About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Nepal Journal of Epidemiology is a international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology. The journal encourages communication among those engaged in the research, teaching, and application of epidemiology of both communicable and non-communicable disease, including research into health services and medical care. Also covered are new methods, epidemiological and statistical, for the analysis of data used by those who practise social and preventive medicine. It provides the most up-to-date, original, well designed, well interpreted and significant information source in the multidisciplinary field of epidemiology.

We publish manuscripts based on the following sections:

  1. Short communications
  2. Current research trends
  3. Original research
  4. Systematic Review and Metaanalysis
  5. Case reports
  6. Review articles
  7. Letter to editor

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest and composition.

Manuscript not submitted according to instructions will be returned to the author for correction prior to beginning the peer review/process. Revised manuscripts are judged on the adequacy of responses to suggestions and criticisms made during the initial review.

All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for scientific accuracy and clarity by the office of the Editor.

How long does it take to assign a Section Editor?
The length of time it takes to assign a section editor may vary depending on the initial quality of the manuscript. Initial quality assessment will be done by the managing editors; it will take one week time. If it meets the journal standard then it will directly assign to the section editor.  Otherwise it will depend up on the author response to the editorial revision.

Will authors know which Section Editor is assigned?
The editor’s identity is anonymous until the manuscript is rejected.

Will authors know who is reviewing their manuscript?
Reviewers are anonymous by default.

How many reviewers will a manuscript have?
The majority of Nepal Journal of Epidemiology submissions are evaluated by minimum 2 external reviewers, but it is up to the Section Editor to determine the number of reviews required. Average duration of peer review process is 1 month. Authors who receive a decision of Minor Revision or Major Revision have 10-14 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.

Internal submission

Any manuscript submitted by the editorial board members is not reviewed by the same editorial board member. An independent editor makes all decisions regarding this manuscript. These types of manuscripts are also reviewed by three external peer reviewers.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published quarterly.

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 Fee

There are no submission or processing charges for the NJE. However, to defray costs of formatting and PubMed linkage there is a 100 US$ publication charge for those manuscripts which are accepted. Extra charges as necessary will be made for numerous/complex Tables and Figures.