Focus and Scope

Journal of Wetlands Ecology is an international peer-reviewed journal of Nature and Human Academy Nepal (NHAN) dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of information related to wetland issues connecting wetlands, human and wildlife. The opinions expressed by the contributing authors are not necessarily those of NHAN. The designations employed and the presentation of the materials in the Journal do not employ the expression of any opinion on the part of NHAN concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country or geographical area.

Nature and Human Academy Nepal (Govt. Reg. No. 187348)

Peer Review Process

Once the manuscript is received, it will be checked by NHAN to check whether it is relevant for the journal. If relevant, it will go further through double blinded peer review process, through a suitable academic editor. If not relevant, the corresponding author will be notified about immediate rejection of the manuscript. The academic editor will assign the manuscript to relevant reviewer/s for peer review. The peer review process can take minimum of 2 months.

NHAN will request relevant researchers to serve as editors and reviewers for specific manuscripts. The editors and reviewers will be acknowledged in the journal website. The list of the editors and reviewers is hence dynamic and will grow with time. The current list includes researchers who made contribution to the review and editing in the past.

Publication Frequency

The journal will publish articles regularly through out the year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its abstracts on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The articles of the authors who agree to open access option of their articles by paying publication fee will be available to download free of cost.

Editorial Board

Chief Editor
Dr. Gandhiv Kafle
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry University

Dr. Jhamak B.Karki
Vice Principal/Associate Professor
Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL)
Amarawat Marg, Koteshwor, PO Box 1276
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Raj Kumar Koirala
Associate Professor, Zoology, Conservation Ecology
Institute of Forestry,
Pokhara, Nepal

Mr. Ramji Gautam
Lecturer of Zoology
Department of Zoology, Prithvi Narayan Campus

Dr. Hari Adhikari
Department of Geosciences and Geography
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
PL 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)

Past Academic Editors
Dr. Bishnu Chandra Paudel (Nepal)
Dr. Bandana Pradhan (Nepal)
Dr. Jagannath Joshi (Nepal)
Dr. Jay P. Sah (USA)
Dr. Keshab D Awasthi (Nepal)
Dr. Mohan Siwakoti (Nepal)
Dr. Walter Rast (USA)
Mr. Achyut Raj Gyawali (Nepal)
Mr. Bharat Bhatta (Nepal)
Mr. Laxmi Dutt Bhatta (Nepal)
Prof. Dr. I.C. Dutta (Nepal)
Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro Natuhara (Japan)
Prof. Isidro T. Savillo (Philippines)
Prof. Mai Trong Nhuan (Vietnam)
Prof. Mohan Krishna Balla (Nepal)
Mr. Rajesh Malla (Nepal)

Publication Fees

Publication fee per article (including 13% Value Added Tax to government of Nepal):

  • Article with Nepalese authors = NRs 2800.
  • Article with authors of any of the other countries which are currently classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies = NRs 9000 (equivalent to US dollar 90).
  • Article with authors of other countries = NRs 22000 (equivalent to US dollar 220).

We currently do not have waiving provision of publication fee.