Focus and Scope

About the Journal
Sunsari Technical College Journal (STCJ) is a peer-reviewed scientific biomedical journal published by Sunsari Technical College, Laxmi Sadak Dharan-4. The journal will accept original articles, review articles, case reports and editorial notes in scientific and biomedical research. Sunsari Technical College Journal would be of interest to all those who are involved in biomedical research, health research and patient care, education of health professionals and administration of health services and community as a whole. At the beginning, STCJ is aimed to be published as an annual Journal, with the aim of making it as a quarterly publication. The Journal will be registered with ISSN (Print and Online) and will be seeking for registration into major databases within the upcoming years.

Scope of the Journal
Journal is open to accept any type of biomedical manuscripts submission, provided they are original in nature, disseminate important information to scientific committee, ethical and of high standard. Authors cannot submit the manuscript if it is previously published or under review process in any journal.

Aims of the Journal:

  • To empower scientific knowledge to the scientific community regarding the advances in biomedical research and health research.
  • To include recent trends and advances in biomedical and scientific research.
  • To generate scientific ideas to promote the status of biomedical research and health research in Nepal.
  • To encourage more and more faculty members and students to publish research articles in scientific journal.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to STCJ will be received by the Managing Editors who examine all files including cover letter, text files, images and figures. If the files meet the technical and formatting requirements of STCJ, authors will be sent an acknowledgement of the manuscript along with a Manuscript ID number. After assigning the Manuscript ID number, the manuscript will be sent for editorial review and external expert peer review. Authors will be requested to quote the manuscript ID number in all correspondences with STCJ. If the manuscript files do not meet the technical requirements of the journal, authors will be sent detailed instructions about the changes required in the manuscript and asked to resubmit the files to Managing Editor. After the files pass the technical and formatting requirements, the manuscript is assigned to a member of the Editorial Board.

The Editor(s) will review the manuscript and return the manuscript along with their comments to the Managing Editors. The editorial process will give the editors the authority to reject any manuscript, if it does not meet the scientific publishing standards or is out of scope of the journal. Based on the comments of the Editor(s) the manuscript will be sent for external double-blind peer review. The manuscript will be usually sent to two to three expert peer reviewers. After the peer reviewers will return the manuscript with their comments, the manuscript with reviewers and Editor's comments will be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief will review the manuscript and the comments and will recommend suitability of the manuscript for publication in STCJ. Based on the Editor-in-Chief's comments the first decision on acceptance of the manuscript will be taken. The authors will be promptly informed of the acceptance/rejection of the manuscript. The reviewers comments will also sent to the authors with the decision. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors will be sent instructions about how to respond to the reviewer's comments and make changes in the manuscript. At this stage, based on the reviewer's comments, the manuscript may need changes to text, figures, tables etc. If the authors feel that they are not satisfied with the editorial decision about publication of the manuscript, authors may appeal the decision. After author's response to reviewer's comments will be received, the manuscript will be reviewed by the assigned editor and if required the manuscript will be sent again to the reviewers for their comments. After editors have reviewed the manuscript and the responses, final decision about publication of the manuscript, will be taken. The authors will be promptly informed of the decision.

After acceptance of the manuscript, it may be edited for grammar, punctuation, style and accuracy. An edited, pre-print, proof of the manuscript with all figures, table and charts included, will be sent to the corresponding author for approval. The proof will be sent as a PDF file. The authors will also be sent a form as a Microsoft Word document, which the authors can use to submit any changes required in the manuscript. Please note that at this stage only the type-setting like incorrect punctuation will be corrected. It will not be possible to make any significant changes to the text or add or delete figures. The proofs need to be returned to the Editorial Office within three days (72 hours). After the corrected proofs are received by the Editorial Office, the final version of the manuscript will be prepared for publication.

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

Patron-in-Chief
Mr. Lekhi Raj Limbu,
Founder and Chairman, Sunsari Technical College, Dharan,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Madhav Lamsal, PhD,
Head of Department,
Department of Biochemistry,
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal,
Email: madhablamsal@yahoo.co.uk

Editor Board
Prof. Dr. Anjana Singh, PhD,
Professor of Microbiology,
Central Department of Microbiology,
Tribhuvan University,
Kirtipur, Nepal
Email: anjanas67@hotmail.com

Prof. Dr. Bal Mukunda Regmi, PhD,
Professor, Department of Pharmacy,
Institute of Medicine,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: bregmi@yahoo.com

Prof. Dr. Dilip Subba, PhD,
Professor of Food Technology,
Central Campus of Technology,
Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Giri Raj Tripathi, PhD,
Head of Department, Central Department of Biotechnology,
Tribhuvan University,
Kirtipur, Nepal
Email: giritripathi@gmail.com

Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, PhD,
Dean, School of Sciences,
Kathmandu University,
Dhulikhel, Nepal.
Email: pannathapa@ku.edu.np

Prof Dr. P. Ravi Shankar, MD,
Head of Department, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
KIST Medical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Lalitpur, Nepal.
Email: ravi.dr.shankar@gmail.com

Prof Dr. Sudha Agrawal, MD, M.Phil,
Head of Department, Department of Dermatology and Venerology,
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: sudha92@yahoo.com

Associate Prof. Dwij Raj Bhatta, PhD,
Head of Department, Department of Microbiology,
Tribhuvan University,
Kirtipur, Nepal
Email: nidwija@wlink.com.np

Associate Prof. G.M. Khan, MPharm,
Head of Department, Department of Pharmacy,
School of Health and Allied Sciences,
Pokhara University,
Lekhnath, Nepal

Associate Prof Dr. Kadir Alam, PhD,
Department of Pharmacology,
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: alamkadir2050@gmail.com

Assoc. Prof. Suman Kumar Lal Das,
Associate Professor of Food Technology,
Central Campus of Technology,
Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal.

Additional Prof Dr. Paricha Upadhaya,
Department of Pathology,
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: paricha7@yahoo.com

Mr. Ashwini Kumar Nepal, MSc, PhD (Fellow)
Department of Clinical Chemistry
VU University Medical Center,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Email: a.nepal@vumc.nl

Mr. Saval Khanal, MSc, PhD
Scholar, The University Of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia.
Email: khanalsaval@gmail.com

Managing Editors
Dr. Prasanna Dahal, MSc, PharmD,
Lecturer, Department Of Pharmacy,
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to TribhuvanUniversity,
Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal
Email: prince_prasanna@hotmail.com

Mr. Laxman Maharjan, M.Pharm,
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy,
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal.
Email: Luxman_m@hotmail.com

Statistical Consultants
Mr. Choodamani Bhattarai, MSc,
Lecturer of Mathematics and Biostatistics,
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal

Mr. Dharani Dhar Baral, MSc,
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics,
School of Public Health,
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: ddbara@yahoo.com

Publicity Officer
Mr. Amit Kumar Gupta, MPharm, PhD.
Scholar, Campus Chief and Head of Department (Department of Pharmacy),
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: amitknepal@gmail.com

Mr. Bibek Dahal, M.Pharm,
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy,
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal.
Email: bbkdhl@gmail.com

Treasurer
Mr. Ram Shovit Yadav, MTech,
Head of Department, Department of Food Technology,
Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal

Legal Advisor
Mr. Trilok Basnet, LLM,
Legal Advisor, Sunsari Technical College,
Affiliated to Tribhuvan University,
Dharan, Nepal

Disclaimer: The Editorial Board disclaims any responsibility for statements made and opinions expressed by the authors.