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About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Outlook: Journal of English Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal and published annually in print and online. The journal welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in literature, language studies, philosophy and cultural studies.
The purpose of this journal is to encourage national and international researchers and scholars to share their research experience with the students and faculty members of Department of English, Prithvi Narayan Campus and the global audience.
The publisher will work with the national and international researchers and scholars to publish articles on topics related to English language, literature, philosophy and cultural studies.
The journal is published annually.
The journal does not charge the authors for publishing the articles because the journal is fully funded by the institution.
The journal permits all its visitors to use the published articles for any lawful purposes, not for commercial purposes. However, the journal will retain publishing rights and may permit its authors to use the published articles with prior permission of the journal.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The Review Process
The journal has a rigorous review policy to assure quality of its publication. The submitted manuscript has to go through several stages: initial screening, double peer review, editorial review and proofreading. The whole process takes approximately 12-16 weeks to complete.
Stage 1: Initial screening will be conducted by a panel of editors. All submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism first, using the plagiarism detection software. If any manuscript found to be plagiarized (30% above) will be rejected outright. Secondly, the manuscripts will also be screened to make sure that they are prepared as per the format specified by the journal. Manuscripts may be rejected for not compliance with the journal format.
Stage 2: The manuscripts that are successfully screened will go through two peer reviewers. Each manuscript will be blinded, without having any identification of the author(s). If one of the peer reviewers rejects the manuscript, the journal will send a rejection letter to the concerned author(s).
Stage 3: The manuscripts may be rejected at this stage as well when the author(s) do not correctly revise their manuscript. All revised manuscripts will be reviewed by the editors.
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.
Sources of Support
The journal is published by Department of English, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, which is a fully government institution. So, all expenses for review of papers, website, hard copy publication and others are born by the institution.
The Outlook: Journal of English Studies is published by the Department of English, Prithvi Narayan Campus.