About the Journal

Aims and Scope

 Journal of KIST Medical College aims to promote and disseminate research activities in the medical field taking place in the country. JKISTMC seeks articles in basic and clinical medical sciences, medical education, public health, hospital and healthcare management, research and publication ethics in the form of original research papers, review articles, case reports, medical education, viewpoints, letter to the editor relating to any aspect of Medical & Health Science that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Publication Frequency

JKISTMC publishes two issues a year.

Open Access Policy

JKISTMC 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.

Creative Commons Licence
The articles in JKISTMC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Under the CC BY-NC license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, distribute, and/or copy articles in JKISTMC, so long as the original authors and source are cited and the work is not used for commercial purposes. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Article processing charges

There is no article processing charges. All submissions and access to published articles are free of charge.

Peer-Review Process

The authors are required to submit their manuscript according to JKISTMC author guidelines. The submitted manuscript will be first assessed for the scope of journal, completeness, language, ethical and legal issues. If found appropriate for consideration it will be sent for external peer review. The submitted articles are sent for online peer review through the online process. Two independent external expert reviewers will review the manuscript individually for scientific and technical basis of the work. Possible decisions are:

Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made according to the reviewer's comment.
Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
Resubmit elsewhere: When the submission does not meet the focus and scope of JKISTMC.
Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.

However, independent from the comment received from peer reviewers, the final decision regarding the acceptance and rejection will be made by the editorial board.

It usually takes from 4 weeks to a maximum of 3 months for the peer review process to complete.

Sources of Support

The journal is supported by the KIST Medical College Teaching Hospital Management.


JKISTMC is published by the KIST Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal.