Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences

Published by: Kowsar

Journal Information

Full Journal Title

Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences




Virtual School, Comprehensive Center of Excellence for Electronic Learning in Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Publishing Approval

Minister's deputy office in press and publicity affairs of ministry of culture and Islamic guidance according to certificate number 94/10813 on 10 August 2015 as international quarterly medical journal

Scientific Research Approval

The Iranian committee of medical science journals of ministry of health and medical education according to certificate number 100.801 as scientific research medical journal

Aim & Scope

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences (IJVLMS) aims at promoting and enhancing the quality of e-learning in formal and non-formal education. IJVLMS publishes research and scholarly articles concerned with electronic education and distance learning. The journal accepts Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports and Letters to the Editor. Papers in the following areas will be reviewed by the journal:

Online learning and distance education

Studying current trends and future developments in open, distance, blended, and distributed learning, and online education.

Emerging technologies in learning

Evaluating new technologies developed to enhance the learning process ranging from internet and web-based applications, to collaborative software, Intelligent Tutoring System, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, simulation, etc.

E-course development and instructional design

Designing and implementing effective instructional modules and curriculums that can be applied in virtual settings and meet the learners’ concerns and preferences.

Social Networks

Analyzing the ever-growing role of social media platforms in education and innovative methods to integrate them in online and physical educational settings.

Learning analytics and electronic assessment

Exploring various methods of traditional and on-line assessment for quality assurance, evaluation and validation of e-learning.

Social, cultural, economic and political aspects of e-learning

Looking into the impacts of digital learning on people's lives and outlooks and the new opportunities it presents to different communities around the world.

E-learning in medical education

Studying efforts in medical science to promote healthcare by utilizing educational technology, virtual learning environments, and online courses.

The aims of the journal with regards to the mentioned areas include:
• Creating a basis for promoting knowledge and research in E-learning in the field of health
• Publishing scientific articles, research, analytical presentation of research results in order to promote the production of scientific knowledge
• To help develop e-learning in higher education in general and specifically in medical sciences
• Motivate researchers to conduct scientific research in the field of e-learning
• Creating suitable foundations for exchanging information on e-learning in general and specifically in medical sciences
• To help identify scientific experts in the country and to publish their related papers
• To help recognize and develop e-learning in medical education

Content Coverage

IJVLMS (Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences) aims to promote and enhance the quality e-learning in universities. IJVLMS accepts Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports and Letters to the Editor.

Abbreviation Title



Virtual learning/E-learning


Print: 2476- 7263 | Electronic: 2476- 7271



Journal Country/Territory

IR Iran

Type of Publishing Article-Based Publishing (Continuous)




Online: Open Acces

Article Submission Charge

There is no article submission charge in this journal. 

Digital Archiving Policy

This journal deposits its articles in Portico to guarantee long-term digital preservation.