Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published in all or major parts of the manuscript and is under consideration to other journals (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- All tables are in Microsoft word table format (not in image format)
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The research article category is one that with the in-depth investigation of the topic of interest. An original article will have an introduction that clearly articulates the context, research gaps and objectives of the study; a section on research methodology; results and discussions; conclusions; and policy recommendations. The length of the article should not exceed 6000 words excluding references. In exceptional cases, the Journal office may consider an article exceeding 6000 words if the author sufficiently justifies the length.
NPPR only accepts manuscripts written in English for this category.
The Policy Commentary article submission is only open to those who have extensive engagement in policy level engagement in the last 2 years. The article should show the topics of interest have clear policy issues that need attention. It will also have a clear justification on how and why this is an issue and present the different policy provisions supporting the main arguments. We expect the article to be around 2000 words, however, it may be more if the author convinces the editorial Team.
The article can be in both languages English or Nepali; If the article is written in Nepali author(s) should provide the Abstract in English as well.
This article will also go through the rigorous double-blind peer review.
We do not entertain personal communication with the intention to influence the submission even if you are invited to submit in this section.
The author grant(s) Nepal Public Policy Review (NPPR), a journal promoted by Policy Research Institute (PRI) a non-exclusive license to publish and distribute the article under the CREATIVE COMMONS International 4.0. This license includes the right to publish the Article in electronic and online forms and systems as well as to index and archive in all forms.
The author(s) agree(s) that NPPR shall have the first publication right, however, the content is copyrighted to Author(s) under CREATIVE COMMONS INTERNATIONAL 4.0 license. Author(s) is(are) liable for the originality of the article, has not been published elsewhere, is not under consideration for publication by any means and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication in the future, if failing to do so author(s) will be responsible for any consequences arise under the academic research ethics and integrity. Moreover, author(s) is/are responsible for any libelous or other unlawful statements and any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity. Submitting the article to NPPR confirms that the author(s) have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in the Article.
The author(s) also ensure that the research work, statement, data, interpretation, conclusion and any inferences drawn are not influenced by funding agency(ies) – if any. If the Article was prepared jointly with other authors, all the authors are informed of the terms of the Non-Exclusive License.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We request personal information from you while interacting with the NPPR site, as follows:
- When you register on an NPPR Site for updates or to receive other types of notifications from us, we will ask for your email address to enable us to send you the information you have requested.
- If you want to submit a manuscript or other research output to NPPR for consideration or for posting on our sites or as a preprint, we will ask for the following information so that we may consider, process, and possibly publish your manuscript, in conformance with accepted publishing standards: your name, title, telephone number, email address, institution, department and address. You may voluntarily provide us with additional information to help us identify and contact you, such as your middle name, degree, preferred name, secondary phone number, fax number, position, ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier), state or province, and areas of interest or expertise. We will ask for the same information if you want to be considered as an editor or reviewer.
- If you want to submit a public comment on our website, we will ask for the following information: email, first name, and last name. Your display name, which is auto-generated to include your first initial, last name and randomly selected number(s), will be made public along with your comment. If you request that your account be deleted, your comment will remain on our website but your display name will no longer be associated with your comment.
- If you register on an NPPR Site, we will gather and store your username and password to identify you at sign-in and to administer your account.
- If we send you an email with links then we will gather and store the information about the links that you click on in order to track the effectiveness of our communications.
Additionally, NPPR may process some basic personal information about you (email address, name and research interest) that is publicly available to register you as a potential reviewer and expert or to contact you about publishing with NPPR on a particular topic.
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- Category. First-party cookies are served directly by us to your computer or device. Third-party cookies are served by a third party on our behalf. The NPPR site has both first-party and third-party cookies.
Use by NPPR
NPPR uses your personal information as described in the “INFORMATION WE COLLECT” section, to customize your experience on the NPPR site and facilitate our interactions with you.
If you are an author, we use your personal information for the purpose of processing, reviewing, communicating about, facilitating editorial review and peer review and for publishing.
If you are an editor or reviewer, we use your personal information to contact you about your potential or actual role as an editor or reviewer, to request and facilitate your review and handling of manuscripts, and to update you on news and developments at NPPR as it may affect your work with us.
We may also use your personal information to assist with improving the peer review system and further communication, as part of PRI’s ongoing research program on the
We may also collect your name, email, address and phone number at conferences or events.
Information Disclosure to Third Parties
If you submit a manuscript or other research content to us for possible publication, we will send the title and abstract of your manuscript to one or more potential external/volunteer editors and reviewers to gauge their interest in reviewing your content. If they agree to review your content, we will send them your full manuscript and any revisions and relevant comments you have provided. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, we share information about you, your manuscript, or other research content as reasonably necessary with volunteer curators. In addition to volunteer curators, we may share the foregoing information with journalists prior to publication for the purpose of promoting your work.
- Academic research groups and third-party providers of tools or services that help inform NPPR how to improve the peer review system and scientific communication
- To comply with applicable law, or as required or permitted by law
- To protect the safety of any person or to prevent any illegal activity
- Author’s institution and/or ethics committee and other third parties, as appropriate, where we have identified a failure to comply with our publishing standards and guidelines or to uphold the integrity of research in cases of suspected research integrity breaches
NPPR will never disclose demographic information, described in the “INFORMATION WE COLLECT” section above, to others, unless it is necessary deemed according to PRI data sharing policy.
No Sale or Leasing of Your Information
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION
We keep your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide services to you, and for as long as your account and/or registration with NPPR is active. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized use, access, loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We endeavor to protect the personal information we receive, gather and store, by such means as password protection, firewalls and other means. We also require that third party service providers acting on our behalf or with whom we share your information also provide appropriate security measures in accordance with industry standards.
Transmissions over the internet are never entirely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via a NPPR site while it is in transit over the internet. Any such transmission of information by you over the internet is at your own risk.
Legal Basis for Use of Your Information
Deletion of Personal Information
You may be entitled to request that we delete your personal information in certain specific circumstances. If you wish to exercise this right, please submit your request at email@example.com.
If you are an author and have submitted a manuscript or other research outputs to NPPR, or you are an editor or reviewer that has reviewed manuscripts or other research outputs submitted to NPPR, some of your personal data will be retained as necessary for NPPR to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim; for archiving policy research; and for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information. We may retain your personal data for the purposes of preserving NPPR publishing standards and ethical guidelines, which authors are made aware of before submission of any manuscript or other research output. Such personal data includes your name, institutional affiliation, title and email address.
Access, Update, Data Portability and Other Rights
You may also be entitled to access your information, update your personal information which is out of date or incorrect, restrict use of your personal information in certain specific circumstances, place a data portability request (applicable only when we use your personal information on the basis of your consent or performance of a contract, and where our use of your information is carried out by automated means), and ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process it on the basis of our or another person’s legitimate interest. Requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adapted from https://plos.org/privacy-policy/