Indian Journal of Dermatology
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Published since 1955, Indian Journal of Dermatology (IJD®), (ISSN: Print- 0019-5154, Online - 1998-3611) is the oldest living journal of Dermatology in Asia which is being published uninterruptedly under the same name since its inception and continues to be one of the pioneer medical journals from India. It is, in fact, one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals dedicated to this particular discipline.

The journal publishes information relating to skin, its ailments and different modes of therapeutics. It also carries articles on Leprosy, STI and HIV/AIDS.

In 1962, it became the first indexed Dermatology Journal from Asia.

1965, it became the official organ of the then Dermatological Society of India

From 1973, it is being published by Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, West Bengal State branch.

IJD® became the official organ of AADV from May-June 2012 (Vol 57,Issue 3) without any change of name or ownership of the journal.

By launching the web version in November 2000, IJD became the first Indian Dermatology journal to enter the Internet.

Yearly six issues of the journal are being published in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December

It will be difficult to find a parallel to Indian Journal of Dermatology both in the country or anywhere else in the world where a scientific journal (not only in dermatology but in the entire field of biomedical journals) published by a state branch of a society could not only survive for such a long time but also continue to be an influential, indexed journal.

Publication of IADVL, WB and official organ of AADV

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The JOURNAL accepts contributions in the following sections: 

  • Reviews
  • CME article
  • IJD symposium
  • Special article
  • Basic research
  • Original
  • Dermatopathology round
  • Therapeutic round
  • Dermatosurgery round
  • Current Perspective
  • Short communication
  • History
  • Resident’s page
  • Case Reports
  • Correspondence
  • Quiz
  • Announcements
  • Book Review
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  Claims for missing issues will be serviced at no charge if received within 60 days of the cover date for domestic subscribers, and 3 months for subscribers outside India. Duplicate copies cannot be sent to replace issues not delivered because of failure to notify publisher of change of address. The journal is published and distributed by Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. Copies are sent to subscribers directly from the publisher’s address. It is illegal to acquire copies from any other source. If a copy is received for personal use as a member of the association/society, one cannot resale or give-away the copy for commercial or library use.

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