About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Pathology of Nepal publishes articles related to anatomical pathology, cytopathology, and clinical pathology. It presents information drawn from morphologic and clinical laboratory studies with direct relevance to the understanding of human disease. Theoretical and experimental pathology and molecular biology pertinent to human disease is included. The journal accepts original articles, review articles, case reports and letters to the editor.

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

The editors will review all submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lacking a significant message are rejected which will take approximately 10 days. If good articles are written poorly then the authors are requested to re- submit after revision according to the JPN format. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. They are sent to two to three expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors. The reviewer has to complete and submit the comment within 3 weeks time. The JPN editors review each manuscript meticulously based on the comments from the reviewers and make a final decision to either reject or publish it. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments, acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. This entire process , if goes smoothly, will take 45-60 days.  

Articles accepted will be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned to the editorial office within seven days. Non response may delay the publication of the article or even result in being rejected.

To ensure rapid decision, authors are requested to submit their manuscript abiding JPN guidelines. 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Pathology of Nepal is published bi-annually and distributed by ACPN.

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.


Fee for submission, processing and publication

This journal doesn't charge for submission and processing your manuscript. After getting accepted, NRS 5,000.00 or its equavalent has to be deposited in the following bank account. Any presence of colour images additional NRS 3.000/ page or its equivalent has to be deposited. 

Account holder: ACPN; account number: 00200557510019; Swift code / BIC: HIMANPKA; Bank: Himalayan Bank Limited, Nepal


ACPN Executive Committee

Dr. Shailesh Pradhan

Vice President
Dr. Runa Jha

Dr. Karisma Malla Vaidhya

General Secretary
Dr. Sujan Sharma

Joint Secretary
Dr. Rakesh Pathak

Dr. Bidur Osti
Dr. Rekha Manandhar
Dr. Rosan Ghimire
Dr. Niharika Shah
Dr. Shreya Srivastav
Dr. Sumida Tiwari

Ethical Publishing Practices

Journal of Pathology of Nepal follows the instruction of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), by its Code of Conduct, and aim to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines

Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics.

  • Authors are expected to be aware of publication ethics and comply with it in all means. They should be aware of authorship, dual publication (submission), plagiarism, manipulation and fabrication of data and figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics.
  • Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts without any bias and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.

In cases of suspected or alleged misconduct, we will follow the COPE. If we find conclusive evidence of misconduct we will take steps to correct the scientific record, which may include issuing a correction or retraction of your article even after publication.

If you have any concerns about potential misconduct, please email the journal. Address correspondence to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Plagiarism is not acceptable and plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is identified, we will follow COPE guidelines. 

Plagiarism includes:

  • Directly copying text from other sources without proper citation
  • Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without citation
  • Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor
  • Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected or sent back for correction. Same applies after publication.

We expect that editors and reviewers to notify the journal if any plagiarism idenitified.

We are committed to ensuring the integrity of the peer review process. All the component of manuscript shall be kept confidential. Initials of the authors, email address or contact details will not be shared anyone until published. The peer review process is confidential and blind review including both authors and peer reviewers.

Editors and reviewers shall maintain the confidentiality to all submitted manuscripts unless agreed with the editor. The involvement of a third party in the review must be declared at the time of the submission of the review. We also expect that editors and reviewers will not make use of any material they get access through the peer review process.

If there are any concerns about misconduct during the review process, we will follow act accordingly.

Reviewers may identify themselves by signing their names at the time reviews are submitted, if they wish.


Journal of Pathology of Nepal is indexed on DOAJ.


Association of Clinical Pathologists of Nepal (ACPN)