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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- Authors retain the copyright of the contents published in NJZ and need to grant the right of first publication to the journal with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Manuscripts should be in English, typed on the A4 paper, single column, double spaced with ample margins (Left 1.25’’, Top, Bottom and Right 1’’) including line and page number for each page separately. Authors are suggested to use Times New Roman font (12pt bold for headings, 12pt for text including captions of figures and illustrations) and Arial font 10pt for figures and illustrations. A clear justification must be provided in the cover letter during submission for manuscripts over the word count in each form of paper type.
- Line and page numbers.
- The International System of Units (meters, kilograms, seconds) should be used for all measurements.
- Where available, Uniform Resource Locator (URL)s and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the references have been provided.
These are the original research papers reporting cutting-edge biological sciences related research of international relevance (e.g., biodiversity conservation, environmental problems, animal health-related issues) that has clear application to the conservation/management of natural systems. It should be less than 9000 words (includes all parts of paper except figures and tables). It should be organized as Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, Authors Contributions, and References.
It provides a timely synthesis of topical themes covering the scope of the journal. Reviews should also offer new insights or perspectives to guide future research efforts. It should not exceed 8000 words inclusive of all parts of the paper, as mentioned in Research Articles.
It provides a short but insightful glance of environmental issues. It should be less than 4000 words and should be organized as Research Articles.
Checklists are the original research papers in the broad aspects of Faunal Diversity including species diversity, genetic diversity, and ecological diversity, with their detailed subaspects. Research papers containing identification keys of species will get high priority. Species details should be verified with authentic and updated sources of respective taxa such as published books related to taxonomy (e.g., Birds of Nepal), databases (e.g., https://www.antweb.org/), and websites (e.g., https://www.iucnredlist.org/). In the papers with extensive taxonomic works, author (s) need to provide (1) information on type material and type locality, according to the ICZN requirements, (2) description of species with high-quality images, (3) identification keys to at least one of the closest relatives of the new species (e.g., species group), (4) etymology, and (6) as much additional information as possible about the biology, distribution, natural history, and conservation status (e.g., https://www.iucnredlist.org/). It should be less than 10000 words (includes all parts of paper except figures and tables). It should be organized as Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, Authors Contributions, and References.
The Nepalese Journal of Zoology has a licensing policy that permits distribution, remixing, adaption, and build upon your work under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License. Authors retain the copyright of the contents published in NJZ and need to grant the right of first publication to the journal. It also allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., on their website) prior to and during the submission process (e.g., as a preprint), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of the published work. However, authors need to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements with NJZ for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in an institutional book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
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