Focus and Scope

The journal publishes articles related to researches done in the field of biomedical sciences related to all the discipline of the medical sciences, medical education, public health, health care management, including ethical and social issues pertaining to health. The journal gives preference to clinically oriented studies over experimental and animal studies. The Journal would publish peer-reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Editorial, Guest Editorial, Viewpoint and letter to the editor are solicited by the editorial board. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding manuscript submission and processing at JNHRC.

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. The aim of JNHRC is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly articles thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Hence, JNHRC grants permission to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles which is available online (http://jnhrc.com.np) freely through a CC-BY license.

Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles at JNHRC.


 

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to JNHRC and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. On an average, 25-30% of the manuscripts are rejected by the editors before a formal peer-review starts.

The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected or if good article are written poorly then authors are requested to re-submit after the revision according to JNHRC format. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. The manuscripts are sent to two expert peer reviewers blinded to the contributor’s identity and vice versa for meticulous review, inputs and comments.

The final decision on whether to accept or reject the article are taken by the Editor-in-Chief based on editorial board and peer reviewers. The contributors are informed about the rejection/acceptance of the manuscript with the peer reviewer’s comments. Accepted articles have to be resubmitted after making the necessary changes or clarifying questions made during the peer review process. Reviewers are requested to submit their review within two weeks’ time. Submission to peer review and then final decision will generally take six to eight weeks.

Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within three days. Non response to proof copy may delay the publication of the same article or may even get rejected from the journal.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published three times a year.

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.

Editorial Board

Prof Ganesh Dangal
Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Kathmandu, Nepal
Member: Nepal Association of Medical Editors (NAME) | Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), UK | World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME)
Email: ganesh.dangal@gmail.com

Advisor
Prof Anjani Kumar Jha
Executive Chairman
Nepal Health Research Council
Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: dranjanikj@gmail.com

Executive Editor
Dr Pawan Kumar Hamal
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology
National Academy of Medical Sciences
Mahaboudhha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: nawaph@gmail.com

Editors
Prof Jay Narayan Shah
Professor, Department of General Surgery
Patan Academy of Health Sciences
Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: drjaywufei@gmail.com

Dr Arun K Neupane
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences
Sanobharyang, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: arunneopane@hotmail.com

Dr Amit Joshi
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences
Sanobharyang, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: dramitjoshi7@gmail.com

Prof Archana Amatya
Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health
Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: docarchana2013@gmail.com

Prof Rashmi Prasad Yadav
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital
Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: rashmiydv@gmail.com

Prof. Shaili Pradhan
Head, Department of Dental Surgery
National Academy of Medical Sciences
Mahaboudhha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: shaili_p@yahoo.com

Dr Mani Prasad Gautam
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Bharatpur Hospital
Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
Email: manigautam@gmail.com

Dr Rupesh Mukhia
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
KIST Medical College
Imadol, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: rupeshmukhia@gmail.com

Dr Bikal Ghimire
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: drbikalghimire@iom.edu.np

Dr Gentle Sunder Shrestha
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: gentlesunder@hotmail.com

Dr Suchita Joshi
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Patan Academy of Health Sciences
Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: suchitajoshi@pahs.edu.np, Suchita_shrestha@hotmail.com

Dr Ashish KC
Child Health Specialists
UNICEF Nepal
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: akc@unicef.org

Dr Arbin Joshi
Senior Registrar
phect -NEPAL (Kirtipur Hospital/Kathmandu Model Hospital)
Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: joshiarbin2012@gmail.com

Dr Sumit Pandey
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Nepalganj Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur, Nepal
Kohalpur, Nepal
Email: sumitpandey207@yahoo.com

International Editors

International Editors
Dr Arun Kumar Jha
Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Lead
Mental Health Services for Older People
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Lambourn Grove, Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Heets, UK

Dr Badri Man Shrestha
Consultant Transplant and General Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Sheffield, UK

Dr Chakra Chaulagain
Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic, Florida
Maroone Cancer Center, USA

Dr Mahesh Dangal
Division Chief, Nephrology, PeaceHealth Medical Group @ SWMC,
Medical Director: Renal Replacement Service, PeaceHealth Southwest
Medical Center, Vancouver, WA, USA

Dr Martin W Dunser
Consultant, Department of Critical Care
University College of London Hospitals, London, UK

Dr Balaji Manohar
Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics
Pacific Dental College and Hospital Debari, India

Dr Prakash Thapaliya
Consultant Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
DaVita Healthcare Partners & Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
1717 13th St. Everett WA 98201, USA

Dr. Bina Subba
Consultant Gynaecologist
Enfield, London, UK

Dr Nabin Dangal
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician
St John of God Midland Hospital
33A Dorothy Street, Ashfield, WA, 6054, Australia

Dr Sampurnanand Dhungana, UK

Indexing

Journal of Nepal Health Research Council is included on PubMed.