Guiding Principle for Manuscripts

The manuscript must include the following:

  • The title of the manuscript
  • Full name of the author(s) along with the affiliation and position of the author(s)
  • The email address of the author(s)
  • An abstract of no more than 250 to 300 words
  • Four to five keywords
  • Full paper contents generally restricted to a strict length of 6000 to 8000 words, including all elements such as title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, acknowledgment (if any), a biographical statement, etc. (Remember, acknowledgments and biographical statement will be adjusted only after paper is accepted for publication by editorial board).

To maintain anonymity, for the purpose of double-blind peer review, the author's name and any relevant information about the author(s) will not be disclosed during the double-blind peer-review process. The article text should be submitted in MS word; other files will not be accepted. The manuscript should be submitted by registering to the JrTP website at http://kusoed.edu.np/journal/index.php/jtp/index. Font size and font should be 12 points and Times New Roman, double spaces, whether in normal, bold or italic. References in articles submitted to JrTP should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Visit the website http://www.apastyle.org/ for further information on the APA format.

During the Manuscript Preparation

JrTP accepts submissions and publishes manuscripts written only in English (for the length of the manuscript see manuscript types). In addition, author(s) need to assure before submission that the manuscript is complete computer ready copy. Please consider the following:

  • Will the reader be able to understand and evaluate all stages of your research study or methodological/theoretical contribution or the position you are stating in your manuscript?
  • Is the expression of ideas and wording understandable, plain, self-contained, precise, and full?
  • In its current state, is your manuscript written in the shortest possible way? Do you have any redundancies, repetitions, and/or unsupported generalizations?
  • Did you make explicit your theoretical/conceptual framework?
  • Did you have data or references for all of the statements you included in your manuscript?
  • Have you clearly explained and highlighted the place and importance of the research problem in the literature? Are your purposes clear and understandable? Do you explain the reasons for the choice of methods and their suitability to the problem?
  • Did you include references for the instruments you employed? If you are presenting a new research instrument, questionnaire, achievement test, interview protocol, etc., did you include it entirely in the manuscript for the reviewers and the readers to be able to evaluate it?

Did you present the entire results emerging from the study? Remember, all the results presented must emerged from the current study. Did you discuss the results in terms of the literature and contributions to the literature?