Instruction for Authors

Instruction for Authors

Special issue of Journal of Nepal Physical Society accepts following types of manuscripts:
· Manuscripts submitted should neither be published nor be under consideration for publication in another journal.
· Regular Articles: Original research manuscripts. (length restriction: Maximum 5 pages)
Addition materials can be submitted as Supplementary Information (for review purpose)

Submission Process

Manuscripts for this issue should be submitted online electronically.
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Submission open: July 20, 2020
Submission deadline: August 10, 2020

Accepted Manuscript File Formats

Microsoft Word is the only accepted format.
Authors should use the word template provided. Click here to download the template.
Manuscripts must be a single word file.
If you have any questions regarding manuscript submission, please contact the Editorial board at info@anpaglobal.org.
The accepted manuscript will be published in the Special issue of Journal of Nepal Physical Society which is published by Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL).

Editorial Procedures and Peer-Review

Initial Checks

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial board will be checked by a professional to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the Journal of Nepal Physical Society.

Peer-Review

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. Peer review comments are confidential, reviewer’s identity will not be shared without permission.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles, reviews will go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews and the assigned editor will communicate the decision.
· Accept without Revisions:
If both the reviewers provide excellent reviews and which is agreed with the handling editor, manuscript can be accepted as it is.
· Accept after Minor Revisions:
The paper can be accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given 14 days for the minor revisions/correction.
· Reconsider after Major Revisions:
The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to respond to the comments. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within a month. Authors need to request if they need additional time.
· Reject and Encourage Resubmission:
If additional work is needed to support the conclusions, the manuscript will be rejected and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments or theory, or computation have been provided.
· Reject:
The manuscript does not fit the standard of the journal. The article makes no original or significant contribution to the field of research. No offer of resubmission is provided.

Production and Publication

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo editing, proofreading by the authors. The final version will be published on the Nepal Physical Society journal website.
Authors will follow the Copyright transfer after the formal acceptance of the manuscript.

Cover Letter

A cover letter should be included with each manuscript submission indicating it is for the special issue. Authors should provide brief information on the overall content and its significance and why this fit with the scope of the journal. Authors need to confirm that the main content of the manuscript is not published elsewhere or is under consideration in other journals. For any contents already published should include the copyright permission. Author can propose to include or exclude any names of reviewers in the cover letter.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should include:
· Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords
· Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions.
· Supplementary Materials (optional), Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest if any.
· References.
· Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text.
· SI Units (International System of Units) should be used where possible.
· Equations: In word, use of either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on are advised. Equations should be editable by editor and should not in a picture format.

Further instructions:

· Title: The title of your manuscript should be brief, clear, specific, and relevant to the manuscript.
· Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.
· Abstract: The abstract should be less than 300 words. The abstract should be a single paragraph.
· Keywords: Three to five pertinent keywords needed which are relevant to the research area.
· Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. Critical review of previous literature is expected. The significance of the presented research should be highlighted.
· Methods: The methodology should be described clearly and in sufficient details so that the research is reproducible. Provide the name and cite any experimental tools or software are used.
· Results and Discussion: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. Authors need to highlight what is new and novel.
· Conclusions: Authors need to conclude the research finding in a short paragraph(s). Author can also provide future direction of the research in brief.
· Acknowledgments : All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work. Funding information can be entered separately into the submission system by the authors during submission of their manuscript.
· Conflicts of Interest: Authors should declare if any conflict of interest. No provided will be assumed as if there is no conflict of interest.
· Supplementary Materials (optional): Authors can provide supplementary information for review.

Supplementary Information

References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1–3] or [1,3].
References should be described as follows, depending on the type of work:
Journal Articles:
1. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D. Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name Year, Volume, page range.
Books and Book Chapters:
2. Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; pp. 154–196.
Unpublished work, submitted work, personal communication:
4. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. status (unpublished; manuscript in preparation) or (under review; accepted; in press).
Conference Proceedings:
7. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D.; Author 3, E.F. Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year
Thesis:
8. Author 1, A.B. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.
Websites:
9. Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).
(Note: this applies to some databases or resources only available on webpage. Authors are responsible for any plagiarism caused by copying information from a webpage.)

Figures and Tables

All Figures and Tables should be embedded into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, etc.)
End of manuscript figures are not accepted.
Files for Figures should be at a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). TIFF, JPEG, EPS are preferred. All Figures and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.
Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color (RGB at 8-bit per channel).
Authors may be asked to provide the original figures files for editing and production purpose after the manuscript is accepted.

Research and Publication Ethics

Authors should follow the standard research Ethics. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the author might be asked for correction or retract the paper.
Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
Data and methods used in the research need to be provided for reproducibility.
In case of errors, authors need to promptly write to the editors so that appropriate actions can be taken.
If the manuscript uses published figures or images, permission from the copyright holder should be obtained.
Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.
The submitted manuscript will be checked with plagiarism software (acceptance will be ~30% in Turnitin or similar software).
Editor’s decision will be final.
If you have any questions, please contact the editorial office.




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