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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Management Dynamics strictly follows the universal research ethics and publishing ethics guidelines suggested by COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics). So, the authors are suggested to follow the COPE guideline before submitting their papers. The following key points will facilitate the authors:

  • Any manuscript to submit to the journal must be original: should not have been published before the same or in the similar form of theme, content and data. Please note, the editorial board uses Crossref Similarity Check to check the similarity (plagiarism) using iThenticate Software.
  • The submitted manuscript on Management Dynamics should not have been submitted elsewhere and is in under consideration of publication by other publication. Authors cannot submit to other publication before the rejection or desk transfer suggestions of Management Dynamics.
  • Authors should declare the conflict of interest, if any in their own. This helps the editor to decide how to proceed the review and publication process.
  • Authors will be solely responsible and accountable for any unethical works, conflicting interests and other issues of plagiarism. The journal will not bear burden of such issues against ethical issues related to the author.
  • Authors should ensure their own regarding the written permission for using and publishing any materials in their manuscript developed/created by third party, if any.
  • Authors should cite and fully reference all data, program codes, quotes and other materials necessary with persistent identifier such as Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as far as possible.
  • Authors should follow the national and international procedures and codes of conduct regarding rights to privacy, data protection and other ethical considerations.

 Open Access Submission and Call for Papers

Management Dynamics offers the Open Access publishing path. Authors can submit their papers round the year, proceed for peer review process however the journal publishes its bi-annual issues on July and December. Only one article from one author will be accepted for publication in each issue of the journal. Currently, manuscripts can be submitted through email:

Manuscript Requirements

Authors should ensure the following basic requirements before submitting their manuscripts: The editorial desk may refuse to accept manuscripts that do not meet the following guidelines:

Article title

Article title should be concisely worded, not exceeding 15 words


A well-structured abstract of at most 300 words, containing 5-8 keywords, must be provided in each article. The abstract must incorporate purpose, methodology, findings or conclusions, implication, and originality in a single paragraph.

Article length/word count

Entirety of article should be between 6000 to 9000 words including abstract, figures, tables, all texts and references. Tables containing more than 300 words should be included in the appendix at the end of the manuscript.

File format

The manuscript must be in Word format, written in Times New Roman (12-point font), and double-spaced. PDFs or other formats will not be accepted.

Manuscript structure

The whole manuscript should follow the APA 7th edition for citations and references. The body part should be formatted as follows: title, abstract, key words, introduction, theoretical background and review of literature, methodology (research design, population and sampling, data collection instrumentation, data analysis tools and techniques), results and discussion, conclusion, limitations and future research scope, acknowledgement, conflict of interest, research funding, references, and appendices (if any).

Header/Footer/Notes/End notes

Manuscript should not have any header/Footer. Notes or end notes can be accepted if absolutely necessary. There must be a consecutive number identifier in the text as well as in notes and end notes.

Table and Figures

Tables and Figures must an informative title, must be in format of the APA 7th edition, numbered properly and must be included in text for proper identification. Only black-and-white figures will be accepted in tables, figures, graphs, photos, and drawings.

Citations and References

Manuscripts strictly follow the APA 7th edition for citations and references.

Supplementary materials

Author if thinks supplementary materials like questionnaire, interview protocols, transcription, any pictures or any related documents can submit with appropriate file name. But they should be provided along with the first manuscript submission, or at least before the final acceptance decision.

Author details

Each contributing author must be included in the order you wish to publish. The author who submits the manuscript must be the corresponding author (for ease of communication; R2R correspondence). Along with the author's name, title, affiliation, and mailing address, these are a must. Researchers' personal identification, just as an ORCID number can be added, In a multi-authored manuscript, each author must have made a significant contribution to the research process and manuscript development. Rest of others can be acknowledged at the appropriate section. Author details, along with the main title, should be submitted in a separate word file while submitting the main manuscript.

Peer-Review Process

  1. Once the manuscript is received as per the journal requirements mentioned above, the manuscript will be examined from the editorial desk to ensure the manuscript match, Crossref similarity check and the minimum acceptable paper quality. If the manuscript fulfills all the requirements, corresponding author will get the essential feedback of review process, suggestions of further development or final rejection decision from the editorial desk within 15 working days from submission.
  2. A manuscript ID is developed for each initially accepted manuscript for the review process and the editorial desk requests with the reviewers from the same discipline of the manuscript.
  3. Reviewer is provided standard format of review without mentioning the name of the author(s).
  4. Each reviewer reviews the paper and provides suggests (Acceptance without correction, Acceptance with majors, Acceptance with minor corrections or rejection) in the review form and sends to the editorial board. As the reviewing is voluntary task, thus, the reviewer may take time (no more than 21 working days).
  5. Editorial board collects the review reports from at least two reviewers and send to the corresponding author. Editorial board decides for primary response (in case of contradicting response of reviewer).
  6. Corresponding author should resubmit the corrected manuscript as per the reviewers’ suggestion in the R2R format within the given time frame, using same submission thread.
  7. Editorial board resend the corrected manuscript to the same reviewers for ensuring necessary improvements. This process takes time as the initial process. Based on reviewers’ response editorial board makes final decision of publication.
  8. The decision regarding acceptance or rejection (and occasionally further improvement) for the publication agreement is communicated by the editorial board to the corresponding author.
  9. The digital object identifier (DOI) number will be applied to the manuscripts/papers that adhered to all these publication procedures.
  10. The author will receive the final paper that has been designed with a DOI, but publication will occur as soon as possible after the paper is accepted.

Privacy Statement

Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) is a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network coordinated by Ubiquity Press. According to the EU definitions, NepJOL is the data controller, and Ubiquity Press are the service providers and data processors. Ubiquity Press provide the technical platform and some publishing services to NepJOL and operate under the principle of data minimisation where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained.

More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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We may choose to buy or sell assets. In the case that control of data changes to or from Ubiquity Press and a third party, or in the case of change of ownership of Ubiquity Press or of part of the business where the control of personal data is transferred, we will do our best to inform all affected users and present the options.

(Updated: 18 May 2018)