Nepal: Inaugural Issue of “Social Inquiry” Published


Shree Prasad Devkota – TRANSCEND Media Service

31 Dec 2019 – The editorial board delightfully announces the publication of the opening issue of ‘Social Inquiry: Journal of Social Science Research,’ a biannual journal published by Sustainable Development and Empowerment Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Editorial Board with its National and International Advisory Boards comprises research scholars, professors and veteran professionals with national and global repute.

Social Inquiry is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal in social sciences and humanities, publishing original and significant, cutting-edge research that uses a variety of methodological approaches to study different aspects of the life world of individuals, social groups and institutions. The journal promotes inquiry into the questions of contemporary society and social entities, and promotes analytic social epistemology at the personal, collective and institutional levels. It welcomes research articles on all aspects of social developments and actual knowledge practices that contribute to the improvement of social science knowledge and to the setting of a policy-focused national, regional and international research agenda.

Social Inquiry is an open access journal hosted by NepJOL, supported by INASP, and articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. The journal is published in both media (print and online) with International Standard Serial Number (ISSN/eISSN). Moreover, each digital article is CrossRef verified and contains a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. “NepJOL is proud to extend its partnership with Social Inquiry community,” said Geba Nath Neupane, NepJOL Manager at Tribhuvan University Central Library. “We are impressed with the maiden issue that Social Inquiry has put together, and pleased to help disseminate this brand new journal to its members and a global readership,” he shared with the editors.

The first issue includes an editorial followed by seven research articles, of which four are original (empirical) research, two discussion papers and one call-to-action paper.  Please click the link below to read the latest articles and to follow us for further updates.

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Shree Prasad Devkota is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment. He is a Kathmandu University graduate, has a Master’s in Mathematics Education and M.phl in Development Studies. Currently he is chairperson of SDEF–Sustainable Development and Empowerment Forum, and has worked as a lecturer. He is researcher in the field development sectors in Nepal and has worked as consultant, monitoring and evaluation expert in different I/NGOs. Devkota has been working in the field of education of children, marginalized and socially excluded groups, especially on conflict management regarding the post-conflict situation in Nepal. He has published several research articles in national and international journals. Books: Teacher’s Lived Experiences and Contextualized Mathematics, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012. Education in Nepal from Dalit Perspective, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2013. Conflict in School and Its Management, with Shiba  Bagale, Scholars’ Press, Germany, 2015. Life and Education of Children in Nepal (Pre and Post Peace Agreement a Comparative Study) Adroit Publishers , India,2017.

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