Focus and Scope

The Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (IJAAI), an international peer-reviewed scientific and research journal, seeks to publish original papers, selected review articles, case-based reviews, and other articles of special interest related to the fields of asthma, allergy, and immunology. The journal is an official publication of the Iranian Society of Asthma and Allergy (ISAA), which is supported by the Immunology, Asthma, and Allergy Research Institute (IAARI) and published by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). The journal seeks to provide its readers with the highest quality materials published through a process of careful peer reviews and editorial comments. All papers are published in English.

The IJAAI uses the World Association of Medical Editors’ definition of editorial freedom and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal adopts COPE’s guidelines upon encounter with ethical misbehavior.

Peer Review Process

In the Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (IJAAI), all manuscripts are considered confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board (section editor). The corresponding author will be notified of the editor’s decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the manuscript or requiring modifications. An accepted manuscript is scheduled for publication in the next upcoming issue(s). 


 Fast-track Review and Fast-publishing Options

It is sometimes necessary for authors to meet publication deadlines, such as for promotion and tenure, thesis defenses, grant proposals, spending of research funds before a specified deadline, or publishing follow-up papers.

IJAAI offers fast-track publication and review, which aims at providing extra-fast review and publication without compromising quality when a quick decision is required especially for papers with public health needs. In order to guarantee a quick turnaround, we offer fast-track review and fast-publication fees (please see the publication fees’ table).

If you choose fast-track review and premium publishing, you are guaranteed:

  • Following submission and payment of the fast-track fee (FTF), the manuscript will receive an editorial decision for the first review round during the first wekk after the submission and if it is sent out for peer review, peer review comments will be sent to the authors within 2-3 weeks (instead of a routine time between 4-8 weeks)
  • Upon receipt of the acceptance letter and payment of the fast-publication fee, your final paper will be published in the current issue (if there are at least 21 days left to publish the current issue), otherwise in the next issue.


Some important points:

  • Please note that acceptance is not guaranteed by the fast-track review option. Although we rarely reject manuscripts without the first round of peer-review (also known as editorial "desk-review" or “screening” at other journals), we reserve the right to reject the paper without external review if the paper is out of scope or if it has obvious flaws, and we will not refund the FTF if we reach this decision within the promised 2-3 weeks. 
  • Before the FTF payment, please check the status of the manuscript to be changed from “Submitted” to “Under Review”.
  • A fast-track fee is not refundable under any circumstance, even if the paper is rejected (with or without peer review) within the allotted time frame.
  • If the payment is delayed, the review process is extended. 
  • The fast-track option is available throughout the year except for the Iranian National Holidays (March 5th-April 5th)
  • A fast-publishing fee is not refundable
  • Copyediting or proofreading requests where we do not receive a response from the author are not counted.  

To fast-track a submission, please email ( or call/give a massage to Mrs. Aylin Mardanpour, the financial manager and journal’s technician.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Ethical guidelines

Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki in 1995 (as revised in Edinburgh 2000). All studied subjects should be completely informed about the procedure and informed consent should be obtained from all participants. The journal reserves the right to request the related documents. 

It is mandatory for all research manuscripts submitted to IJAAI, to upload the Ethics committee Approval Letter as a supplementary file and to mention the Ethical Approval Code in the “materials and methods” or “acknowledgment” section of the manuscript.

The clinicians, who conduct a clinical trial on human subjects and wish to publish the results of their investigations in this journal, should have obtained permission for their clinical trial from the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) or other well-known clinical trials registries. IRCT number is mandatory for research performed in Iran. The necessary condition for the registry of clinical trial studies in IRCT is obtaining the Ethics committee Approval Letter from an "Ethics Committee in research" accredited and approved by the "Secretariat of the National Committee for Ethics in Biomedical Research, Deputy of Research & Technology of Iran Ministry of Health & Medical Education. The ethics committee approval code should be mentioned in the “Materials and methods” or “acknowledgment” section of the manuscript.

Important Note:

After the conclusion and before the references, please include the following sections at the end of the text in the following order:

  • Statement of Ethics (including the ethics committee approval code)
  • Funding
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Acknowledgments

Copyright and Permissions

The Agreement is made with the IJAAI. The Agreement is for the article submitted by authors for publication in the IJAAI.

To enable publishing the article in the journal, the ownership of copyright must be established. The authors should read and complete the form and upload it on the website as a supplementary file. There are explanatory notes to this Agreement, which also form part of the Agreement.

In consideration of the publication of the article in the journal, the authors warrant and undertake:

a. that the article is an original work, has not been published before, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form.

b. that author has obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the article (in all media  including print and electronic form) material not owned by the author, and that author has acknowledged the source;

c. that this article contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of my knowledge this article does not infringe the rights of others;

d. that author will indemnify and keep indemnified the Editors, the Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology against all claims and expenses (including legal costs and expenses) arising from any breach of this warranty and the other warranties on my behalf in this Agreement;

e. that in the case of a multi-authored article, the author has obtained copyright assignment from all co-authors, in writing, and authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed on the above warranties;

Note: The manuscript cannot be processed for publication until the publisher has received this signed form. If the manuscript is not published by the IJAAI, this letter will not take effect.

Article-processing charges

According to the new policy of IJAAI, corresponding authors (for Iranian authors) are requested to pay the article processing and publication charge as mentioned in the following table from 1st May 2018:

Article type

For Iranians (Rials)


Submission fee

Acceptance and publication fee (APF)

Review articles



Original article



Brief Communication



Case Report



Letter to the Editor



Fast track fee (FTF):

It is an additional fee separate from APF


Fast publication fee (FPF):

It is an additional fee separate from APF


Students’ fees and outstanding reviewers

10% discount for acceptance and publication fee

English editing cost

4000 Rials per word

The acceptance fee covers the publication process of an article. A separate English editing cost will be applied to articles that require extensive English language editing or formatting. Non-native English-speaking colleagues are encouraged to request a professional English editing service before the submission of a manuscript.

An offer for the reviewers of IJAAI:

Reviewers with the following specifications have a bonus for publishing the manuscripts:

  1. Reviewing at least 10 papers per year: publishing one manuscript free of charge
  2. Reviewing at least 5 papers per year: Publishing a paper with a 50% discount
  3. Reviewing should be done at an appropriate time (less than 3 weeks)

Bank account: 74865523 (Refah-e-kargaran)

Shaba: IR480130100000000074865523

Please send a copy of your receipt to Mrs. Aylin Mardanpour (WhatsApp: 09198614974 )


Copyright notice

Authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher*.

Authors have the right to:

  • Share their article according to the "Personal Use rights"** so long as it contains the end-user license and the DOI link to the version of record in this journal.
  • Retain intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

* This includes the right to make and authorize commercial use.

** Personal use rights
Authors can use their articles, in full or in part, for scholarly, non-commercial purposes such as:

  • Use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic)
  • Distribution of copies (including through e-mail) to known research colleagues for their personal use (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Inclusion in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
  • Use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works
  • Extending the Article to book-length form
  • Preparation of other derivative works (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works