Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Nepalese National Group of IAEG Since 20 Years

P.O.Box No. 231 Kathmandu, Nepal

Instructions to contributors to NGS Journal or Bulletin

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Journal of Nepal Geological Society (JNGS) is a reputed journal in earth science published by Nepal Geological Society. It is an academic, online, peer-reviewed journal with DOI numbers of each papers. The main aim of the journal is to disseminate original, scientific, theoretical or applied research in the field of Earth Science along with all allied fields, to create a platform for knowledge sharing on geosciences of the region. JNGS welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, technical note etc from researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students on geosciences and related area of the Himalayan region and adjacent areas. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the editorial board quickly and send to at least two reviewers of the related field for peer review process.

All the papers (Review, original research, short communication) can be submitted, throughout the year via its official email address ( After reviewers’ /editors’ confirmation for publication, the submitted paper immediately accepted and published online. However, the specific Volume / Issue number of each paper will be assigned by the editorial board. Prior to submission, please make sure you have followed all the instructions given in Guide to Authors.

Guide to Authors
The articles must be sound in scientific contribution not published or submitted for review elsewhere. The manuscript should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of Nepal Geological Society (E-mail: and should not exceed 30 pages in length, including text, references, annexes, figure and tables. The paper must be properly edited for language errors and typos. The acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is based on appraisal of the paper by two or more reviewers designated by the Editorial Board. Critical review determines the suitability of the paper, and its originality, adequacy and conciseness of the presentation. The manuscripts are returned to the authors for revision of final polishing. After the acceptance of the manuscripts, the editor may ask authors for final correction if any, must be made at this time, because no gallery proofs are sent to authors.

Case should be in 14-point Times New Roman (TNR) type, without capitalizing initial letters of each word unless necessary. The title of the paper should be relevant to the research work.

Name (s) and affiliation (s)
The title will be followed by full author (s) name (s) and affiliation (s) in 12-point TNR type. If there is more than one author, indicate affiliation of each author that should contain full address including the country, and e-mail address, and also indicate corresponding author.

Abstract: should be followed by the heading “ABSTRACT”, and should contain less than 250 words in TNR with a 12-point TNR, left margin. The abstract should present information and results in capsule from and should be brief and objective, containing the content, giving the overall scope followed by emphasis on new information and conclusions of the paper.

Less than seven words; each word with initial letter capitalized.

All the figure (drawings, photographs, chart, etc.) and tables must be submitted in high quality jpg image (minimum of 300 dpi) and later if required by editorial board (to adjust on paper style) you have to submit editable version. As no correction will be possible to figure and tables submitted, authors will have to prepare them in print-ready forms. Figures should be clear and page size-friendly, using distinct lines, font size (8 to 10-pt) and patterns (B/W or color). Put type labels, or scales directly on the photographs rather than on a separate overly or in the caption. Use graphic scales instead of verbal scales on illustrations. For colour figures, author must bear about $50 per colour figure/plate. Table should contain font size of 8- to 10-pt TNR plain type. Use only three border lines, i.e. one each on upper and below the heading, and one at the bottom of the table. The overall size of the table must be journal’s page sizefriendly (at one of various stops: quarter, half or full page fitting).

Authors are responsible for providing manuscripts in which approved geological and other scientific terminology is used correctly and which have no grammar or spelling errors. Authors must check for consistency in use of capitalisation, spelling, abbreviations, and dates. Figure and table captions should be in 10-pt TNR bold, as shown here: Fig. 1: Location of study area; Table 1: Results of analysis of rock composition.

Author should clearly mention the grant support, organization and people who have significantly contributed to carry out the research but not as the co-author.

Citation in text:
Please pay more attention that each reference cited in the main body of the manuscript is also listed in the reference list (and vice versa). The references mentioned in each text, figures, captions, and tables must be listed in the Reference section.

Reference style

  • For a single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; e.g. Upreti (1999)
  • For two authors: both authors’ surname name and the year of publication, e.g. Chamlagain and Gautam (2016)
  • For three and more than three authors: first author’s surname name followed by “et al.” and the year of publication, e.g. Harrision et al. (1995)
  • Citations must be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. Examples: “as demonstrated (Thapa, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Thapa and Gautam, 1995).
  • References in the alphabetical list should be same as the following example, and individual reference must be separated by double line space:
    • Harrison, T.M., Leloup, P.H., Ryerson, F.J., Tapponnier, P., Lacassin, R., Chen, W., 1995,Diachronous initiation of transtension along the Ailao Shan-Red River shear zone, Yunnan
      and Vietnam, In: Ann Yin, Harrison, T.M. (Eds.), The Tectonic Evolution of Asia. Cambridge University Press, pp. 208-226.
    • Shi, G.R., Shen, Shu-zhong, 1998, A Changhsingian (Late Permian brachiopod fauna from Son La, northwest Vietnam. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 16, 501-511.
    • Deoja, B., Dhital, M., Thapa, B., and Wagner, A. (Editors), 1991, Mountain Risk Engineering Handbook. International Centre for Intigrated Mountain Development, 875 p.
    • Chamlagain, D. and Hayashi, D., 2007, Neotectonic fault analysis by 2D finite-element modeling for studying the Himalayan fold-and-thrust belt in Nepal. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v. 29, 473-489.

Ensure that the following items are presented before Submission:
To facilitate work of editor and reviewers, please insert the line numbering continuously from the title to the end of the text (figure and table captions).
Author Listing Make sure you have listed all authors who made a significant contribution in the research work. If you need to add author after review then you have to provide sufficient evidence for his/her contribution.

Following information of corresponding author should be mentioned.

  • Current E-mail address
  • Full official address (Postal address)
  • Telephone number

All necessary files have been uploaded

  • Main body of manuscript in word file
  • All figure with captions (B/W or color)
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes) with caption

Further considerations

  • Manuscript should be well written in English and has been “spell checked” and “grammarchecked”
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa

If any query, contact editorial board at

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