About the Journal

General Information

The Journal of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (JBPKIHS) is the official journal of B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences but operates with a complete editorial autonomy. The journal would be of interest to all those who are involved in patient care, biomedical research, education of health professionals and administration of health services and community at large. The journal welcomes original article, review article, important case report, brief communication, and correspondence.

Mission and Scope

The Journal of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (JBPKIHS) exists for the benefit of improving the quality of health care and medical education, particularly in the context of developing countries with limited resources. The journal welcomes papers relevant to basic sciences, medical, dental, nursing, public health, and allied health sciences. The scope and content of JBPKIHS is wide ranging yet pragmatic. 

Publication Frequency

Two issues of the journal are published in a calendar year.

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.

Article Processing Charge

There is no fee to submit and publish the articles.

Disclosure

While all efforts have been made by the editors to ensure that no inaccuracies or misleading statement appear in the articles being published in this journal; it is, however, clarified that all such statements appearing in this journal are those of the authors, and they themselves are solely responsible for the correctness of the same. The statements made herein may not necessarily be the opinion of the editorial board or those of B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal. The editorial board and B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal take no responsibility or liability, whatsoever, for the consequences of any form arising out of any of the articles included in this journal.

While all efforts are made for ensuring the accuracy of schedules or protocols of various modalities of treatment that appear in this journal, the readers are, however, advised to re-verify and get familiar with them, especially for newer or unfamiliar drugs/ protocols/ procedures etc. before starting to practice them.

B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the editorial contained in this journal and such editorial materials do not represent the official policy or recommendations of the university.

The names and email addresses provided to this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The Editorial Process

A manuscript not adhering to the journal submission guidelines is returned to the authors for technical correction before it is further processed. The Editorial Office screens all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism, using a plagiarism detection software, prior to peer review. All papers must represent original work.

A manuscript fulfilling the journal technical guidelines is assigned an editor who carefully evaluates the manuscript for scientific quality, novelty, importance, and interest to our readership, all of which contribute to a priority score. A manuscript with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of important message is rejected without peer review. In the case of poorly written but valuable content, the authors are asked to resubmit after revision.  A manuscript with a high priority score is sent to two or more expert reviewers blinded to the contributor’s identity. The final decision on whether to accept or reject the article is taken by the Editor-in-Chief based on the evaluation by the editorial board, peer reviewers and the guidelines of ICMJEWAME, CSE, and COPE. This usually takes four to six weeks after submission. The comments received from the reviewers and editors are conveyed to the authors irrespective of the decision on the manuscript.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days.

Blinding

This journal uses double blind peer-review process where the identity of author(s) is masked from the reviewers and vice versa.

Copyright and permissions

© Journal of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Authors are required to transfer their copyright to the journal.

Creative Commons Licence
The articles in JBPKIHS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

Journal History

The journal was known as Health Renaissance before 2018.