Focus and Scope

Journal of Institute of Science and Technology (JIST) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary science journal published by Institute of Science and Technology (IOST), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. It is published in two issues a year (the first issue: January-June and the second issue: July-December). JIST publishes original research papers, review articles, short communications/ reports/ notes/ comments and letters to the editor on all topics of different subjects of Science and Technology viz. botany, chemistry, computer, environment, geology, hydrology/meteorology, mathematics, microbiology, physics, statistics, zoology and allied fields. JIST is indexed in NepJOL ( and is ranked as TWO STARS by INASP Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS).

 Author(s) should declare that the submitted work has not been published and is not being considered for publication, elsewhere.

Peer Review Process

Following the submission of article to the journal, the editorial board will check whether the submitted article is appropriate for journal or not. The chief editor will assign the article to reviewer corresponding to the expertise of the reviewer. Generally the article is sent to two reviewers; however in the situation where it is deemed necessary, third reviewer will also be assigned. The reviewers are given two weeks period for reviewing the article. Double blind peer review is applied for the article submitted by the author within the country while as single blind peer review is applied for the submitted article by the author outside the country. Once the author submits the corrected paper addressing the reviewers comment, it will be sent to the corresponding reviewers again to decide whether the manuscript has potential for acceptance. Authors should incorporate all questions or should defend (clarify) reviewers' comments. However the final decision to accept paper for publication is taken by the chief editor.

The review process generally takes between 2 to 3 months.

Citation: Before submitting the manuscript, please check each citation in the text against the References and vice-versa to ensure that they match exactly. Citations in the text should be formatted as follows (APA, 6th edition referring style): Aryal (2014), Gotelli and Ellison (2004), Ghale et al. (2019) and when used in parenthesis (Bhattarai, 2019, 1998; Bottino & Sharma, 1983; Ghale et al., 2019).


Copyright Notice and Licensing policy: 

 The copyright of the articles is held by the Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University (IoST-TU). The views and interpretation in this journal are those of author(s). They are not attributable to the IoST-TU and do not imply the expression of any opinion concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers of boundaries. The corresponding author is responsible for any conflict of interest betweenauthors and others.

The articles in Journal of Institute of Science and Technology are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA) which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, remix, transfer, and build upon the materials for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited.



Surname, Given Name Initial. Second Name Initial (if any). Published Year in bracket. Paper Title (sentence case). Full Journal Name (italics), Volume No.(italics)(Issue No.), (blank space) xx-xx (page ranges without spacing).

Aryal, T. R. (2014). Population projection under changing fertility conditions. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 19(2), 86-88.

Ghale, D. B., Bohara, N. B., Duwal, N., & Bhattarai, J. (2019). Investigation on the mineralogical phase of ancient brick samples of Kathmandu valley (Nepal) using XRD and FTIR analysis. Rasayan Journal of Chemistry, 12(2), 402-408.


Gotelli, N. J., & Ellison, A. M. (2004). A primer of ecological statistics. Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Edited Book: 

Sutherland, W. J. (Ed.). (2006). Ecological census techniques: A handbook (2nd ed.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapter: 

Ohtsuka, T. (2007). Introduction to Corrosion Engineering. In T. Akiyama, M. Iguchi, K. Kurokawa, K. Matsuura, T. Mohri, S. Ohnuki, …S. Ukai (Eds.), Frontiers of materials science (pp. 129-150). Tokyo, Japan: Ohmsha, Ltd.


Bhattarai, J. (2019). Investigation on physico-chemical and sintering properties of ceramic tiles and bricks available in local market of Kathmandu Valley. The University Grants Commission-Nepal, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal, p. 121.

Conference paper: 

Swar, D. B. (2008). History of rainbow trout (Oncochynchus mykis) introduction in Nepal. In T. B. Gurung (Ed.), Proceedings of 1st national workshop on scaling up rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farming strategies in Nepal (pp. 21-24), Kathmandu, Nepal. Retrieved from


Bhattarai, J. (1998). Tailoring of corrosion-resistant tungsten alloys by sputtering (PhD Thesis). Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan.

 The manuscript should be sent to the following address (most preferably by e-mail):

Office of the Chief Editor/Editor
Journal of Institute of Science and Technology

Institute of Science and Technology
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Once the print version is available, a copy of the journal will be provided at free of cost only to the reviewers and corresponding authors. The charge is NRs 300 per printed volume of journal plus the postal charge depending upon the location of addressee.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year. The first issue is from January-June and the second issue is from July-December.

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.


Sources of Support

The charges for the print and review process are supported by the Dean's Office of

Publication Charge

 The Journal of Institute of Science and Technology (JIST) do not charge fee to the authors for processing and submission of the article.

  Journal History 

It was first published as the Journal of Institute of Science (JIS) in 1978 and continues with the same name upto the first five volumes. JIS has been changed into JIST in 1984 from the 7th volume.