About the Journal

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 established in 1959.

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 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 2018. 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 volume 13 in 2020 onwards, The Geographical Journal of Nepal has been privileged 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. Volume 14 was published in 2021 with Dr. Hriday L. Koirala as the chief editor together with Dr. Narendra R. Khanal, Dr. Abani K. Bhagabati, Dr. Donhhong Xiong, Dr. Prem S. Chapagain and Shobha Shrestha as editors.

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 communicating ideas and concept; the content is technically correct with the general statement adequately referred and cited; conclusions derived are based on the results and discussion in the paper.

All the submitted manuscripts are screened by the editorial board first and are then sent to two independent experts in the concerned field of specialization for review. A standard guideline on review criteria will be circulated to the reviewer with three options for 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 and addressing the comments and suggestions made by the peer reviewers. The editorial board will check the revised version of the manuscript and may ask the author to make necessary modifications. The manuscripts which fulfill the processes and found OK are accepted for publication. The manuscripts rejected by any one reviewer will be rejected by the editorial board for publication and the authors will be informed. The articles submitted, if not published 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