About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Journal of Nobel Medical College (JoNMC) is a peer-reviewed, open access, Scientific and Medical journal. It is published biannually in English by the Research and Publication Unit of Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal. JoNMC publishes articles in the field of medicine and allied health sciences covering all perspectives of health and diseases including clinical and experimental studies along with medical education as well. The journal was first published in 2012 and has been regularly published till date. Contributions are accepted for publication on the condition that their substance has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Types of articles
Articles are invited for the following sections
• Review articles
• Original Research Articles
• Case Reports
• Brief Communications
• Letters to the editor
All articles except Letters to the Editor will be peer-reviewed.
Peer Review Process
Research papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process to the subject expert and normally are not expedited. All review articles are subject to the review process.
Normally the review process takes 30-45 days for the first review and if the paper comes under revision and if the revised manuscript is sent for the review again, another 15-30 days is consumed. so in total 90 days on average is spent from the initial submission to final decision for the publication of the paper. The submissions are sent to two reviewers initially but if the opinion of the reviewers is contradictory regarding consideration of publication, then it is sent to the third reviewer. At the discretion of the Editor, short communications receive very rapid review and, if acceptable, are published within an average of 2 months from receipt.
The journal publishes two issues a year.
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. Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse. It adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" or that it is open access and applies a Creative Common license.
Copyright and Licensing Information
JoNMC applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license to works we publish. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but they allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. JoNMC allows authors to retain copyright of their content without restriction and grant the journal right of first publication.
Research and Publication Unit
Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital