Editors & Boards

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Last Update:   20-11-2019

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
  • Profile: Scholar | ORCID | Scopus 
  • Total number of published papers in all journals: 404
  • Published papers in this journal (till last update): 36 out of 1294 published article in this journal (2%)
  • Self-Citations in this journal (till last update): 148 out of about 39000 citations in this journal (0.003%)
  • 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
    • Fees for consulting 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
  • Profile: Researchgate | ORCID | Scopus 
  • Total number of published papers in all journals: 758
  • Published papers in this journal (till last update): 250 out of 1294 published article in this journal (19%)
  • Self-Citations in this journal (till last update): 200 out of about 39000 citations in this journal (0,006%)
  • 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
    • Fees for consulting from Publisher: Yes. SM is the chief of governing board of Kowsar since 2010. 
    • 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
  • Profile: Scholar | Researchgate | ORCID | Scopus
  • Total number of published papers in all journals: 40
  • Published papers in this journal (till last update): 1 out of 1294 published article in this journal (< 0.005%)
  • Self-Citations in this journal (till last update): 2 out of about 39000 citations in this journal (<0,005%)
  • Paid Salary: As a faculty member of BMSU, Tehran, 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 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 
  • Total number of published papers in all journals: 70
  • Published papers in this journal (till last update): 10 out of 1294 published article in this journal (< 0.005%)
  • Self-Citations in this journal (till last update): 40 out of about 39000 citations in this journal (< 0.005%)
  • 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.
    • Fees for organizing education: 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 consulting: Yes, SM is the CEO of Kowsarmedical Publishing company.
    • Stocks or shares: 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
  • Scholar | ORCID | Publons
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 166
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Hamidreza Karimi-Sari

  • MD
  • MELD Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Scholar | ORCID | Publons
  • Complete Assignments in this journal: 64
  • Conflict of Interest with Publisher: No. Voluntary.

Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh

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

Farzin Roohvand

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 44

Farahnaz Joukar

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 42

Masood Ziaee

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 32

Yu-Chen Fan

  • China
  • Complete Assignments: 28

Mahmoudreza Pourkarim

  • Belgium
  • Complete Assignments: 26

Behzad Hajarizadeh

  • Australia
  • Complete Assignments: 26

Masood  Sepehrimanesh

  • Complete Assignments: 26

Mohammad Reza Hedayati-Moghaddam

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 22

Abdol Majid Cheraghali

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 18

Sedigheh Amini Kafi-abad

  •  Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 12

Ahmad  Tavakoli 

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 12

Soheil  Hassanipour

  • Iran
  • Complete Assignments: 12
 

 

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
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  2. Abtin Heidarzadeh, Rasht, Iran
  3. Ahmad Shavakhi, Isfahan, Iran
  4. Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Kerman, Iran
  5. Amitis Ramezani, Tehran , Iran
  6. Ashwani Kumar Singal, TX, USA
  7. Batool Sharifi-Mood, Zahedan, Iran
  8. Bita Behnava,
    MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist, MELD center, Tehran, Iran
  9. Christian Trepo, Lyon, France
  10. Clement Ibi Mboto, Calabar, Nigeria
  11. Daniel Lavanchy, Geneve, Switzerland
  12. Dianjun Cao, USA
  13. Deepak Narayan Amarapurkar, Bombay, India
  14. F. Blaine Hollinger, TX, USA
  15. Frank Tacke, Germany
  16. Fangcheng Zhuang, China
  17. Gamal Esmat, Cairo, Egypt
  18. Gholamali Ghorbani, Iran
  19. Hadi Karimzadeh, Germany
  20. Hamidreza Honarmand, Rasht, Iran
  21. Hubert E. Blum, Freiburg, Germany
  22. Hyung Hoan Lee, South Korea
  23. Javed Yakoob, Karachi, Pakistan
  24. Jibing Yang, USA
  25. Javed Yakoob, Pakistan
  26. Limin Chen, Canada
  27. Majid Bouzari, Isfahan, Iran
  28. Marc Van Ranst, Belgium
  29. Marek J. Los, Sweden
  30. Mario Rizzetto, Torino, Italy
  31. Matteo Renzulli, Italy
  32. Mehrdad Hasibi, Tehran, Iran
  33. Michael Roggendorf, Essen, Germany
  34. Mohd Azzam Kayasseh, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  35. Morteza Pourahmad, Jahrom, Iran
  36. Muhammad Umar, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  37. Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani, Tehran, Iran
  38. Nazir Ibrahim, Damascus, Syria
  39. Nermin N Salkic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  40. Peter Karaiyannis, London, UK
  41. Reza Jafari Shakib, Rasht, Iran
  42. Rosa Christina Coppola, Cagliari, Italy
  43. Roya Kelishadi, Iran
  44. Rui Tato Marinho, Portugal
  45. Salvatore Leonardi, Italy
  46. Wen Zhili, Nanchang, China
  47. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Tourcoing, France
  48. Zaigham Abbas, Karachi, Pakistan

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