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Call for Abstracts

 

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) invites you to submit abstract for the Journal of Foreign Affairs, Volume 2. Annually published by the Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Journal of Foreign Affairs welcomes abstract submission on Nepal’s foreign relations, diplomatic history, national interest, Nepal’s diplomatic behaviors and maneuverings at the bilateral, multilateral and regional fronts, among others.

Today, relations between the countries are being reevaluated and reassessed. Already, the existing relations between the countries are being altered, and will be transformed too, in the near future, geopolitically, economically and diplomatically, as never before. In such a context, it is essentially important to revisit Nepal’s foreign policy at the neighborhood, beyond the neighborhood, and also in the multilateral bodies and regional organizations. We believe that the Journal of Foreign Affairs fulfills that objective to some extent by encouraging abstract submission from foreign policy experts, diplomats, academicians, IR practitioners and scholars on the following themes:

a.       Nepal’s Economic Diplomacy: Ambition and Reality

b.      Nepal’s Public Diplomacy and its Effectiveness

c.       Relevance of Non Aligned Movement for Nepal

d.      Nepal’s Transition  Strategy for LDC Graduation

e.       Nepal’s Connected History with Neighboring Countries and its Importance in Foreign Policy

f.       Assessment of Nepal’s Foreign Policy-2077

g.      Nepal’s Soft Power Heritage and its Significance in Foreign Policy

h.      Importance of  Track II Diplomacy for Nepal

i.        Nepal’s Virtual Diplomacy during Covid-19

The Journal of Foreign Affairs is a peer reviewed journal of Nepal’s international relations. Launched in 2020, its focus is on the role of Nepal’s foreign relations and diplomacy in enhancing its image abroad and fulfilling its national interest. To fulfill the same objective, submission on varied themes of critical importance in understanding Nepal’s foreign policy behavior, is preferred.

Contributors are expected to send conceptually rich, empirically grounded and policy-oriented abstracts, not exceeding 450 words by September 10, 2021, via email at: managingeditorifa@gmail.com. Abstract needs to encompass summarizing the major argument of the article, statement of problem, research questions, objectives, methodology and key findings, along with 5-7 Keywords

 

TIMELINE:

Submission of Abstracts:  10th September, 2021

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the Journal of Foreign Affairs are those of the authors and don't necessarily express the understanding of the IFA. Apart from articles, the Journal of Foreign Affairs also offers a place for book reviews & review essays and scholarly commentaries.

Journal of Foreign Affairs is indexed in NepJol.

Manuscripts and all kinds of correspondence should be made to: The Editor, Journal of Foreign Affairs, at the Institute of Foreign Affairs, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Manuscript should comply with the APA (American Psychological Association) style (seventh edition) for formatting and documentation style both in–text citation and reference.

Manuscripts shouldn’t exceed 8000 words, including figures, charts, pictures and appendix. The submitted manuscript must include the following components:

a.       Short and Concise Title not exceeding 13 words.

b.      The author/s’ affiliation

c.       Abstract summarizing the major argument of the article, statement of problem, research questions, objectives, methodology and key findings

d.      5-7 Keywords

e.       Main body complying with a standard Journal article

f.       References

For more information and subscription, please visit:

https://nepjol.info/index.php/jofa

https://www.ifa.org.np/

No fees are taken to submit or publish in this journal. Good research articles are remunerated by IFA.

 

Peer-review Process:

Submitted articles will undergo the double-blinded review process by ensuring no information about the author is shared with the reviewer, and vice versa. Manuscript will be shared anonymously. Journal of Foreign Affairs will maintain the anonymity of both the reviewers and contributors. Thus, the authors are expected to provide two set of manuscripts:

a.       Manuscript with author details

b.      Manuscript without author details

The information about the authors will be added only to the final version once the article is accepted for publication.

Frequency of Publication

The journal is published annually.

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Foreign Affairs is given open access with the help of NepJol

 

Executive Editors:

Rajesh Shrestha

Executive Director, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Tripureswor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Rupak Sapkota

Deputy Executive Director, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Tripureswor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Madhavji Shrestha

Senior Resource Person, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Tripureswor, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Managing Editor:

Gaurav Bhattarai

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD)

Tribhuvan University

 

Advisory Board

Mr Bharat Raj Paudyal, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr Shankar Prasad Sharma, PhD,

Prof. Khadga KC, PhD,

Prof. Meena Vaidya Malla, PhD,

Mr LalbabuYadav,

Mr Himalaya Thapa,

 

Any inquiry about further guidelines for the submission and styles can be directed to the email: managingeditorifa@gmail.com