Nepalese Heart Journal (NHJ) is a biannual, peer-reviewed, open-access, international medical journal. NHJ publishes original research and critical reviews dealing with all disciplines of cardiovascular Medicine. It is the official journal of the Cardiac Society of Nepal and is published twice a year (May and November). Each issue of NHJ publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Editorials and Letters to the Editor. From time to time invited articles, editorials and review of selected topics will be published. Authors do not have to pay for the submission, processing or publication of articles in NHJ.
The Nepalese Heart Journal aims to facilitate a common portal for publication of wide ranging topics in cardiovascular research and clinical works. It aims to provide easy dissemination of research works to a variety of health workers and researchers.
Peer Review Process
Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest and composition. Manuscript not submitted according to instructions will be returned to the author for correction prior to the beginning the peer review. The review process is double blind. The Editor chooses two reviewers, who remain anonymous. Reviewers provide comments for the editor and for the authors. Revised manuscripts are judged on the adequacy of responses to suggestions and criticisms made during the initial review. The peer-review process takes about 2 months to complete.
Judgments of the reviewer should be objective and should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Whenever possible, reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.
After reviewing, all accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for scientific accuracy and clarity by the office of the Editor.
The single most important criterion for acceptance is the originality and relevance of the work. However, a decision to accept a manuscript is not based solely on the scientific validity of its content. Other factors affecting decisions include the extent and importance of new information in the paper compared with that in other papers being considered, the Journal’s need to represent a wide range of topics, and the overall suitability for NHJ. Decisions on peer-reviewed papers are e-mailed to the authors.
The Nepalese Heart Journal is published twice a year in May and November.
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.