Focus and Scope

Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NJOG) is the internationally peer reviewed journal of Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG), published biannually since 2006. The journal aims to be one of the leading general clinical journals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology so as to contribute and provide forum for scientific and clinical professional communication in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology throughout the world. This is a bi-annually published open access journal and all the content is freely available without any charge to the user or his/her institution. Authors do not have to pay for the submission, processing or publication of their articles in NJOG.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles which is also available online (www.njog.org. np) freely. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access and under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. NJOG has been included in EBSCO’s library products, BioMed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Google Scholar, InfoBase Index and Index Copernicus (IC). NJOG has also been indexed in Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) database. NJOG is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Our work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Scope of the Journal
This journal will publish entire range of articles from original research articles, case reports, reviews, systematic reviews, current commentaries, brief communications, tips and techniques, personal perspectives and letters to editor along with wide range of news, book reviews, biographical, historical and educational articles, annotations, personal practice, practical procedures and a lively correspondence section from the editor from all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, including perinatology, endocrinology, related pathology, endoscopies and community research. Further, wide range of related field coverage includes prenatal diagnosis, feto-maternal medicine, gynaecologic oncology, uro-gynaecology, infertility, reproductive endocrinology, sexual medicine and reproductive ethics.

Manuscripts in English from investigators/authors from any institutions in any country are considered. The results and ideas contained therein should be original and should be of high scientific merit. The journal gives preference to good quality research papers with new findings, clinically oriented studies over experimental and animal studies. NJOG gives special attention through fast track review and keeping in high priority to the articles which provides immediate impact to the health and policy.

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. On an average 25-30% of the manuscripts are rejected by the editors before a formal peer-review starts.

The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected or if good article are written poorly then author are requested to re-submit after the revision according to NJOG format. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.

NJOG reviews new submissions according to its guidelines, when they meet all criteria, they will be sent to the two peer reviewers. All submitted article will undergo international peer review with blinding for two peer reviewers, simultaneously. If the decision conflicts between two, it will be send to third peer reviewer. The typical review will take minimum 4-6 weeks, which includes 2 weeks for peer review and remaining weeks for peer review handling process. However, this may take little longer due to unseen workloads.

When the article is received from peer reviewer there will be one of the following outcome and the decision choices include:

Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.

Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made according to the reviewer’s comment.

Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.

Resubmit elsewhere: When the submissions do not meet the focus and scope of NJOG.

Decline Submission: The submission will not be published with the journal.

All comments received from the reviewers will be passed on to the authors within 4-6 weeks after getting back from the reviewers. Regardless of whether or not the submission is accepted for publication, it is essential that appropriate feedback be provided to the contributors.

NJOG respects the views, opinion, comments and decision of the reviewer, however the right for acceptance and rejection of the manuscript is reserved with the Editor-in-Chief, on the basis of maintaining the integrity of the science, following the guideline of ICJME, WAME, CSE, COPE.

The editors will be responsible for directing the manuscripts to the appropriate reviewers who have knowledge and/or expertise in the requisite fields. Each manuscript will be accepted (sometimes on a conditional basis pending suggested changes) or declined based on the reviewers’ comments, and other factors by Editor-in-Chief’s decisions. In the case of a controversial ground breaking article that could have far-reaching impact on the field, further reviews may be sought. The decision ultimately rests with the Editor-in-Chief.

Peer Reviewers will be provided with Review Guidelines, once they accept to review the submission. NJOG will rate reviewers on a five-point quality scale after each review.

NJOG also ensures statistical accuracy in each research papers for which it has its own statistician for consultation. NJOG has always been stressing on the protection and interests of human participants in research and at the same time, promoting the scientifically valid research.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication and published, the paper or the portion there of, will not be published elsewhere unless the consent is obtained in writing from editor-in-chief of NJOG.

Publication Frequency

Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is published twice a year in May-June and November-December.

Open Access Policy

Articles published in this journal are freely available online free of cost in electric form at www.njog.org.np  Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles at NJOG. The aim of NJOG is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly articles thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Hence, NJOG grants the permission to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles which is available online (www.njog.org.np) freely. We follow the guideline of  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ and alsohttp://creativecommons.org/

NESOG Executive Committee 2019-2021

President:
Prof Heera Tuladhar

Immediate past president:
Dr Kusum Thapa

President Elect:
Prof Ganesh Dangal

Vice President:
Prof Gehanath Baral

General Secretary:
Dr Chanda Shrivastava

Joint Gen. Secretary:
Dr Madhu Tumbahangphe

Treasurer:
Dr Smriti Maskey

Joint Treasurer:
Dr Beemba Shakya

Social, Cultural, Scientific Secretary:
Prof Padam Raj Pant

Joint Social, Cultural, Scientific Secretary:
Dr Sandesh Poudel

Members:
Dr Shanti Shrestha
Dr Atit Poudel
Dr Rijuta Joshi Jha
Dr Jitendra Pariyar
Dr Astha Shrestha
Dr Manisha Bajracharya