Focus and Scope

The Nepal Journal of Epidemiology is a international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology. The journal encourages communication among those engaged in the research, teaching, and application of epidemiology of both communicable and non-communicable disease, including research into health services and medical care. Also covered are new methods, epidemiological and statistical, for the analysis of data used by those who practise social and preventive medicine. It provides the most up-to-date, original, well designed, well interpreted and significant information source in the multidisciplinary field of epidemiology.

We publish manuscripts based on the following sections:

  1. Short communications
  2. Current research trends
  3. Original research
  4. Case reports
  5. Review articles
  6. Letter to editor

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest and composition.

Manuscript not submitted according to instructions will be returned to the author 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.

All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for scientific accuracy and clarity by the office of the Editor.

How long does it take to assign a Section Editor?
The length of time it takes to assign a section editor may vary depending on the initial quality of the manuscript. Initial quality assessment will be done by the managing editors; it will take one week time. If it meets the journal standard then it will directly assign to the section editor.  Otherwise it will depend up on the author response to the editorial revision.

Will authors know which Section Editor is assigned?
The editor’s identity is anonymous until the manuscript is rejected.

Will authors know who is reviewing their manuscript?
Reviewers are anonymous by default.

How many reviewers will a manuscript have?
The majority of Nepal Journal of Epidemiology submissions are evaluated by minimum 2 external reviewers, but it is up to the Section Editor to determine the number of reviews required. Average duration of peer review process is 1 month. Authors who receive a decision of Minor Revision or Major Revision have 25 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published quarterly.

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

Editors-in-Chief
Dr. Brijesh Sathian,
Academic Research Associate,
Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital,
P. O BOX 3050, Doha, Qatar
Email: drsathian@gmail.com

Dr. Indrajit Banerjee,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,
Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital,
Chitwan, Nepal
Email: indrajit18@gmail.com

Dr. Bedanta Roy,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology,
Quest International University Perak,
No.227, Plaza Teh Teng Seng (Level 2),
Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun,
30250 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan,
Malaysia
Email: bedanta.roy@gmail.com

Dr. Jayadevan Sreedharan,
Assistant Director, Research Division,
Gulf Medical University,
Ajman, UAE
Email: drjayadevans@gmail.com

Dr. Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil,
Research Associate and Associate Professor,
Research Division, Gulf Medical University,
Ajman, UAE.
Email: drjayakumary@gmail.com

Managing – Editor
Dr. Indrajit Banerjee,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,
Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital,
Chitwan, Nepal
Email: indrajit18@gmail.com

Deputy Managing – Editor
Dr. Brijesh Sathian,
Academic Research Associate,
Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital,
P. O BOX 3050, Doha, Qatar
Email: drsathian@gmail.com

Associate Managing – Editor
Dr. Nishida Chandrasekharan,
Lecturer, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Gulf Medical University,
Ajman, UAE
Email: dr.nishida@yahoo.com

Editorial Board Members
Ramesh Babu,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology,
Kasturba Medical College International Center,
Manipal - 576104 Karnataka, Inda
Email:   mgrameshbabu008@gmail.com

Mr. Supram H S,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Manipal College of Medical Sciences,
Pokhara, Nepal
Email: supram.gowda@gmail.com

Dr. Edwin R van Teijlingen,
Professor, The School of Health & Social Care,
Bournemouth University,
Royal London House, Christchurch Road,
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3LT, UK
Email: evteijlingen@bournemouth.ac.uk

Dr Padam Simkhada,
Professor of International Public Health,
Associate Dean (Global Engagement),
Faculty of Education, Health and Community,
Liverpool John Moores University
Henry Cotton Building, 15-21 Webster Street
Liverpoor, L3 2ET, UK
Email: P.P.Simkhada@ljmu.ac.uk     

Dr. Arnab Ghosh,
Professor, Pathology Department,
Manipal College of Medical Sciences,
Pokhara, Nepal,
Email: docarnab2k@yahoo.com

Prof. Niranjan Nayak,
Professor, Department of Microbiology,
MCOMS. Nepal
Email: niruni2000@yahoo.com

Dr. Sudhir Adhikari,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Manipal College of Medical Sciences,
Pokhara, Nepal
Email: sudhiradhikari99@gmail.com

Dr. E. Rajesh,
Assistant Professor,
School of Behavioural Sciences,
Mahatma Ghandi University
Kerala, India
Email: rajeshelayedath@gmail.com

Dr. E.S. Abhilash,
Department of Botany,
Sree Narayana College,
Post- Nattika, Thrissur-680 566
Kerala, India
Email: abhies@gmail.com

Dr. Indraneel Banerjee,
Post Doctorate trainee M.Ch Urology,
S M S Medical College,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Email: indraneel28@gmail.com

Dr. Krishna Saran,
Associate Professor, Department of Radiotherapy,
Manipal University,
India
Email: tk.sharan@gmail.com

Dr. Ritesh G Menezes,
Professor, Forensic Medicine Division,
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine,
King Fahd Hospital of the University,
University of Dammam,
Dammam, Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Email: mangalore971@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Pradeep Aggarwal,
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine,
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences,
HIHT University, Swami Ram Nagar,
Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Email: drpradeep_aggarwal@hotmail.com

Dr. Rakesh Kakkar,
Professor, Department of Community Medicine,
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences,
Dehradun, India
Email: drrakesh75@gmail.com

Dr. Kursheed Muzammil,
Professor, Community Medicine,
Muzaffarnagar Medical College,
Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran,
Senior Scientist, Epidemiology Division,
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research,
PB No 80, MG Marg, Lucknow 226001,
U.P, India
Email: ckesavachandran@gmail.com

Mr. Ritul Kamal,
Scientist, Epidemiology Division,
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research,
PB No 80, MG Marg, Lucknow, 226001,
U.P, India
Email: ritul2387@gmail.com

Nishanth B Bhat,
Senior Grade Lecturer,
Dept.of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology,
Kasturba Medical College International Center,
Manipal – 576104,
Karnataka, India
Email: nishanthbhat@yahoo.co.in

Patrons of the Journal

Patrons of the Journal

Nepal
Dr. N Suresh Baboo
Professor, Physiology Department
Manipal College of Medical Sciences
Pokhara, Nepal.

United Arab Emirates
Dr. Jayadevan S
Assistant Director
Research Division,
Gulf Medical University,
Ajman, UAE.

Dr. Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil
Research Associate and Associate Professor,
Research Division,
Gulf Medical University,
Ajman, UAE.

United Kingdom
Dr. Edwin R van Teijlingen
Professor
The School of Health & Social Care
Bournemouth University
Royal London House, Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3LT, UK

Malaysia
Dr. Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy
Associate Professor, Community Medicine Department
Melaka Manipal Medical College
Jalan Batu Hampar, Bukit Baru, MELAKA
Malaysia, 75150

Nigeria
Dr. Ileogben Sunday-Adeoye,
Director, South east fistula centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Head of department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ebonyi state University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki
Nigeria

Publication Fee

There are no submission or processing charges for the NJE. However, to defray costs of formatting and PubMed linkage there is a 100 US$ publication charge for those manuscripts which are accepted. Extra charges as necessary will be made for numerous/complex Tables and Figures.