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Orchid Insights: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Orchid College

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“Orchid Insights (OI)” is a peer-reviewed journal committed to sharing high-quality research in the areas of science, technology, management and social sciences. It serves as a platform for researchers, academics, professionals, and students to publish their original research findings, innovative ideas, and reviews. OI invites contributions from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to Information Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Business Management, Economics, Education, and Social Sciences.

The journal is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and encourages submissions that explore the intersections between different fields. OI publishes both theoretical and empirical research papers, as well as case studies and book reviews. The journal is published annually by the Orchid International College, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Journal’s Goals

The main objective of Orchid Insights (OI) is to create a forum for educators, researchers, academics, students, and professionals to exchange their research discoveries, innovative concepts, and insights in the realms of science, technology, and management. The journal strives to publish original, high-quality research that enhances knowledge in these fields. The size and content of each edition may vary, influenced by factors such as the quality of submissions, time constraints, the availability of reviewers, and the relevance of its scope to the research community.

Coverage of the Journal

Orchid Insights (OI) covers a wide range of topics related to science, technology, and management, including but not limited to:

  1. Emerging Technologies: Articles on new and upcoming technologies and their impact on various industries.
  2. Technology Trends: Coverage of emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, etc., and their impact on businesses and society.
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Case studies, best practices, and strategies for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial ventures in tech and management.
  4. Digital Transformation: Insights into how organizations can adapt to the digital age, including digital marketing, e-commerce, and data analytics.
  5. Management Practices: Articles on leadership, organizational behavior, strategic management, and HR practices in tech-oriented environments.
  6. Science and Society: Discussions on the role of science and technology in addressing societal challenges and promoting sustainable development.
  7. Sustainability and Green Technologies: Studies on sustainable business practices, environmentally friendly technologies, environmental impact assessments, and corporate social responsibility.
  8. E-commerce and Digital Marketing: Insights into online business models and digital marketing strategies.
  9. Cybersecurity and Privacy: Research on cybersecurity threats, risk management frameworks, data privacy regulations, secure software development practices and best practices for protecting digital assets.
  10. Supply Chain and Operations Management: Articles on logistics optimization, supply chain resilience, inventory management, and lean manufacturing principles.
  11. Data Science and Analytics: Articles on big data, data mining, and analytics for decision-making in science, technology, and management.
  12. Strategic Management: Analysis of competitive strategies, strategic planning processes, corporate governance, and industry dynamics.
  13. Education and Technology: Articles on innovative approaches to education and training, Studies on integration of technology in education and its impact on learning outcomes.
  14. Healthcare Technology: Innovations in healthcare technology and management of healthcare systems.
  15. Human-Computer Interaction: Research on improving the interaction between humans and computers for better user experiences.
  16. Cross-disciplinary Studies: Interdisciplinary research exploring the intersection of science, technology, and management fields, fostering collaboration and innovation.


Submission Categories:

The Journal accepts various types of submissions, including:

  1. Research Articles: Original research papers that present new findings and insights in the fields of science, technology, and management.
  2. Review Articles: Comprehensive reviews that summarize and analyze existing research in specific areas of science, technology, or management, providing valuable insights for researchers and practitioners.
  3. Case Studies and Best Practices: Real-world examples of successful applications of STM principles in various industries, highlighting innovative approaches or solutions to challenges.
  4. Perspectives or Viewpoints: Thought-provoking articles that offer unique perspectives or opinions on current issues or trends in science, technology, or management.
  5. Technical Notes: Short papers that focus on specific technical aspects or methods in science, technology, or management, providing practical insights or solutions.
  6. Book Reviews: Reviews of recent books relevant to the fields covered by the journal, offering insights into their content and relevance.
  7. Letters to the Editor: Short communications that discuss or comment on articles published in the journal or raise important issues related to science, technology, or management.
  8. Editorials: Introductory articles written by the editor or guest editors, providing an overview of the current issue and highlighting its significance.

Call for Contributors:

The Journal welcomes submissions from:

  1. Researchers and Academics: Academics, scientists, and scholars conducting research on STM
  2. Practitioners and Industry Professionals: Professionals working in industries, who can contribute practical insights and case studies on STM.
  3. Consultants: Experts providing consulting services in STM, who can share practical insights and best practices.
  4. Policy Makers: Government officials and policymakers involved in shaping policies related to STM, who can provide insights into the practical implications of research.
  5. Educators: Teachers and instructors in the fields of science, technology, and management, who can share innovative teaching methods and educational research.
  6. Industry Experts: Professionals with extensive experience in industries related to STM, who can contribute industry-specific knowledge and case studies.
  7. Graduate Students: Students pursuing advanced degrees in relevant fields and conducting research in relevant areas, whose work can contribute new perspectives and ideas.
  8. International Scholars: Researchers and academics from around the world, whose diverse perspectives can enrich the journal’s content and global reach.

Rules for Submission

  1. Originality: All submissions must be original work that has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Formatting: Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal’s formatting guidelines, which can be found on the journal’s website.
  3. Language: Submissions must be written in English. Authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts checked by a native English speaker or a professional editing service before submission.
  4. Length: Manuscripts should be of a length appropriate to the content, typically about 5000 words. Longer manuscripts may be considered, but authors should contact the editorial team prior to submission.
  5. Peer Review: All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process, where both the authors’ identities and the reviewers’ identities are concealed from each other.
  6. Copyright: Authors retain the copyright to their work, but agree to grant the journal the right of first publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for the use of copyrighted material in their manuscripts.
  7. Open Access: OI operates primarily as an open-access journal, ensuring that all content is accessible to readers without any cost. However, print versions of OI will be produced in limited quantities.
  8. Publication Ethics: Authors must adhere to the highest standards of publication ethics and are expected to declare any conflicts of interest. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and falsification are considered serious ethical violations and will result in rejection or retraction of the manuscript.
  9. Submission Process: Manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal’s submission system. Authors will be required to create an account and follow the submission guidelines provided.
  10. Review Process: Upon submission, manuscripts will be reviewed by the editorial team for compliance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that meet the criteria will be sent for peer review. Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process and any required revisions.

Frequency of Publication

The Journal ‘Orchid Insights’ is published annually before June.

Orchid Insights: Further Guidelines for Authors

  1. Paper Types

The Journal welcomes submissions of original research papers and review articles. These articles should include an Abstract, which should not exceed 150 words, and a Conclusions section. In the case of theoretical papers, the Conclusions section should interpret the results into terms that are easily understandable for most readers.

  1. Submission Declaration

By submitting an article to Orchid Insights, authors declare that the work described has not been published previously, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that all authors approve of its submission. If accepted, the article will not be published elsewhere, including electronically, in the same form, and will be published in English or any other language as approved by the journal.

The corresponding author is responsible for disclosing any conflicts of interest between authors and any other parties. The journal disclaims responsibility for the concepts, ideas, and views expressed in the published articles. Any violation of ethical standards will result in the retraction of the article.

  1. Submission Charges

Orchid Insights does not charge authors to pay any article processing charges, submission fees, or any other fees.

  1. Copyright and Permissions

The copyright for any research article published in Orchid Insights is retained by the author(s). By publishing in Orchid Insights, the authors grant the journal a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

  1. Plagiarism Checking:

Plagiarism in ‘Orchid Insights’ is carefully checked to maintain the integrity of submissions. Submissions undergo comprehensive screening using plagiarism detection software, and authors are required to uphold a specific standard. Authors must cite all sources correctly and ensure their work is original. Manuscripts containing copied words or sentences in excess of the given limit may be rejected.

  1. Peer Review Process

Orchid Insights utilizes a blind peer review process. The editorial board oversees the entire process, while the editor assigned for pre-approval of the manuscript provides consent for review. Typically, the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is based on the reports of reviewers. The reviewers are experts from both local and international backgrounds.

The review process usually takes an average of 8 weeks. Authors are provided with up to 45 days to complete the revisions recommended by the reviewers.