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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts should be prepared with MS-word and PDF version.

Language: Manuscripts should be written in English.
Length: Manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages
(including figures, tables, abstract, and references)
File: Microsoft Word
Font: Times New Roman
Title of the article: Size 14, bold, alignment center, capital letters
Author: Size 12, alignment center
Affiliation/Address: Size 12, regular
Corresponding author: Size 12, regular
Heading First order: Size 12, bold, upper case
Second order: Size 12, upper and lower case letters
Margins: Adjusted, top 1.5 inch, bottom 1 inch, left 1 inch, right 1 inch
Spacing: Double
Page no.: Times New Roman, size 12, alignment right, bottom of page
Details: Abbreviations and contractions should be kept to a minimum. Such information should be integrated into the text.

Title of article: It should be clear, descriptive and not too long

Name(s) of author(s): If there is more than one author, indicate to whom communications should be sent.
Complete postal address with affiliating Institution

Abstract: Should be clear, descriptive, completely self-explanatory and not longer than 300 words. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase, text size 10 regular)

Keywords normally 3-6 items

Introduction: It should be brief and limited to the definition of the problem, the aims and purposes of the research and its relation with other studies in the field. Also the working hypothesis must be clearly stated. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase)

Materials and Methods: Correct standardized procedures should be described in detail. It should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that the experiments can be repeated. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase)

Results and Discussion: Results should be clearly presented. Tables and figures should only be included if required to fully understand the data. Discussion is the interpretation of the results and their relation to the existing knowledge. The information given in any part of the text may be cited but not repeated in discussion. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase)

Illustrations: The figures (photographs, drawings, graphs and schemes) must be numbered with Arabic numerals. If needed a short description is also accepted. They should be numbered in separate sequence and referred as Figure 1 and Plate 1 both in caption and citation.

Tables: Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. They should have a brief descriptive title placed at the top. A short description is also accepted. Footnotes can be included below the table. Tables cannot duplicate data contained in the text. Tables must be sent in Microsoft Word and have no links to the main document or other archives. These should be numbered and presented in text, e.g. Table 1.

Acknowledgements: Kindly be brief in acknowledgements. The acknowledgment of the contributions of colleagues can be stated in this section. Acknowledgment for financial support must be cited on the corresponding section. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase)

References: Authenticity of the references is the responsibility of author(s). The full title of the paper must be mentioned together with the first page. List only references that are refereed to in the text. Book titles should be followed by the place of publication and the publisher. (Heading size 12, bold, uppercase)

In the text: References should be cited in the text by number in superscript form and the list should be in the order of citation.

Lapsi has great potential as a cash generating tree for hill farming communities in Nepal2,3,8,7,6 thus, reducing farmers' reliance on subsistence food production and to improve their welfare11.

In the reference section:
At the end of the paper, in the References section the literature should be arranged in alphabetical order. If they have the same author, they should be in chronological order. They must be presented according to the following examples:

Journal article:

Sharma R, Sharma E & Purohit A N, Dry Matter Production and Nutrient Cycling in Agroforestry systems of Cardamom Grown under Alnus and Natural forest. In Agroforestry Systems, 27, (1994) 293.


Adrian & Jimmie S, Discovering Trees in Nepal and the Himalaya, Sahayogi Press, Kathmandu, Nepal. (1984) 30. ISBN 0-11-568725-9.

Book chapter:

Tomich T P, Roemer M, Vincent J, Development from a participatory export base in Asia and Africa: legacies and opportunities in development. In: Lindauer D L, M. editors. ICS Press, San Francisco, USA (1994) 151. ISBN 0-11-568725-9.

Note: Citations from personal communications and unpublished data are not acceptable.


  1. Submission of an article for publication implies that the article is original unpublished and not considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. The author may suggest reviewers for their manuscript but the editorial board reserves the right to opt reviewer other than, on in addition to, those suggested.
  3. The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter describing the following:
    • title of the paper
    • full name of author(s)
    • complete postal address and e- mail address of corresponding author
    • category of the submitted article
    • name of three potential reviewers (if possible) with e- mail addresses and full postal addresses

It is mandatory on the part of the corresponding author to furnish certificate at the time of submission of the manuscript for publication

This is to certify that the reported work in the paper entitled "..........................." submitted for publication in Kathmandu University Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology (KUSET), is an original one and has not been published or submitted elsewhere. I/we further certify that proper citations to the previous reported work have been given and no data/table/figures have been quoted verbatim from other publications without giving due acknowledgement and without the permission of the author(s). The consent of all the authors of this paper has been obtained for submitting the paper to the journal.

Name and Signature of all authors

Papers can be sent to the following address:

Prof. Pushpa Raj Adhikary
Editor In Chief
Department of Natural Sciences
Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel (NEPAL)
E mail:



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. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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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