About the Journal

About Bhutan Health Journal
The Bhutan Health Journal, a publication of the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical  Sciences (KGUMSB), is a peer-reviewed print and online journal, published bi-annually  in May and November of each year.

Bhutan Health Journal was first established in 2015. Dr Phurb Dorji is the first Editor-in-Chief since 2015, the tenure of Editor-in-Chief is 5 years. BHJ is the first and the only medical journal of Bhutan. Many distinguished reseachers and academicians from Bhutan, Nepal, India, USA and UK have shaped the BHJ to its current status. All Editor-in-Chiefs shall be honoured as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. 

Aims and Scope of the Journal

“The main aim of this Journal is to improve the health sciences in Bhutan by providing a platform for Clinicians, Academicians, Researchers, and Health Professionals to share their research and academic work, ideas and experiences.”

Bhutan Health Journal (BHJ) is a general journal, which incorporates Clinical, Para-Clinical, Medical Education, Nursing and Midwifery, Traditional Medicine, Public Health, Health Policy, Planning and Financing, Hospital and Health Care Management, Research and Publication Ethics as well as perspectives from various fields of health and social sciences to improve health in Bhutan and contribute to the global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Team

Governing Board
The board shall be responsible for strategic planning, annual budget and selection of new Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial Board
Shall ensure diversity of background for complete and adequate review and selection of the submitted manuscripts.

International Editor
Advisory and reviewing

Assistant Editor
Shall be responsible for formatting, copyediting and proofreading of the manuscripts assigned to them by the Editor-in- Chief.

Editorial Support
Responsible for carrying out all the secretarial works, function as web editor and shall work as per mandate set by the Editor-in-Chief.

Bhutan Health Journal is published biannually by Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan since 2015.  

All the expenses incurred by BHJ is covered by Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Royal Government of Bhutan.