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1 Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) A Brief Introduction By Krishna Mani Bhandary Librarian Tribhuvan University Central Library Kirtipur, Kathmandu Nepal Website: 1

2 Map of Nepal Landlocked country between China and India 2 Area = 147,181 sq km Population = 28 million Literacy = 55%

3 Facts about Nepal Developmental challenges 2.25% pop growth rate Political challenges for the most of the past decade 3 geographical regions: Himalayan, Hill and Terai 40% of the total land lies in the Himalayan region 3

4 INASP/PERii Affordable access to international scholarly literature Successful writing, publishing and communication of research from developing and emerging countries Effective use, evaluation and management of ICTs to support research Development of modern, digital libraries

5 PERii in Nepal Began in 2003 NepJOL created in order to strengthen and communicate national research Part of a larger group of Asian JOLs: –BanglaJOL –PhilJOL –SLJOL –VJOL

6 Tribhuvan University Central Library Centre of PERii collaboration team from 2003 Established: 1959 Members: 11,000 National Agency of ISBN: 2000 UN Depository Library: 1964 Total staff: 75 Professional Staff: 15

7 History of NepJOL Article Database started in 2000 (Articles from Science Journals published from Nepal) Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) was initiated in June 2006 Officially launched in September 2007 Supported by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) 4 workshops held to train editors Currently 51 journals across wide spread of subjects –195 Tables of Contents –2866 articles with 2214 of the articles are available in full text (PDF) 7

8 NepJOL (www.nepjol.info) Objectives: –To promote the awareness and use of Nepal-published journals in all disciplines by providing access to TOCs, abstracts and full text online –To strengthen local publications –To provide a range of online full text access models for journals, from complete open access to subscription access, with hybrid models of restricted access Key Challenges for Nepal –Power –Political instability –Irregular publication of journals –Lack of computer literacy

9 Inclusion of Journals on NepJOL Journals identified, or they approach NepJOL Criteria for selection –scholarly content with original research –peer reviewed and quality controlled –published within Nepal Sign an agreement of responsibilities INASP registers information about the journal –Principle contact –Editorial Board –Instructions to authors Content then loaded by either: –INASP –TUCL –Journal editors 9

10 Online Submission on NepJOL Journals can allow authors to submit their articles online 1.Authors register on the site 2.Manuscript is submitted using a simple 5-stage process See instructions at 3.Editors can use online peer-review process Saves money (postage etc.) Keeps a history of all actions for each manuscript Easier management of remote reviewers 10

11 Source of visitors to NepJOL ,500 visits from 219 countries (Nov 2007-July 2010)

12 Visits to NepJOL

13 Proportion of visits to NepJOL by continent – Nov 2007-July 2010 Asia AmericasEurope Africa 15.16% Oceania

14 Use (Article View) Statistics 1.2 million articles have been viewed Nov 2007-July Himalayan Journal of Science has the highest (177,000) partly because it has the largest number of articles on NepJOL. 14

15 Average views per article This measure is related to the number of articles each journal has on the site. Journal of Nepal Business Studies has the highest average views per article with

16 Journals on NepJOL 51 journals have now joined NepJOL 16

17 Information about NepJOL INASP produces a newsletter every six months

18 Future plans for NepJOL Increase the number of journals included Ensure that content is kept up to date Encourage journals to allow authors to submit manuscripts online Encourage journal editors to use the full online peer-review system Encourage journal editors to load their own content Move the management of the system to Nepal 18

19 Conclusion A database of full text articles published in Nepal 51 journals included Visibility of Nepal research has increased Journal editors starting to use online management system

20 Contact Details In Nepal: Mr. Krishna Mani Bhandary Librarian Tribhuvan University Central Library Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal At INASP, UK Mrs. Sioux Cumming INASP 60 St Aldates Oxford OX1 1ST, UK 20 Support for NepJOL NepJOL is grateful to NORAD and PERii for their support of this project. Tribhuvan University Central Library has been provided valuable support and management of the service.Tribhuvan University Central Library Supporting Staff: Mr. Lal Bahadur Chouhan, TUCL Mr. Geba Nath Nyaupane, TUCL

21 Thank you 21


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