Editor-in-Chief
Faham Khamesipour
Iran
 

Infectious Diseases and Herbal Medicine (IDHM) is an international, Open Access, peer-reviewed, authoritative journal providing basic and applied research. The Journal publishes original research reports, editorials, letters to the editor, rapid communications, case studies and reviews articles focusing on all aspects of infectious disease and herbal medicine including geographic, seasonal, and other risk factors that influence the transmission, diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment, management, and prevention of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and identifies global trends that have the potential to result in major epidemics.

Welcome to Infectious Diseases and Herbal Medicine:
a message from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to the brand-new, online-only, international, Open Access, peer-reviewed journal, Infectious Diseases and Herbal Medicine (IDHM). The journal focuses on all aspects of infectious disease and herbal medicine including geographic, seasonal, and other risk factors that influence the transmission, diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment, management and prevention of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms, and identifies global trends that have the potential to result in major epidemics. This journal examines the current role of herbal medicine in infectious disease. Plant chemicals are useful for infection control and with the increasing resistance of pathogenic microorganisms to standard therapies, the alternative treatments are being re-explored with some urgency.

IDHM publishes original articles, reports, editorials, letters to the editor, rapid communications, case studies, and reviews, providing a venue for integrated and global approaches to infectious and herbal medicine. Our audience might be veterinary and medical scientists, infectious disease specialists, pharmacology specialists, virologists and public health researchers among others.

It is an honor for me to lead this new journal, also given the wide breadth of this rapidly-evolving field. Since a single person cannot handle the whole editorial process alone, a small and selected group of Associate Editors has been appointed, and I would like to thank them for what will come. Similarly, I would like to thank PAGEPress Publications for supporting me through this thrilling new journey.

I look forward to working with all of you in your role as authors, reviewers or editors. As Editor-in-Chief, I welcome suggestions, discussions and thoughts from authors and readers to help me understand and address any concerns about the Journal. Our online platform allows easy submission and fair peer-review in line with the principles of Open Access publishing. With the cooperation of the Editorial Board and all of you, I do hope that the journal quality and recognition will grow significantly. I am sure you will join me in my goal of working to make IDHM a great international journal.

Dr. Faham Khamesipour
Founder and Editor-in-Chief