JSSN: Information

JSSN is a multi-disciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed, biannually published scientific journal.

Aims and Scope:

The aim of the journal is to promote surgical services in the country by providing a platform for the surgical fraternity to share knowledge and experience; promote research activities and good surgical practice and dissemination of surgical advancements taking place in the country amongst all surgical specialities.

JSSN seeks articles related to all surgical specialities and allied subjects related directly to surgery. It includes all aspect of general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery, urosurgery, trauma, minimal access surgery, oncosurgery, burns and plastic surgery, transplantation, endocrine surgery, cardio vascular and thoracic surgery, head and neck surgery, gynecology, anesthesia and critical care related to surgical practices and innovations in surgery.

Article processing charges

There is no article processing charges. All submissions and access to published articles are free of charge.

Indexing and Archiving

JSSN is archived with NEPJOL.

          .  At present we are working to include the journal with various indexing services.

Peer review process

JSSN is a peer reviewed journal.  Our aim is to provide all authors with a supportive, efficient, productive and quick editorial process.

Submitted manuscript will be first accessed for scope of journal, completeness, language, ethical and legal issues. If found appropriate for consideration it will be sent for external peer review. The submitted articles are sent for online peer review through the OJS.

Two independent external expert reviewers will review the manuscript individually for scientific and technical basis of the work.

Based upon the reviews received from the peer reviewers the paper may be accepted without changes, accepted with minor or major revisions or rejected with or without possibility of resubmission. However, independent from the comment received from peer reviewer final decision regarding the acceptance and rejection will be made by editorial board.

Each original article is sent for peer review to two reviewers. It usually takes 4 weeks to a maximum of 3 months for the peer review process to complete.

Copyright and 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.

JSSN applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to all works we publish. Under the CC BY license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, distribute, and/or copy articles in JSSN, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Creative Commons License
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Based on a work at http://www.jssn.org.np/index.php?journal=jssn.


JSSN adheres to the policy published by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and to publishing ethics guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Section Policies


Articles from the editorial board and previous editors will be considered for the editorial. Invited articles on important topics may be requested from authors considered to be authority in their fields.

Original Article

JSSN accepts original researches conducted in the field of General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialty, Surgical education, Basic science relevant to surgical practice, Surgical Critical Care. Original articles should normally be in the format of Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion and should have maximum of 3500 words with a structured abstract of less than 250 words should be provided. JSSN request all authors to register prospective clinical trials in a suitable electronic and freely accessible registry (e.g. www.clinicaltrials.govwww.controlled-trials.com), according to the ICMJE guidelines.

It should be written under the following headings:

Title and authorship









For referencing, we use a Superscripted Number after fullstop. American Chemical Society (ACS)

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Review Article

Review Article (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses). Review articles are which summarize the current state of understanding on a topic and analyzes or discuss research previously published by others, rather than reporting new experimental results. They are very thorough literature reviews that identify historical and current trends in the research, important scholars in the field, foundational articles, major discoveries, gaps in the research (areas for further exploration), and current debates or controversies.

Case Reports

JSSN accepts case reports with literature review that includes, a rare case, an unexpected association between diseases or symptoms, an unexpected event in the course of treatment such as complications and other adverse events that are significant enough to share among scientific committee. A case report should have maximum of 1000 words excluding abstract which should be of maximum 100 words and references (up to 10). A case report should be written in following sections: 1. Title with Author Information 2. Abstract with key words 3. Introduction 4. Case Report 5. Discussion 6. Acknowledgement 7. References.

Surgical Education

JSSN accepts perspective on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing surgical education. The issues of training in surgery including curriculum development and reforms, innovation in surgical education, training and assessment are accepted with word limit up to 1500 words excluding abstract of 150 words.

Letter to the Editor

Critique/respond to a specific article that the journal has recently published. Letter must be timely and must be concise. It should be a thought provoking commentary of less than 1000 words without abstract and 1 table or figure with maximum of 5-10 references.

JSSN accepts  articles related to General Surgery and surgical and allied subspecialty that are not published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors will be asked to confirm that this is the case during the submission process. Any attempt at dual publication will lead to automatic rejection, may prejudice acceptance of future submissions. However, JSSN accepts papers based on a previous communication to a society or conference or a paper based on thesis work. This has to be disclosed during submission process whether the paper is based on a previous communication to a society or meeting or thesis work.


JSSN permits self-registration. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please go to the website JSSN ; register an account by filling the following information:

Your Name

Your Affiliation

Your Permanent E-mail Address

The Title of Your Paper

An Abstract of Your Paper


JSSN accepts advertisements from organizations related to medical services such as publishers, event organizers; academic professional organizations, other academic journals etc. Medical colleges and hospitals, Pharmaceuticals and medical suppliers  are also encouraged to advertise.


All the informations and opinions published in the journal reflect the view of the authors and hence the journal or the editorial board or the publisher will not bear any liability for the accuracy of the information. The authors are requested to refrain from plagiarism and to check for the accuracy of the information and to avoid any copyright infringement in their articles.




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