Editorial Management

Editorial Management


The Editorial Management promotes the scientific quality and ethical conduct, reporting and evaluation of scientific research, based on the principles of trust and transparency. We tried to work with wll experienced professional journal editors with proper backgrounds in research, clinical medicine and the biological sciences. This team are responsible for maintaining best practice in peer review and lead in defining Kowsar Medical’s editorial policies, working closely with academic editors, key opinion leaders and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Publishing director

Dr. Pegah Karimi Elizee, MD,

Scientific Supervisor and Head of Quality Control Department, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Dr Karimi is a medical doctor who supervises the publishing process of articles published by Kowsar journals. She reads final proof of articles and reviews all comments raised either by authors or editor-in-chiefs and merge them all for proof applying agents. Beside of proof checking, scientific reviews of articles is another main responsibility for Dr Karimi. 

She has reviewed more than 4500 articles published by Kowsar from 2014 to 2015. In her background, she was one of the fixed reviewers of one of top quality journals in the field of liver diseases. She has written and published 15 scientific articles in Hepatology and 6 books in public health awareness. 

She is a member of Medical council and journal editors since 2011 and a fixed member of Kowsar Medical publishing since 2011 till now.


Reviewers Supervisor

Dr. Heidar Sharafi, MS, PhDc,

Scientific Supervisor of Reviewers in Kowsar

Dr. Heidar Sharafi is an active researcher in the field of molecular hepatologist. He has more than 10 year experiences in biomedical sciences and act as a senior researcher in hepatology and viral hepatitis. His activities as the associate editor and reviewer of 7 tops journals and publishing more than 40 articles in high quality journals are only few words about his brilliant professional background in medical journalism.



Managing editor

Dr. Saeid Safari, MD,

Anesthesiologist, Pain Research Centre, Iran University of Medial Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Managing Editor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Journal

Dr Safari is an Anesthesiologist who acts as the head of all managing editors in Kowsar Journals. One of his responsibilities are directing new journals to be established with Kowsar standards.

He has reviewed more than 500 articles published by Kowsar. In his background, he is managing editor of 4 top journals indexed in PubMed. As an specialist he has written and published 30 scientific articles in indexed journals. Dr Safari is now head of Information and public relation in Iranian association of Anesthesiology.

Ethics Consultant

Professor Mohammad Abdollahi,


Editor in Chief of DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

With supervision and guidance of Prof. Abdollahi, Kowsar journals could be supervised based on COPE flowcharts and guideline. 

Publishing more than 500 articles in the field of Pharmacology and being EIC of one of the top quality journals is just a few words about his scientific background.


Editors' Consultant

Dr. Azita Zadeh Vakili, PhD,

Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran

Dr Zadeh Vakili as the EIC of IJEM is one of our main consultant in relation with other editor in chiefs.

Editor in Chief of International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Editors' Consultant

Dr. Kavous Firouznia, MD,

Department of Radiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Editor in Chief of Iranian Journal of Radiology