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.
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  • 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.*


 "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 Cancer Epidemiology
1. Common Concerns of Cancer Patients in the Time of COVID-19 Outbreak: Some Implications for Health Care Professionals

Zohreh Shahhosseini; Fatemeh Hamidi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-2

  Dear Editor, Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. In December 2019, a new virus from the coronavirus family, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), triggered the outbreak of pneumonia from Wuhan across China. The virus originated in bats and was transmitted to humans through unknown ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
2. Evaluating COVID-19 Related Health Anxiety Among Individuals Referring to Urban Health Centers in Arak, Iran: A Cross-sectional Study

Pegah Mohaghegh; Ehsan Abedi; Masomeh Sofian; Fatemeh Rafiei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 3-8

  Background and aims: The prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulted in health anxiety among general population and unreasonable referring to health centers. This study aimed to assess health anxiety related to COVID-19 in individuals referring to healthcare centers of Arak, Iran in 2020. ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
3. The Prevalence of Helmet Use and Predictive Factors Among Motorcyclists in Shahrekord, Iran in 2018

Saleh Jafarian; Ali Ahmadi; Masoud Amiri; Rahman Biokani; Zohreh Abbaspour; Masoud Mahmoudzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 9-13

     Background and aims: Motorcycle accidents are a major concern for countries. One of the most important risk factors for motorcyclists is the lack of helmet use. This study aimed to measure the rate of the helmet use and predictive factors in Shahrekord, Iran. Methods: Using simple random ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
4. Association Between Parental Educational Attainment and Children’s Negative Urgency: Sex Differences

Shervin Assari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 14-22

  Background and aims: Negative urgency reflects a specific facet of impulsivity and correlates with a wide range of health-related risk behaviors, including, but not limited to, problematic substance use. Negative urgency is also shaped by family socioeconomic position (SEP), such as parental educational ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
5. Molecular Characterization of Multidrug-resistant Bacteria Isolated From Patients With Pneumonia at Two Hospitals in North-West Nigeria

Paul I Oyegoke; Busayo O Olayinka; Joseph O Ehinmidu; Babajide A Tytler

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 23-30

    Background and aims: The spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious public health threat complicating treatment and resulting in prolonged hospitalization. The prevalence of AMR threat is not well defined due to the dearth of appropriate surveillance systems. This study sought to assess ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
6. Parental Education and Children’s Sleep Problems: Minorities’ Diminished Returns

Shervin Assari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 31-39

  Background and aims: While increased parental education reduces children’s sleep problems, less is known about racial variation in such protection. According to Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs) theory, economic resources such as parental education show weaker health effects for minority ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
7. Cholera Outbreak in Hadhramout, Yemen: The Epidemiological Weeks 2019

Eidha Ali Bin-Hameed; Huda Ameen Joban

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 40-46

  Background and aims: Cholera is a disease of acute watery diarrhea caused by Vibrio cholerae usually transmitted through contaminated water. In this study, we collected and analyzed the related epidemiological data to determine cholera outbreak in Hadhramout, Yemen during the disease epidemic in 2019. ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
8. Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Interest in Home-Based Exercise: An Application of Digital Epidemiology

Sajad Bagherian; Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi; Ebrahim Banitalebi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 47-53

  Background and aims: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immediate self-quarantine is assumed as the best course of action for highly contagious diseases. Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many individuals have become overweight and are also suffering from physical ...  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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