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About TUOMS Publishing Group

Background 
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), as one of the largest universities, was founded in 1946. TUOMS is the house of several nationally well-known infrastructures, schools, departments, research centers and institutes. TUOMS provides a wide range of educational programs and research opportunities. Known as the 2nd largest national university, TUOMS accommodates a vivid leading publishing group in Iran. TUOMS Publishing Group publishes scientific books, monographs and hosts several academic journals in the field of medical, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and technologies. The Medical Journal lunched in 1959 is one of the leading journals in the field of medical research in Iran. Today, TUOMS has expanded its publishing activities to 10 scientific journals in English and two in Persian. 
 
Structure 
Scholarly journal publication at TUOMS is directed by the TUOMS Publishing Group as part of the Department of Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology, aiming to integrate the scientific enterprise at TUOMS. TUOMS Publishing Group acts as a leading publishing group nationally and aims at expanding its activity to an international level by flourishing and furnishing new dominions of medical sciences. To this end, the in-house Academic Publication Office works hand in hand with editorial offices around and off campus. 
To harmonize its academic activities, TUOMS Publishing Group holds regular quarterly meetings of the “Scholarly Journals Council” to discuss the scientific goals, strategic plans, and road map. The members of the council include the Vice Chancellor for Research (Head of TUOMS Publishing Group), the supervisor of the Academic Publication Office and the Chief Editors of the journals published by TUOMS Publishing Group. To enable further research and development in scholarly publication, the “Expert Committee of Scholarly Journal Publication” holds regular monthly meetings to explore new areas of interest and to develop strategic plans in dealing with challenges and the expansion of activities. Directors and advisors equal are members and contribute to the discussions of this committee. 
 
Management Board 
 
Mohammed Reza Rashidi, PharmD, PhD 
Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology and the Head of Publishing Group at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
 
Prof. Rashidi is the Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS) and works as a full professor at TUOMS Faculty of Pharmacy. He obtained his PharmD degree from TUOMS Faculty of Pharmacy (Iran) and PhD degree from The University of Bradford (UK). Prof. Rashidi has over 20 years of experiences in academic settings and published over 130 papers in the international journals and couple of book chapters. He is the Head of the Council for Scholarly Journals. Prof. Rashidi is a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran, the National Medical Association of Iran, and the National Pharmaceutical Association of Iran. 
 
Jaleh Barar, PharmD, PhD 
Executive Editor of Publishing Group at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
 
Prof. Barar obtained her PharmD degree from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran and PhD degree from Cardiff University (UK). She is full professor at TUOMS Faculty of Pharmacy and has over 15 years of teaching and research experiences in academic settings in Iran and the US (The University of Pennsylvania). She has published over 120 scientific papers in the international journals and 10 book chapters in the international text books. She is a member of professional associations such as The National Medical Association of Iran and The National Pharmaceutical Association of Iran. 
 
Yadollah Omidi, PharmD, PhD 
Ethic Editor and Manager of Publishing Group at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0067-2475
 
Prof. Omidi obtained his PharmD degree from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran and PhD degree from Cardiff University (UK). He is full professor at TUOMS Faculty of Pharmacy and has over 20 years of teaching and research experiences in academic settings in Iran, UK (Cardiff University) and the US (The University of Pennsylvania). He has published over 150 scientific papers in the international journals and 15 book chapters in the international text books. He is a member of professional associations including the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran, the National Medical Association of Iran, and the National Pharmaceutical Association of Iran. 
 
Sina Ghertasi Oskouei, DDS 
Publishing Director of Publishing Group and the supervisor of the Academic Publication Office at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2331-8460
 
Dr. Ghertasi is a researcher in the Faculty of Dentistry at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, and the executive editor of two of the journals published by the university. Along with his research activities, he is very keen on academic publication affairs and drafted the initiative for academic publication at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, where he also acts as the supervisor of the Academic Publication Office. 
 
In House Team 
Sara Jalalzadeh, BSc, MS, MedLIS 
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
Indexing Manager, XML Production Coordinator, Journal Production Editor, Altmetrics Advisor, Scientometrics Advisor 
Fahime Abbasi, BSc, MS, MedLIS
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
XML Production Coordinator, Journal Production Editor, Altmetrics Advisor, Scientometrics Advisor 
Faranak Rahimi, MS, Computer Software Engineering
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
XML Production Coordinator, Journal Production Editor, IT Advisor 
Tahere FaridvandTahreh Faridvand, MA, English Translation Studies 
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
XML Production Coordinator, Journal Production Editor, Language Editor 
Fatemeh TavakoliFatemeh Tavakoli, BSc, English Literature 
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
Administrative Coordinator, Team Education Coordinator, Language Editor 
 
Hafez Mohammad-Hasanzadeh, BSc, MS, MedLIS 
Team member at Academic Publication Office of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences 
XML Production Coordinator, Journal Production Editor, Altmetrics Advisor, Scientometrics Advisor 
 
Advisory Board 
 
Armen Yuri Gasparyan, MD, PhD, FESC 
Scientometrics Advisor, Altmetrics Advisor 
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8749-6018
 
Dr. Gasparyan is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Rheumatology and Research & Development at the University of Birmingham. He is an associate editor of Rheumatology International (Springer), and Senior Editor of Journal of Korean Medical Sciences (Seoul). Dr. Gasparyan is member of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and also an expert on the Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (Elsevier). Dr. Gasparyan regularly advises Tabriz University of Medical Sciences on the issues of academic scholarly publication. 
 
Farhad Shokraneh, BSc, MS, MedLIS 
Scientific Advisor, Scientometrics Advisor, Altmetrics Advisor 
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9687-8560
 
Mr. Shokraneh has a MSc in Medical Librarianship and is currently working as Trials-Search Coordinator at Cochrane Schizophrenia Group at the University of Nottingham. As an ex-academic member at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Mr. Shokraneh, together with Dr. Ghertasi and Prof. Omidi, drafted the initiative for academic publication at TUOMS. Mr. Shokraneh remains an advisor of TUOMS on the issues of academic scholarly publication and Managing Editor of BioImpacts. 
 
Roghaieh Ilghami, BA, MA 
Managing Editor, Language Editor 
 
Being a graduate of English Language Teaching (ELT) from Urmia State University of Iran, with expertise in English language, Ms Ilghami acts as the Managing and Language Editor for BioImpacts. She has co-authored some important publications in the field of education. 
 
Amir Ali Omidi 
IT Advisor 
 
Mr. Omidi is a Software Engineering student at Drexel University (USA). As a software engineer, he provides advice upon the most futuristic IT possibilities to advance the productions of Publishing Group at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. 
 

Partner(s) 
MAADRayan Communication & Information Technology Company (maadrayan.com) 
IT Partner 
 
Mr. Gholamreza Khosravi, CEO, and his team at MAADRayan are responsible for development and maintenance of the Press Manuscript Online, the integrated online submission system and website for journals of the Publishing Group at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. This company also provides full-text XML production solutions as well as full-text HTML and PDF production services. 
 
Offices 
The in-house team of TUOMS Publishing Group is based in Academic Publication Office at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Central Library Building. 
 
 
Academic Publication Office
 
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Central Library Building on Tabriz University Campus 
Daneshgah St. 
Tabriz, 
Iran 
 
Telephone: +98 41 3337 9522 
E-mail: publications@tbzmed.ac.ir 
 
Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Technology
 
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Management Building on Tabriz University Campus 
Daneshgah St. 
Tabriz, 
Iran 
 
Telephone: +98 41 3335 7311 
Fax: +98 41 3334 4280