ILS Principles

 | Post date: 2018/04/29 | 

Peer-review process

All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of ILS. 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

ILS 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

ILS 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 ILS.

ILS follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.


The content of ILS 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 ILS 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, ILS follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Ownership and management

ILS is owned by Cultural & Student Deputy of the Ministry of Health, Care and Medical Education, Iran, and is managed and published by Afarand Scholarly Publishing Ins.

Conflicts of interests

All ILS 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) ILS will follow COPE’s guidelines.

Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing

ILS is financially supported completely by Cultural & Student Deputy of the Ministry of Health, Care and Medical Education, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. ILS accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.

Publishing schedule/Archiving

ILS is published 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on ILS exclusive website. Also ILS has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.