About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Himalayan Journal of Science and Technology (HiJOST) is the official annual publication of Central Campus of Technology (CCT). The objective of this journal is to provide a global platform for the scientists and academicians to further share and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of science and technology. The journal publishes Review Papers, Research Papers, Short Communications, Research Notes and Letters to the Editor.

Peer Review Process

The process of fair review provides authors who feel their paper has been unfairly rejected (at any journal) the opportunity to share reviewer comments, explain their concerns, and have their paper reviewed for possible publication in HiJOST.

Submission of manuscript by authors: The corresponding author will submit the manuscript via email to official email (hijostcct@gmail.com) of Himalayan Journal of Science and Technology (HiJOST) and receipt of the same will be acknowledged by the managing editor.

Primary screening: The members of editorial board will check the paper's style, required sections, composition and arrangement against HiJOST Author guidelines. Papers failing to meet the author guidelines are returned by email for resubmission or the editorial board may directly reject without being reviewed if any scientific flaws are noticed in the manuscript.

Review by Reviewers: The managing editor sends the manuscript for blind review process to two appropriate reviewers who are expert in the relevant area. The responses from the reviewer regarding the paper will be received with following suggestions:

  • Acceptable with minor correction
  • Accept with major correction
  • Re-submission or
  • Reject and so not encourage for submission

Both reviewers have full authority for accepting and rejecting the manuscript and the manuscript will not be receded for the publication if any one of the reviewer recommends for rejection of the manuscript. But the final decision will be forwarded after evaluation of comments received from reviewers.

Editorial Board Evaluates the Reviews: The managing editor communicates all the homecoming comments to editorial board before making an overall decision. If the reviewer's opinion differs widely, the chief editor or editors may request to an additional reviewer (Third Reviewer) for an extra opinion before making a final decision.

The Decision is Communicated: The managing editor sends a decision via email to the corresponding author including any relevant reviewer comments with acknowledgement.

Publication Frequency

The current publication frequency of HiJOST is annual.

Subscription Rate for Print

Individual Rs. 150/-
Institutional Rs. 250/-
Foreign US$ 10

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 funding for online access and publication of hard copy will be supported by the Central Campus of Technology, Hattisar, Dharan, Sunsari, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Publisher

HiJOST is published by the Central Department of Technology, Tribhuvan University, Dharan, Nepal.