Framework

A Deep Dive into Tourism in Bhutan
“… in the 1970’s, tourism as an industry was only introduced after the Coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. It was suggested to us then that Bhutan would benefit economically from bringing in as many tourists as possible into the country… yet, with Drukgyal Zhipa at the helm, we had the confidence to make our own decisions – to decide that our approach to tourism policy would be that of high value low volume… because of that policy, Brand Bhutan emerged. And you see the results of that policy for yourselves today. People who make it to Bhutan feel privileged to be our guests. In hindsight, we realize the profound wisdom of that decision, but we could have easily gone the other way had it not been for that conviction we had to forge our own path, our future, and our destiny.”

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Timeline

1. Synopsis: Submit immediately before June 30 – Submit your synopsis (one or two paragraphs) to the editor, which will be reviewed, and send back to the writer with feedback.

2. First Draft: 30 July – Start writing the first draft after receiving the synopsis review. Submit the first draft within 30 July to the editor. Early drafts will have the advantage of more detailed comments. The editor reviews the first draft and sends it back to the writer for further improvement.

4. Final Draft: 30 August – The writer finalises the article with necessary editorial inputs and changes and submits it to the editor for final editing before 30 August.

5. Word Limit: 1,000-3,000 words.

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Style Guide

Style Guide for The Druk Journal (TDJ)
1. The structure of the journal

  • The Theme: Each issue of the DJ will carry a theme that is contemporary, relevant, and important for Bhutan and Bhutanese society. It will be a journal of analytical, thought-provoking articles (between 1,500 and 3,000 words) looking at the theme from different perspectives.
  • Each issue will contain four broad sections on the theme: 1. Main Section of serious articles on the theme; 2. Section from the perspective of Culture (focusing on the arts and literature); 3. Section looking at similar issues in other countries; 4. Section of interviews and book reviews on the theme.

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Framework

Educating Bhutan – cultivating a culture of knowledge and learning

Nurturing a society that learns to learn

The theme for the Spring, 2019, issue of The Druk Journal reflects the long-term vision provided for Bhutan’s growth by His Majesty the King. On education, His Majesty said:

“…as I serve my country, I have a number of priorities. Number one on my list is education. Education is empowering – it’s a social equalizer and it facilitates self-discovery, which leads to realizing ones full potential. Good education gives you confidence, good judgment, virtuous disposition, and the tools to achieve happiness successfully… That’s why I believe in education.”

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Timeline

1. Synopsis: Submit immediately before March 7 – Submit your synopsis (one or two paragraphs) to the editor, which will be reviewed, and send back to the writer with feedback.

2. First Draft: 30 March – Start writing the first draft after receiving the synopsis review. Submit the first draft within 30 March to the editor. Early drafts will have the advantage of more detailed comments. The editor reviews the first draft and sends it back to the writer for further improvement before 7 April.

4. Final Draft: April 30 – The writer finalises the article with necessary editorial inputs and changes and submits it to the editor for final editing before 30 April.

5. Word Limit: 1,000-3,000 words.

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