About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Nepal Medical College Journal (NMCJ) is a biannual Scientific Medical Journal published in English by Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Journal is printed in two-column format.

Subjects covered include all aspects of health and diseases including clinical and experimental studies and medical education (in the form of original full papers, short communications, critical reviews, editorial commentaries, conference summaries and book reviews).

Peer Review Process

After the manuscript is received, it is seen by editor(s) (usually takes 1 to 2 weeks) (and if there are some areas for improvement to fulfil the editorial criteria, authors are informed accordingly). If the manuscript is in given format and is interesting, then the manuscript will be sent for peer review following a double blind system. The review process usually takes 4 weeks plus-minus one week (the peer reviewer(s) will be provided with the manuscript, editorial policy and referee’s report form through the email).

Upon receipt of comments from reviewer(s), actions are taken accordingly (accept as such, accept after minor changes, accept after major changes, re-write or reject).

Once the manuscript satisfies the editing and peer review criteria, it goes in queue for the print in forthcoming issues of the journal. Then page-set up of manuscript is done and the PDF version of same is provided to author(s) for very minor correction, if any, along with the request for payment of page charge.

Once everything is finished, Journal is printed and the printed version is uploaded online in the college's website. NMCJ is published quarterly (4 times in a year: March, June, September and December). After the submission date of a manuscript we aim to publish the received article within 6 months.

Copyright and Licensing

Authors are required to transfer the copyright of the articles to the Nepal Medical College Journal.

Creative Commons Licence
All articles published in Nepal Medical College Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Publication Fees

NMCJ is now a page charged Journal. The page charge per printed page is Nepalese Rs. 700.00 for first author associated with Nepal Medical College, Rs. 1,200.00 for other Nepalese, Indian Rs. 1,200.00 for SAARC Countries and US$25.00 for other countries. Payment could be made in cash or bank draft in favour of NMC Journal.

Journal Subscription Rates

Published Quarterly, these rates include ordinary postal charges.


Publication Frequency

NMCJ is published quarterly (4 times in a year: March, June, September and December).

Sources of Support

  • Institutional support from the Nepal Medical College.
  • The per page fees that the journal receives from authors.
  • Subscriptions for the print journal.
  • Sale of advertisements.

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.


The journal is published by the Nepal Medical College Pvt Ltd.