Focus and Scope

The Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences is an official, peer reviewed journal run by an editorial team and is  supported by Universal College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Bhairahawa, Nepal. The journal publishes research articles on basic sciences, clinical, dental and nursing disciplines. It aims to provide a platform for the medical as well as dental scientists and researchers to publish their scientific work. The journal can also be accessed through www.ucms.com.np

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues a year.

Peer-Review Process

Majority of the submitted manuscripts may be rejected after an initial Editorial board review. The reasons for rejection may be due to insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, major ethical issues, not submitted in desired format, not of interest to majority of readers, or not in accordance with the current priorities of the journal. Decision on such papers is communicated to authors within two weeks. Remaining articles are sent to reviewers having sufficient experience on the subject, in a ‘masked fashion’. 2-3 reviewers are used for original articles and 1-2 reviewers for case reports, review articles, and medical education. Manuscripts are reviewed with due respect for authors’ confidentiality. Authors should take care not to disclose their and their institution’s identity in the text of the ‘blinded manuscript.’ The peer reviewer identity is also kept confidential. Period of submission to first decision varies from 2 weeks to 6 weeks depending on availability of reviewers, and timely response from them. The total time duration from initial submission to final publication varies and may take up to a maximum of two years.

Reviewers are asked to select one of the following recommendations:

  • Reject
  • Accept with minor corrections
  • Accept with major corrections/revisions
  • Accept with no correction

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.