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International Journal of Fertility & Sterility is a quarterly English publication of Royan Institute. The aim of the journal is to disseminate information through publishing the most recent scientific research studies on fertility and sterility and other related topics. It has been certified by Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2007 and was accredited as a scientific and research journal by HBI (Health and Biomedical Information) Journal Accreditation Commission in 2008.This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which is an open access.

Published and Sponsord by:
Royan Institute, Iranian Academic Center for Education Culture and Research (ACECR)

Chairman:
Ahmad Vosough Taqi Dizaj, M.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Iran

Editor in Chief:
Mohammad Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Iran

Editorial Board:

Gynecology and Female Infertility:
Mahnaz Ashrafi, M.D., Associate Professor, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sarah L. Berga, M.D., Professor, Emory University, USA
Klaus Bühler, M.D., Centre for Endocrinology & Reproductive Medicine Ulm & Stuttgart, Germany
Mohammad Eid Hammadeh, Ph.D., Professor, University of Saarland, Germany
Christian Egarter, M.D., Professor  University Hospital Vienna,  Vienna, Austri
Robert Fischer, M.D., Professor, Fertility Center, Ham­burg, Germany
Firoozeh Gaffari, M.D., Assistant Professor, Royan Institute, Iran
Peter Humaidan, M.D., Professor, The Fertility Clinic Odense University Hospital(OUH), Denmark
Michael Kamrava, M.D., West Coast IVF Clinic, USA
Tahereh Madani, M.D., Assistant Professor, Royan Institute, Iran
Ashraf Moini, M.D., Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Camran Nezhat, M.D., Professor, Stanford University, USA
Shirin Niroomanesh, M.D., Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Kazem Nouri, M.D., Professor  University Hospital Vienna,  Vienna
Mohammad Ebrahim Parsanezhad, M.D., Professor, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Parichehr Pooransari, M.D., Royan Institute, Iran
Saghar Salehpour, M.D., Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad, M.D., Associate Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sherman Silber, M.D., Professor, Infertility Center of St. Louis, St.Louis, USA
Togas Tulandi, M.D., Professor, Mc Gill University, Canada

Andrology:
Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Professor, University of Case Western Reserve, USA
Giovanni Maria Colpi, M.D., Professor, Andrology Service, ISES, Milano, Italy
Pasqualotto Fabio Firmbach, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Seyed Jalil Hosseini, M.D., Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, M.D., Associate Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Genetics:
Kamran Ghaedi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Isfahan, Iran
Hamid Gourabi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Iran
Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Iran
Seyed Javad Mowla, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Daniela Toniolo, Ph.D., Professor, Vita - Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
Sadegh Vallian Broojeni, Ph.D., Professor, University of Isfahan, Iran

Embryology:
Laura Cecilia Giojalas, Ph.D., Professor, University of Cordoba, Argentina
Seren GÜlşen (Giray) GÜrgen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Mozafar Khazaei, Ph.D., Professor, Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Mansoureh Movahedin, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Nooredin Nematollahi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Hans Ingolf Nielsen, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Embryology, Denmark
Mazdak Razi, D.V.M, Ph.D., Professor, Urmia University, Iran
Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Mojdeh Salehnia, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Eimei Sato, Ph.D., Professor, Tohoku University, Japan
Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Nottola Stefania A, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Epidemiology:
Babak Eshrati, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Seyed Mehdi Nooraie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Ali Montazeri, Ph.D., Professor, ACECR, Iran
Seyad Abbas Motavalian, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Endocrinology and Metabolism:
Javad Behjati, M.D., Associate Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sandip Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science & Management, Vidyasagar University, India
Roya Hosseini, M.D., Royan Institute, Iran
Abdolhossein Mehrabi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Pathology:
Saeid Abroun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Mansour Jamali Zavarei, M.D., Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Narges Izadi Mood, M.D., Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Masoud Sotoudeh, M.D., Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Psychology and Psychiatry:
Shahrzad Alizadegan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Royan Institute, Iran
Eleonora Bielawska-Batorowicz, Ph.D., Professor, Institute of Psychology, University of Lodz, Poland
Mostafa Hamdieh, M.D., Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Petra Thorn, Ph.D., Germany

Radiology and Imaging:
Firoozeh Ahmadi, M.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Iran
Ahmad Vosough Taqi Dizaj, M.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Iran

Immunology:
Navid Esfandiari, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Zuhair Mohammad Hassan, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Executive Committee:
Farideh Malekzadeh, M.Sc., Executive Manager, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Elham Amirchaghmaghi, M.D., Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Reza Omani Samani, M.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Leila Daliri, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Nafiseh Zarezadeh, M.Sc, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Atefeh Rezaeian, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Mansooreh Roodbari, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Mahdi Lotfipanah, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

English Editors:
Naser Ansari Pour, Ph.D., University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Saman Eghtesad, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Iran
Jane Elizabeth Ferrie, Ph.D., University College of London, London, UK
Vahid Ezzatizadeh, ph.D., Royan Institute, Iran
Haydeh Hekmat, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran
Mojtaba Nemati, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran
Ramin Rezaee, Pharm. D., Ph. D., Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Kim Vagharfard, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Graphists:
Shohreh Roohbani, B.Sc, Royan Institute, Iran

Website Manager:
Zahra Rostamizadeh, B.Sc, Royan Institute, Iran

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