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 www.e-ijd.org 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
Abstracting and Indexing information
The journal is indexed with Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases, CAB Abstracts, Caspur, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Excerpta Medica / EMBASE, Expanded Academic ASAP, Genamics JournalSeek, Global Health, Google Scholar, Health & Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, Hinari, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Pubmed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOLOAR, SCOPUS, SIIC databases, Summon by Serial Solutions, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Ulrich's International Periodical Directory
Impact Factor® for 2011 is 0.573 (Projected)
The JOURNAL accepts contributions in the following sections:
- CME article
- IJD symposium
- Special article
- Basic research
- Dermatopathology round
- Therapeutic round
- Dermatosurgery round
- Current Perspective
- Short communication
- Resident’s page
- Case Reports
- Book Review
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