Author Guidelines

International Conference on Sustainable Development
(ICSD 2023)

23-24 June 2023
Pokhara, Nepal


Guidelines for the Submission of Abstract

  1. The authors may submit abstracts of conceptual, theoretical, original research, and case studies to present at the conference.
  2. An abstract must be written in English.
  3. Previously published and presented abstracts will not be accepted.
  4. An abstract must be short (200 to 300 words, Times New Roman, 12pt Font, Normal), and a specific title containing no abbreviations (Times New Roman, 12pt Font, Bold, Title Case).
  5. Author names should be written followed by the author’s affiliation and email address (Times New Roman, 12pt Font, Normal).
  6. Abstracts must be organized into four sections, identified by the following headers (Times New Roman 12pt Font, Single space):
    1. Purpose
    2. Methodology
    3. Key findings
    4. Conclusions
  7. Four keywords
  8. The scientific and publication committee reserves the right to edit abstracts, if necessary, for clarity, typographical errors correction, grammar, style and length.
  9. Deadline for abstract submission: 20 May 2023
  10. All abstracts should be sent as an attachment to the email [email protected] in .doc or .docx format (such as Microsoft Word). We do not accept PDF submissions.
  11. All the accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book/conference proceeding.

Guidelines for the Submission of Full-Length Paper

  1. After your abstract is selected, we accept the full paper of high-quality, original and unpublished results of research in the areas of sustainable development. All paper submissions should meet the following requirements:
  2. All papers must be written in English and must follow the APA 7th edition formatting style.
  3. The papers should be at least 3000 words and should not exceed 5000 words including tables, figures and charts
  4. Keywords: Four
  5. The authors should use 12-point Times New Roman font with single space.
  6. All papers should pass through a double-blind peer review process and are expected to meet the scientific criteria of novelty, methodological rigorousness and academic excellence.
  7. Papers submitted to the conference should be original and unpublished.
  8. If the paper is co-authored, it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure the co-author(s)’ consent to submit for publication.
  9. All papers should have the following components:
    1. Title of the paper
    2. Author’s full name, affiliation/address, and email address
    3. Abstract (200-300 words)
    4. Introduction (context, problem statement, objectives)
    5. Methodology
    6. Results and Discussions
    7. Conclusion
    8. Recommendations (where appropriate)
    9. Acknowledgements (where appropriate)
    10. References (APA 7 Edition)
  10. All papers should be submitted through the Online Submission portal.
  11. The concerned author(s) will be responsible for all views and data presented in the papers.
    • Selected papers after going through the further peer-review process will have the opportunity to get published in the upcoming volume of the Journal of Development and Social Engineering (JDSE) (ISSN: 2382-5332). JDSE is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by the School of Development and Social Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pokhara University. JDSE journal is indexed on NepJOL (

Presentation Guidelines

  1. Author(s) should confirm the mode of presentation: Face-to-Face Presentation or Virtual Presentation.
  2. The length of the presentation, both Face-to-Face and Virtual, is 15 minutes.
  3. Author(s) should submit their presentation (.ppt or .pptx) for both face-to-face and virtual presentations at the conference.
  4. All presenters should make sure that you need to be present at the conference venue at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time for the
  5. If you cannot attend the conference in person, you may opt for a virtual presentation.