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About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Janabhawana Research Journal aims to disseminate very high quality research in the area of social sciences. It is a peer reviewed journal which publishes works from a wide range of fields including including sociology, anthropology, economics, social work, education, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, conflict study, agriculture, forestry, management, literature, information technology, public health, environment etc. It is published annually by Jana Bhawana Campus. The Janabhawana Research Journal accepts contributions from researchers in Nepal as well as from all over the world.
Janabhawana Research Journal is published annually.
Open Access Policy
Janabhawana Research 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 articles in the Janabhawana Research Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This license allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.
Price for Hard Copies
For institutions: NRs 500, Nepal; US$ 10 overseas
For individuals: NRs 250, Nepal; US$ 5 overseas.
Authors are required to transfer their copyright to the Research Management Cell, Jana Bhawana Campus.
Janabhawana Research Journal is published by the Research Management Cell, Jana Bhawana Campus.
Composition of the Editorial Board
The composition of the Editorial Board of Janabhawana Research Journal will be as following for the purpose to carry out editorial process for the publication of research articles fulfilling the minimum standards required for the peer-reviewed journal publication.
The members of the Editorial Board can be added as per the requirements. The RMC can make decision to add editorial board members.
Guidelines to the Editorial Board
The general guidelines of the Editorial Board members of "Janabhawana Research Journal" are as:
Duties and Responsibilities
- Actively seek the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes
- Encourage and be aware of research into peer review and reassess journal processes in the light of new findings
- Perform role in a professional manner and raise the quality of their journal
- Support initiatives designed to reduce academic misconduct
- Support initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics
- Assess the effects of the journal policies on author and reviewer behavior and revise policies, as required, to encourage responsible behavior and discourage misconduct
Relations with readers
- Ensure that all published reports of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers
- Adopt processes that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting
- Adopt authorship or contributor ship systems that promote good practice and discourage misconduct (e.g. ghost and guest authors)
- Publish clear instructions in their journals about submission and what they expect from authors
- Provide guidance about criteria for authorship and/or who should be listed as a contributor
- Review author instructions regularly and provide links to relevant guidelines
- Assure all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication
- Ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions
- Encourage reviewers to comment on ethical questions and possible research misconduct raised by submissions, (e.g. unethical research design, insufficient detail on patient consent or protection of research subjects)
- Encourage reviewers to ensure the originality of submissions and be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism
- Consider providing reviewers with tools to detect related publications (e.g. links to cited references and bibliographic searches)
- Seek to acknowledge the contribution of reviewers to the journal
- Encourage academic institutions to recognize peer-review activities as part of the scholarly process
- Monitor the performance of peer reviewers and take steps to ensure this is of high quality
- Develop and maintain a database of suitable reviewers, and update this on the basis of reviewer performance
- Remove from the journal’s database any reviewers who consistently produce discourteous, poor quality or late reviews
- Consult editorial board members regularly (at least once a year) to gauge their opinions about the running of the journal, inform them of any changes to journal policies, and identify future challenges
Editorial and peer-review processes
The editorial board should ensure the following:
- Ensure that people involved with the editorial process (including themselves) receive adequate training and keep abreast of the latest guidelines, recommendations and evidence about peer review and journal management
- Keep informed about research into peer review and technological advances
- adopt peer-review methods best suited for their journal and the research community
- Review peer-review practices periodically to see if improvement is possible
- Request evidence of ethical research approval for all relevant submissions.
All the submitted manuscripts will undergo a process that begins after the submission of manuscript by the author. After ensuring all the required documents, the manuscript is desk reviewed by the editorial team. The team can request for reformat and revision, approve for revision or reject it. If the manuscript is approved for revision by the editorial team, then it further processed for external double blinded review.