Bhutan Journal of Research and Development is open access, print, and a peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually, number one in May and number two in November, by the Institute for the Gross National Happiness (iGNHaS) under the Department of Research and External Relations of the Royal University of Bhutan. The Journal is abbreviated as BJRD.

BJRD offers a platform to publish a wide range of papers in English in multidisciplinary fields such as social science, applied science, education, engineering, humanities, and environmental science relevant to the kingdom of Bhutan.

The journal aspires to publish high-quality papers and follows a system of blind peer review. Its primary, but not exclusive, audience includes scholars, academicians, policymakers, graduate students, and others interested in research and scholarship relevant to Bhutan.