Dear Author(s),

Your submission means a lot to us and we take great care and consideration in reviewing each one. As it happens, we have quite a few in the queue but when the time comes to assess yours, we promise to give it the attention it deserves. You will receive an automated email after successful submission. 

N.B.: Lack of JNMA formatting and incomplete submission (required document not submitted, and co-author(s) detail no entered into the system not provided during submission)  are rejected right away. 

For the complete submission following documents are required;

1. Manuscript (using JNMA template) document (peer review copy)
2. Forwarding Letter
3. Authorship Letter
4. Declaration Letter
5. Ethical Approval letter (for Research Article, only)
6. Case Report Consent Form (for Case Report, only)

If the submission is complete as per the guideline, JNMA will start the review in its turn and may provide feedback on the online system. Please keep checking on your submission status at JNMA.

Time to first decision overall (average) within 7-10 days for initial decision (without review); 60 days(with the review). Most of the submission is accepted and or published within 3 months, but sometime it may take longer. 

Please be assured that we are working as hard as we can with the resources we have. We value timely publication of your work and will try to provide our decision as soon as possible. Please note that the articles which have been submitted 6 months to 1 year ago undergo auto-pruning (automatic declining) due to various reasons, detail is given HERE. Therefore, we do not hold the record of more than 1-year-old submission.

We do not reply to emails requesting a status update for submission which is less than 2 months, instead check status update at the submission area. Before you contact us for requesting an update, please check your spam folder to ensure that a JNMA has not already contacted you. 

If you have any questions, please contact me or JNMA office via phone, fax or email with your submission ID or for experiencing exceptional delaying related to the submission status update. We will make sure that your voice is heard and addressed appropriately. 

Thank you for considering this journal as a venue for your work.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Angel Magar
Journal of Nepal Medical Association | Author Guidelines | Author Guideline Video | Manuscript Preparation Video
NMA building, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: +977-1-42318252, +977-1-4225860
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