Focus and Scope

Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international online journal. NJB publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical/conceptual research, technical notes, and book reviews in the fields of:
Biotechnology
Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Parasitology
Biochemistry
Medical science
Plant science
Animal science
Bioinformatics and
other Omic sciences- Bioprocess, Biochemical Engineering, Organic chemistry and so on.

Nepal Journal of Biotechnology aims to provide an international forum for encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and contributing to the advancement of Biotechnology, benefiting readers and authors by accelerating the dissemination of research information and providing maximum access to scholarly communication.

Peer Review Process

Manuscript processing and review policy
The editorial review process of NJB consisting of two stages; pre-review and peer review.

Pre-review
The manuscript submitted to the journal is pre-reviewed by a member of the Editorial board on the basis of following criteria.

  1. Whether theme of the paper meets the scope of the journal.
  2. Whether the paper has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the development of a broad range of prescribed subject area?
  3. Whether the paper appropriately formatted for Nepal Journal of Biotechnology.
  4. Whether the paper is novel and interesting.

Editor in Chief communicates the decision to the corresponding author if the paper is to be rejected.

Peer review
If a paper is not rejected at the pre-review stage it then goes into peer review. Each paper is typically reviewed by independent referees, manuscripts are subjected a single blind peer review abiding by the framework of the organization and the journal and to cater to the need for diffusing knowledge across practicing areas in the field of Biotechnology. The peer-review process is done by our pool of esteemed reviewers with an in-depth knowledge in different areas of Biotechnology.  Editor in Chief then makes the decision concerning publication, in consultation with member of the editorial team either:

  • Accepted with minor revision – the paper doesn’t need to go through review process again.
  • Accepted with major revision – the paper needs to go through review process again with the option of rejection.
  • Reject - the paper is not acceptable for publication and re-submission will not be considered;

Nepal Journal of Biotechnology endeavours to ensure critical and fair review of the manuscripts. The average time of first decision is approximately 35 days from the submission of the paper. The decision of the Editors is final and will only be changed under exceptional circumstances.

Publication Frequency

The Nepal Journal of Biotechnology is published annually in the last week of December.

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.

Publication Fees

Publication in NJB is totally FREE (No Article submission and processing charges), as one of the main goals of the journal is to provide global researchers with a free publishing platform.