About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Business and Social Sciences Research (JBSSR) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal of Ace Institute of Management (AIM), a leading business school of Nepal affiliated with Pokhara University. The main purpose of this refereed journal is to advance and foster the research in the disciplines of management, business, and social sciences, through active engagement with different stakeholders including academicians, researchers, policy makers, students and entrepreneurs. The journal aims at providing a vehicle for increasing awareness, consideration and analysis of issues in management, business and social sciences, and also promoting the interchange of ideas within Nepal and other parts of the world. The journal has the policy to promote original research works and reviews on the new topics through innovative approaches.

The Journal also seeks to promote research works from budding researchers and students in the topics accepted. The papers published in the journal are recognised with their unique DOI (Crossref-indexed).

Scope (Thematic Areas) of the Journal

JBSSR covers the disciplines of management, business, managerial economics and social sciences.

Double-Blind, Peer Review Statement

The JBSSR is a journal that operates a double blind, peer review process: every paper is reviewed by subject and domain experts by ensuring anonymity of both authors and reviewers. The chief editor sends the paper for blind, peer review after performing initial screening. Then, the authors are apprised of the comments received from the refereed reviewers so that the former incorporate the latter’s comments into their papers.

So improved papers are submitted to the editorial team following which the Chief Editor reverts them to the reviewers if the improved submission does not still meet the scientific quality meant for a research journal. The final, improved paper is finally edited and formatted by the Chief Editor for publication.

Acknowledgement to Reviewers

The JBSSR editorial team recognises the value and importance of peer reviewers in the overall publication process - not only in shaping individual manuscripts, but also in shaping the credibility and reputation of our journal. We are committed to the timely publication of all original, innovative contributions submitted for publication. As such, the selection of reviewers who have expertise and interest in the topics appropriate to each manuscript is essential elements in ensuring a timely, productive peer review process. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the blind, peer reviewers who participated in shaping this volume of JBSSR. We appreciate the time taken to perform the review successfully.

Special thanks to:

  • Madhav Raj Koirala, PhD (Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University)
  • E. Lulaj, PhD (Faculty of Management, University Haxhi Zeka, Kosovo)
  • Prof. Prakash C. Bhattarai, PhD (Asst Dean, KUSOED, Kathmandu University)
  • Prof. Jeetendra Dangol, PhD (Public Youth Campus, Tribhuvan University)
  • Prof. Dr. Jiban Khadka, PhD (FOSCE, Nepal Open University)
  • Prof. Surya Bdr. Rana, PhD (Butwal Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University)
  • Prof. Rupendra Joshi, PhD (Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University)
  • Subash Shrestha, PhD (Global College International, Mid-Western University)
  • Kishor Dhungana, PhD (Apex College, Pokhara University)
  • Puja Tamang, Research Officer, Ace Research Centre

Further Acknowledgement
The editorial team of the Journal (JBSSR) extends hearty thanks also to the article contributors as well as faculty and administrative staff members, and top management of the Ace Institute of Management (AIM) for their continuous support in publishing the research journal.

Plagiarism-Check Statement

The JBSSR aims at promoting original research works. Every paper submitted for publication in in the journal goes through a stern anti-plagiarism check (through the recognised software) and is purged of the plagiarised portions - if any - before publication. The Journal team gets it done through the concerned authors and editors. Hence, JBSSR publishes the papers that are free of plagiarism.


The JBSSR has been indexed with Crossref through Nepal Journal Online (nepjol.info). Hence, each paper published in the JBSSR is provided with their unique DOI. Its contents (editorial, research papers and other contents) can be downloaded free of cost via https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/jbssr/issue/archive.

Editorial Disclaimer

The Journal’s editorial team makes no warrantee with respect to technical accuracy and completeness of the data and their analysis in the papers. The editorial team specifically disclaims any implied warrantee of fitness of the study and analytical tools thereof for any particular purpose, as the editors shall not intend to vouch that all authors have made exhaustive efforts in incorporating all the editorial and reviewer comments communicated to them during the editing process.

Publication Frequency

JBSSR has been being published since 2016. It is the bi-annual publication of Ace Institute of Management (AIM) published in every June and December.

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.

Subscription Rate

Subscription rate for a single issue





NRs 500

NRs 800

SAARC Countries

US$ 20

US$ 35

Other Countries

US$ 40

US$ 60

Sources of Support

Financial and other resources are provided by the

Ace Institute of Management