Focus and Scope

Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal (JIOM Nepal) is the premier peer-reviewed multi disciplinary journal in Nepal on print for the last forty years.  It is a multispecialty journal carrying the aspirations of all those affiliated to the Institute of medicine. It is a scientific medical journal in English and publishes papers on health and medical issues.

It is published by the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University. The journal has been in regular print and over the years, its influence has been growing with increase in submission in numerous subjects ranging from clinical to basic science. It has a panel of reputed peer reviewers with specialization in their respective fields.

JIOM Nepal was first published in 1979 and the first Chief Editor was Prof Gopal Acharya. First year of publication of the electronic version was in 1998.

JIOM Nepal features the very best in clinical and laboratory-based research and has a tradition of publishing high-quality papers emanating from the research activities undertaken at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University and other institutes from inside the country and abroad.  Contents regularly published include editorials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized clinical trials, original articles and case reports.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. The manuscript will be submitted for peer review after the initial editorial review for content and basic format. Manuscripts lacking originality, having serious scientific and/or technical flaws, and with little or no novelty may be rejected without peer review. The approximate time for peer review is two to three months. Reviewers are selected by the editors and are blinded to information regarding authors and working institution. Authors are informed regarding reviewers’ comments and advised for revisions to the article accordingly. Undue delay in response may require resubmission.

Articles accepted for publication will be copy edited and proofread. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, to be approved and returned within three days. No response to proof copy may result into delayed or no publication.

The Editorial board reserves the final right to accept or refuse the manuscript for publication.

Publication Frequency

JIOM NEPAL is published three times a year in April, August and December. Print subscriptions are available from the Editorial Office. JIOM NEPAL grants permission to read, download, copy and distribute articles published for free, provided this is done  for non-commercial scholarly use only, without any modifications. Authors are not charged for submission, processing or publication of articles. Authors are entitled to a free copy of the journal in which their article is published, which will remain available for collection from the editorial office for up to two months following publication. Additional copies will be available for purchase and are subject to availability.

Correspondence regarding subscription should be addressed to the Editorial Office of IOM.

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.


Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University