About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The Himalayan Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (HiJASE) seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge in applied science and engineering. HiJASE is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by the School of Engineering (SoE), Faculty of Science and Technology (FoST), Pokhara University (PU), Nepal. The main objective of HiJASE is to provide an intellectual platform for the national and international scholars. HiJASE aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in applied science and engineering and become the leading journal in science and engineering.

This journal is committed to publish scholarly research articles, book reviews, case studies and project works that have a high impact on engineering, applied science, technology, and other related fields. It encourages interested researchers, academicians and professionals working in the above field to share new ideas and perspectives.  The journal publishes research papers in the fields of applied science and engineering such as Environmental Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Construction Management, Disaster Management, Structural, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Geomatics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Material Science and related fields of engineering and applied sciences.

Publication Frequency

The HiJASE journal will be published bi-annually in June and November, covering different fields of engineering and applied sciences. In addition, special issues will be published to cover other important subjects relevant to wide international and multidisciplinary readerships.

Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its published articles to the greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support

HiJASE is supported by the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Pokhara University, Pokhara -30, Kaski, Nepal


School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Pokhara University Pokhara -30, Kaski, Nepal

Code of Conduct for Reviewers

The following set of practices is regarded as the code of conduct for reviewers:

  1. All researchers are considered for peer-reviewing of manuscripts as a professional responsibility.
  2. When approached to review, the reviewer must agree to review only if he/she has the necessary expertise to assess the manuscript and can be unbiased in his/her assessment. Expertise includes a track record of research publication and knowledge about the current state of research in the area of review.
  3. The reviewer must be familiar with the issues related to research ethics, best practices in research, research misconduct and the latest tools and technology to detect plagiarism.
  4. The reviewer must disclose any competing interests. Competing interest is particularly relevant in the open review process. However, it might also be relevant in a blind review if the reviewer can identify the author(s) of the article. Competing interests may be personal, financial, intellectual, professional, or political in nature.
  5. Reviewers must do the review professionally following the guidance for reviewers provided by the journal. If a reviewer feels that he/she does not have enough expertise, he/she should decline to review and inform the editor.
  6. Recommendation for the acceptance of the manuscript must be based on the originality of the article and its potentiality to contribute to the existing knowledge in the area of study.
  7. Reviewers must make sincere effort to complete the task within the time-frame agreed upon.
  8. Reviewers must act responsibly maintaining the confidentiality of the review process, documents, research subjects and authors if known.

Code of Conduct for Editors

The following set of practices is regarded as the core code of conduct for editors:

  1. Editors are accountable for everything published in their journals regarding academic responsibility and quality, including authors’ compliance with integrity and ethics.
  2. Editors must adhere to journal policies and publication ethics.
  3. Editors must ensure that contributors follow the publication ethics.
  4. Editors must ensure that all published reports and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers (including statistical review wherever applicable).
  5. Editors must maintain a roster of qualified reviewers or have a mechanism to search for the most suitable reviewer for a particular submission.
  6. Editors must provide the reviewer guidance on reviewing, code of conduct for reviewers and best practices, which, among other things, include the disclosure of potential competing interests.
  7. Editors must respect requests from authors that an individual should not review their submission if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the duly conducted peer-review report on paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
  9. Editors should have a system in place to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected unless they use an open review system, which is declared to authors and reviewers in advance.
  10. In cases of disputes regarding misconduct, competing interests, and authorship, editors should follow the Dispute Resolution Flowchart to resolve the issue.
  11. Editors should publish relevant competing interests for all contributors and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.
  12. Editors should regularly review the policies of the journal and make them public through the journal.