About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Devkota Journal of Interdisciplinary Research welcomes original research articles on various issues related to public administration, public policy, federalism, governance, public management, and development. The focus of the journal is not only limited to Asian countries, but also extends to the rest of the world. The target audience of the journal comprises not only academics, but also policy makers and practitioners engaged in education and research in the fields of public administration, public policy, federalism, governance, public management, and development.

Publication Frequency

Devkota Journal is published annually.

Peer Review Process

This journal follows a double-blind peer review process to ensure objectivity, impartiality, and rigor in upholding the quality of published articles. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will initially be reviewed by the editorial board to ensure adherence to the journal's writing guidelines, focus, and scope. If the article does not meet the journal's standards, the author will be notified. If the manuscript is deemed suitable, it will be sent for blind peer review to two experts in the field. The entire review process will be completed within six months, and the following recommendations may be made by reviewers:

  • Accepted: The manuscript is acceptable for publication.
  • Accepted with minor revisions: The manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewer's concerns.
  • Accepted with major revisions: Deficiencies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised.
  • Rejected: The manuscript is not acceptable for publication.

Once the editorial board receives the manuscript with minor or major revision notes, it will be returned to the author. Authors will be given three weeks to complete major revisions and two weeks for minor revisions. The manuscript will be reviewed again by the editorial board to confirm that the author revised it in response to the reviewer's notes. If the authors do not take the necessary revisions seriously, the manuscript may still be rejected in the final decision.


Once the manuscript is accepted by the editorial board, it undergoes a proofreading process to ensure its linguistic quality.

Publication Confirmation

The final manuscript will be sent back to the authors to ensure that its content is consistent with their writing. The authors may correct any typographical errors found in the final manuscript. Once approved by the authors, the manuscript will be published online on the MDC journal portal and in a hard copy volume once a year.

Incentive for Author

The certain amount of money (as provision by ECA decision) will be provided to author incentives. The journal does require a manuscript processing fee.


Plagiarism is considered unacceptable by the journal. All submitted manuscripts will undergo plagiarism checks during editorial board screening, and only those manuscripts that pass the screening will be subject to peer review. Additionally, revised manuscripts will also be checked for plagiarism. Failure to uphold academic integrity will be treated seriously.

Declaration of Interest

The author(s) are required to disclose any financial or personal relationships with individuals or organizations that may potentially influence their work. A conflict of interest statement must be included by the author(s) when submitting their manuscript. If there are no relevant competing interests to declare, the author(s) should indicate this in the article. For example: The authors report no competing interests to declare.

Repository Policy

The contents of the journal are also available on its own website (https://www.mdc.edu.np/rmc-downloads/).

Open Access Policy

Devkota 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.

Price for Hard Copies

In Nepal Rs 500
Outside Nepal US$10


Devkota Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is published by the Research Management Cell of Mahakavi Devkota Campus, Sunwal, Nawalparasi, Nepal.