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As 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (DJSA) published from Department of Sociology/Anthropology,  Dhaulagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, Nepal is a compilation of scientific articles, original research, reviews, book reviews, dissertation abstracts, and other information of interest that focus on issues in areas of Sociology and Anthropology of Nepal and other regions. Original research articles on current social issues are preferred.

Articles should be written in English. Word count should not exceed 7000 words including tables and references. Only relevant tables and charts should be included.

Font specifications:

Title: Times New Roman, 18 points bold

Sub-title: Times New Roman, 10 points bold

Text: Times New Roman, 10 points, normal, double spaced

Authors must take full responsibility for originality of the content and opinions expressed in the article. Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary. Words in language other than English should be italicized. Consistency throughout the paper is expected.


Sections in a manuscript may include:

  • Title page
  • Abstract (250 words) with Keywords (up to 5 words, ordered alphabetically)
  • Main text
  • Notes
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures and
  • Appendices
  • Introduction of each author (max. 150 words each, see examples in previous articles). Authors are also required to register at http://orcid.org/ and provide the ORCID.


Citation and referencing style : DJSA strictly follows APA 6th edition style guidelines (http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx) for citation and referencing.



Citation : The text should refer to notes numbered consecutively throughout the article, publication and biographical references should be cited in the text by the authorís last name, date of publication and page number, e.g. (Bhandari, 2016, p. 5) or if the authorís name is mentioned in the text, by the date and page reference only (2016, p. 25).

Referencing: Entries in the references should be in alphabetical and chronological order as per APA 6th edition style guidelines. Example of Reference format are as follows:


Subedi, M. (2015). Contractual transaction: how renting a uterus makes the human body a commodity in

               Nepal. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 9, 1-25 http://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v9i0.14020.

Sherestha, B. G. (2002). The ritual composition of Sankhu: the socio-religious anthropology of Newar

               town in Nepal. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. Leiden University.

Tiwari, S. R. (2001). The ancient settlement of the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu: Center for Nepal and

              Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University.

 DJSA is a double blind peer-reviewed journal. The title page (first page) should be separate and should include the title of the paper, authors name, affiliations, and address of each author. The abstract and main text should not include any identifying information of the authors.

 Submission: Only online submissions are accepted. Use the following steps to submit your manuscript.

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