title, all authors' names and affiliations, address of the corresponding author, including e-mail address and acknowledgements. The article will then be sent to two peer reviewers making anonymous by removing the authors' names and affiliations, email addresses, grant acknowledgements, and any other identifiers such as page headers or footers that would identify authors. The reviewers will then send their review reports along with a recommendation to the journal editor as to whether the manuscript should be rejected or accepted (with or without revisions).

5. Editorial Reviews

The editors will decide whether or not to send the manuscripts back to the authors for revision based on the reviewers' reports. The handling editor will consider all of the returned reviews before making a final decision. If the reviews are significantly different, the editor will seek a second opinion from a third reviewer before making a decision.

6. Authorial Revision

The reviewers' reports, as well as the editors' instructions for manuscript revision, will be sent to the authors, keeping the identification of the reviewers anonymous. Authors should send a response letter to accompany their revised manuscript. They should include each of the reviewers' comments into their response letters. After each comment, there should be brief description how authors have addressed the issue in the revision—what was changed and where.

7. Editorial Final Decision

The journal editors will check the authors' revised submissions considering all the feedback from peer reviewers and make an informed decision to accept or reject the manuscript. Finally, the editorial board will notify the authors of accepted articles for publication with a letter of acceptance. Authors of rejected articles, if any, will also be notified providing adequate reasons.

Open Access Policy

This is an open-access journal and appears both in print and online. The online version is available on the websites of Prithvi Narayan Campus (https://ejournals.pncampus.edu.np/) and NepJOL (https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JNBS). The paper published in this journal can be retrieved from different search engines including Google Scholar. It is published in a manner to comply with the registration criteria of NepJOL providing easy access to the wider readers.

Publisher

Faculty of Management Prithivi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal