About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nepalese Journal of Statistics (NJS) is a peer reviewed open access Journal published in English annually by Central Department of Statistics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur Kathmandu, Nepal. The copyright of the journal is reserved with the publisher.

The journal aims to publish high quality scholarly papers covering both theoretical as well as applied areas of Statistics in the form of original articles, review articles, short communication articles and comments. It welcomes all the professionals, researchers and all those interested to publish their research findings with significant contribution to Statistics or applied areas of Statistics. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers which are related to current national, regional or local issues of Nepal.

All the articles submitted for publication must go through peer review process before acceptance.  Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been published or accepted for publication or submitted for publication elsewhere. The journal strongly opposes plagiarized contents. Each submitted article is subjected to plagiarism checking by iThenticate plagiarism checker software. Author (s) (Principal/Corresponding Author) needs to sign the Copyright Letter when submitting the paper with declaration of conflict of interest. The opinions expressed in the articles are the authors’ own and do not reflect the view of either the publisher or the Editorial Board. All manuscripts once published becomes the property of Central Department of Statistics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. Authors can submit and publish articles free of charge. No article processing and publication fees are charged to authors. 

NJS is indexed in NepJOL with two stars rating by Journal Publishing Practices and Standards. It is also indexed in Google Scholar and Index Copernicus International (ISI) Master List.

The abbreviated name of the journal for reference is: Nep. J. Stat.

Peer Review Process

Editorial Review
The review process starts with editorial review of the submitted articles. The main objective of the editorial review is to decide whether the submitted article is good enough to be forwarded for peer review or not. If corrections are required at this stage regarding overall writing of the paper and whether authors have followed the guidelines of the journal are checked. The main requirement at this stage is to check whether the submitted paper is suitable for publication in  the journal or not and has substantial content that is required for publication in NJS. If a paper fails at this stage, the paper will be returned back to the author with notice. Editorial review is accomplished with at least three of the editorial board members.

Peer Review
Peer review is done with one or two reviewers (upon availability of reviewer) blinded about the authors name except in the case if an editorial board member is peer reviewer. Detail review of the paper is done at this stage covering every aspect of the paper except formatting. Peer review is sent to accomplished and prominent statisticians, professors or professionals working in government or other sectors. In the review, a reviewer needs to categorical state whether a paper is rejected, needs major/minor corrections for acceptance or accepted without any need for correction. Based upon the peer review report, the final decision about the paper is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

The entire review process is scheduled to be completed within about two months. However, this will depend upon the selection of the peer reviewer and the duration spent in peer review process.

Publication Frequency

The journal will be published annually.

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.

Sources of Support

The Journal is published by the Internal funding of the Central Department of Statistics, TU, Kirtipur, The income generated by the journal is deposited to the department as well.