About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Orthodontic Journal of Nepal is a peer reviewed journal published biannually with an open access and dealing with the applied as well as theoretical researches in the field of orthodontics. The journal does not charge article processing fees or submission charges.

In each issue, we publish articles under certain types/sections. The types of articles we publish are as follows:

  • Original research/studies
  • Case notes
  • Review articles
  • Techno bytes
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Interviews
  • Letters to the editor

Beside the regular types of articles we also sometimes publish articles under Proceedings/ Declaration of Conferences/Congress, Updates,Supplements, etc.

Peer Review Process

The journal will process the received manuscript as follows:

Double blind procedure:
The received manuscript will be blinded to both the author and the reviewer during the reviewing process. The author will be anonymous to the reviewer and the reviewer will be anonymous to the author as well.  

Two stage review:
The manuscript will be sent back to the same reviewers after the initial review. However in case of controversies, the decision of the editorial board will be final.

The submitted manuscripts will undergo national or international or both reviewing after blinding to 3 reviewers.  The editors are responsible for directing the manuscript to reviewers depending on their expertise and knowledge. The manuscript will be accepted or declined depending on the reviewers decisions. However, in case of controversies, the ultimate decision is reserved by the Editor in Chief and the editorial board.

The peer reviewers are provided with the guidelines for the review of the manuscript.

Generally, the reviewing process takes about 6 to 8 weeks which includes 4 weeks for review and 2 weeks for processing. Nevertheless, sometimes, it may take some more time due some unseen circumstances.

After the reviewing is completed, one of the following decisions will be made:

Accept Submission:
The manuscript is accepted without the need of any revisions

Revision Needed:
The manuscript needs minor changes and is accepted as per the comments received from the reviewer.

Re-submission for review:
The manuscript requires  major changes and another review needed. The manuscript may be accepted after the review.

Decline Submission:
The manuscript will not be accepted 

The journal will provide all the review comments to the authors regardless of any of the above decisions made by the reviewers.

OJN respects all the opinions, views, comments and decisions made by the reviewers. However, the decision to accept or reject the manuscript is reserved by the Editor in Chief and the editorial board, on the basis of maintaining the integrity of the science, following the guidelines of ICJME, WAME, COPE, CSE.

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.

Article Processing Charges

The Orthodontic Journal of Nepal does NOT charge authors for article processing and it does NOT charge submission fees.

Indexing of Orthodontic Journal of Nepal

OJN is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)