About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology (ISSN 2072-6805, E-ISSN 2091-0320) was launched in January 2009. It is a free-access semi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society. This journal aims to provide an additional opportunity of sharing knowledge and experience amongst the ophthalmic professionals as well as to help disseminate findings of research achievements in the ophthalmic field at home and abroad. The society and the editorial board do not take any responsibility for any expressions published in the journal. These expressions are solely ascribed to the authors.

Original articles, short communications, case reports/brief communications and review articles of merit from contributors all over the world are accepted for publication after anonymous peer-review.

Research works involving human subjects and animals should meet international norms and the terms of Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association. Approval from the institutional/ethical review board and informed consent from the subject/s of study must have been obtained for all experimental studies and articles based on these studies. The Nep J Oph Editorial Board may request the principal author/corresponding author to provide such documents during the process of publication of the manuscript under certain circumstances.

Peer Review Process

The Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology has a double blind process for the review. The articles submitted are reviewed by the national and international experts in the respective fields after the initial screening by the editorial board.We ensure that the peer reviewer is not from the same institute as that of the any of the authors and do not have any conflict of interest to the work. It will be sole right of the editorial board to decide the reviewers for the manuscript. The review process from the reviewer is usually one month and if there is no response, it will be sent to another reviewer. The whole process of review will take from 6 weeks to four months, depending upon the significance of the article.

The article is sent to at least two reviewers, with one of them being an international expert. Once the reviewers comments are received, the authors are asked to resubmit their manuscript by incorporating the reviewers comments. if both the reviewers reject the article, the editorial board will reject it. However, the final decision of the paper acceptance is reserved by the editorial board.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published biannually.

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.

Articles in Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology are published with a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 DEED Attribution Noncommercial NoDerivs 4.0 International Licence. This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.


©Copyright: Nepal Ophthalmic Society.

Article Processing Charges

Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology charges authors article processing fees once accepted for publication.
NOS members NPR 1000; Non NOS member Nepalese NPR 1500; SAARC Countries INR 1000; Rest of the World USD 25; and Colour pages are charged additional NPR 2500.

The rates are per page charges.

Subscription Rates (Excluding postal charges)

Individual Annual NRs 1000 Per copy 500
Institutional Annual NRs 2000 Per copy 1000

SAARC countries
Individual Annual NRs 1500 Per copy 750
Institutional Annual NRs 3000 Per copy 1500

Other Countries
Individual Annual USD 120 Per copy 60
Institutional Annual USD 240 Per copy 120

All rates are subject to change.
Subcription charges should be sent in the form of a bank draft in the name of Nepal Ophthalmic Society to its office address.


Contact Address
Nepal Ophthalmic Society
Department of Ophthalmology
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Ghopa, Dharan-18, Sunsari, Nepal
Email: nepjoph@bpkihsacademics.edu.np
Tel: 00977-25-521017, ext: 5320, 2036
Tel/Fax: 00977-25-520251, 530119