About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Physiological Society of Nepal (JPSN) is the official journal of Physiological Society of Nepal (JPSN). It is the first journal in Nepal on medically relevant aspects of body functions. Till date we do not have any scientific periodical in the country dedicated to functions of life processes when we know that there are a sizeable number of researchers, doctors and scientists exploring physiology of animals including human beings and plants that have human applications. Therefore, this journal aims to consider the research reports on any physiological aspect of life that is relevant to human beings.

After a decade long struggle for our professional organization, we have been able to (historically) establish a journal on functional aspects of life with a focus on medically relevant physiology and pathophysiology including its clinical issues.

As we believe and strive for, the researchers and scientists from now onwards would find this journal appropriate for publication of their genuine research pertaining to life functions. The range of submissions we will include is from research reports on physiology and pathophysiology from closed lab (individual animal/human case reports) to open lab (community level studies), and from low land (hot humid climate) to high altitude physiology and medicine (hypoxia, cold and mountain life). Similarly, we will also welcome the reports from sub-molecular level to integrative levels. While doing so, the journal will also give due space to any innovation in physiology education as well.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Physiological Society of Nepal publishes two issues per 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.

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

Editorial Processes

All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial editorial review for content and basic format. The approved manuscripts are forwarded for peer review. Manuscripts lacking originality, having serious scientific and/or technical flaws, and with little or no novelty may be rejected by the editorial team without proceeding to peer review.

The journal uses a double-blind peer-review system, hence both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout the entire review process. The manuscripts are sent to two experts for peer-review. The manuscripts are also sent to a biostatistics expert for verification of statistical tools used and their interpretation. The approximate time for peer review is two to three months. Reviewers are selected by the editors and are blinded to information regarding authors and working institution. Authors are informed regarding reviewer’s decision and comments; and advised for revisions to the article accordingly. If there is any difference of opinion among reviewers, the Chief Editor will make the final decision. Undue delay in response may require resubmission. Author revised articles are evaluated by the editorial committee for corrections and modifications according to the reviewer’s comments.

Articles accepted for publication will be copy edited and proofread. Page proofs will also be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading.

The Editorial Committee reserves the final right to accept or reject a manuscript for publication.

Sources of Support

The journal is supported by the Physiological Society of Nepal.


The journal is published by the Physiological Society of Nepal.