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Welcome and thank you for considering Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science to submit your work.
By submitting a manuscript to the journal, the authors ensure that they strictly follow the guidelines and ethics of the journal.
Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, through Online Submission. If authors face any technical problem with online submission, they can send article through an email attachment to the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article from submission until publication (during peer review and in-house process).
The documents of new manuscript submission should comprise of:
- Cover letter
- Manuscript file (Including title page, full manuscript body text, conflict of interest statement, funding information and references)
- Article table of contents mentioning all levels of headings
- All tables and table legends (in order of citation within the manuscript text)
- All figures and figure legends (in order of citation within the manuscript text)
- Supplementary materials (if any)
- The name and e-mail address of the contact author who will check the proof of the paper.
A Cover Letter that explains the main purpose of the work, must accompany the manuscript. It should explain the suitability of the manuscript to this particular journal based on topic, theme, and methodological or theoretical approach. It should briefly describe the research that is being reported in the paper, why it is important, and why the readership of the journal would be interested in it.
Authors may suggest 3-6 potential peer-reviewers for the manuscript, provided, they should not be the current collaborators and should not be the members of same research institution. The suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years. Suggested reviewers may be considered along with potential reviewers recommended by Sectional Editors.
Once the manuscript is modified/corrected according to the reviewer’s suggestions and finally approved for publication, there will be no further opportunity to edit it. Any essential changes after this point will be published as corrigenda. After acceptance of the article and before its publication, corresponding author must sign License to Publish Form. Our editorial staff will respond to any submission inquiry within two working days. On publication of the article, all authors of the manuscript will receive a web link, which directs to the published article on the Journal website.
Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science requires authors to carefully choose the appropriate article type for their manuscript.
- Research Article
- Case Report
- Review Article
- Mini Review Article
- Conference Proceedings
- Short Communication
- Book Review
- Letter to the Editor
- Commentaries and Opinions
1. Research Article: A Research article reports the new results of original scientific research within the journal’s scope. Research papers deal with its subject in depth. Generally these papers are expected to include Title, Abstract, Keywords, Background/Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, List of abbreviations used (if any), Competing interests (if any), Authors' contributions, Authors' information, Acknowledgements, Funding, Endnotes (if any), References, Illustrations and figures (if any), Tables and captions (if any), and Additional supplementary files (if any). Papers that are exclusively methodological or that the editors of the journal present models or hypothesis unsupported by original data are not acceptable. Research papers are generally expected to include 3000 – 6000 words excluding abstract and references.
2. Case report: A case report is the descriptive study of a single individual (case report) or small group (case series) that includes signs, symptoms, diagnostic studies, treatment course, and outcome. Case reports often describe unique cases that show an unexpected variation of a disease or condition and that cannot be explained by known diseases or syndromes. Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science gives priority to cases with clinical significance. A case report is generally of one or two pages in length.
3. Editorial: An editorial is a brief article, written by editors, associate editors, assistant editors, or invited guests, that expresses views on the current topical issue. These are generally of one page in length.
4. Review Article: A review article accumulates and summarizes the results of many different articles on a particular topic and re-presents previously published literature, rather than reporting new facts or analysis. They generally provide a recent review of the subject matter. All review articles undergo the same peer-review and editorial process as original research reports. Review articles must include an abstract of 100-200 words and a maximum of 100 references. There is no required page limit for a review article.
5. Mini-Review Article:It is similar to that of review article except in terms of word limit & References. The word limit of a mini-review article is 1500-2000 words and it can include a maximum of 50 references.
6. Conference Proceedings:Conference Proceedings are the short summaries of findings presented at many important Scientific Meetings, International Conferences, Seminars, Congresses and Scientific Events around the world. They provide an early picture of current research that is likely to appear later as a published article in any journal. Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science enables fast dissemination of conference papers in dedicated online issues and offers authors, institutions and conference organizers a fast and cost-effective way to provide maximum online exposure for their papers.
7. Corrigendum: Corrigenda are published to correct any significant errors within the text of an earlier published article. The title of the manuscript is read as ‘Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR’. Corrigenda discuss errors of only preceding papers and not the errors of the corresponding discussion paper.
8. Short Communication: Short Communication is a concise research article that aims to present new ideas, recent advances and key points that will have a major impact on dermatology. It has a strong limitation on the size of the paper and is generally limited to 4,000 words, and may also include the abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, references and figure legends. Short communications may also report the research that extends previously published research article, including the reporting of additional controls, confirmatory results etc. Authors must clearly acknowledge any published work upon which they are building.
9. Book Review: Book review is a critique of a book in which the book is analyzed based on its content, merit, and style. The title of the paper is read as “Book Review on: title”. A book review contains fewer than 1000 words.
10. Letter to the editor: Letter to the Editor is submitted to the Editor of Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science through the online submission system. It is intended for raising or clarifying issues of specific interest to the scientific community. It is expected to provide substantive comments on papers published in the Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science in the six months prior to the submission of a letter. It also shares opinions or comments on the subjects that are of broad interest to the dermatology research community. If appropriate, both the letter and a reply are published together. Unpublished data is not permitted to be included in a letter to the editor. Letter to the editor will be reviewed prior to acceptance. Letters are limited to one published page and must include up to 10 references.
11. Commentaries and Opinions (1000-1500 words): Commentaries accompany the published literature. They may be written either on one's own paper or on someone's work, providing insight, interpretation and evaluation of specific issues within the scope of the journal. Commentaries explain the implications of the article and put it in context. Commentaries submitted to this journal should describe most important conclusions of the paper they are commenting on, highlight controversial issues, if relevant mention the strengths and weaknesses of the paper, highlight the presenter's omission of key facts and mention supporting arguments that would create a stronger presentation. The title of the manuscript must read as “Commentary: Title of the original article”. Commentaries on a paper must be written only after constructively analyzing the entire piece of literature. Rebuttals may be submitted in response to commentaries. Commentaries have no set format beyond the basic building blocks of a regular article i.e., title, manuscript text, subheadings as needed, references, and author information. The journal is looking to encourage active discussion and communication among readers, authors and editorial board members with an aim to continue publishing interesting and informative Commentary articles. Opinions are also welcome as long as they are factually based.
Average manuscript life cycle at Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science:
Average time taken for the manuscript to appear Online: Four to Five weeks
Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science is an open access journal. In the open access publishing model, publication is considered as the last phase of the research process and the publication fee of an article is paid from the author's research budget, or by the grants of their supporting institution. The publication fee covers entire cost of the process of publication which includes
To publish in Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science, authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC) of 950 USD. Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science provides a waiver to authors belonging to Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank. Requests from other authors for APC waivers and discounts will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applications for APC waivers should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance will not be considered. Note: Article processing charges are also applicable for invited authors.
Science has always been an international pursuit. The Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science is committed to using modern communication methods such as video files, spoken audio files, audio files synchronized with a text Web page, and flash multimedia for conveying the scholarly content. Authors can create and submit review articles, research articles, experimental techniques, case reports, anatomic overviews, and more in visual format.
All multimedia articles submitted to the Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science are peer-reviewed as part of the mainstream submission process and all published multimedia articles are accessible through the journal or through YouTube. The new mechanism allows videos to be cited in the same way as a written article in a traditional open access publication. Every multimedia article published in Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science will have an open discussion forum freely accessible to anyone.
Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science maintains certain standards for all multimedia files it publishes. The journal accepts playable multimedia files with the following file extensions:
Audio: .aiff, .au, .midi, .mov, .mp3, .ra, .wav
Video:.asf, and .wma, avi, .gif, .mov
The author must include all the details of multimedia files such as size, type of the player etc. in a separate document. The authors must check for the following criteria before submitting their multimedia files so that they reach the widest possible audience.
Online publication of multimedia articles opens up a whole new form of learning and the sharing of knowledge can occur even faster
The Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science publishes all its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction of the information in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors retain the copyright and grant the journal an exclusive license to publish.
Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe an experiment and the results. Journal of Dermatology and Skin Science is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud very seriously. Copyright on any research article is retained by the author(s). Authors grant the journal a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.