Focus and Scope

Nepal Journal of Science and Technology (NJST) is a peer reviewed open access journal that aims to serve as a forum for scholarly and professional communication among scientists, policy makers and general people. NJST publishes papers from the broad academic disciplines of science and technology. Preference will be given to multidisciplinary research that has national and global scope. Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been published or accepted for publication, or be under consideration elsewhere.

The journal includes all major subject areas of S &T. The major areas include but not limited to physical and mathematical sciences (e.g., chemistry, engineering, and physics) and biological sciences (e.g., biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, ecology).

Papers covering social sciences will be considered for publication provided that they have strong elements of basic and applied sciences as mentioned above.

In addition to standard research papers, NJST publishes Reviews that offer a detailed and up-to-date discussion. NJST also publishes Short Communication that provides important research findings. Perspective articles provide a platform for authors to present their personal views on the direction of applied research that has broader policy implications.

Peer Review Process

The NJST Editors first evaluate all manuscripts based on the different criteria (e.g., originality of  work, suitability of manuscript to the ‘aims and scope of the journal’, compliance to the journal formatting requirements, scientific quality, English language etc.). Manuscripts that do not meet criteria are rejected without peer review.  Those that meet the minimum criteria are usually passed on to at least 2 experts for review.  NJST employs a single blind reviewing method, where the referee (reviewer) remains anonymous throughout the process.

Publication Frequency

The Nepal Journal of Science and Technology is a biannual peer reviewed academic journal published by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). All accepted papers will be published immediately online.

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.

Publication Ethics

Researchers must have a proper regard for research ethics. Research ethics cover a minimum set of guidelines (code of conduct) in the scholarly research and communication. NJST asks authors to ensure their works confirm to guidelines set by recognized national and international institutions. NJST abides Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

During the submission of the manuscript, authors must declare that the manuscript as submitted has not been published or accepted for publication, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere, either in whole or substantial part. The work should conform to the legal requirements of the country where the work was carried out (e.g., National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research in Nepal). The NJST strongly discourages ‘honorary authorship’. Detailed criteria to qualify an individual as an author are available by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors are also suggested to review guidelines for resolving authorship disputes.

Some of the guidelines include, but not limited to:

  1. Responsible research publication: international standards for authors
  2. Guidelines for the medical research and publication ethics
  3. Guidelines for the treatment of animals in behavioral research and teaching

Journal History

The NJST was established in 1989. It pioneered scientific publication of peer-reviewed original research in Nepal.