Guidelines for Reviewers

Journal of Political Science (JPS) is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal and published annually in print and online. The journal welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in all subjects or disciplines of all subjects and areas. Reviewers are requested to read the guidelines below before preparing their review report:

  1. Manuscripts must be prepared in a single Microsoft Word file including charts, figures, tables, graphics, or any other materials relevant to the topics.
  2. A manuscript must have a minimum of 3,000 words, but should not exceed 7000 words and Times New Roman 12-point font size. The paragraphs must only be left justified throughout with a paragraph space.
  3. Manuscripts submitted to the Department of Political Science, Prithvi Narayan Campus must be the original work of the author/s, must not be submitted anywhere for publication, and not published partially or in full in any other journals.
  4. Author/s must maintain consistency in style throughout the manuscript. All manuscripts must contain at least 10 different citations and must follow layout formats of APA style (7th edition).
  5. All manuscripts must include the following components to achieve consistency in style that makes the writing easier for readers:
    • Title
    • Author/s’ biography in brief (name, designation, affiliation, address, email address)
    • Abstract (within 150 to 300 words)
    • Keywords (not more than five words or phrases)
    • Main Headings (include an introduction, body with several headings or sub-headings, and conclusion; include recommendations if any). The components of the article must be according to one of the following three types of articles.
    • Acknowledgements (if any)
    • References
    • Appendices (if any)
  6. The manuscripts must be in one of three types: 1) original research article (introduction, review of literature, methodology, results and discussion, and conclusion), 2) theoretical/critical essay article (introduction, review of literature, theory/approach, discussion/analysis, and conclusion), and 3) review article (introduction, review of literature, conclusion).
  7. All authors should take all ethical responsibility for their submitted and published manuscripts. If submitted manuscripts have used false data or are found plagiarized from others’ work, they will be rejected without review and returned to the respective author/s.
  8. For any dispute regarding the selection of the manuscript for publication, the decision of the editorial board will be final.

Please download the peer review form here: Peer Review Form

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