Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

1.1 Types of paper

 

(a) Research Focus Papers: these papers are fully documented, interpreted accounts of significant findings of original research. The maximum acceptable length of a Research Paper is 3000-3500 words (or 8-10 pages). Authors should aim for no more than eight figures per paper. Papers not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected, at the Editor's discretion.

(b) Review Papers: these are critical and comprehensive reviews that provide new insights or interpretation of a subject through thorough and systematic evaluation of available evidence. It is however important that a review is more than a summary of the literature; an in-depth critical discussion is essential for acceptance of a review paper. They should not normally exceed 3000-3500 words (or 8-10 pages).

(c) Practice Focus Papers: these are critical and comprehensive practiced based paper that provide new insights or interpretation of a subject matter thorough available evidence. It is however important that a review is more than a summary of the literature; an in-depth critical discussion is essential for acceptance of a review paper. They should not normally exceed 3000-3500 words (or 8-10 pages).

(d) Theory Focus Papers: these are critical and comprehensive theoretical perspectives or philosophical idea being asserted through application of tools and new methods. 

 

1.2 Ethics in publishing

You will be required to accept the ethics of Nepal Engineers Association Journal when you submit your paper to this journal. The statement covers authorship, originality and conflicts of interest. 

 

1.3 Copyright

If your paper is selected for publication you have to sign our copyright assignment form.

 

1.4 Language

Papers must be in good, grammatically correct English, and if your paper cannot be understood it will be rejected. You are advised to check the English language by professional linguist.

 

  1. Submission

Articles should be provided in electronic form and send to our official e-mail address sophenconference@gmail.com The article must comply with the instructions below.

If the paper is not prepared in accordance with the instructions given, it may not be considered further. In the course of the peer review process, authors must revise the submitted papers within one week time; otherwise the contribution will be considered withdrawn.

 

  1. PREPARATION

3.1 Use of word processing software

  • The preferred format for electronic versions is Microsoft Word. Please do not supply your typescript as a PDF. Please supply only the final version of your file (with no hidden text).

 

3.2 Article structure

3.2.1 Initial

  • Do not number or letter section headings.
  • Papers should be well structured
  • Author name(s), full postal addresses for each author. Include the e-mail address for the corresponding author only.
  • Abstract: briefly specifying the aims of the work, the main results obtained, and the conclusions drawn. Citations must not be included in the Abstract.
  • Keywords: keywords will enable subsequent abstracting or information retrieval systems to locate the paper.

3.2.2 Main text: for clarity this should be subdivided into:

  • Introduction: describing the background of the work and its aims.
  • Methods: a brief description of the methods/techniques used (Experimental setup, Experimental procedures, Experimental conditions etc.)
  • Results and Discussion: a clear presentation of experimental results obtained, highlighting any trends or points of interest.
  • Conclusions: a brief explanation of the significance and implications of the work reported.
  • Acknowledgement:
  • References: these should be to accessible sources. Please ensure that all work cited in the text is included in the reference list, and that the dates and authors given in the text match those in the reference list. References must always be given in sufficient detail for the reader to locate the work cited

 

  1. Nomenclature & Units
  • SI units are strongly recommended.
  • Write equations in dimensionless form or in metric units.
  1. Artwork
  • All figures should be embedded correctly positioned within your Word files
  • The journal is printed in black and white
  • Figures should appear in numerical order, be described in the body of the text and be positioned close to where they are first cited. Each figure should have a caption which describes the illustration, and that can be understood independently of the main text. The caption should be given in the text, and not on the figure itself.
  • Make sure all figures and tables will fit inside the text area.
    1. Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text

  1. References

Citations in text

  • Use surname of author and year of publication: (Jones, 2002).
  • Insert initials only if there are two different authors with the same surname and same year of publication.
  • Two or more years in parentheses following an author's name are cited in ascending order of year, and two or more references published in the same year by the same author are differentiated by letters a, b, c, etc. For example: Brown (1999, 2002, 2003a, b).
  • Different references cited together should be in date order, for example: (Smith, 1959; Thomson & Jones, 2008).
  • If a paper has been accepted for publication but has not been published the term "(in press)" should be used instead of a date.
  • If a paper has been submitted but not definitely accepted the term "(submitted)" should be used. If the paper is still being prepared the term "(in preparation)" should be used.
  • The abbreviation "et al." should be used in the text when there are more than two co-authors of a cited paper.

 

  1. List of References
  • References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper.
  • Please follow the reference style for journal, book, or online reference.

 

  1. SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review:

Ensure that the following items are present:

  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address
  • All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
  • Keywords
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

 

  1. AUTHOR INQUIRIES

For further advice please contact:

Scientific Committee, International Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership. e-mail; sophenconference@gmail.com, chandikabhatta@hotmail.com, ph. No. 9771-4006634, 977-9851032632, Fax: 9771-4419802