Chronic Diseases Journal

Journal  Information:

The Chronic Diseases Journal (eISSN: 2345-2226 and pISSN: 2588-7297) is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences since 2013. This journal has the certification of MedicalJournals Commission of Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education from 2013 (No. 1392/04/20-15/92/4508). In each year, this journal publishes about 32 to 40 research and 2 to 3 review articles. Time from submission to first decision is 2 days, time from submission to final decision is 3 weeks, and time from acceptance to publication is 2-10 weeks.

Aim and Scope: The manuscripts on the topic of chronic and subacute medical and health conditions and diseases will be published in this journal. This contains all aspects of the chronic and subacute diseases such as control, planning, treatment, patient education, managing guides, policy making, and biopsychospiritual factors.

Article Fee: Submission and processing are completely free of charge.

The Chronic Diseases Journal is open access, and provides full texts of the published articles free of charge to readers

Journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions. The authors warrant that their contribution is an original work not published elsewhere.

The journal does not have a waiver policy (for developing country authors, etc.).

The journal allow software/spiders to automatically crawl the journal content (also known as text mining).

The journal provide article level metadata to DOAJ.

The journal allow the readers to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, and allow the readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Journal provides article download statistics at the end of the titles on the website.

Platform, Host or Aggregator: OJS-Open Journal System

Digital University archiving policy:

A national library; National Library & Archives of Iran

A university library: Repository of Research and Investigative Information


Chronic Diseases Journal  is visible on the National Web Directory site, named thousands  site.

Experts review journal manuscripts twice (once upon submission and again before printing) using piracy detection software such as Plagiarism–plagcheck for plagiarism.

This Journal belongs to:

Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences

Owner; Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,  Deputy of Research

Publisher: Vesnu Publication

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to

All the best,
Editor-in-Chief: Prof.  Fariba Farhadifar (MD)

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Vol 8, No 1 (2020)

Table of Contents

Original Article(s)

Akbar Atadokht , Seyed Javad Daryadel , Hamid Reza Samadifard , Sara Moradi-Kelarde , Hadees Heidarirad
Sedigheh Lotfi , Zahra Aminipozveh
Khaled Samiee-Roudi , Maryam Soltani , Mahmoud Azami
Alisaleh Ebrahimi , Shahrbanoo Ghahari
Hamidreza Aghamohammadian-Sharbaf , Seyed Iman Seyedzadeh-Dalooyi , Hossein Farrokhi , Faezeh Bahri , Vahid Mostafapour
Rezvan Sadrmohammadi , Simin Gholamrezai , Ezatollah Ghadampour

Short Communication(s)

Shahrbanoo Ghahari , Maryam Yeka-Fallah , Raoofeh Ghayoomi , Fatemeh Viesy , Bahram Gheitarani , Mahdi Kheradmand , Shima Tamannaeifar
Younes Ramazan Younes