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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 Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses Arial 11-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

The papers submitted to the Nepalese Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management should follow the style and instructions as given below:

  • Papers must be empirical, or at least analytical. Also, analytical case studies and review papers can be included on the basis of their merit. Non-research papers will not be accepted for publication. The papers should be related to core and functional areas of hospitality and tourism management.
  • Papers must be in English (written in International/ British English). Papers in the US (American) English or any other versions should be converted by the authors themselves into British English before submission.
  • Every paper submission should have the first page as the title page which should contain paper title, authors’ name, institutional affiliation(s), full postal address, telephone and mobile number, and email address and very brief profile (maximum 50 words) of each author; and, if there are two or more authors, it must indicate which author will handle the correspondences.
  • The submission should be structured as under:
    A] Title page
    Title of the paper
    Organisational affiliation, contact mobile number, functional email and very brief profile (maximum 50 words) of each author Abstract (limited to 150-180 words) and keywords (3-5 keywords)

    B] Full Paper

    Introduction and Research Objectives (along with problem statement and brief rationale of the study)
    Literature Review (Conceptual and past empirical studies followed by the study framework): It may also be covered under the ‘Introduction’ section.
    Research Methods (Research approach, sample, instruments, analytical tools, etc.)
    Data Analysis and Discussions (Data results should be critically discussed)
    Conclusion (along with comparison with previous studies, if any) and Implications, if any References (only those used in the paper text; formatted in the APA style)
  • Submission of a paper to the Journal will be taken to imply that it represents not any previously published, but an original work, and it is not being considered elsewhere for publication, and that if accepted for publication it will not be published anywhere without the consent of the Chief Editor or Editorial Team. Furthermore, the papers so received are subject to approval by Editorial Team; however, the ideas and opinions expressed in the papers published in the journal are solely those of author(s). The contents of papers in no way represent views and policies of the NATHM or that of the editors.
  • Papers should be typed in double spacing with wide margins (1.5 cm) on each side of standard A-4 size paper. It should have a single-side printing on the paper. The text font should be in Arial with the 11-point size. The font in the tables and figures should be Arial Narrow (11- point).
  • The preferred maximum length of a submission is 6,000 words.
  • The paper should have conclusions at the end. The main body of paper should be provided with mathematical proofs and calculations that justify the issue of the paper. Lengthy mathematical works and more extensive, detailed tables, if any, should be placed in appendices.
  • Tables and figures must be numbered with caption and brief descriptions.
  • Footnotes, if any, should be numbered consecutively with superscript arithmetic numerals at the foot of each page.
  • Citations and references in the text should strictly follow the APA format, but automatic citation and referencing is NOT accepted, as it does not permit editing and formatting easily. References should be listed alphabetically.

For books (Single and multiple authors
Singh, T.M., & Sthapit, A. (2008). Human resource management: Text and cases, 1st ed., Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.

Sthapit, A. (2018). Human resource management: Issues and perspectives, 1st ed., Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.

For Journal Articles (Single and multiple authors)
Lao-hakosol, W., Sharma, A., & Sthapit, A. (2018 June). Macroeconomic factors and their influences on initial public offering (IPO) in Nepal, International Journal of Research, 5(16), 1617-1637. Journal e-ISSN: 2348-6848; ISSN-print: 2348-795X. Retrieved from: index. php/IJR/article/view/15652

Sthapit, A. (2012). Strategic factors in evaluation of induction training effectiveness: An exploratory study of development bank managers. EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, 2(8), 16-32.

Swanson, R. (2009). Training program effectiveness in US private hospitals: An empirical study of Hispanic nurses, European Journal of Industrial Training, 21(3), 31-52. DOI .…. [The DOI or URL (link) is a must in case of the resources/ papers downloaded from Internet sources]

For Thesis (PhD/Master’s thesis works)
Shrestha, G. (2013). Purposes of tourist visits to Nepal and NTB’s promotion efforts. (Unpublished Masters’ Thesis) Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University.

For Official Reports
Upadhyay, N.P., & Khanal, K. (2013). Management development scenario-2012. Management Association of Nepal. Web-page: Accessed on 10- 12-2012.

For Conference Paper
Sthapit, A., & Shrestha, B. (2018). Employee retention practices in hospitality industry in Nepal: Investigating the moderating effect of management hierarchy, age group and gender, 10th PIMG International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success; Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior, India: 5th to 7th January 2018.

Paper in Edited Research Volume/ Book chapter
Sthapit, A. (2018). The Strategy of HRD Management in Nepal, Cambridge’s Psychology for a Better World 1(1), 97-128. ISSN/print: (10): 978-1-5275-2186-5. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom.

  • The authors should fully cooperate with the journal and its editorial team during the review process and page designing. In particular, the authors must fully address and incorporate all the comments (of the peer reviewer and Editor-in-chief) with honesty and within a stipulated time. It is the responsibility of authors to make the language (English) of submission well communicative and free of grammatical and structural errors for which they can use the language editing services of management-domain language expert editors. The paper not meeting the requisite quality of scientific research and management domain-specific English shall not be accepted.
  • Author(s) submitting to the Journal should provide their paper(s) both in hard copy and on an ecopy. The e-copy must be in the Microsoft Word format to the following email address:, or The editorial team will not be liable to the papers submitted by the means other than the above-mentioned emails.
  • The publisher and editorial board will neither be responsible to provide the reason whatsoever for rejected papers, nor manage logistics to return the paper to the author(s). Papers should be submitted to:

    Chief Editor
    Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM)
    Rabi Bhawan, Kalimati, Kathmandu, Nepal
    email: or

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(Updated: 11 April 2022)