Chronic Diseases Journal

Journal  Information:

The Chronic Diseases Journal (eISSN: 2345-2226 and pISSN: 2588-7297) is a biannual peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences from 2013. This journal and had Medical Journals Commission of Ministry of Health and Medical Education from 2013 (No. 1392/04/20-15/92/4508). In eache yesr this journal publish about 16 to 32 research and 2 to 3 review articles. Time from submission to first decision is less than 4 weeks. Time from submission to final decision is 8 weeks. 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, policymaking, and biocial-spiriopsychostual factors.

Article Fee: submission and processing are completely free of charge. The Chronic Diseases Journal is open access and provided full text 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 doesn't 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 readers to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Platform, Host or Aggregator; OJS- Open Journal System

Digital university archiving policy:

A national library;

A university library:

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 iThenticate for plagiarism.

This Journal belongs to:

Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,

Owner & Publisher: Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Deputy of Research

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to

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

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Vol 6, No 3 (2018): Incomplete Issue

Table of Contents

Original Article(s)

Khaled Rahmani, Faramarz Allahdini, Namam Ali Azadi, Mohsen Sokunati, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Rohollah Kalhor, Soheyla Gholami, Shaghayegh Heidari, Nasrin Bakhtiari, Saeideh Moosavi, Abdollah Keshavarz, Mohammad Zakaria-Kiaei
Mahnaz Sayyadi, Ahmad Vahabi, Boshra Vahabi, Sirvan Sayyad, Masoud Moradi, Marzeyeh Fakhri
Mitra Bahrami, Ebrahim Ghaderi, Erfan Farazi, Afshin Bahramy
Tahereh Pashaee, Razieh Javanmardi, Parvaneh Taymoori, Arezoo Fallahi
Jaleh Arji, Firozehe Sepehrian-Azar, Esmail Solimani
Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh, Azizollah Mojahed, Sahar Molsaqi, Khaled Rahmani
Seyed Hamzeh Hosseini, Samaneh Farnia, Iradj Maleki, Shahide Kazemi Malek Mahmoudi