Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Medical Reviews (ISSN: 2345-525X) is a quarterly, international, peer-review, and open access journal dedicated to various disciplines of Medicine, Biology and Life Sciences.

The journal publishes all type of review articles, narrative review, meta-analysis, systematic review and mini-reviews.

International Journal of Medical Reviews is an official Journal of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU) and is adhering to ICMJE and COPE recommendation.

This journal accepts all type of review articles in various fields of medicine Biology and Life Sciences including:

Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery-Integrated, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology-Diagnostic, Surgery-General, Thoracic Surgery-Integrated, Urology, Vascular Surgery-Integrated, Internal Medicine/Pediatric, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Gastroenterology,  Immunology, AIDS/HIV, Infectious Disease, Oncology/Hematology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Reproductive Medicinecell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Embryology, Immunogenetics, Cell and Tissue Culture, Molecular Ecology, Genetic Engineering and Biological Engineering, Bioremediation and Biodegradation, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology Regulations, Pharmacogenomics, Gene Therapy, Plant, Animal, Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Bioenergy, Biomass, Biomaterials and Biobased Chemicals, Enzymes and other fields of basic and clinical medicine.

The Submission and publication of review articles in International Journal of Medical Reviews is free of charges.

 

Section Policies

Narrative Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Meta-Analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Mini-Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

International Journal of Medical Reviews (IJMR) accepts all types of review articles report novel findings, which could result in impacts on medical sciences. Quality and topic of submitted manuscript beside the priority of research field are the least considered criteria in each manuscript before entering in formal review process. Any type of submissions containing scientific information necessitates review process to ensure content quality. Technical editor checks the format and style of manuscript prior to review process to assure its compatibility with IJMR’s guidelines for authors. Checking compatibility continues in whole of the review process and publication. In cases when the authors have not considered the guidelines, the manuscript will be sent back to the authors for compatibility. Each submitted manuscript will be considered by the editor-in-chief or one of associate editors in the editorial board. If it meets the minimum criteria to be included in review process, one of the editors (topic expert) selects at least two external reviewers for detailed evaluation process. Selection of reviewers is based on their scientific background and experience, previous works, authors’ suggestion, and expertise. Reviewers promise to undertake the confidentiality of materials previous to ePublication. In the review process of IJMR, reviewers stay anonymous, but authors’ names are declared to reviewers. Also, authors could suggest reviewers for their manuscript. Editor receives the reviewers’ comments and sends them along with decision letter to corresponding author. Final decision on each manuscript will be made by the assigned editor of the manuscript. As IJMR is a rapid response journal, so this process takes not more than three weeks. Decision letter determines the status of manuscript in five ways: 1. Acceptance: The manuscript could be ePublished. This process lasts two weeks. Before ePublication, corresponding author could verify a proof copy of the paper. After ePublication, paper will be in a queue to be published in one of IJMR upcoming issues. 2. Minor revises: Authors will receive comments upon their manuscript, at which point the authors will be asked to submit a revised copy beside cover letter showing authors’ rejoinders, and also a marked copy Microsoft Word Documents. Revised manuscript should be submitted in one month after decision letter. Unless, authors need to go through a resubmission process. 3. Major revises: It means a chance to reorganize the manuscript to meet the required scientific criteria for another review process. Authors should pay more attention to reviewers’ comments and focus on their highlighted points. Editor may/may not request the authors to resubmit their revised manuscript beside cover letter and a marked copy. Revised manuscript should be submitted in one month after decision letter. Otherwise, authors need to go through a resubmission process. 4. Reject: In most cases, methodological and scientific concerns are the main origins of rejection. Causes of rejection will be sent to the authors to provide more chance for them for publication in other journals. 5. Withdraw: If the manuscript does not meet the scopes of IJMR, it will be withdrawn with suggestion to be sent to another journal. In cases that concerns arise during review process about statistical test, methodology or techniques applied in manuscript, editor may request independent internal/external experts to comment before final decisions. As the final point, we strongly suggest authors to observe research and publication ethics in their manuscript, as reporting of any unethical issue during steps of review may lead to the rejection of the work by IJMR. Also, the authors should consider that they are in the charge of all materials (scientific and ethical) that they provide in their articles. All of editors and reviewers of IJMR do their utmost to keep the quality of disseminated scientific works to ensure the solid impact of papers on applied biotechnology fields. In IJMR, the review process lasts maximum one month.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Editorial Board

Chairman

Dr Mostafa Ghanei

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran

Editor in Chief

Dr. Morteza Izadi

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,tehran, Iran

Assistant Editor

Dr. Seyed Hassan Saadat

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran

Executive Editor

Dr. Mohamad Javad Hoseinpurfard

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran

Head of Cunsultant Group

Dr. Mohamad Arash Ramezani

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Technical Editor

Nasirudin Javidi

Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University, Tehran, Iran

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hosein Khedmat, Professor

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Peyman Adibi, Professor

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Seyed Moayed Alavian

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Ghamar Chehreh

Assistant Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Shahram Agah

Associated Professor,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Pediatrics

Dr Ali Akbar Velayati

Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hassan Abolghasemi

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mahmud Sorush, Assistant Professor, Iran

Surgery

Dr. Seyyed Masud Khatami

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Hassan Naseri

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Jamal Akhavan Moghaddam

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Pharmocology

Yunos Panahi, Professor

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Mohammad Reza Shams Ardakani

Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Nutrition

Hamid Reza Tavakoli

Associate Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Genetics

Dr. Saeid Morowati

Assistant Professor,Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hadi Shirzad

Assistant Professor,University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Abdolazim Nejatizade

Assistant Professor, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Shekari

Assistant Professor, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Occupational Medicine

Dr. Mohammad Ghasemi

Assistant ProfessorHealth Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Eye

Dr. Mahmud Babai

Assistant ProfessorIranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology, Iran

Dentistry

Dr. Taghi Azizi, Assistant Professor, Iran

 Rheumatology

Dr. Gholam Hosein Ali Shiri

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

 

Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Imam

 

Assistant Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

 Neurosurgery

Dr. Gholam Reza Farzanegan

Assistant ProfessorBaqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Ali majidi, Assistant Professor, Iran

Dr. Rahim Ruintan, Assistant Professor, Iran

Lung

Dr. Mostafa Ghanei

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Jaafar Aslani

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Omolbanin Paknezhad

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Epidemiology

Dr. Mahmud Mobasheri, Associate Professor, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Alireza Khoshdel, Associate Professor, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Health Tourism

Dr. Mohamadjavad Hoseinpurfard, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Ali Ayyubian

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hamidreza Amiri Moghaddam

Surgery-Orthopedics

Dr. Seyyed Ahmad Musavi, Assistant Professor, Iran

Dr. Shahram Shirvani

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Crisis Management

Dr. Masud Saghafinia, Assistant Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Gholamreza Purheidari, Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dermatology

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Ebadi

Assistant Professor, University of Tabriz, Iran

Entomology

Dr. Mahdi Khubdel, Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Anesthesiology

Dr. Hassan Araghi Zade, Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Nafiseh Kashanizadeh, Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,

Neurology

Dr. Javad Amoli, Associated Professor, Iran

Endocrinology

Dr. Mahbubeh Sadat Hoseini, Assistant Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Neamatollah Jonaidi

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Seyyed Mohamadjavad Hoseini

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences

Dr. Gholamali Ghorbani

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Roya Alavi Naini

Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Saeed Reza Jamali Moghaddam

Associated Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Seyyed Morteza Hoseini Shokuh

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hosein Hatam

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mohamad Mahdi Guya

Assistant Professor, Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hosein Hatami, Professor

Dr. Davud Yadegari

Professor, Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Masud Mardani, Professor, Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr Mahmud Nabavi, Assistant Professor, Iran

Dr. Maryam Rasuli Nezhad, Professor, Iran

Dr. Minu Mohraz

Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Reza Imani

Associated Professor, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hassan Salehi, Professor , Iran

Dr. Mahbubeh Hajabdolbaghi

Associated Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Farzin Khorvash

Associated Professor, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences,Iran

Dr. Behruz Atai

Associated Professor, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Holisaz

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Cardiology

Dr. Davud Kazemi Saleh

Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Alireza Saadat

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Neurology

Dr. Javad Amoli

Associated Professor, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Managerial Board

Hamed Akbari

Amir Adibzadeh

Amir Naser Shamdani

Dr. Seyyed Hasan Saadat

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Hadi Zarea Mehrjerdi

Dr. Maryam Hoseini Nejad

Dr. Avid Bazzaz

Dr. Mohamad Mahdi Abedi

Dr. Ramin Bidar

Dr. Navid Bazzaz

Dr. Seyyed Behzad Jazayeri

Dr. Mozhgan Fazel

Dr. Mohammad Hosain Delshad

Dr.Zemmouri Mohammed Saad DDS

Professor of ethical leadership & distinguished fellow chez New Westiminster College, British Columbia

Mohammad Ashraful Islam Chowdhury

Proffessore, Department of Marketing,

Former (founding) chairman, Department

of Tourism and Hospitality Management,

University of Daka, Bangladesh


 

 

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