Biomedical Editing in Nepal: A Challenging Task
Biomedical publications in the form of journals are specialized subject specific articles. Ideally, they should be peer reviewed and indexed to ensure the standard of scientific validity. Publication is the final destination of any biomedical research. Science will not survive without publication. If the results of any research are not disseminated, there is no existence of that research.
The French publication Journal ‘des sçavans’ and the English publication ‘Philosophical Transactions’ of the Royal Society were the landmark publications in 1660s for the history of biomedical journalism. In Nepal, Journal of Nepal Medical Association (JNMA) is the first medical journal, established in 1963 under the leadership of Prof MR Pandey.1 The Journal of Institute of Medicine (JIOM) Nepal is the second oldest biomedical journal, started in 1979. At present, more than 40 biomedical journals, mainly from medical subspecialty organizations and medical colleges, are published in Nepal. A few journals are indexed in PubMed also. There has been continuous improvement in biomedical publication in Nepal.2 Recently in 2019, Nepalese online indexing system (NepMed) to access the biomedical journals in Nepal has been initiated by Nepal Health Research Council.