Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

INTRODUCTION

Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (JPAHS) is an official, internationally peer reviewed health science journal of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS). It is published twice a year. Articles categories include but not limited to: Original Article, Review Article, Case Report, Viewpoint, Medical education, Rural health, Student Section, Nursing section and Letter to the Editor and others.

The aim of JPAHS is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly articles thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Hence, JPAHS grant the permission to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles which is available online (www.jpahs.com.np) freely. Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles in JPAHS.

 

SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

The journal publishes articles related to researches done in the field of biomedical sciences related to all the discipline of the medical sciences, medical education, public health, health policy, health care management, including ethical and social issues pertaining to health, rural health and journology. The journal gives preference to good quality research papers with new findings, clinically oriented studies over experimental and animal studies. JPAHS give special attention to the articles providing immediate impact to the health and policy will get preferences through fast track review, as well. The Journal would publish peer-reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Editorial, Guest Editorial, Viewpoint, letter to the editor are solicited by the editorial board. 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Should be short, decisive observation. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. Up to 500 words and 5 references.

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General Section - Original Articles

Randomised controlled trials, interventional studied, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series and surveys with high response rate. Up to 2500 words excluding references (up to 30) and abstract (up to 250).

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General Section - Review Articles

Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources. Up to 3000 words excluding references (up to >50 but <100) and abstract (250).

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General Section - Case Reports

new/interesting/very rare cases with clinical significance or implications can be reported. Up to 1000 words excluding references (up to 10) and abstract (up to 100), up to three photographs.

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General Section - Prespectives

These articles are personal views and allow you to express your own point of view on any issues relevant to health. We like these to include controversial subjects. Up to 1000 words excluding reference (up to 10).

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Student's Section - Original Articles

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Student's - Review Articles

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Student's - Case Reports

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Student's Section - Prespectives

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Nursing Section - Original Articles

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Nursing Section - Review Articles

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Nursing Section - Case Reports

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Nursing Section - Prespectives

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Medical Education - Original Articles

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Medical Education - Prespectives

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Rural Health - Original Articles

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Rural Health - Prespectives

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Journology

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Peer Review Process

THE EDITORIAL PROCESS

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to JPAHS and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, ethical issues or lack of a significant message are rejected or if good article are written poorly then author are requested to re-submit after the revision according to JPAHS format. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. Manuscripts are sent to two or more expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers. Each manuscript is meticulously reviewed by the JPAHS editor based on the comments from the reviewers and takes a final decision on the manuscript. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript.

Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within three days. Non response to proof copy may delay the publication of the same article or may even get rejected from the journal.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...