1. PUBLISHER | 2. AIM AND SCOPE | 3. ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING INFORMATION |
14. COPYRIGHTS & LICENSING | 15. SOURCE OF FUNDING AND ADVERTISMENT POLICY
Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (JKAHS) is an open access, indexed, peer-reviewed journal established in 2018 AD. Three issues (Jan-Apr, May-Aug and Sep-Dec) are published per year both online and in print with pISSN (2616-0064) and eISSN (2676-1327).
JKAHS is an official publication of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) which is a government organization established on October 20, 2011 AD (2068/07/03 BS) by an act of parliament of Nepal with the objectives of promoting quality healthcare services, medical education and research in the remote area.
2. AIM AND SCOPE
The journal aims to provide a scientific forum for publishing and sharing the research findings, and clinical as well as professional experiences in the field of health sciences. The health sciences includes basic medical sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology), community health sciences, clinical sciences (internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology/obstetrics, pediatrics, anesthesiology, orthopedics, psychiatry, ENT, ophthalmology, radiology, dermatology, dentistry, forensic medicine), pharmay, public health, nursing and midwifery, herbal and holistic medicine, mental health and medical education.
The types of article that JKAHS publishes include: original research article, theory or hypothesis article, review article, case report, short/brief communication, opinion, commentary, protocol, letter to editor, and editorial.
The target readers of the journal are health science researchers and professionals.
3. ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING INFORMATION
JKAHS has been indexed to the online database of Nepal Journal Online (NepJol), Nepal Medline (NepMed), CrossRef, Google Scholar (GoogleScholar), JGate, JournalTocs, and IndexCopernicus.
4. PUBLICATION FEE/ ARTICLE PUBLISHING CHARGE (APC)
JKAHS does not charge any fee to the author(s) for the submission, processing and publication of manuscripts online and in print.
5. PUBLISHING FREQUENCY
JKAHS is a triannual publication of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS), Jumla, Nepal.
6. EDITORIAL POLICIES
JKAHS is dedicated to facilitate authors or contributors to disseminate knowledge for the good of all. We value unbiased, methodologically rigorous and ethically sound research work that broadens our understanding in the fields of health sciences regardless of the perceived novelty or positive versus null research findings. We prioritize publication of research words that generate evidence to guide quality clinical practice, holistic medical education and inclusive health-policy applicable to the remote and low-resource settings.
JKAHS adopts the principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing that is advocated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Wherever relevant, we follow International Committee of Medical Journal Editor (ICMJE) recommdndations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of the scholarly work in medical journals.
Any manuscript submitted to the JKAHS must be plagiarism-free and should not have been published in any journal previously, and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or other citable forms. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights or other rights of any third party.
7. PEER-REVIEW PROCESS AND POLICIES
We adopt the double-blind peer-review process—reviewers are not aware of the authors’ identities and the authors are not aware of the reviewers’ identities. Original research article, hypothesis or theory article, review article, case report, brief comunication and protocol are peer-reviewed by at least two external reviewers in addition to editorial team, whereas the editorial, letter to editor, opinion and commentary are reviewed by editorial board members.
We make every effort to reach an initial decision within four to six weeks of submission, depending on the type and clarity of research work, research methodology used, and availability of reviewer. Based on the single or multiple rounds of review , the editorial-board can accepts or accept after revisions or reject of the manuscript.
8. ETHICAL GUIDELINES
A statement to ethical approval must be appeared in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body from which approval has been provided, with a reference number where appropriate. Informed consent must also be documented. For all articles that include information or clinical photographs relating to individual patients, written and signed consent from each patient to publish must also be made available if requested by the editorial board. The involvement of scientific (medical) writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be acknowledged, along with their source of funding. JKAHS requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author provides no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.
9. DIGITAL ARCHIVING POLICIES
All published article of JKAHS are archieved in LOCKS as well as CLOCKS to ensure the long-term availability, integrity, and usability of the published work.
10. OPEN ACCESS POLICY
The JKAHS is a pure (diamond or platinum) open access journal that provide immediate and unrestricted access to all its published contents without any subscription or paywall barriers.
The diamond or platinum open access enables a wider audience, including researchers, students, policymakers, and the general public, to benefit from scholarly findings without paying the article processing charge and subscription fee.
11. REPOSITORY POLICY
JKAHS allows the authors to self-archieve any version of their manuscript including the submitted, accepted and published version in institutional or other repositories of their choice.
12. COMPLAINTS PROCESS
The authors, reviewers and readers can submit their complaints regarding the publication of the JKAHS via this email firstname.lastname@example.org
We maintain confidentiality seriously in the personal data of the authors, co-authors, reviewers and editors that we have collected during the submission and editorial process in a fair and transparent way. The JKAHS operates under the principle of data minimization where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained. The names and email addresses used during the manuscript submission and publication in this journal and its website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Further details are available in the privacy statement of the journal.
14. COPYRIGHTS POLICIES AND LICENSING
The author(s) retain the copyright and the full publishing right without restriction under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) which allows readers to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially, provided the work is properly attributed. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Author(s) grant the non-exclusive publishing right to the Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (JKAHS). The publishing rights include the rights to publish, reproduce, distribute, include in indexes or search databases or other media in print or online. The JKAHS may require revisions to the manuscript before acceptance for publication or may choose not to publish it based on the judgement of the editors. Further, JKAHS might retract, withdraw, or publish a correction or other notice after publication, if such publication would be inconsistent with the good publication practices and associated guidelines set forth by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).
15. SOURCE OF FUNDING AND ADVERTISING POLICY
JKAHS does collect revene neither from authors as APC nor from any advertisment. All the editors and reviewers are working for the journal voluntarily for the maintenance of the quality of each article published via the quality editorial workflow. Other direct as well as indirect operational cost of the jurnal like maintenance of the website of the journal, online or print publication is beared by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).