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 ISSN 2631-2301 (Online )                                                                                                                        

  ISSN  1016-0582 (Print

Guidelines for contributors                                                                                                                                                                                     Banko Janakari (BJ) a journal for forestry information of Nepal is an online journal published in English countinuously since 1987. The aim of Banko Janakari is to published peer reviewed research, review articles and short notes in the field of forestry science like wildlife, botany, soil conservation, socio-economics studies, medicinal plant, environment and biodiversity. Banko Janakari is an online journal which provides full access to the research and review papers. All articles after approval from editorial board shall be published.

The main aim of Journal is to promote the forestry sector research and development. The scope of the journal includes the following branches:

 1. Forestry  2.Wildlife  3. Botany 4. Soil Conservation 5.Socio-economics Studies  6.Medicinal Plant 6.Environment 7. Biodiversity

Peer Review Process

Peer review process is double blind .Please see the flow chart of the peer-review process                                                                                                                                                                                         

Banko Janakari is a refereed journal. Research articles, short notes, or book reviews may be submitted. The submissions are accepted on the understanding that the editor may shorten or alter them in an appropriate way. In the case of research articles, authors will be consulted as far as possible. Please state whether an article submitted to Banko Janakari, relates to work that has been commissioned by any government or other organization, or done in any connection with a course of study at a university or other institution. The author should also declare that the submitted article has not been published elsewhere, or submitted to another journal for publication.

All manuscripts must be original and not under consideration with another publication or in another form, such as a chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. Furthermore, authors of accepted papers are prohibited from publishing the results in other publications that appear before the paper is published in IJTJ, unless they receive approval for doing so from IJTJ’s managing editor.

Articles should be of interest to the broad categories of forestry professionals in general and be understandable to non-specialist also. Articles should be written in plain and concise language and jargons should be avoided. Technical terms that may be unfamiliar to readers should be defined when they appear for the first time. Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible.

Manuscript should be in English, typed in double space and submitted in duplicate. The length of the manuscript should be between 3000 and 4000 words for longer articles, and 1000 and 2000 for short notes. However, shorter or longer articles may be considered in certain cases. Articles should follow the journal’s format:

  • Title
  • Author (s)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Postscript and Appendix

The first page of the article should provide the full name, title and complete address of the author(s) including e-mail address.

Subsequent pages should be numbered sequentially. The article should commence with a concise and informative abstract in one paragraph without reference to text or figures. It should be about 200 words. The abstract should be followed by four to six keywords.

Authors are requested to provide supporting illustrative materials (tables, graphs, maps and drawings) with manuscripts. Such materials must be numbered and supplied on separate sheet. Photographs should be of high resolution and good contrast. All measurements should be given in the metric system. Exchange rate of Nepali Rupees with US dollars is a must where monetary fi gures are supplied. All the tables more than half of A4 size paper and those other than results should be kept as annexes. Hatching and patterns should indicate different divisions of maps and graphs instead of different colours.

References should be given at the end of the article on separate sheet of paper. Reference cited in the text must be listed alphabetically. References used in the text should indicate the name of the author(s) and date of publication at appropriate points (As per the American Psychological Association Manual, 7th Edition).Based on article types ,citation of peer review article,authentic institution reports will be preferable in scientific research paper.Citation of news paper secondary sources not reviewed journal can include only sometimes in discussion part of paper. For the convenience of authors, some examples of citation of different publications are given below. Please also note the case, italicization and bold typeface etc. of the referencing style given below.

In-Text Citations

 For single Author

Abrams (2018) or (Abrams, 2018),  

For Two Authors

Wegener and Petty (2019) or (Wegener & Petty, 2019)

Three or more Authors

Harris et al. (2018) or (Harris et al., 2018)

For Corporate Author

First time with an abbreviation:

(Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2019)

Then all subsequent citations: (CDC, 2019)


Reference: Book

Adhikari, P. R. (2010). Educating academic writing skills in engineering (3rd ed.). Ekta books.


Bromiley, P., & Rau, D. (2017). Behavioral strategic management. Routledge.

 Book Chapter

Jones, C. G., & Coleman. J. S. (1991). Plant stress and insect herbivory: Toward an integrated perspective. In H. A. Mooney, W.E. Winner, & E. Pell (Eds.), Responses of plants to multiple stresses (pp. 249-280). Academic Press.

 Journal Articles

Sharma, R. P. (2006). Modelling height-diameter relationship for Chir pine trees. Banko Janakari, 16(2), 30-36.

Dennis, R., Hoffman, A., Applegate, G., Von Gemmingen, G. and Kartawinata, K. 2001. Large-scale fire: creator and destroyer of secondary forests in Western Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 13(3): 786-799.

Huang, S., & Titus, S. J. (1993). An index of site productivity for uneven-aged or mixed forest stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 3(1), 558-562.

Williams, I., & Hills, D. (2004). Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: A qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology, 13(6), 408-428. 

 Gaudio, J. L., & Snowdon, C. T. (2008). Spatial cues more salient than color cues in cotton-top tamarins (saguinus oedipus) reversal learning. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 12(2), 441-444. doi:10.1037/0735-7036.122.4.441


Draper, N. R. and Smith, H. 1981. Applied Regression Analysis. 2nd edition. Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.

 Article or Chapter in an Edited Book with Authors

Hartley, J. T., Harker, J.O., & Walsh, D.A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development of learning and memory. In L. W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980s: Psychological issues (pp. 239-252). American Psychological Association.

Tsuchida, K. 1983. Grassland vegetation and succession in eastern Nepal. In Structure and Dynamics of Vegetation in Eastern Nepal (ed) Numata, M. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, 47-87. 


EPC. 1993. Nepal Environment Policy and Action Plan : Integrating Environment and Developmen. Environment Protection Council, Kathmandu, Nepal. 87p.

Paper (Seminar/Workshop)

Alder, P. and Kwon, S. 1999. ‘‘Social Capital: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’’ paper presented at the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA.


Shrestha, S. M. 1993. Comparison of Different Sampling Techniques in Forest Inventory in Southern Nepal. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland. 35 p.

 Newspaper Article

Von Drehle, D. (2000, January 15). Russians unveil new security plan. The Washington Post, p. A1.

Electronic Sources

Online magazine article

McGinn, D., & Springen, K. (2017, July 30). Express medicine. Newsweek.

 Online newspaper article

Doulin, T. (2006, November 9). Smoking goes poof. Columbus Dispatch.


International Writing Centers Association. (2015). IWCA rapid research survey results: Undergraduate tutor hourly pay rates. tutor-hourly-pay-rates/

 Online publication with no author

(Move title to author position).

Mandela celebrates with global leaders. (2008, June 27). CNN.

 Course handout/Lecture notes

Archard, S., Merry, R., & Nicholson, C. (2011). Karakia and waiata [PowerPoint slides]. Moodle.

 Online dictionary or reference entry with no author

Merriam-Webster. (n. d.). Syntax. In dictionary.

 Online video

Harvard University. (2019, August 28). Soft robotic gripper for jellyfish [Video]. YouTube.


Gates, B. [@BillGates]. (2019, September 7). Today, it’s difficult for researchers to diagnose #Alzheimers patients early enough to intervene. A reliable, easy and accurate diagnostic would. [Thumbnail with link attached] [Tweet]. Twitter.

Facebook Post

News from Science. (2019, June 21). Are you a fan of astronomy? Enjoy reading about what scientists have discovered in our solar system—and beyond? [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. 10156268057260108 type=3&theater

 Unpublished dissertation / Thesis

Zaragoza, K. (2005). A moral psychology of blame [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Princeton University.

 Niraula, K. (2015). Addressing the neglect of local peacebuilding practices through documentaries: A case of everyday Gandhis [Unpublished master’s thesis]. University of Notre Dame.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published twice a year

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