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Author Guidelines

Articles must subscribe to the following format:

Paper structure and format

  1. Language: Articles must be submitted in English.
  2. Format: Articles should be in an MS Word compatible format, Callibri font, with a font size of 12, and 1.5 line spacing. All pages should be numbered consecutively. The font of the footnote should be in Callibri of font size 10.
  3. Words count: Research articles should be approximately 8500 words (excluding the references). Opinion pieces/commentary articles can be between 2000- 3000
  4. Title page:This should carry a concise but informative title of the paper and the authors name with their institutional affiliations and email address. The corresponding author should be indicated and email address and phone number of the corresponding author should be provided.
  5. Abstract:The abstract for the research papers should be of 250-300 words. Opinion/commentary articles should include a summary of 100 to 150 words [key message]. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, covering background, argument of the research, methods, main findings and conclusion. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.
  6. Keywords: 3-6 key words need to be added after the abstract.  We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
  7. Spelling: Spelling should be in UK English (e.g. urbanisation).
  8. Quotations, footnotes and citations: Short quotations should use single quotation marks, while longer quotes should be indented. Footnotes can be provided for referring to important details.
  9. In text citations and references: All in-text citations in the paper should be listed in the reference section. And all References at the end of the paper should be cited in the manuscript. The Harvard Referencing style should be followed (refer to Referencing Style section).
  10. Photos, Tables and Figures: The journal is printed in black-and-white. The photos, figures and tables in color will be converted to greyscale for print. So, please do not refer to color for understanding any figures or photos.
  11. Units of Measurements:  Measurements of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units. Temperature should in degree Celsius.
  12. Disclaimer: Neither the Editorial Board nor the publisher accept responsibility for the views of authors expressed in their contributions.

Submission Process

  1. Articles should be submitted to the New Angle: Nepal Journal of Social Science and Public Policy at: (
  2. Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and should not have been submitted for any other publication until the manuscript remains under consideration for publication in New Angle Journal.
  3. Authors should upload a declaration from the authors that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere.
  4. All submissions should conform to our style guidelines
  5. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Each author must have at least bachelor degree in the related field and should have participated sufficiently in the work to take the public responsibility for the content.
  6. If the instructions are not followed, the manuscripts will be returned to the authors for appropriate modification.
  7. The authors should submit the abstract within the deadline set in Call for Papers. The authors will receive the notification of the receipt. In the next 2 weeks, the authors will receive the message of acceptance/rejection of their abstract for the New Angle Journal. In some cases, the authors might be requested to submit extended abstract if the editor considers the paper to be potential. In case of acceptance of abstract/extended abstract, the authors will be requested to submit the manuscript within 2 months. The authors should submit the manuscript within the set deadline.
  8. After the Editorial review, the anonymized manuscript will be sent to first peer reviewer. The suggestion and/or comments from first peer reviewer will be communicated to the author for revision. The authors will address the comments by the reviewers in the manuscript itself and prepare a separate response document to how the authors have addressed/not addressed to each of the reviewer’s comments. Similarly, after revision of the paper by the author, the paper will be sent for second peer review. The author will again address the comments in the manuscript and prepare a separate response to reviewer.
  9. The New Angle Editorial Board will then take a decision whether the paper will be published or rejected (in case comments from reviewers are not adequately addressed).
  10. The submitted manuscript will then go for the editorial review and the authors will receive the final comments by the editors, if any.
  11. Upon acceptance, the manuscript will be forwarded for copy-editing.
  12. If there are any revisions required, like adding references, in-text citations or any confirmation of dates, acronyms, the authors will receive request to provide the information. The manuscript will be then forwarded for designing and will be published online.
  13. The authors will be notified of the online submission with the link of the website.

Reference style

The manuscript should follow Harvard Referencing style. The style with some examples for in-text citation and reference list are described below.

References in the text (in-text citations)

Any intext reference should include the authorship and the year of the work. 

  • When making reference to an author’s work in your text, their name is followed by the year of publication of their work:

Cormack (1994) states that states that ….

  • Where reference is made to more than one author in a sentence, and they are referred to directly, they are both cited:

Jones (1946) and Smith (1948) have both shown …

  • When the in-text citation is not in the beginning of the sentence:

Further research in the late forties (Jones, 1946; Smith, 1948) led to major developments …

  • Where there are several authors (more than four), only the first author should be used, followed by ‘et al.’ meaning and others:

Green, et al. (1995) found that the majority….

  • If you are quoting several works published by the same author in the same year, they should be differentiated by adding a lower-case letter directly, with no space, after the year for each item:

Earlier research by Dunn (1993a) found that…but later research suggested again by Dunn (1993b) that …

  • If there is no date in the publication cited,

Smith (n.d.) has written and demonstrated …

  • Including the page numbers of a reference will help readers trace your sources.

This is particularly important for quotations in the text:

Lawrence (1966, p.124) states “we should expect …”

or indirectly: This is to be expected (Lawrence, 1966, p.124) …   

Please note page numbers:  preceded with p. for a single page. And pp. for a range of pages

  • For making secondary referencing in your document, you can mention cited in

Research recently carried out in the Greater Manchester area by Brown (1966 cited in Bassett, 1986, p.142) found that …

  • Citing from websites in the text,

Recent research on meningitis (BBC, 2009) has shown …

Reference List of Bibliography

  • All items should be listed alphabetically by author or authorship (surname). Where there are several works from one author or source, they should by listed together but in date order, with the earliest work listed first.

Journal Article 

Author surname, Initials., Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue /Part number), Page numbers.

Gill, P., 2009. The politics of land reform in Nepal 1951–1964. Studies in Nepali History and Society, 14(2), pp.217–59.


Author surname, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.

Book with single author:

Regmi, M.C., 1976. Land ownership in Nepal. Berkeley: California University Press. 

Book with two authors:

Barker, R. Kirk, J. and Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Book with more than 4 authors:

Grace, B. et al., 1988.  A history of the world. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Edited Book

Author surname, Initials. ed. (or eds.), Year. Title of book. Edition. Place: Publisher.

Keene, E. ed., 1988. Natural language. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Silverman, D.F. and Propp, K.K. eds., 1990. The active interview. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. 

Chapter of Edited book 

Author surname, initials., Year of chapter. Title of chapter followed by In: Book editor(s) initials and surnames with ed. or eds. after the last name. Year of book. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. Chapter number or first and last page numbers followed by full-stop.

Smith, J., 1975. A source of information. In: W. Jones, ed. 2000. One hundred and one ways to find information about health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ch.2. 


Author, Year, Title of book. [type of medium] Place of publication: Publisher.  Followed by “Available through:” include e-book source/database, web address or URL [Accessed date].

Carlsen, J. and Charters, S., eds. 2007. Global wine tourism. [e-book] Wallingford: CABI Pub. Available through: Anglia Ruskin University Library website <> [Accessed 9 June 2008]. 

Newspaper article 

Author surname, Initials., Year. Title of article or column header. Full Title of Newspaper,

Day and month. Page no.

Kattal, S. C., 2008. Land reform in election manifestos. Kantipur Daily, 3 Sep. p.4. 

Statutory Documents

Organisation, Year. Title of document. Place of publication: Publisher. 

GON, 1990. Interim Constitution of Nepal-2007. Kathmandu: Government of Nepal. 

Conference report

Authorship/author, editor or organisation, Year. Full title of conference report. Location, Date, Place of publication: Publisher.

UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), 2005. 6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance.  Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

Conference paper 

Authorship, Year. Full title of conference paper. In: followed by editor or name of organisation, Full title of conference. Location, Date, Place of publication: Publisher.

Brown, J., 2005. Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In: UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), 6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations. 


Author, Year of publication. Title of dissertation. Level. Official name of University.

Richmond, J., 2005. Customer expectations in the world of electronic banking: a case study of the Bank of Britain. Ph. D. Anglia Ruskin University.


Authorship or Source, Year. Title of web document or web page. [type of medium] Available at: include web site address/URL (Uniform Resource Locator) [Accessed date].

National Electronic Library for Health, 2003. Can walking make you slimmer and healthier? [online] Available at:<> [Accessed 10 April 2005].


Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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.

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