About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences Nepal (J-NHS-N) is an official publication of Pokhara Nursing campus, IOM, TU. The journal is a peer reviewed, published annually and invites articles from different areas of nursing and health sciences. The main objective of the journal is to serve as a portal by documenting the research activities which encourage scientific paper writing and dissemination of the information. The publication in the journal covers original research articles, case reports and review articles related to nursing and health sciences.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences Nepal is published annually.

Open Access Policy

JNHSN 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.

The articles are published under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 DEED Attribution 4.0 International Licence. J-NHS-N allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. The author(s) are allowed to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Authors retain the copyright of their articles.

Peer Review Process

First of all, the editors screen all submitted manuscripts for format and style as per the guidelines. If the authors fails to comply the author guidelines, the paper will be returned for resubmission as per the guidelines. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected. If good articles are written poorly, then authors will be requested to revise and resubmit according to the J-NHS-N format.

On acceptance at the first stage of screening, each manuscript will be assigned a code number and subjected to the peer-review process. The manuscripts are sent to two expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the authors. The peer-review process will be double-blinded. A reviewer is asked to review the manuscript and process it within three weeks. On average, the whole peer-review process will take about two-four months. Each manuscript is meticulously reviewed by the J-NHS-N editorial board, and based on the comments from the reviewers, a final decision on the manuscript will be taken by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts that need improvement as suggested by the reviewers and editorial committee will be returned to the corresponding author for correction and incorporation of the comments made and the corrected version of the manuscript should be submitted within a month to the Editor-in-Chief. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers’ comments and acceptance/ rejection of the manuscript.

Publisher and Support

The Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences Nepal (J-NHS-N) is published by the Publication Committee, Pokhara Nursing Campus, Pokhara, which is a fully government institution so all expenses for the review of papers, website, hard copy publication and others are covered by the institution.