Kowsar Publishing

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Country of originThe Netherlands
Headquarters locationHeerlen
Key peopleSeyyed Mohammad Miri (CEO)
Publication typesOpen access scientific journals
No. of employees30 (in 2019)[1]
Official websitewww.kowsarpub.com

Kowsar is an STM publishing company which was founded in 2002 by S.M. Miri and Seyed-Moayed Alavian. Kowsar journals have been peer reviewed and are published open access under a Creative Commons Attribution License Non Commercial 4.0.[2] The company is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.[3]

The publisher has been included in several studies of predatory journals,[4][5] and was included on Beall's List prior to its shutdown in 2017.[6] In 2018, PubMed Central conducted a re-evaluation of 16 Kowsar journals indexed in the database; 14 were found to "no longer satisfy PMC's Scientific Quality Standard" and were accordingly delisted.[7]

List of journals[edit]

The first journal published by Kowsar was Hepatitis Monthly. As of October 2019, Kowsar publishes 49 journals.[8] It has published more in the past.[7] The following journals are or were published by Kowsar.

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Archives of Critical Care Medicine
  • Archives of Neuroscience
  • Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Archives of Razi Institute
  • Archives of Trauma Research
  • Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Dental Clinical and Experimental Journal
  • Educational Research in Medical Sciences Journal
  • Gene Cell Tissue
  • Health Scope
  • Hepatitis Monthly
  • Hormozgan Medical Journal
  • International Journal of Cancer Management
  • International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • International Journal of Health and Life Sciences
  • International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction
  • International Journal of Infection
  • International Journal of Sport Studies for Health
  • Iranian Journal of Orthodontics
  • Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
  • Jentashapir Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Journal of Archives in Military Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences
  • Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics
  • Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Science
  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences
  • Journal of Skin and Stem Cell
  • Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care
  • Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences
  • Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
  • Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products
  • Medical – Surgical Nursing Journal
  • Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health
  • Modern Care Journal
  • Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals
  • Nephro-Urology Monthly
  • Nursing Midwifery Studies
  • Reports of Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Scimetr
  • Shiraz E Medical Journal
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Strides in Development of Medical Education
  • Thrita
  • Trauma Monthly
  • Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences


  1. ^ "Kowsar Publishing". www.kowsarpub.com. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Open Access Statement & Copyright Policy". 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ "COPE: KOWSAR, 56 Member Journals". Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ Manca, Andrea; Martinez, Gianluca; Cugusi, Lucia; Dragone, Daniele; Dvir, Zeevi; Deriu, Franca (June 2017). "The surge of predatory open-access in neurosciences and neurology". Neuroscience. 353: 166–173. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.04.014. PMID 28433651.
  5. ^ Gasparyan, Armen Yuri; Nurmashev, Bekaidar; Voronov, Alexander A.; Gerasimov, Alexey N.; Koroleva, Anna M.; Kitas, George D. (2016). "The Pressure to Publish More and the Scope of Predatory Publishing Activities". Journal of Korean Medical Science. 31 (12): 1874–1878. doi:10.3346/jkms.2016.31.12.1874. PMC 5102848. PMID 27822923.
  6. ^ "Beall's List of Predatory Journals and Publishers".
  7. ^ a b McCook, Alison (2 April 2018). "In unusual move, gov't database delists 14 journals from one publisher". Retraction Watch. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  8. ^ "List of Kowsar Journals". Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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