About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Health Prospect; a Public Health Journal of Nepal Public Health Students’ Society is a unique effort of Public Health Students at Institute of Medicine Maharajgunj Medical Campus, IOM, TU to give their knowledge and ideas to a broad scientific shape. It has crossed its decade history. Now we are with the 21th volume of Health Prospect as a Journal. It has contained articles (research article, review article, viewpoints) from Students, recent graduates, and Teaching Faculties. Articles from other subject areas have been accepted on their relevance to the theme of the publication.


The journal is presently indexed/archived at Nepal Journal Online (NepJOL), Index Copernicus International (ICI) World of Journal, HINARI, Journal TOCS, Google Scholar, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (IMSEAR), WorldCat and Asian Online Journal (AOJ). Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) is given to each article through the NepJOL.

Publication Frequency

The journal will be published on a rolling basis.

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.

Copyright Policy 

Copyright is transferred to the Health Prospect.

Creative Commons Licence
Articles in the Health Prospect are Open Access articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The editors of Health Prospect adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct. Charges of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, duplicate, and redundant publication will be managed according to COPE Guidelines.


Each submission will be checked for plagiarism, if found, the Editorial Office will alert the author, asking her or him to rewrite or quote exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive (i.e., >25% of the original submission), the editors will take appropriate action to notify both readers and the author’s employers of the infraction. Authors are encouraged to screen their work with software like iThenticate before submission.

Peer Review Process

Health Prospect invites two reviewers per article. Each reviewer is given a week for their initial response or acknowledgment and 2 weeks to complete a review. All reviews are double-blinded. Usually, it is a single-stage peer-review process however in controversial circumstances, the two-stage review is observed.

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