About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Annapurna Journal of Health Sciences (AJHS) is an official peer-reviewed biannual journal of Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences which publishes original research work that contributes significantly to nurture the scientific knowledge in medical sciences including but not limited to clinical, public health, nursing, diagnostic science, basic science as well as health care management. The Journal publishes original research work either as a full Research Paper, Case Studies, Short Communication and Review Articles. Viewpoints on current topics in medical sciences are also considered for publication by the Journal. AJHS is also available on its own website at https://ajhs.org.np/ajhs/index.php/ajhs

The main aim of AJHS is to –

  • To promote capacity building and foster the culture of research in health & allied sciences.
  • To foster collaborative research work with national and international Institutes and organizations.
  • To provide a platform for dissemination of the scientific studies and article which can significantly augment quality in health care setting as well as provide evidence based knowledge.
  • To provide desired academic impetus and support to the academic scientists as well as health care professionals.


AJHS is indexed in Google Scholar, Crossref, Index Copernicus and associated with Digital Object Identifier System (DOI), Open Access International Publisher and Creative Commons.

Publication Frequency

Annapurna Journal of Health Sciences is published twice a year.

Open Access Policy

AJHS 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. Hence, AJHS grants permission to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles which is available online through its website. Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles at AJHS.

Creative Commons Licence
The articles in Annapurna Journal of Health Sciences are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Research and Publication Policy

An ethical approval letter will be compulsory for all research articles submitted to AJHS. Maintaining research integrity is shared responsibility among readers, researchers, authors, peer reviewers, and editors. We take great care to make sure that the research article has maintained such integrity. However, if you suspect any misconduct in our published article, please report to us. AJHS reserve the right to investigate misconduct in any suspected article submitted or published in the AJHS. We will collaborate and communicate with relevant and concerned authorities to maintain ethics in research and publication.

Peer Review Process

Once a manuscript is received, it is screened thoroughly to evaluate that it is within the scope of the journal, and prepared according to the format, usually followed by a plagiarism check. Manuscripts that fail to conform to the requirements of the journal, as specified under “Instructions to Authors”, will be rejected. Those manuscripts that meet the specified requirements of the journals are subsequently assigned to an Editor for further processing.

The Editor assigns a minimum of 2 expert peer reviewers blinded to the contributor’s identity and vice versa to access the suitability of the scientific content for publishing. The editor-in-chief decision of acceptance, rejection or request for revision of the manuscript is strictly based on the comments of at least two reviewers. The contributors are informed about the rejection/acceptance of the manuscript with the peer reviewer’s comments. Accepted articles have to be resubmitted after making the necessary changes or clarifying questions made during the peer review process.

The accepted articles are edited for grammatical, punctuation, print style and format errors and page proofs and are sent to the corresponding author who should return them within three days. Non-response to galley proof may result in the delay of publication or even rejection of the article.

Sources of Support

Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences (Academic Fund)


AJHS is published by the Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences
Maitighar-11, Kathmandu, Nepal. It is also available on its own website at https://ajhs.org.np/ajhs/index.php/ajhs