About the Journal

Aims and Scope

In the early 1990s, Madan Bhandari embarked on the conceptual journey of “People’s Multiparty Democracy (PMPD): A Program of the Nepali Revolution,” weaving together the tapestry of Marxist-Leninist philosophy with the tapestry of Nepali experiences and global practices. Since its inception, the indomitable Madan Bhandari Foundation (MBF) has diligently amplified the pertinence of PMPD, magnifying Bhandari’s multifaceted legacy and contributions across the spectrum of contemporary society.

State, Society, and Development: PMPD Perspectives stands as an erudite and peer-reviewed research journal meticulously curated to galvanize scholars and luminaries alike. Its purpose is to furnish a platform of repute for the dissemination of Bhandari’s monumental contributions across a spectrum of domains. These subjects encompass the realms of state-building, societal metamorphosis, political economy, environmental dynamics, and the pursuit of advancement and prosperity. The journal’s expanse of research articles endeavors to delve into the crux of Nepali state affairs, oriented resolutely toward the betterment of its populace, within the unceasing current of global political dynamism. In this quest, the journal adopts the unique vantage point of PMPD as a guiding light.

The research articles chosen for publication within these pages are anticipated to be meticulously researched and impeccably documented, and their methodologies delineated. The findings presented should rest upon the bedrock of irrefutable facts, stringent scientific procedures, and cogent, logically constructed arguments. Furthermore, these articles should be intricately interwoven with ongoing academic dialogues, both national and international, relevant to the tapestry of contemporary issues and agendas. It is paramount that these contributions remain rooted in the most recent scholarly discussions within the author’s domain of expertise, reflecting a robust engagement with the academic currents of thought. The hallmark of these articles lies not only in their ideas but in their skillful articulation, ensuring that the complex concepts are conveyed with a lucidity that resonates with readers.

Publication Frequency

State, Society, and Development: PMPD Perspectives is published annually.

Peer Review Policy

The journal follows a double-blind review process. The reviewers make the review and recommendations based on the given review templates. The review process follows the following steps.

Step 1: The Editorial Board does an initial screening of the paper. If the paper meets the minimum requirements of the journal, the Board sends it to two reviewers electronically from the experts’ roster. The author is notified of the status of the article even in the case of rejection from the initial screening process.

Step 2: The Editorial Board sends the paper to reviewers with a review template specifying the stipulated review time of two weeks. Upon receiving the reviewers’ comments, the paper is sent back to the author with feedback.

Step 3: The author is expected to revise his or her article within two weeks based on the feedback from the reviewers and the Editorial Board.

Step 4: The Editorial Board makes the final decision based on the author’s revision against the reviewers’ comments. If necessary, the Board can send the revised paper back to the reviewers for verification. Thereafter, the Board shall decide to accept or reject the paper. The Editorial Board decides the acceptance or rejection of the article based on the reviewers’ recommendation.

Open Access Policy

State, Society and Development provides immediate open access to its digital content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


State, Society, and Development: PMPD Perspectives is published by the Madan Bhandari Foundation (MBF), Kathmandu-10, Baneshwor, Nepal.