Focus and Scope

Nepal Journal of Science and Technology (NJST) is a peer reviewed open access journal that aims to serve as a forum for scholarly and professional communication among scientists, policy makers and general people. NJST publishes papers from the broad academic disciplines of science and technology. Preference will be given to multidisciplinary research that has national and global scope. Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been published or accepted for publication, or be under consideration elsewhere.

The journal includes all major subject areas of S &T. The major areas include but not limited to physical and mathematical sciences (e.g., chemistry, engineering, and physics) and biological sciences (e.g., biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, ecology).

Papers covering social sciences will be considered for publication provided that they have strong elements of basic and applied sciences as mentioned above.

In addition to standard research papers, NJST publishes Reviews that offer a detailed and up-to-date discussion. NJST also publishes Short Communication that provides important research findings. Perspective articles provide a platform for authors to present their personal views on the direction of applied research that has broader policy implications.

Peer Review Process

The NJST Editors first evaluate all manuscripts based on the different criteria (e.g., originality of  work, suitability of manuscript to the ‘aims and scope of the journal’, compliance to the journal formatting requirements, scientific quality, English language etc.). Manuscripts that do not meet criteria are rejected without peer review.  Those that meet the minimum criteria are usually passed on to at least 2 experts for review.  NJST employs a single blind reviewing method, where the referee (reviewer) remains anonymous throughout the process.

Publication Frequency

The Nepal Journal of Science and Technology is a biannual peer reviewed academic journal published by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). All accepted papers will be published immediately online.

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

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Jib Raj Pokharel,
Vice Chancellor,
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST),
Nepal

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal,
Central Department of Geology,
Tribhuvan University,
Nepal

Editors
Dr. Gan B Bajracharya,
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju,
Resources Himalaya/Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Dr. Suresh K Dhungel,
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Prof. Dr. Janardan Lamichhane,
Kathmandu University/Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Dr. Fanindra Prasad Neupane,
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Prof. Dr. Anjana Singh,
Central Department of Microbiology Tribhuvan University/
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,
Nepal

Journal History

The NJST was established in 1989. It pioneered scientific publication of peer-reviewed original research in Nepal.