Focus and Scope

Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal (JPAN) is a biannual, peer reviewed national medical journal. It is an official journal of Psychiatrist’s Association of Nepal (PAN). The fundamental objective of this medical journal is to encourage psychiatrists and relevant experts to share eminent psychiatric issues that they encounter during their professional career. The journal will also provide a platform to advocate various issues on psychiatry.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial board are reviewed for originality, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest and composition.

Manuscript not fulfilling the criteria of the Journal will be returned to the author by the editor for correction prior to beginning the peer review/process. Revised manuscripts are judged on the adequacy of responses to suggestions and criticisms made during the initial review. These articles submitted to the journal editor are forwarded to the experts in the field. These reviewers carefully evaluate the quality of the submitted manuscript, check for the accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures. This generally involves anonymized refereeing by at least two independent reviewers.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues per volume.

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

Editor in Chief
Dr. Nirmal Lamichhane
Associate Professor and Head
Dept Of Psychiatry, Gandaki Medical College,
Pokhara, Nepal
drnrmlam@hotmail.com

Executive Editors
Dr. Dev Kumar Thapa
Assistant Professor
Dept Of Psychiatry, Gandaki Medical College,
Pokhara, Nepal
ddthapa@hotmail.com

Dr. Sandip Subedi
Assistant Professor,
Dept. Of Psychiatry, Universal College Of Medical Sciences,
Bhairahawa, Nepal
sandipsubedi@hotmail.com

Editorial Team
Dr. Dhana Ratna Shakya
Additional Professor,
Dept Of Psychiatry, BP Koirala Institute Of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal
drdhanashakya@yahoo.com

Dr. Manisha Chapagain
Dr. Ajay Risal
Dr. Prabhakar Pokhrel
Dr. Anoop Krishna Gupta
Dr. Kamal Gautam

Advisors
Dr. Desh R. Kunwar
Dr. Dhruba M. Shrestha
Dr. Nirakar M. Shrestha
Dr Ambika Shrestha
Dr. Kapil D. Upadhayaya
Dr. Mahendra K. Nepal
Dr. Vidya Dev Sharma
Dr. Surendra Sherchan
Dr. Naba Raj Koirala

Psychiatrists' Association of Nepal

President
Dr. Arun Raj Kunwar

Vice-President
Dr. Rabi Shakya

General Secretary
Dr. Sandip Subedi

Joint Secretary
Dr. Ritesh Thapa

Treasurer
Dr. Neena Rai

Joint Treasurer
Dr. Rishav Koirala

Members
Dr. Khagendra Kafle
Dr. Bikram Kafle
Dr. Sagun Ballav Pant

Advisors
Dr. Desh R. Kunwar
Dr. Nirakar M. Shrestha
Dr. Dhruba M. Shrestha
Dr. Kapil D. Upadhayaya
Dr. Surendra Sherchan
Dr. Vidya Dev Sharma
Dr. Naba Raj Koirala
Dr. Saroj Psd Ojha

Publisher

    Psychiatrists' Association of Nepal