International Journal of Epidemiologic Research (IJER, eISSN: 2383-4366) is a multidisciplinary quarterly journal concerned with all aspects of epidemiology that publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Meta-analyses, Editorials, Letters to Editors, and Brief Communications related to all aspects of Epidemiology such as Environmental, Genetic, Molecular Epidemiology, and so on. High-quality research papers or reviews dealing with any dimension of epidemiology are welcome. Papers can be observational, experimental, and qualitative.

      This journal succeeded to receive the national scientific-research grade (rank) from “Iran's Committee of Medical Sciences Journals” in 2015. The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. The journal peer-reviews papers up to two weeks after submission and publishes accepted articles online immediately upon receiving the final versions. Our fast and efficient reviewing process is our strength, based on which the International Journal of Epidemiologic Research provides the authors with a comprehensive peer review process, during which the following measures are taken to bring in a robust and straightforward review:

  • Reviewers are asked to submit their reviews up to 14 days after accepting to review.
  • Smooth, pain-free review submission interface is made for the reviewers.
  • Helpful email updates keep you and your reviewers on track and on time.
  • The editorial staff follow the process of articles publication with great care and focus.


*According to the journal policies, articles with international affiliations have priority for publication in the journal.*


 "Call for papers related to the COVID-19 virus"

      In order to support the scientific community in their current efforts to provide insights and innovative research dealing with the Corona-crisis, International Journal of Epidemiologic Research and its editorial board welcome the epidemiologic papers in this regard and offer the authors a fast-track review process.

Letter to the editor
1. Telehealth as a Pandemic Silver Lining: Healthcare Lessons from COVID-19

Bishwajit Ghose; Josephine Etowa; Tanjir Rashid Soron

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 138-139

  Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the third coronavirus to emerge in the past decade after the 2010 SARS-CoV and 2012 MERS-CoV, which originated in China and Saudi Arabia, respectively. The virus is transmitted via small droplets which are produced during activities such ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Modeling the Dynamics and Forecasting the fourth Peak of COVID-19 in Iran Using PSO Algorithm

Ebrahim Sahafizadeh; Mohammad Ali Khajeian

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 140-145

  Background and aims: Iran had passed the third peak of COVID-19 pandemic, and was probably witnessing the fourth peak at the time of this study. This study aimed to model the spread of COVID-19 in Iran in order to predict the short-term future trend of COVID-19 from April 23, 2021 to May 7, 2021.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Public Trust in Healthcare System in Iran: A Rapid Assessment During the COVID-19 Epidemic in Iran

Kamran Bagheri-Lankarani; Mohammad-Hadi Imanieh; Amir-Hossein Hassani; Hossein Molavi Vardanjani

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 146-151

  Background and aims: Public health policies and programs should be adapted to the level of public trust in the healthcare system, as an indicator of the public support level. Accordingly, the data about public trust level in the healthcare system is considered as a critical requirement for managing public ...  Read More

Original Article
4. The Relationship Between Physical Activity, Body Image, and Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic in High- School Girls

Mohammad Faramarzi; Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi; Zahra Hemati Farsani; Zahra Raisi; Maryam Jamali; Julien S. Baker

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 152-159

  Background and aims: Decreased levels of physical activity (PA) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic can cause physical and psychological problems for individuals. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between PA, body image, and eating disorders (EDs) ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Antibiotics Resistance Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated From In-patients of an Orthopaedic Hospital in North- Western Nigeria

Dominic Agbo Oche; Paul Ifeleke Oyegoke; Maryloveth Oluchukwu Akpudo; Busayo Olalekan Olayinka

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 160-166

  Background and aims: Staphylococcus aureus, an important pathogen in bone diseases, is a highly multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterium. This study aimed to investigate the antibiotic resistance among S. aureus isolated from patients on admission in an orthopaedic hospital. Methods: In this cross-sectional ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Epidemiology of Mental Disorder Symptoms in Students of University of Bojnord: The Role of Demographic Characteristics and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies

Khadije Alavi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 167-174

  Background and aims: Mental health problems are considered as important public health issues. This study aimed, firstly, to investigate the epidemiology of mental disorders’ symptoms among the students of Bojnord University and examine the role of demographic characteristics in the prevalence of ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Study of the Epidemiology and Use of Condoms in Vulnerable Women Referring to Damage Reduction Centers in Shiraz During 2015-2016

Masoumeh Sadat Mousavi; Seyedeh Leila Dehghani; Bahareh Behzad; Samira Pourrezaei; Marzieh Ata’ali

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 175-181

  Background and aims: Female sex workers (FSWs) play an essential role in the transmission of HIV and are considered critical groups compared to the public groups of society and their customers. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the status of sexual intercourse among prostitutes in Shiraz ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Evaluation of Breastfeeding in 6-24 Month Children in South of Iran

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh; Soraya Zahmatkesh; Mohammad Sadegh Kashfinezhad; Fariba Moradi; Hadiseh Rabiei; Ali Mohammad Mokhtari

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 182-187

  Background and aims: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund have recommended that breastfeeding be continued until two years of age or over. This study aimed to investigate the duration of breastfeeding and weaning in children aged 6-24 months in ...  Read More

Environmental Health
1. Removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater: A review of Removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Sara Hemati; Masoud Amiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, , Pages 105-109

  Background and aims: The removing of (potential) toxic heavy metal ions from sewage, especially in industrial and mining waste effluents, has been widely studied in recent years. The aim of present study was to investigate the various methods for lead removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater. ...  Read More

2. Prevalence of internet addiction among university students in Ilam: a cross-sectional study

Ataollah Hashemian; Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 9-15

  Background and aims: Internet addiction is one of the problems emerged with the development of technology. Considering the potential negative effects of internet addiction on health, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of internet addiction in university students in Ilam, west of Iran, ...  Read More

Women's Health
3. The global trend of infertility: an original review and meta-analysis

Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Kourosh Sayehmiri; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 35-43

  Background and aims: Infertility is one of the most important conditions in reproductive system and there is no reliable estimates for global prevalence of infertility. Therefore, knowing the prevalence of infertility is important and can be effective in decision making. Methods: We systematically reviewed ...  Read More

Environmental Health
4. Removal of copper ions Cu (II) from industrial wastewater: A review of removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Nazila Golshani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 283-293

  Background and aims: Nowadays heavy metals are the environmental priority pollutants and are becoming as the most serious environmental problems. In recent years removing those from diverse industrial effluents and metal cleaning have been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ...  Read More

5. Prevalence of major coronary heart disease risk factors in Iran

Ali Ahmadi; Mahmoud Mobasheri; Hamid Soori

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 3-8

  Background and aims: Coronary heart diseases (CHDs) contribute to mortality, morbidity, disability, productivity and quality of life. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of major risk factors for CHD in the provinces of Iran. Methods: This study reported pre-existing data and was of secondary, ...  Read More

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