Focus and Scope

Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society is the official journal of the Nepal Paediatric Society now being published three times a year (Issue 1,2,3). The statements and/or opinions expressed in this journal are the personal views of authors and do not reflect the official views of NEPAS unless specifically mentioned. All the scientific materials included in this journal are the copyright of NEPAS and this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

The journal is an Open-access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health care in neonates, children and adolescents. Articles can be sent as original articles, review articles, brief reports, case reports, and letters to editor or commentaries.

J Nep Paedtr Soc is an open access and peer reviewed journal. It has been included and indexed in the following; Global Index Medicus (WHO), Index Copernicus, Index Medicus for South East Asia (IMSEAR), Research for Life (HINARI), Scopus, NepJOL (INASP), EMBASE, Biobase, Elsevier Geobase, Popline and Google Scholar Beta.

This journal was previously named as "NEPAS Journal" but now has been changed to "Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society" in accordance with the international guidelines of the ISSN.

The journal now accepts online submissions using this website.

Articles submitted to the journal are deposited with Crossref and the journal is a member of COPE

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Peer Review Process

Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society uses a single-blind peer review process.

Initially the manuscripts are submitted to one reviewer, and then to a second if it is required and rarely to a third. Peer reviewers are asked to assess each manuscript for originality; for interest to pediatricians, practitioners and policy makers; for quality of the analysis; and for quality of the presentation, and are asked to assess the priority of the paper for publication. After the reviews are received, the editors may take one of the following actions: AcceptAccept with RevisionsReject with option to Resubmit; or Reject. A rejected manuscript may not be resubmitted. A manuscript may be rejected with an option to resubmit when additional data or analyses are requested by reviewers, or when extensive revision of the text is needed. The resubmitted manuscript receives an additional round of peer review (which may include new reviewers), and the manuscript may or may not be accepted. A decision of Accept with Revision indicates that the editors intend to accept the manuscript contingent on adequate response to reviewers. A decision of Accept indicates that the manuscript is ready to place into production without further modification. Decisions by the editors are final.

We aim to complete the review process within 4 weeks to 3 months but it depends on the responsiveness of the reviewers. Authors are requested to correct their manuscripts within a month.

Publication Frequency

From Vol.30, the journal will be published 3 times a year (every 4 months).

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.

This journal publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Dr. Arun Neopane
Associate Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Birendra Hospital (Chhauni),
Kathmandu, Nepal.

Editorial Board

Dr. Ajit Rayamajhi
Senior Consultant Paediatrician,
Member Secretary: IRC,
Coordinator: Research Committee & Associate Professor of Paediatrics,
National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital,
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Dr. Arun Sharma
Associate Professor,
Department of Paediatrics,
Institute of Medicine,
Tribhuvan University Teaching
Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Moon Thapa
Faculty in Department of Paediatrics
NAIHS-CoM, Birendra Hospital
(Chhauni), Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Krishna Paudel
Assistant Professor
National Academy of Medical
Sciences, Kanti Children’s Hospital,
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

National Editorial Advisors

Prof. Dr. Dharma Saran Manandhar
Senior Consultant Paediatrics and Neonatology,
Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital

Prof. Dr. Neelam Adhikari
Professor of Paediatrics
Past Rector, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS).
Past Unit Chief, Department of Paediatrics, PAHS.

Prof. Pushpa Raj Sharma
Professor of Paediatrics
Unit Chief, Kathmandu Medical College
Past Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics,
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and Director,
Health Learning Materials Centre, Institute of Medicine.

International Editorial Advisors

Prof Andrew J Pollard (UK) FRCPCH PhD FMedSci
Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity,
Director of Graduate Studies,
Department of Paediatrics,
Vice Master, St Cross College
University of Oxford
Room 02-46-07 Level 2, Children’s Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU United Kingdom

Prof David R Murdoch (New Zealand) MD, MSc, DTM&H, FRACP, FRCPA, FFSc(RCPA)
Senior Associate, Department of International Health,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dean & Head of Campus,
University of Otago,
New Zealand

Prof. Chong-Woo Bae (Korea)
Department of Pediatrics, Kyunghee
University hospital at Gangdong,
Chairman of Clinical Research
Institute, and Mother & Infant Care
Center of Kyunghee University Hospital at Gangdong
Past Editor-in Chief, Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Past member of Committee for publication ethics of Korean
Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE).

Prof. Fuyong Jiao (China)
Prof. and Head
Dept. of Paediatrics the Shaanxi
Provincial People’s Hospital of Xian
Jiaotong University
President of China Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Executive councilor of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse
and Neglect (ISPCAN) China

Prof. Piush Gupta (India)
Professor, University College of Medical Sciences
Past Editor in Chief, Indian Paediatrics
Indian Academy of Paediatrics

Dr. Sangita Basnet (USA)
Director, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
St John’s Children’s Hospital
Springfield, IL
Division Chief, Paediatric Critical Care
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA

Prof. Toshiro Hara (Japan) M.D, Ph.D.
Kyushu University Hospital,
Professor and Chairman, Department of Paediatrics.
Deputy Director, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan

Nepal Paediatric Society (NEPAS)

Board of Trustees

Dr. Dhana R. Aryal
Dr. Shankar P. Suri

Executive Committee

Dr. Binod L. Bajracharya

Immediate Past President
Dr. Laxman P. Shrestha

President Elect
Dr. Krishna P. Sah

Dr. Kallash P. Sah

General Secretary
Dr. Ram Hari Chapagain

Dr. Arun K Sharma

Dr. Tanka P. Barakoti

Dr. Yuba N. Basaula


Dr. Arun K. Sharma
Dr. Bijay Thapa
Dr. Bishnu Rath Giri
Dr. Pradeep Mishra
Dr. Raju Kafle
Dr. Shailendra Bir Karmacharya
Dr. Smriti Mathema