QUEST Journal of Management and Social Sciences

ISSN Print: 2705-4527    ISSN Online: 2705-4535

Quest Journal of Management and Social Sciences (QJMSS) is a double-blind peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted in publishing high-quality papers using multidisciplinary approaches with a strong emphasis on emerging issues of business, economics, communication, management, finance, administration, English and social issues in half yearly basis. It was established in 2019 to accommodate qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods of research. It is not for profit and fully abides to UGC and QAA guidelines. Its main purpose is to disseminate ideas and research findings in various socio-economic development and managerial issues related to Nepal and other countries. It brings out scholarly research articles and other features. It intends to serve as an outlet with strong theoretical and empirical research for an intellectual forum for the communication of ideas among social scientists in Nepal and rest of the world

2020 VOLUME II ISSUE 1               

Authors Guidelines

Submission Information

Interested authors are required to submit their papers with the length of 5000 to 6,000 words. The papers submitted to QJMSS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The edi¬torial board reserves the complete right about accepting or rejecting the received articles. The opinion expressed in the articles are those of authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of editors or publishers. The copyright of the accepted articles is reserved by the Quest International College, Pokhara University. No part of the article published in this journal should be reproduced except provided by the law currently in force without the written consent of the centre.

Manuscript Preparation Instructions

General Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts are invited from students, academicians, researchers and practicenors for publication consideration in all areas related to the theme management and social sciences.
  2. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically in English language to the publication section of Quest Research Management Cell (Quest-RMC) @
  3. The soft copy must be in word file.
  4. The manuscript must follow QJMSS authors’ guidelines.
  5. As all articles are subject to double blind peer review process. Authors are requested to re-check entire name and identifiable document and remove it before sending it to the journal.
  6. A separate page should provide with the authors information and their respective institutional affiliation with full detail, email and phone number of all authors. Authors can include acknowledgement and information on grant received should be given.
  7. Each manuscript must include 200 to 250 words abstract.
  8. Each manuscript must include 4 to 6 key words
  9. Use font type Times New Roman throughout the manuscript.
  10. Follow APA rules for headings, subheadings, tables, figures and food note.
  11. Important formulae, figures and tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. All the figures and tables should be placed in the manuscript where it is necessary.
  12. QJMSS is published on the half yearly basis (January-June and July-December).
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  • Paudel, U. R., & Devkota, N. (2018). Socio-Economic Influences on Small Business Performance in Nepal-India Open Border: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Analysis. Economics & Sociology, 11(4), 11-30.
  • Three to Seven Authors
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  • Ahn, H.,; Kim, K. (2008). Using genetic algorithms to optimize nearest neighbors for data mining. Annals of Operations Research, 263(1), 5-18. doi:10.1007/s10479-0080325-2
  • Encyclopedia in Print
  • McGhee, K., & McKay, G. (2007). Insects. In Encyclopedia of Animals. (pp. 170-171). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
  • Encyclopedia available Online
  • Bunson, M. R. (2012). Historical Overview. In Encyclopedia on Ancient Egypt. (3rd ed., pp. Xii-Xv). Retrieved from
  • Encyclopedia on a Database
  • Bunson, M. R. (2012). Historical Overview. In Encyclopedia on Ancient Egypt. (3rd ed., pp. Xii-Xv). New York, NY: Infobase Publishing. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from
  • Magazine in Print
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  • Magazine Published Directly Online
  • Bradley, K. (2012, December). The trick to tomatoes. Green Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved from
  • Website
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  • Blog Post
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