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Pathobiology Research

  • Editor-in-Chief: Seyed Javad Mirnajafizadeh
  • Publication Period: Quarterly
  • This is an Open Access Journal
Pathobiology Research is one of the TMU Press journals that is published by the responsibility of its Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board in the determined scopes.
This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications and Letters to the Editor in the fields of Basic Medical Sciences with emphasis on Pathobiology.
The official language of the journal is Persian (Farsi), including abstracts in English.
Submitted paper must be research-based carried out by the author(s), and must not have been published or submitted to other journals simultaneously.

Contact information for the journal office
Journal Address Office of Publications, Tarbiat Modares University Press, Central Library Building, Tarbiat Modarres University,  Geisha Bridge, Tehran
Click here to contact the journal office
Peer-review process
All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of Pathobiology Research. The matched articles will gone under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.
Governing body
Pathobiology Research is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Editorial team
Pathobiology Research is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
Author fees/Access
There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in Pathobiology Research.
Pathobiology Research follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
The content of Pathobiology Research is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Pathobiology Research are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Pathobiology Research follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Ownership and management
Pathobiology Research is owned by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and is managed and published by YektaPub Co.
Conflicts of interests
All Pathobiology Research Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) Pathobiology Research will follow COPE’s guidelines.
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Pathobiology Research is financially supported completely by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. Pathobiology Research accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.
Publishing schedule/Archiving
Pathobiology Research is published 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on Pathobiology Research exclusive website. Also Pathobiology Research is included at EBSCOhost and has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.


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Kazemnejad, Anooshirvan; 
Professor of Biostatistics
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: kazem_an@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82883875

Moazzeni, Seyed Mohammad; Professor of Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: moazzeni@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82883846

Editorial Board

Sadri-Aardakani, Houman; Assistant Professor of Embryology
Affiliation: Wake Forest School of Medicine University, North Carolina, USA
Email: hsadri@wakehealth.edu
Tel: +1 (336) 7131493
Ghazizadeh, Soosan; Professor of Oral Biology and Pathology
Affiliation: Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Email: soosan.ghazizadeh@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Tel: +1 (631) 6323138
Jamali-Zavarei, Mansour; Professor of Pathology
Affiliation: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: m.jamali@sina.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 88986158
Rasouli, Iraj; Professor of Microbiology
Affiliation: Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Email: rasooli@shahed.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 51212600
Rezaeian, Mostafa; Professor of Medical Parasitology
Affiliation: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: rezaiian@tums.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 88951392
Zeinali, Sirous; Professor of M
edical Genetics
Affiliation: Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98 (21) 88939140
Salmanian, Ali Hatef; Professor of
Medical Biotechnology
Affiliation: National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB), Tehran, Iran
Email: salman@nigeb.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 44580365
Forouzandeh, Mehdi; Associated Professor of
Medical Biotechnology
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: foroz@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82883861
Maghsoudi, Nader; Professor of Endothlial Cells In Leprosy
Affiliation: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Email: nmaghsoudi@sbmu.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 22429768
Movahedin, Mansoureh; Professor of Anatomy and Embryology
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: mansoure@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82884502
Javan, Mohammad; Professor of Molecular Neurophysiology
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: mjavan@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82884522
Baheiraei, Nafiseh; - of Tissue Engineering
Affiliation:  Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: n.baheiraei@modares.ac.ir
Tel: +98 (21) 82884853

Aims and Scope: The "Pathobiology Research" is the scientific quarterly publication of Medical Sciences Faculty, Tarbia tModaresnUniversity.

This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications and Letters to the Editor in the fields of Basic Medical Sciences with emphasis on Pathobiology.

The official language of the journal is Persian (Farsi), including abstracts in English.

Submitted paper must be research-based carried out by the author(s), and must not have been published or submitted to other journals simultaneously.

Papers accepted for publication by this journal are divided into 4 categories:

1- Original full research papers: scientific-research papers with at least 3500 words (or equivalent to this volume).

2- Research short communications: scientific-research papers with maximum 3500 words (or equivalent to this volume).

3- A few “case-reports” will also be accepted and published in each issue.

4- Review articles from experienced authors with a good knowledge and well known reputation in a specific field of study and having a considerable number of publications in that field (at least 5 articles) will also be considered.

Submission: Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title and author(s) name and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. The text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of TIF which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs.

Submission is (only) acceptable via Journal URL: http://mjms.modares.ac.ir

The manuscript should include: Title page; the AbstractIntroductionMaterials & MethodsResultsDiscussionAcknowledgement and References.

  1. The Title Page: The complete title of the manuscript (maximum 10 words), the name of all the authors with their academical position (the corresponding  author’s name must be indicated with a superscripted astrix), the department or institution to which they are attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax number. This information must be provided in Persian and English both.
  2. The Abstract: All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 300 words. It should be structured as BackgroundMethodsResults and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing the article as they are published with abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh). Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately. This information must be provided in Persian and English both.
  3. Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.
  4. Materials & Methods: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, provide enough information so that another group is able to perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any general computer program used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned.
  5. Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.
  6. Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.
  7. Acknowledgement: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head who only provided general support. Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.
  8. Author Contributions: Corresponding author is supposed to explain briefly the contributions of all the authors (optional).
  9. Photographs, Tables and Figures: The exact place of photographs(s), table(s), figure(s) and diagram(s) must be indicated appropriately (by citing their number(s) inside angle brackets in a separate line) in the body of the text of the paper. Pictures should be in TIF format with resolution of 300 dpi or 300 PPI and if possible with colors intensity of 16 M or 24 bit.

The number and direction of the photograph(s), figure(s), and diagram(s) must be written on their other side. The description of the photograph(s)/figure(s) must be printed on a separate page. Tables must be accompanied by a complete title and appropriate footnotes if required. Word(s) and number(s) should be written in Persian. Tables should be arranged from right to left.

  1. Abbreviations and symbols: Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands [with Exact and clear equivalent Persian word(s)] should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. Exact, clear, and common equivalent Persian word(s) of English jargon(s) [expression(s), technical word(s)] must be used as much as possible.
  2. References: All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature search. References must be cited by consecutive number inside angle brackets in the body of the paper. The References must be written in English and should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:

Persian references should be mentioned similar to English references followed by word “Persian”.

Name of all authors should be mentioned and use of et al. should be avoided.

Persian References:


1. Rezazadeh M. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection.1st ed. Tehran: Boshra, 2003; p: 48-53. (Persian)


2. Kermanian F, Mehdizadeh M, Mahmoudian AR, Markazi moghadam N, Kermanian M. Evaluation of Lead Acetate Side Effects on Rat Hippocampus and the Effects of Vitamin C on These. J Ir Aanat Sci 2008; 6(23): 345-351. (Persian)

English References:


3. Bancroft JD, Gamble M. Theory and practice of histological technique. 5th ed. London: Churchil Livingston, 2002; p: 556-7.

Chapter in book

4. Hassid WZ, Abrahams S. Chemical procedure for analysis of polysaccharides. In: Methods in enzymology. Edited by Colowick SP, Kaplan NO. 2nd ed. New York: Academy press CO, 1966; p: 34-7.


5. Yeon Lim JJeun SSLee KJOh JHKim SM. Multiple stem cell traits of expanded rat bone marrow stromal cells. Exp Neurol 2006; 199(3): 416-26.


Papers must be written with a margin of 1.5 cm on each side, in double space, preferably with Lotus font size 12 (for Persian writing) and Times font size 10 (for Latin writing) using Microsoft Word (TM) software. Page number should be written in the middle bottom of each page.

Papers must not be more than 20 pages, including table(s), graph(s), and photograph(s).

Papers should be submitted electronically to http://mjms.ir/ with a cover letter from the corresponding author.

Proof Reading: A computer print out is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.

The Corresponding Author: Will be supplied with 1 free issues.

Ethical guidelines: Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section. 1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project. 2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

Page charges: There are no charges for publication in this Journal.

CopyrightThe entire contents of the “Pathobiology Research” are protected under international copyrights. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.

Peer review process: All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.

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