Established by INASP in 2007. Managed by Tribhuvan University Central Library.
Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) is a service to provide online publication of Nepalese journals. For more information about NepJOL and how to join the service, see the About page.
Nepal Journals OnLine(NepJOL) is a service to provide access to Nepalese published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.
- What is NepJOL?
- How journals can join NepJOL
- Services for researchers
- History of NepJOL
- Future plans for NepJOL
- Related projects
- Support for NepJOL
- Contact us
What is NepJOL?
NepJOL is a database of journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of NepJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.
Journals are selected for inclusion on NepJOL using the following criteria:
- They are scholarly in content, and contain original research (in addition to other content)
- Their content is peer reviewed and quality controlled
- They are able to provide all content for inclusion on NepJOL (tables of contents, abstracts and PDFs of full text) in electronic format
- They are published within Nepal. Management of publishing strategy, business development and production operation are all run from Nepal.
NepJOL provides information on each participating journal, including aims and scope, contact details and general information. It also provides Tables of contents and abstracts (where available) for all articles published within these journals. Many full text articles are also available. All the material on NepJOL is free to view, search and browse, however copyright of all content is retained by the journals or authors – each journals will need to give permission for any use or re-use of the content that falls outside Fair Use. NepJOL is not a publisher: NepJOL provides a service to the journals by hosting their content online, and actively promoting the website to encourage discovery of these titles and their articles. Individual journals are also using the website to publish their journals and they welcome submissions from registered users.
How journals can join NepJOL
If your journal is not included on NepJOL and you would like to participate, see the criteria for inclusion (in the section “What is NepJOL” above), and contact NepJOL directly – firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to recommend new journals for inclusion in NepJOL, please let us know – we are always looking for more titles.
Services for researchers
The journals are listed alphabetically, to help researchers find journals of relevance, and allow browsing of the journals. The website has a sophisticated searching tool, to help researchers locate articles of interest and relevance to their area of study. Email alerts also provide a reminder service, to alert researchers to newly-published issues from their selected titles. Each journal has its own home page, where researchers can find information about the aims and scope of the journal, and information on how to submit articles to each journal. If the journal is available in print, information about how to obtain copies is also given. Many journals publish in full text online. Others publish their full text at another website - links are provided from each article abstract page. Researchers should also take note of the Research Support Tool which accompanies the abstracts of each article. The links from the red box to the right of each Abstract screen are designed to support the reading and use of the abstracts. Tools offered include information about the authors, quick and easy links to allow identification of further articles from other websites, definition of difficult terms using online dictionaries (simply click twice on any word in the abstract), and the automatic generation of citations to the article using "Capture Cite." We encourage you to make use of these tools to enhance your research. Please remember to contact the journals directly if you have any questions for them - NepJOL is not the publisher of these journals.
History of NepJOL
Nepal Journals OnLine
(NepJOL) was initiated in June 2006 and officially launched in September 2007. It is now managed by the Tribhuvan University Central Library, Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a project supported by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). It aims to promote the awareness and use of Nepal-published journals in all disciplines by providing access to tables of contents (TOCs), abstracts and full text on the Internet.
NepJOL uses the Open Journals System created by the Public Knowledge Project based in Canada. This software is open source and allows the journal content listed on NepJOL to be indexed through Open Archives Initiative search engines dedicated to research, which harvest the metadata for each journal article, making this work readily available to a global audience, and giving the journals greater visibility among the worldwide research community. NepJOL is jnow hosted by Ubiquity Press.
Future plans for NepJOL
The primary goal of NepJOL is to facilitate worldwide access to the full text of Nepalese Journals - either by hosting the full text online or redirecting users seamlessly to existing websites. We envisage NepJOL providing a range of online full text access models for journals, from complete open access to only subscribed access, with hybrid models of restricted access. On the current NepJOL system open access to full text is already possible. It is also hoped that the journals on the service will soon begin to allow online submission of articles and that they will conduct the whole editorial process in this online environment.
While NepJOL hosts journals, is takes no responsibility for the content on the journals made available on this site. NepJOL accepts content from journals in good faith, with the understanding that the material to be placed on the website contains nothing that is libellous, illegal, or an infringement of anyone's copyright or other rights. NepJOL retains the right to refuse to place any content on the website, and to remove anything that it considers to be either unsuitable or could lead to legal action. The views expressed on this website are those of the article authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of NepJOL, or of INASP.
The Journals OnLine project is part of the Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems Program (SRKS) which provides support to researchers around the world through access to information and training and support for the use of information. Other JOL projects are: Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL), Central American Journals Online (CAMJOL), Mongolia Journals Online (MongoliaJOL) and Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL). INASP also developed and managed African Journals Online (AJOL) until 2005, when management was transferred to an African Non Profit Organisation of the same name - see www.ajol.info for more information. Vietnam Journals Online (VJOL) was also managed and developed by INASP until 2009 when the management was transferred to NACESTI in Vietnam.
Also part of SRKS is AuthorAID which is a global research community that provides networking, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries.
If you would like further information about these projects, please contact us by email.
Support for NepJOL
Tribhuvan University Central Library has also provided valuable support and management of the service.