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 (T.U.), Kathmandu, Nepal. It is published in two volumes a year. JIST publishes original research papers, review articles, short communications/reports, 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.

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.

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.

Costs of Print Issues

NRs. 300 per printed volume plus postage charge.

Sources of Support

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

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.