About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Institute of Science and Technology (JIST) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary science journal published by the Institute of Science and Technology (IOST), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. JIST publishes two issues (June and December) in a year considering original research papers, review articles, short communications/reports/notes/comments and letters to the editor on diverse areas of Science and Technology, including botany, chemistry, computer, environment, geology, hydrology/meteorology, mathematics, microbiology, physics, statistics, zoology and allied fields. JIST is an open-access journal indexed in NepJOL and ranked TWO STARS by INASP Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS). JIST will move to the online submission and tracking system promoting the continuous publication of the articles.

 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 the manuscript to the journal, the editorial board will check whether the submitted manuscript is appropriate for the journal or not. The manuscript will go through a plagiarism check before starting the review process. If deemed suitable for the journal, the Chief Editor will assign the article to reviewers corresponding to their expertise. Generally, the article is sent to two reviewers; however, the third reviewer will also be assigned in the situation where it is deemed necessary. The reviewers are given two weeks period for reviewing the article. Double-blind peer review is applied for the article submitted. Once the author submits the corrected paper addressing the reviewer's comments, it will be sent to the corresponding reviewers again to decide whether the manuscript has the potential for acceptance. Authors should incorporate all questions or should defend (clarify) reviewers' comments. However, the final decision to accept the 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 match exactly. Citations in the text should be formatted as follows (APA, 6th edition referring style):
Single author: The author's last name and the year of publication, e.g., (Sharma, 2008) or Sharma (2008).
Two authors: Both author's last names and the year of publication, e.g., (Gotelli & Ellison, 2004).
Three or more authors: First author's last name followed by 'et al.', e.g., (Ghale et al., 2019) or Ghale et al. (2019).
Groups of references: Many references, when cited in the parenthesis, should first be cited chronologically and then alphabetically, e.g., (Dickinson & Lukas, 1979; Singer, 1996; Adhikari & Bhattarai, 2014).

References:

The list of references should include only those works that are cited in the text. Personal communications should only be mentioned in the text, not in the references.

The reference list should be arranged alphabetically by the last names of the first author. If the last name of the first author is the same in two or more references, the last name of the second author and so on should be considered while preparing the list. Different kinds of publications should be listed in different styles, as mentioned below.

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

Sharma, C.M. (2008). Freshwater, fishes, fisheries, and habitat prospects of Nepal. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 11(3), 289-297.

Ghimire, M.P., & Richter, M. (2017). Chemical gating of a weak topological insulator: Bi14Rh3I9. Nano Letters, 17(10), 6303-6308.

Chhatkuli, D.N., Paudel, S., & Aryal, B. (2020). Study of star formation rate and metallicity of an interacting dwarf galaxy NGC 2604. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 25(2), 55-60.

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.

Neupane, B., Dang, N.C., Acharya, K., Reppert, M., Zazubovich, V., et al. (2010) Insight into the electronic structure of the CP47 antenna protein complex of photosystem II: Hole burning and fluorescence study. Journal of American Chemical Society, 132(12), 4214-4229.

Book
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 Chapters
Richter, M. (2001). Density Functional Theory applied to 4f and 5f Elements and Metallic Compounds. In K.H.J. Buschow (Ed.), Handbook of magnetic materials (pp. 87-s228), Vol. 13, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R., & Rosseland, B.O. (2011). Biomanipulation in Lake Årungen, Norway: A tool of biological control. In Ansari, A.A., Singh Gill, S., Lanza, G.R., Rast, W. (Eds.) Eutrophication: causes, consequences and control (pp. 292-323), Springer.

Report
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 (Oncorhynchus mykiss) introduction in Nepal. In T.B. Gurung (Ed.), Proceedings of the first national workshop on scaling up rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farming strategies in Nepal (pp. 21-24), Kathmandu, Nepal.

Theses/Dissertations
Pyakurel, U. (2016). Evacuation planning problem with contraflow approach. PhD Thesis, Central Department of Mathematics, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

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
E-mails: journal@iost.tu.edu.np; jist@tuiost.edu.np

The decisions of the Chief Editor are final for publishing the articles that have been submitted. The opinions expressed in the articles are the author’s own and do not reflect the publisher's view or the Editorial Board. In addition, it is expected to suggest the names and full addresses (with email) of three potential referees relating to the subject area of the manuscript.

Once the print version is available, a copy of the journal will be provided 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 the 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. The accepted articles will be made online immediately after

Publication Charges

The Journal of Institute of Science and Technology does not charge a fee for submission, processing and publication.

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 interpretations in this journal are those of the 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 or boundaries. The corresponding author is responsible for any conflict of interest between authors and others.

The articles in the 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.

Authorship Change

If you require to change the authorship, including the order of the authors, during or after the review, you need to send the consent letter to the Editorial Office. The consent letter is available upon request. The change in authorship after the acceptance of the article is not entertained unless there is a valid reason or some technical mistakes. The Chief Editor will make the final decision in such cases.

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) does not charge a 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 continued with the same name until the first five volumes. JIS has been changed into JIST in 1984 from the 7th volume.