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

      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 follows 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.*

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 "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 authors a fast track review process.

Letter to the editor
1. Challenges of Education in Prevention of Road Traffic Crashes

Mohammad Saadati; Alireza Razzaghi; Maryam Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 54-55

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.09

Abstract
  Dear Editor, Education is a complex issue and there is a need to consider a several factors to provide an effective training program. Regarding the issue of road traffic crashes, there are some contradictory findings about the efficacy of education, which may cause mistrust among professional circles ...  Read More

Original Article
2. A Study of Social Health Status in the Population of the Prospective Epidemiological Shahrekord Cohort Study in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province in 2019

Maryam Sadat Ghaemfard; Ali Ahmadi; Asieh Mansouri; Soleiman Kheiri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 56-61

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.10

Abstract
  Background and aims: Social health refers to the quantity and quality of interaction of an individual with society to promote the well-being of individuals in the society. This interaction promotes social capital and social security, and reduces poverty and injustice. So far, no study has been ever done ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Epidemiology of Intestinal Parasites in the Rural and Urban Areas of Hamadan Province in west –Central Iran

Mohammad Mahdi Majzoobi; Amir Hossein Maghsood; Mohammad Matini; Khosrow Sardarian; Sayed Ali Alavi; Mohammad Fallah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 62-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.11

Abstract
  Background and aims: Previous studies have shown that the intestinal parasites have the high prevalence in Hamadan province. However, this problem has not been addressed properly yet and, therefore, there is not up-to-date information about it. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Violence-Related Behaviors Among Iranian University Students: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and its Relationship with Religiosity and Family Support

Sima Afrashteh; Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo; Mohebat Vali; Mehdi Sharafi; Maria Khishdoost Borazjan; Amirhossein Darabi; Leila Moftakhar; Haleh Ghaem

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 67-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.12

Abstract
  Background and aims: Violence is recognized as a significant public health problem throughout the world. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of violence-related behaviors and its relationship with other risky behaviors, family support, and religiosity among students in Bushehr.   ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Isolation and Identification of Acanthamoeba Strains From the Oral Cavity of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Shahrekord County, the Southwest of Iran in 2018

Mohsen Cheshmpanam; Kourosh Manouchehri Naeini; Soleiman Kheiri; Rahman Abdizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 73-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.13

Abstract
  Background and aims: Acanthamoeba spp. as opportunistic microorganisms are widespread in a wide range of environmental sources in the world and may cause severe diseases in immune-deficient patients. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and genotypes of Acanthamoeba spp. in hemodialysis ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Epidemiological Study of Prostate Neoplasms in Maragheh City During 2014-2019: Northwestern of Iran

Ahmad Vahednasiri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 79-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.14

Abstract
  Background and aims: Prostate neoplasms have various geographical distribution in the world as well as in Iran. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology of prostate neoplasms in Maragheh due to the lack of literature on the subject in this city.   Methods: This study is a descriptive-analytical, ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Prevalence of Ventricular Septal Defect and Associated Diseases Among Patients Under 18 Years in Shiraz During 2016-2017

Hamid Mohammadi; Nima Mehdizadegan; Mohammad Reza Edraki; Saeed Karimi; Negar Yazdani; Reza Bahrami; Mohammad Bahrami

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 83-87

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.15

Abstract
  Background and aims: Since ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease, this study aimed to investigate its prevalence, characteristics, and associated diseases in a referral children’s heart clinic in south of Iran.   Methods: In this cross-sectional study ...  Read More

Original Article
8. A Study of Association of Toxoplasma gondii Infection With Schizophrenia in Mashhad Area, Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

Bahareh Meftahi; Ebrahim Abdollahian; Ahmad Nematollahi; Gholamreza Razmi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 88-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2021.16

Abstract
  Background and aims: Congenital toxoplasmosis is assumed to play a role in developing schizophrenia in human. This study aimed to estimate the relationship between Toxoplasma infection and schizophrenia by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).   Methods: ...  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

Abstract
  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

Epidemiology
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

Abstract
  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

Abstract
  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

Abstract
  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

Epidemiology
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

Abstract
  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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