About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Saptagandaki Journal incorporates scholarly articles from the academia and professionals from the diverse fields of society. It has wide coverage from the disciplines like finance, HRM, mathematics, linguistics, Nepalese literatures, marketing, right to education and management. The nature and types of articles differ by their attributes like review paper, concept papers and empirical data based papers, discussing the issues and problems faced by academicians, practitioners, organizations, markets and the contemporary societies.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes one volume 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.

Peer Review Policy

The Saptagandaki Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of scholarly publishing and ensuring the integrity and rigor of the research we publish. Peer review plays a critical role in this process, helping to assess the quality, validity, and significance of submitted manuscripts. Our peer review policy is designed to promote transparency, fairness, and constructive feedback.

  1. Selection of Reviewers:

1.1 Expertise: Manuscripts will be assigned to reviewers with expertise in the relevant field to ensure a thorough and informed evaluation.

1.2 Impartiality: Reviewers will be selected based on their impartiality, without any conflicts of interest with the authors or the research.

  1. Double-Blind Review:

2.1 Anonymous Review: The review process is double-blind, ensuring the anonymity of both the authors and reviewers.

2.2 Confidentiality: Reviewers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the review process and not disclose any information about the manuscript or their evaluation.

  1. Review Criteria:

3.1 Quality: The reviewer will judge overall quality of the manuscriptincluding sections like introduction, methodology, data analysis, and interpretation.

3.2 Originality:The originality and novelty of the research contribution will be evaluated.

3.3 Significance:The significance and impact of the research within the relevant field will be determined.

3.4 Clarity:The clarity and coherence of the manuscript will be evaluated to ensure it is accessible to a diverse readership.

  1. Timeliness:

4.1 Efficiency: Reviewers are expected to complete their reviews promptly and within the specified timeline.

4.2 Communication: Reviewers are encouraged to communicate any potential delays or challenges to the editorial team.

  1. Constructive Feedback:

5.1 Constructiveness: Reviewers should provide constructive and detailed feedback to help authors improve their manuscripts.

5.2 Respectful Tone: All feedback should be communicated in a respectful and professional manner, focusing on the science and content of the manuscript.

  1. Editorial Decision:

6.1 Decision Criteria: The editorial team will consider reviewer comments alongside other factors when making final publication decisions.

6.2 Communication: Authors will be provided with clear and transparent feedback, including any revisions required for acceptance.

  1. Appeals:

7.1 Process: Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions, and appeals will be handled through a fair and transparent process.

7.2 Conflicts Resolution: The editorial team will mediate any disputes or conflicts that may arise during the peer review process.

This peer review policy is subject to periodic review and updates to align with evolving best practices in academic publishing. The Saptagandaki Journal is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and fostering a collaborative and constructive scholarly community.