About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Himalayan Journal of Sciences (ISSN 1727 5210 print issue and 1727 5229 online) was a peer-reviewed annual multi-disciplinary journal.

Mission Statement: HJS was dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, informed discourse, and enlightened stewardship of natural and cultural systems in the Himalayan region.

Scope: The problems and opportunities confronting the Himalayan region are so broad and interrelated as to resist treatment within traditional academic disciplines; accordingly, the Himalayan Journal of Sciences published articles of scientific merit based on investigations in all fields of enquiry pertinent to the natural and cultural systems of the Himalayan region.

Contribution Categories: HJS published works pertinent to the scope of the journal in the following categories: a) Research papers: Report on original research; b) Review papers: Thorough account of current developments and trajectories in a given field; c) Articles: Narrowly-focused account of current development in a given field; d) Editorial: Opinionated essay on an issue of public interest; e) Essay: Similar to editorial but longer and more comprehensive; may include tables and figures; f) Commentary and Correspondence: Persuasive and informed commentary on any topical issues or on articles published in prior issues of the journal; g) Policy and development: Usually a hybrid of opinion and review papers covering a broad topic with rigorous analysis of the issue and bearing on policies relating to science and/or development. The focus may be rather specific, and it may contain primary data or new model of substantial significance; h) Resource review: Evaluation of books, websites, CD-ROMs, and other resources; i) Publication preview: Description of forthcoming books; j) Announcement: Notice of forthcoming conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events.

Publication Frequency

The journal was published once a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

This is the editorial board for the last published issue of the journal and may no longer be current.

Kumar P Mainali
Section of Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA

Jay P Sah
Southeast Environmental Research Center
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA

Managing Editor
Bharat B Shrestha
Central Department of Botany
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Language Editor
Seth Sicroff
Mountain Legacy
Ithaca, New York, USA

Board of Editors
Arjun Adhikari
Department of Biology
Baylor University
Waco, Texas, USA

Som B Ale
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois, USA

Nabin Baral
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Medani P. Bhandari
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York, USA

Prem B Budha

Prem S Chapagain
Central Department of Geography
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal 

Debendra Karki
College of Applied Sciences Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal 

Vibek R Maurya
Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change
Roskilde University
Roskilde, Denmark 

Shishir Paudel
Department of Plant Biology
Southern Illinois University 
Carbondale, Illinois, USA 

Maan Rokaya

Nilesh Timilsina
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida, Gainesville Fl 32608 

Editorial Assistant 
Abhishek Nakarmi
Environmental Science Institute
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA

Board of Advisors

Ram P Chaudhary
Professor, Central Department of Botany
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Mohan B Gewali
Professor, Central Department of Chemistry
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Jack Ives
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Pramod K Jha
Professor, Central Department of Botany
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Uday R Khanal
Professor, Central Department of Physics
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Bishwambher Pyakuryal
Professor, Central Department of Economics
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Madhusudhan Upadhyaya
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

Teiji Watanabe
Associate Professor, Hokkaido University


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