Editors & Boards

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Last Update:   02-12-2019

Staff Editors

  • Kowsar, as an STM publisher, makes a contract for providing publishing services to academic universities and institutions as the journal owners. All editors of journals are introduced by the journal owners and will be re-evaluated at the first of each contract and annually by the governing board of Kowsar to be matched within the editorial board criterias of independence and responsibilities. Therefore, staff editors are completely independent of the publisher.
  • The Kowsar editors are paid a fixed salary by the journal owners and their payments are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal. Editors are required to declare all relevant conflicts of interest and do not participate in the review of any paper for which they have a competing interest. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the scientific context of all published materials in the journal. The conflict of interests statements is declared below each staff editor and shows their relationship to activities over the previous 12 months since the last update. However, relevant competing interests from previous years will also be taken into account when deciding whether it is appropriate for an editor to handle a paper.
 

Chairman

Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

  • MD, Sub-Specialist
  • Affiliation: Professor of GI & Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shiraz, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ORCID | Scopus 
  • Published papers in this journal: 36 out of 1299 published article
  • Role in this journal since: 2010
  • Paid Salary: As a faculty member of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in Kowsar:
    • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium, Accommodation and travel or Fees for speaking:  No
    • Fees for organizing education or funds for researches from Publisher: No
    • Stocks or shares in Publisher: Not in related or similar publishing companies
    • Other competing interests related to the journal: Editor-in-Chief of Shiraz E-Medical journal (Since 2009)
 

Founder & First Editor-in-Chief:

Seyed-Moayed Alavian

  • MD, Sub-Specialist
  • Affiliation: Professor of GI & Hepatology, MELD Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Researchgate | ORCID | Scopus 
  • Published papers in this journal: 250 out of 1294 published article
  • Role in this journal since: 2010
  • Paid Salary: Retired faculty member. SM is also a private Hepatologist in Tehran Hepatitis Center.
  • Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in Kowsar:
    • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium, Accommodation and travel or Fees for speaking:  No
    • Fees for organizing education or any fund for research from Publisher: No
    • Stocks or shares in Publisher: Yes, SM is the chief of governing board of Kowsar since 2010 as one of the main stockholders. 
    • Other competing interests related to the journal: No.
 

Second Editor-in-Chief:

Mohamad Heiat

  • PHD
  • Affiliation: Associate Professor, BMSU Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, BMSU, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | Researchgate | ORCID | Scopus
  • Published papers in this journal : 1 out of 1294 published articles
  • Paid Salary: As a faculty member of BMSU, Tehran, Iran.
  • Role in this journal since: 2019
  • Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in Kowsar:
    • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium, Accommodation and travel or Fees for speaking:  No
    • Fees for organizing education or fund for research from Publisher: No
    • Stocks or shares in Publisher: No 
    • Other competing interests related to the journal: No.
 

Managing Editor:

Dr. SM Miri

Seyyed Mohammad Miri

  • MD, PHD
  • Affiliation: Molecular Medicine Specialist, Heerlen, The Netherlands
  • Profiles: Researchgate | ORCID | Scopus 
  • Published papers in this journal: 10 out of 1294 published articles
  • Role in this journal since: 2010
  • Paid Salary: As the CEO of Kowsarmedical Publishing company, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
  • Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in Kowsar:
    • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium, Accommodation and travel or Fees for speaking:  Yes, SM is the CEO of Kowsarmedical Publishing company.
    • Funds for research or for a member of staff: Yes, SM is the CEO of Kowsarmedical Publishing company.
    • Fees for organizing education or fund for research from Publisher:: Yes, SM is the CEO of Kowsarmedical Publishing company.
    • Stocks or shares in Publisher:: SM is one of the main stackholders of Kowsarmedical Publishing company.
    • Other competing interests: He is the EIC of Scimetr.

Associate Editors:

Heidar Sharafi

  • PHD of Molecular Medicine
  • MELD Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ORCID | Publons
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 166
  • Published Articles in this journal: 25/1294 
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Hamidreza Karimi-Sari

  • MD
  • MELD Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ORCID | Publons
  • Complete Assignments in this journal: 64
  • Published Articles in this journal: 5/1294
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh

  • MD
  • MELD Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ORCID | Publons
  • Complete Assignments in this journal: 50
  • Published papers in this journal : 14/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Farzin Roohvand

  • PHD
  • Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 44
  • Published papers in this journal : 2/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Farahnaz Joukar

  • Phd of Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor of ŔćEpidemiology, Gastrointestinal and liver diseases research center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 42
  • Published papers in this journal : 11/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Masood Ziaee

  • MD
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate  | Publons | ORCID | Scopus
  • Complete Assignments: 32
  • Published papers in this journal: 13/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Yu-Chen Fan

  • MD
  • Shandong University - Baotuquan Campus: Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Profiles: Publons | ORCID
  • Complete Assignments: 28
  • Published papers in this journal :0/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Mahmoudreza Pourkarim

  • PHD
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Leuven, Belgium
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Complete Assignments: 26
  • Published papers in this journal : 8/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Behzad Hajarizadeh

  • MD, PhD
  • The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons
  • Complete Assignments: 26
  • Published papers in this journal : 15/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Masood Sepehrimanesh

  • PhD
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  • Complete Assignments: 26
  • Published papers in this journal : 3/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Mohammad Reza Hedayati-Moghaddam

  • MD
  • Research Center for HIV/AIDS, HTLV and Viral Hepatitis, ACECR, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  • Complete Assignments: 22
  • Published papers in this journal : 1/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Abdol Majid Cheraghali

  • Phd
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, BMS University, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | Publons | ORCID
  • Complete Assignments: 18
  • Published papers in this journal : 14/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Sedigheh Amini Kafi-abad

  • PHD
  • Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research & Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons
  • Complete Assignments: 12
  • Published papers in this journal : 3/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Ahmad Tavakoli

  • PHD
  • Virology Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | Publons
  • Complete Assignments: 12
  • Published papers in this journal : 0 /1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Soheil Hassanipour

  • Phd
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  • Complete Assignments: 12
  • Published papers in this journal : 1/1294
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.
 

 

Editorial Board:

Editorial Board members are distinguished and top researchers in the fields of the journal and present advise to the Kowsar editors on journal scope and policy, and serve as Academic Editors for manuscript submissions. The majority of members are a volunteer and non-paid member while those who are paid for their time commitment to the journal are indicated by an asterisk (*). These paid members provide an ongoing, specific time commitment to the journal and they receive a stipend in acknowledgement of this including fast tack review, special discounts on the acceptance fee or annual presents from the journal.
  1. Aamir Ghafoor Khan,
    Prof, Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical Director of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
    Linkedin 
  2. Abtin Heidarzadeh,
    Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, Rasht, Iran
    ResearchGate
  3. Ahmad Shavakhi
    Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons
  4. Ali Akbar Haghdoost
    Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Pubons | ORCID
  5. Amitis Ramezani
    Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
    Linkedin | Scholar | Publons
  6. Ashwani Kumar Singal
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas, USA
  7. Batool Sharifi-Mood
    Prof. of Infectious Deisease, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
    Linkedin | Scholar | ORCID
  8. Bita Behnava,
    MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, MELD center, Tehran, Iran
    Linkedin | ResearchGate
  9. Christian Trepo
    CHU de Lyon - Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France
    Linkedin | ResearchGate
  10. Clement Ibi Mboto
    University of Calabar,Unical. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Calabar, Nigeria
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  11. Daniel Lavanchy
    Healthcare Consultant, Geneve, Switzerland
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  12. Dianjun Cao
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,Virginia, USA
    ResearchGate | Publons
  13. Deepak Narayan Amarapurkar
    Department of Gastroenterology, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Bombay, India
    Publons
  14. F. Blaine Hollinger
    Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
    ResearchGAte
  15. Frank Tacke
    Professor of Medicine, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  16. Fangcheng Zhuang
    Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Hangzhou, China
    ResearchGate
  17. Gamal Esmat
    Cairo University, Department of Endemic Medicine, Giza, Egypt
    ResearchGate
  18. Gholamali Ghorbani
    Baqyiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    ResearchGate
  19. Hadi Karimzadeh
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Department of Internal Medicine, Munich, Germany
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons
  20. Hamidreza Honarmand
    Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  21. Hubert E. Blum
    University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    ResearchGate
  22. Hyung Hoan Lee
    Konkuk University, Division of Biological Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
    ResearchGate
  23. Javed Yakoob
    The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Linkedin | Scholar | ORCID
  24. Jibing Yang
    Concordia University–Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Linkedin | ResearchGate
  25. Limin Chen
    University of Toronto and Chinease Academy of Medical Sciences, Canada
    Scholar
  26. Majid Bouzari
    University of Isfahan, Department of Biology, Isfahan, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  27. Marc Van Ranst
    Prof. of Virology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Scholar | Researchagte | ORCID
  28. Marek J. Los
    Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
    ResearchGate
  29. Mario Rizzetto
    Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy
    ResearchGate
  30. Matteo Renzulli
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    ResearchGate
  31. Mehrdad Hasibi
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  32. Michael Roggendorf
    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
    ResearchGate
  33. Mohd Azzam Kayasseh
    Dr Kayasseh Medical Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    ResearchGate
  34. Morteza Pourahmad
    Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isafahn, Iran
    ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  35. Muhammad Umar
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  36. Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tehran, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  37. Nazir Ibrahim
    Syrian Private University, Internal medicine, Daraa, Syria
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  38. Nermin N Salkic
    University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons
  39. Peter Karaiyannis
    University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Linkedin | Scholar | ResearchGate | ORCID
  40. Reza Jafari Shakib
    Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  41. Rosa Christina Coppola
    University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    ResearchGate
  42. Roya Kelishadi
    Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
    Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  43. Rui Tato Marinho
    University of Lisbon, Hospital S. Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
    Linkedin | Scholar | ResearchGate | Publons | ORCID
  44. Salvatore Leonardi
    Department of Pediatrics. University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Scholar | ResearchGate
  45. Wen Zhili
    Nanchang, China
  46. Yazdan Yazdanpanah
    Claude Bernard University Lyon, France
    ResearchGate
  47. Zaigham Abbas
    Ziauddin University Hospital Clifton Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
    ResearchGate

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