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Indian Dermatology Online Journal (IDOJ) is a maiden open access print journal of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). IDOJ is a Bimonthly open access journal indexed in PubMed Central (PMC). It was introduced with main objective to showcase dermatology in India.

All submissions are subject to peer review by the editorial board and the referees in the appropriate speciality or areas of interest. This online journal welcomes articles from across the globe but specially encourages articles on pure clinical dermatology in India. We aim to encourage writing and publishing in the fond hope of sensitising dermatologists in India and the rest of the world to the importance of documentation. Keeping in mind the spirit of the journal and its raison d’etre of encouraging sharing of dermatology in India, this fledgling journal is steadily growing in its stature, contents and readership. We invite you to showcase your writing, experiences and work in this journal that will exhibit great promise in terms of readability, teaching, learning and sharing dermatology in India and across the globe.
ISSN: Print - 2229-5178, Online - 2249-5673

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Web of Science

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

About the Association

"IADVL is one of the largest dermatologic associations in the world. With a membership touching nearly 6200, IADVL is the most representative organization of the composite discipline of Dermato-venereo-leprology in India. IADVL is committed to:

  • The promotion and advancement of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology and allied subjects in India.
  • The creation of public opinion and consciousness in all these different specialties and education of the public in matters relating to the prevention and cure of these diseases in all their aspects and to carry on such publicity as may be found necessary or feasible for attainment of these objects.
  • The promotion of high standards in clinical practice, education and research through professional fellowship, co-operation and exchange of views amongst members and to uphold their interests."

Scope of the Journal

Indian Dermatology Online Journal (IDOJ will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in dermatology, venereology, HIV and leprology. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. The journal promotes research in clinical practice through education and dissemination of knowledge in the field of dermatology and its sub-specialties. The Journal encourages to bring together academicians and clinicians to be a part of this initiative by contributing, reviewing and thus promoting scientific works and science.

Its scope includes showcasing interesting clinical material across the globe to the large dermatology community. Various sections in this journal accepting manuscripts are invited editorials, review articles, original reports, brief reports, clinicopathological challenges, case reports, correspondence, drug profiles, short opinions, musings, experiences, tricks and tips and dermoscopy. We also have an online quiz and a section called 'Through the Lens' where we urge the contributor to let the striking photographs and photomicrograph speak with just a short description of the condition.

Approval by MCI and UGC. Government of India

This is to clarify the accreditation status of IDOJ with respect to the frequent query we receive from Indian dermatologists regarding IDOJ publication creditable for professional listing, promotions and such matters. IDOJ is in the approved list of Journals by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for promotion of academic faculty [https://www.mciindia.org https://blog.doaj.org/tag/mci/ Last accessed June 11, 2020]. Additionally, IDOJ is also approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Govt. of India as per the data furnished on the website [https://ugccare.unipune.ac.in Last accessed June 11, 2020]

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