About the Journal

Focus and Scope

'The Batuk' publishes original works of researchers from management and humanities and social sciences sectors. Studies conducted to contribute in theory building, theory testing, problem solving, and defining and refining the literature and social issues are welcomed. Manuscripts have to undergo a blind review process and are then subject to approval by the Editorial Board for the publication. It adheres exactly to the APA and MLA styles where they are appropriate for the particular manuscript. It is published both in an online and printed form and provides open access to the readers.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues (in January and July) a year.

Publication Fee

The journal does not charge any fee for publishing an article.


Nesfield International College reserves copyright of the publication.


The Batuk is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.

Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to the journal undergo a blind peer review process and are then subject to approval by the Editorial Board.

  1. Each paper is randomly sent to a reviewer. The reviewer is provided with a standard format of review. The reviewer does not know the author. A code is made for each paper to be reviewed. The paper is sent to a reviewer who is an expert in a particular field of interest.
  2. The reviewer reviews the paper, suggests corrections and fills the review format and returns it to the editorial board. Normally the reviewer takes approximately a week for thoroughly reviewing the paper. As per need the paper will have a single or double blind review.
  3. The editorial board sends the corrections in the review form to the author and the author corrects the paper and returns it to the editorial board.
  4. The editorial board finalizes the paper and it proceeds for publication.

Price of Hard Copies

Individual: Rs.250.00
Institutional: Rs. 500.00
Abroad: $ 10.00

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.

Sources of Support

The Batuk is supported by Nesfield International College.


Nesfield International College (NICOL) under the management of Nesfield Educational Foundation, Batuk Bhairab, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal

Instructions for Authors (Publication Guidelines)

THE BATUK: A Peer Reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary studies is a biannual publication of Nesfield International College. It publishes contributions of original work on any aspect of management, humanities and social sciences. The submission guideline and the paper selection procedure is given below.

Guidelines for Paper Submission:

  • The contributions should be original work, neither previously published nor being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The length of the full paper should be between 3000 to 7500 words.
  • The abstract should be at most 200 words with 3-5 keywords.
  • The paper should be typed in Times New Roman font with a font size of 10.
  • There should be well formatted citations, tables and figures, and reference/work cited list following APA or MLA style (style depends upon the discipline)

Paper Selection Procedure:

  • All contributions will be peer reviewed.
  • The author(s) shall be obliged to incorporate the suggestions/comments made by the reviewer(s) and the editorial committee
  • The editorial committee has the right to reject submissions on grounds of already published work, substandard writing, and poor quality research work.
  • All papers will be checked for plagiarism. In case of any error due to oversight in this regard, the author(s) will be responsible.

Interested researchers are requested to submit their research papers in the following address: editorialbatuk@nesfield.edu.np


Chief Editor

THE BATUK: A Peer Reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Research Management Cell

Nesfield International College

Instructins for Reviewers

Reviewers review the manuscript as required by the form below and submit to the editorial borad:

                                  Manuscript Review Comments

  1. Reviewer’s Information





Email ID


Mobile No



  1. Manuscript Information

Journal Name




Manuscript Title


Review Request Received Date


Review Report Returned Date



  1. Review comments




Is it appropriate, concise and informative?

If no, why?


Comment on the length and inclusion of major contents.


Are they adequate and appropriate? Comment.


Comment on the sequential presentation of the context, problems, research question, and the research objective and their relevancy.

Literature Review

Comment on the relevancy of the literature, it’s linkage with theoretical framework, explanation of research gap, hypotheses and their testability.


Comment on the basis of literal support, contextual relevancy, appropriateness of sampling method and sample size, data analysis tools and techniques.

Results and Discussion

Comment on the basis of logical/sequential presentation and interpretation of result, hypotheses acceptance/rejection statements, theoretical contradiction/support to interpret the result.


Comment based on the author’s thought, knowledge creation/enhancement, limitations, contextualization and future scope suggested.

Citation Style

Appropriate format: ……………………

Is there consistency in use of prescribed style in crediting, tables, figures, and the reference list?

If no, comment and suggest.

Other (if any)


                                        Manuscript Review Report

  1. Manuscript Title:
  2. State the positive aspects/strengths of the manuscript:
  3. State the major weaknesses/criticisms of/on the manuscript (if any):
  4. Recommendation to the editorial board (Please tick on the appropriate option):
    • Accept the manuscript as it is. ….
    • Accept the manuscript with minor revision. …..
    • Accept the manuscript with major revision. …..
    • Reject the manuscript with an option for resubmission. ….
    • Reject the manuscript. ….
  5. Please elaborate your recommendation in not more than two sentences.

Name of the Reviewer: