Editorial Policies

Review Process

All research articles submitted to the JHSWN journals are first reviewed by our in-house team of expert editors. If editors wish to proceed with a paper, they will select appropriate peer reviewers. During peer review, editors select reviewers to reflect relevant expertise, diversity, and geographical backgrounds. All original research articles published in the JHSWN journals have undergone independent, external peer review, including statistical review. A research article is usually peer-reviewed by two subject-based experts and a statistical reviewer.


Peer review assists editors in their decision on whether to publish an article and helps authors revise and improve their manuscripts. Peer reviewers make suggestions for improvements, critique the analysis, and provide recommendations to the authors and the editors. If extensive revisions are required, the revised article may be shared with peer reviewers for further comments. After peer review, the research article is discussed at a multi-disciplinary editorial meeting. Peer reviewers may be invited to write a linked Comment to be published alongside the research article.


Clinical trials

The Journal of Health and Social Welfare favors the registration of clinical trials and is a signatory to the Statement on publishing clinical trials. It would publish clinical trials that have been registered with a clinical trial registry that allows free online access to the public. Registration in the WHOICTRP including the following trial registers is acceptable: http://www.ctri.in/; http://www.actr.org.au/; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/; http://isrctn.org/; http://www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp; and http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr.


In-house editing

As part of our commitment to the integrity of the scientific record, and as a continuation of the peer review process, The JHSW applies a final layer of scrutiny before a paper is published. In a detailed edit, assistant editors check the paper for inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and ambiguities. Any final questions are then discussed with the author. They work closely with the production team, who convert the paper and its illustrations to a professional format and apply the final quality control checks. Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which must be returned within three days. Correction received after that period may not be included.

Privacy policy 

The researcher names, email addresses, and affiliations entered in this journal site will be used for the stated purposes only. However, the email and affiliation of the author will be made available on the journal site.


Conflict of interest 

A brief statement on the source of funding and conflict of interest should be included in each article. Journal of Health and Social Welfare has mandatory to reveal of the author, peer reviewer, and editorial staff to disclose any potential conflict of interest.

Publication charge policy (High quality and lowest price)

The Journal of Health and Social Welfare is a self-supporting publisher and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the processing fees received from authors. The processing fees are required to meet operations expenses, peer review, and online publication. Being an Open Access Journal, it is freely accessible with the motto of knowledge should not have any boundaries.


Manuscript Handling Charges:

If an author wants a hard copy of the Journal, they are required to pay extra charges:

There are no other hidden extra charges.


How to deposit Manuscript Handling Fees

E-sewa ID: 9851148695

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PKPT6Z5QGTBRG

Wire transfer

Nabil Bank Limited, Kandaghari Branch, Kathmandu

Account name: Public Health Research Society Nepal

Acc. No: 08201017500366


Article Processing Fee Waiver Policy

In exceptional cases, we grant fee waivers. Please contact the editor to get an informal opinion on whether or not a particular paper/topic may get sufficient priority for an APF waiver. 


Our publishing models

The JHSWN is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal in other words it is known as a gold Open Access journal.


Publication Frequency

The Journal of Health and Social Welfare publishes articles "continuously," i.e., articles are published online as soon as they are available (pre-print, peer-reviewed, and copy-edited).

Get involved

Please email your application along with a short bio to [email..] with the subject line editor".


Contact information:

Journal of Health & Social Welfare

Public Health Research Society Nepal

Chabahil, Kathmandu Nepal

Website: https://phrsn.org.np/

Email: info@phrsn.org.np

Administrative and technical support

Kusum Dhungana, Public Health Research Society Nepal


Contact person

Ashok Pandey


Email: ashok@phrsn.org.np, phrsnepal@gmail.com


Dr. Nimananda Rijal


Email: nimarijal@gmail.com