Focus and Scope

An annual publication of the Central Department of Geography, the Geographical Journal of Nepal has the score One Star from AJOL/INASP Journal Publishing Practices and Standards ( The journal is designed to stimulate scholars and to provide platform for publication of significant contributions in the field of geography. It welcomes articles, research papers, and book reviews with focus on themes of geographical significance. The paper should be well researched and documented, and clearly described methodology; results should be presented based on sound facts, scientific procedures and well-founded arguments; be embedded in the relevant national or international debate; refer to the most recent academic literature on the issues discussed; be presented in a clearly structured and comprehensible manner.

Peer Review Process

The Geographical Journal of Nepal is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. The review criteria for the acceptance of the article are whether the paper is a unique/important and useful contribution to the relevant national/international debate; effectively communicate ideas and concept; the content is technically correct with the general statement adequately referred and cited; conclusions are derived based on the results and discussion appeared in the paper.

All the submitted manuscripts are screened by the editorial board at first and are sent to two independent experts in concerned field of specialization for review process. A standard guideline based on the review criteria mentioned above will be circulated to the reviewer with three options for the decision i) accepted unconditionally, ii) accepted after revisions, and iii) rejected. Those manuscripts which are marked as accepted after revisions are sent again to the corresponding author for improvement with addressing all the comments and suggestions made by the peer reviewers. The editorial boards of the journal will check the revised version of the manuscript and may ask corresponding author again to make necessary modifications. The manuscripts which fulfill the processes and found OK are accepted for publication in the journal. The manuscripts marked as rejected by any one of the reviewer will be rejected by the editorial board for the publication and authors will be informed. The submitted articles if not published in the journal will not be returned to the author.

Publication Frequency

The Geographical Journal of Nepal is published annually.

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.


Creative Commons Licence
From 2021 the articles in The Geographical Journal will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Article Processing Fees

There are no article processing fees.

Subscription Rate for hard copies

In Nepal
NRs. 1000.00 each

In India
IRs 1000.00 each

Other Countries
US$20.00 each