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About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Nepalese Horticulture journal is an official publication of Nepal Horticulture Society. The society was established in 1990 and is one of the oldest professional society of Nepal. The society started to publish the journal “Nepalese Horticulture” since 1997. The Nepalese Horticulture is an open access and single blind peer reviewed journal.
The journal covers all the aspects of Horticultural Science. More particularly, this may include, but not limited to, physiology, genetics, breeding, biotechnology, nutrition, crop management aspects including disease/pests, post-harvest handling, processing, marketing and storage and socioeconomic aspects of Horticultural Crops. The journal highly welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and publishes original articles in basic and applied research along with invited critical reviews. It aims at serving the clients directly or indirectly related to horticulture.
Peer Review Policy
The journal uses a single-blind peer review process. The journal maintains a roaster of peer reviewers. At first, the journal widely circulates an email to its members and other related professional societies requesting if someone is interested to join as peer reviewer of the journal’s manuscript. The applicant, who is interested to serve as a peer reviewer, is requested to submit a short CV along with the list of publication and his/her specific area of expertise.
Once the journal receives a manuscript, the Associate Editor-in-Chief quickly scans whether the manuscript will be sent for peer review or not. If the manuscript does not meet minimum quality standards such as style of writing/formatting, number of treatments, number of replications, etc as stated in the author’s/reviewer’s guideline the manuscript will be rejected or sent back to the authors for revision before review process.
The manuscripts which satisfy the minimum quality standards will be sent for the peer review process to at least two peer reviewers along with an evaluation form. Generally, the reviewers are requested to submit their comments within four weeks’ period. Based on the suggestions/ recommendations from the peer reviewers, the Associate Editor-in-Chief may take any of the following three decisions:- accept, accept after major/minor revision and reject and will communicate to the respective authors accordingly.
If the recommendation from one peer reviewer conflicts with another one, the Associate Editor-in-Chief sends the same manuscript to a third peer reviewer or takes consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. Taking consultation with the Editor-In-Chief or the third peer reviewer, the Associate Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept, reject or accept after revision. The manuscripts which require revision are sent back to authors with reviewers’ comments. The revised manuscript will be accepted if the authors have incorporated all the suggestions from the peer reviewers. However, the manuscript will be rejected if the comments are not incorporated properly. The whole process takes about three months.
The journal is published annually.
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 Fees
The journal does NOT charge any fees to authors or readers.
Sources of Support
The Nepal Horticulture Society bears all the cost incurred for publishing the journal.
The hard copy will be charged at NRS 100 per copy.
The journal is published by the Nepalese Horticultural Society