Instruction to Author

Manuscripts Preparation
File type
The article should be submitted only in MS-word 2003 or 2007 format. Equations should be converted by using MS Office equation editor and pasted as image at proper place. Similarly, the figures and tables should be placed at proper place in the manuscript.
Number of Pages
The article should not exceed 15 pages including text, figures and tables. Authors are suggested to fit their manuscript in the provided template and check the pages before submission. Author(s) should copy the content from their original file and paste in the template using ‘paste special – unformatted text’ command at respective places in the template so that the format in template will be preserved. Similar process should be followed for figures selecting ‘paste special – Picture (enhanced metafile).
File size
The file size should be of maximum 10 MB.
Language of the articles should be only in English.
Manuscript Organization
General Instruction
Page Layout
At the initial submission of manuscript in MSWord file, it should have page setup for A4 size paper, portrait, and single column with 1” margin in all sides. Line spacing of the text should be 1.15 point.
Title of Manuscript
The title should be researched centric and short as possible. It should be 50 words maximum with Cambria 16 point.
Author(s) Name
Write full author(s) name(s) in Calibri 12 point, bold. If there is more than one author, mention reference numbers by 1, 2… superscript in front of the name and put a comma between names. Also put * after the corresponding author’s name.
The Address(es) and Affiliations of the Author(s)
The details of authors’ home institutions at the time when their primary contribution to the research was carried out should be mentioned. The author should mention the current affiliations under acknowledgments if differs from home institutions. Text size should be Calibri 11 point, italics.
Correspondence Email Address
The e-mail address of the corresponding author should be presented below the address and affiliation of authors within bracket.
The abstract is the brief summary of research that includes objectives of the research, methodology being used, result and discussion and conclusions. It should be focused with self-explanatory to understand the complete research works. It should be written in complete sentences with Calibri 10 point without subheadings and in single column.
Provide 4 to 6 keywords (indexing terms) in alphabetical order and. It should be typed in italic 10.5 point Calibri.
Article Sections
Length of Introduction should be around 500 words maximum which include citations. The introduction should be brief with preliminary explanation of the research, reasons objectives, advantages and general outcome of the study. It should be written with Calibri 10 point.
Materials and Methods
This section of the manuscript explains about materials and methods being used to perform the research. It includes the brief description of materials used as well as formerly applied or newly developed methods. It should be written with Calibri 10 point.
Results and Discussion
This section discusses the original experimental findings or any survey findings which should be presented in clear and concise manner. Appropriate statistical methods should be applied to verify numerical data being collected during experiments or survey. It should be tabulated or presented in figures with brief description. Discussion covers the summary of principal findings of the research with facts from published findings or closely related research to check their validtion. This should not be more than 1500 words including citations. The font should be Calibri 10 point.
Write about 2-3 paragraph drawing the main conclusion of the work.
Acknowledgements include details of research funding sources if applicable and about any technical or intellectual assistance provided through others those have no rights of authorship for this research. It can include presenting the gratitude towards your guide/team mates/at back end support. It should be written in Calibri 10 point and not more than 250 words.
References should be given at the end of the manuscript. Always use the full names of journals. Cite references in their present language, do not try to translate. The reference list should only include works that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications (or any unpublished work) should only be mentioned in the text. All citation made in the text should appear in the reference.
Journal Article
Kharel MD, 2014. Geohazard assessment along Dharan-Dhankuta road section, east Nepal. Journal of Engineering Geology, 70:247-256.
Sharma D and Shrestha RB, 2018. Delineation of groundwater potential zones in ABCD area of Central Nepal. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 60: 170-182.
Preiksaitis HG, Mills CA, Marck JB, Jessica LC and Morgan WL, 1996. Coordination of breathing and swallowing: effects of Bolus consistency and presentation in normal adults. Journal of Applie Physiology, 81(4):1707-1714.
Journal Article with DOI
Sherchan MD, Bhattarai SN, and Dhoubdel HP, 2017. Geohazard assessment in eastern and central mountainous region of Nepal. Journal of Environmental Geology, 45(2):85-97. DOI: 12.33953/jeg.591
Ghimire S, 2008. Surface water and groundwater interaction. Churchill – Livingstone: Elsevier, 345.
Thapa S and Pun MB, 2008. Surface water and groundwater interaction. 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier, 500.
Thapa S and Pun MB and Gurung LN, 2008. Surface water and groundwater interaction. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier, 438.
Book Edition
Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Edition number. Place of publication: Publisher.
Karmacharya, LT, 1994. Dhunge Dhara (Stone spout) in Kathmandu valley: The ancient effective water distribution system. 3rd ed. Kathmandu: United publisheing, 250p.
Chapter of a Book (in edited book)
Khadka RB, 2015. Groundwater condition in Dhading district. In: Shrestha R ed(s). General hydrogeological condition in mountainous area of Nepal. ABC publisher, Kathmandu, 11-20.
Khadka RB, 2015. Water availability and livelihood in Dhulikhel area. M. Sc. Thesis, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, 256.
Conference Paper or Conference Proceedings/Extended Abstracts
Khadka RB, 2015. Groundwater condition in Dhading district. In: Shrestha R ed(s). Proceeding of International seminar on groundwater for society, 15-17 July 2018, Kathmandu Nepal. Nepalese Water Association, Kathmandu, 122-127.
Khadka RB, 2015. Groundwater condition in Dhading district. In: Shrestha R ed(s). Proceeding of International seminar on groundwater for society, 15-17 July 2018, Kathmandu Nepal. Oline: Nepalese Water Association, Kathmandu, 122-127. Available from:, accessed on 15 Oct 2018.
Citation in the Text
Direct citation in the text
Kansakar et al. (1997) carried out study in Nawalparasi district and found that the groundwater quality in the central part of valley is not suitable for drinking.
Gupta and Mahato (2016) carried out hydrogeological study in Dhanusa district and found that the groundwater potential is high in the northern part.
Groundwater studies in the northern part of Kathmandu valley was carried out by Shrestha et al. (2008).
Indirect citation in the text
Groundwater occurrence depends on various factors including the properties of rock/soil and the slope gradient (Rai et al. 1997).
Though approaches for hydrogeological studies in the plain area and mountainous area are similar, some of the factors responsible for the occurrence of groundwater could be different (Basnet 2015; Bhatta and Shrestha 2009; Pudasaini et al. 2016).
Arabic numerals should be used to number the tables in ascending order and font size of table data should be Calibri 9 point. Tools of Table should be used to prepare the tables and should not paste as image. Tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate places. Caption of table should be a brief and self-explanatory title. Title of tables should be given at the top of the table and title should be Calibri 10 point, italic.
Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals in the sequence they occur. The caption of figure should be below the figure, brief and self-explanatory, Calibri font, 10 point, italic. Figures must be placed within the text at the appropriate places. The figures should be prepared keeping in mind the basic cartographic norm, with coordinates, legend, scale bar and good color balance. There should be a good balance between the fonts of letters used in figure, legend and scale bar as well as axis label (coordinate). Dirty figures and scanned images are not acceptable, recommended to redraw the scanned image for better quality. Acceptable formats: jpeg and tif. All photographs should be considered as figure and numbered accordingly.

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