Focus and Scope

The Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology (NJDVL) is a scientific biomedical journal, published once a year by the Society of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal (SODVELON). It aims to publish and disseminate information on all aspects of diagnosis and management of skin diseases, and information on scientific research related to dermatology. The journal accepts manuscripts for original articles, reviews and case reports.

Peer Review Process

  1. All contributions are judged by the criteria of originality and scientific content, and preference will be given to original research articles.
  2. The manuscripts submitted will be scrutinized by the editorial board and reviewed by independent experts. Double-blinded peer review process is followed. If accepted, the papers are subjected for editorial revision, including shortening of the text and omission of tables and figures if appropriate. Rapid review and publication is the policy of the journal.
  3. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the manuscript submitted for publication.
  4. The time frame for the acceptance and publication of the article will be 3months ± 30 days.

Publication Frequency

From 2021, the journal will publish two issues a year.

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.


The Publisher, Society of Dermatologist, Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal and Editors cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal; the views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher, Society of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist of Nepal and Editors, neither does the publication of advertisements constitute any endorsement by the Publisher, Society of Dermatologists, Venereologist and Leprologist of Nepal and Editors of the products advertised.