About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Political Science is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Department of Political Science, Prithvi Nayaran Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal. JPPS star-ranked and indexed in NepJOL, the journal is published annually online as well as in printed form. The department has been publishing the journal regularly since 1998.

Peer Review Process

Submitted papers will undergo full peer review, and written comments, when available, will be returned with all refereed manuscripts. Reports for provisionally accepted papers will include a review by a statistician which authors will be required to follow when revising their manuscript. The final decision on the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript will be made by the Editors.

Manuscripts are reviewed by two independent reviewers selected by the Editors. JPS aspires to notify authors about the decision within 3-4 weeks from submission date. When manuscripts are accepted subject to revision, the revised manuscript should be returned within approx. 6 weeks. Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 3–4 weeks after acceptance.

Publication Frequency

The journal is scheduled to publish its issue annually in the month of February.


Authors retain the copyright of their articles.

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.

The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

Price for Hard Copies

NRS 1500/-