About the journal

The Geographical Journal of Nepal is an annual publication of the Central Department of Geography (CDG), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. It is the TWO STAR journal rated by AJOL/INASP Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/index). The CDG, located in the University Campus, Kirtipur is one of the leading Departments of Tribhuvan University. CDG is one of the seven central departments established with the establishment of Tribhuvan University in 1959. Since then, it has been actively serving the country in higher education and research.

The Geographical Journal of Nepal is designed to stimulate scholars by providing them a platform for contributing 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 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 within the given format.

The history of The Geographical Journal of Nepal dates back to 1978 when the first volume was published with six papers and Mr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Dr. Mangal Siddhi Manandhar and Dr. Bal Kumar K.C. were the executive editors. The same editors continued for volume 2 in 1979 and volume 3-4 in 1980-81. Volume 5 of the journal came into existence only in 1996 with seven papers and Dr. Mangal Siddhi Manandhar as the chief editor together with Dr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Dr. Soorya Lal Amatya, Dr. Nanda Gopal Ranjitkar and Dr. Bhim Prasad Subedi as the editors. However, it took a long time for volume 6 of the journal that came in 2008 with Dr. Bhim P. Subedi as the chief editor and Dr. Pushkar K. Pradhan, Dr. Padma C. Poudel, Dr. Narendra R. Khanal, Dr. Hriday L. Koirala and Mr. Prem S. Chapagain as the members of the editorial board. The consecutive volumes 7 and 8-9 were published in 2009 and 2010-2011 with Dr. Pushkar K. Pradhan as the chief editor together with Dr. Narendra R. Khanal and Dr. Hriday L. Koirala as editors. The volume 10 was delayed that only published in March 2017 with Dr. Narendra R. Khanal as the chief editor together with Dr. Pushkar K. Pradhan, Dr. Bhim P. Subedi, Dr. Hriday L. Koirala and Dr. Pashupati Nepal as editors. The same team including Dr. Umesh K. Mandal published volume 11 in next year 2018. The volume 12 was published in 2019 with Dr. Hriday L. Koirala as the chief editor together with Dr. Pashupati Nepal, Dr. Umesh K. Mandal and Dr. Shobha Shrestha as editors.

From the volume 13 in 2020 onwards, The Geographical Journal of Nepal has been credited to honour Dr. Narendra R. Khanal from Nepal, Dr. Abani K. Bhagabati from India and Dr. Donhhong Xiong from P. R. China as the editors together with Dr. Pashupati Nepal, and Dr. Shobha Shrestha as editors as well as Dr. Hriday L. Koirala as the chief editor.

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 board 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 peer review process takes a maximum of 60 days from the date of submission. 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.

Permissions

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