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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Journal of Health and Allied Sciences publishes original research articles, review articles, case reports, editorials/letter to editors, viewpoints focusing on community health, primary health care, epidemiology, bio-statistics, public health administration, health care delivery systems, health economics, health promotion, medical sociology/anthropology, Health services, Public health, Nursing, Laboratory sciences, Medical, Dental  and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Journal of Health and Allied Sciences is committed to an unbiased, independent, anonymous and confidential review of articles submitted to it. Journal follows a double blind peer review process: in the first stage, the manuscript content, structure and format is assessed to ensure that it is according to the journal’s guidelines and instructions for manuscript preparation. Manuscripts with no compliance to the journal manuscript are returned back to the author for compliance and resubmission.  

In the second stage, it is assessed for the scientific validity, worth of contents and soundness of the methodology. Based on the reviewers’ comments, manuscript is either rejected or sent back to authors for revision and re revisions. If the original or revised article is deemed fit for publication by the reviewers, it is accepted and sent for production.  This journal does not charge any fee for submission, review and publication of the papers submitted to it.  Any violations noticed against journals declaration, it has to be notified to the editorial board of journal. 

Manuscripts submitted to this Journal, should not have been published or under consideration for publication in any substantial form in any other publication. The article are published under the terms of the latest Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License, unless the notified otherwise.

Submit article typed in double space (including references), with wide margins as electronic copy through online manuscript submission system at website www.jhas.org.np  This is an online manuscript processing system which allows submissions and tracking of the decision and its progress till print proof stage.

For Detail:  Editorial Office

Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University

Contact no. +977 61 504036/37

Email: editor@jhas.org.np

Preparation of Manuscript

American spellings should be used. Authors are requested to adhere to the word limits. Editorial/viewpoint/ short communications/case reports should be about 1500 words; review articles should be limited to 3000 words and Original articles should limit to 2500. This word limit includes abstract and main text. Authors must mention the word count on the main article file. Articles exceeding the word limit for a particular category of manuscript would not be processed further. All articles should mention how human and animal ethical aspect of the study was addressed. Whether informed consent was taken or not? When reporting experiment on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the latest updates/revised of Helsinki Declaration of 1975.

General requirements

File: Microsoft Word

Font: Times New Roman

Type of article: Should be written at right upper corner, 12 size, bold: e.g.  Original, review, short communication

Title of the article: Size 16, bold, alignment center, title case Author: Size 12, alignment center, bold, italics Affiliation/Address: Size 12, regular, title case, bold Correspondence: Size  I 0, regular, should be at foot notes Heading first  order: Size 14, bold, capital  letters

Heading second  order: Size 12, title case

Text: Other text regular, size 12

Margins: Adjusted,  top 1 inch, bottom 1 inch, left 1 inch, right 1  inch

Page  no.: Times New Roman, size 12, alignment  center, bottom of page

Details: Abbreviations  and contractions  should be kept to a minimum. Such information  should be integrated into the text. Title of article: It should be clear, concise and not too long (15 or 20 words)

Name(s)  of author(s): If there is more than one author, indicate to whom communications should be done. Complete postal address along with mailing address and the affiliating  institution  must be provided.

Abbreviation: As there are no universally accepted abbreviations authors should use familiar ones and should define them when used first in the text.

Each of the following sections should be clearly depicted

ABSTRACT: Should  be clear, descriptive,  completely  self-explanatory (introduction, methods,  results, conclusion) and not longer than 300 words. (Heading size 14, bold, capital  letters, text size 12, regular)

Keywords: Normally  3-6 items, title case, size 12 regular

INTRODUCTION: It should be brief and limited to the definition of the problem, the aims and purposes of the research and its relation with other studies in the field. Also, the working hypothesis must be clearly stated. (Heading size   14,  bold,   uppercase, text   12)

METHODS AND MATERIALS: Correct standardized procedures should be described in detail. It should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that the experiments can be repeated. (Heading size 14, bold, uppercase, text l 2)

RESULTS: Results should be clearly presented. Tables or Figures should be included (if required).

DISCUSSION: Discussion is the interpretation of the results and their relation to the existing status. The information given in any part of the text may be cited but not repeated in discussion.  (Heading  size 12, bold, title case). It must be presented with valid justification and comparing with established facts. (Heading size 14, bold, uppercase, text 12)

Illustrations: The figures (photographs,  drawings, graphs, and schemes)  must be numbered with Arabic numerals. If needed a short description is also accepted. They should be numbered in separate sequences and referred to as Fig. 1 and Plate l both in caption and citation.

Tables: Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. They should have a brief descriptive title placed at the top. A short description is also accepted. Tables cannot duplicate data contained in the text.  Heading text bold 12. Tables must be sent in Microsoft  Word and have no links to the main document or other archives.  These should be numbered and presented in text, e.g. Table:  1.

CONCLUSION: Must be objectively defined, precise and point-wise.

Acknowledgment: Kindly be brief in acknowledgement. The acknowledgment of the contributions of participants and colleagues can be stated in this section.

Conflict of interest: A brief statement on the source of funding and conflict of interest should be included. It should be included on a separate page immediately following the title page.

REFERENCES: Authenticity of the references is the responsibility of the author(s) and should be in Vancouver style of referencing.  In the text, References should be cited in the text by number in the superscript form and the list should be in the order of citation. Citations from personal communications and unpublished data are not acceptable. Views expressed in the journal are the intellectual property of the authors and these are not the views of the journal editorial board. Any violations of the existing laws are punishable and the authors should be responsible for their own expressions. 

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts have to be  prepared as per the specific format of the original article, review articles and others (these can be downloaded from the journal website or requested to the editor through Email : editor@jhas.org.np  Manuscript complying with the guideline should be submitted through electronic mail with  1) covering letter 2) contributors form 3) Checklist 4) Title Page 5) Abstract and 6) Text/manuscript detail including the lists of references used. In addition, Ethical Approval Letter and other accessory documents have to be submitted (only on the request of the Journal editorial team). If the manuscript is submitted electronically, there is no need to send a hard copy.

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Peer Review Form

These ready to use templates are made to help the contributors write as per the requirements of the Journal.
Template for the original article

Template for the Review Article

Letter to editors

Case reports/ Viewpoints/Editorial/Short Communication

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