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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1  


Dermatology Online Journal, 18 Amee Society, Diwalipura, Vadodara - 390 015, Gujarat, India

Date of Web Publication3-Mar-2012

Correspondence Address:
Shyam Bhanu Verma
Dermatology Online Journal, 18 Amee Society, Diwalipura, Vadodara - 390 015, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.93478

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Verma SB. Editorial . Indian Dermatol Online J 2012;3:1

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Verma SB. Editorial . Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jan 27];3:1. Available from: https://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2012/3/1/1/93478

Esteemed colleagues of India and worldwide.

As the first issue of Vol III of the Indian Dermatology Online Journal (IDOJ) gets uploaded in March 2012, we cannot help but rejoice. This infant is growing and is being constantly nurtured by the Indian dermatology community of our Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (IADVL) and by the dermatology community from other parts of the world too. The editorial team expresses its immense gratitude to all the authors and referees who have supported this journal. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the outgoing editorial team, who will remain etched permanently in the history of IDOJ as the Founder Editorial Team. The team has bowed out to make way for another set of enthusiastic and active individuals, who have shown great keenness to work for the journal; a very warm welcome to them. Some internal changes and transfers have also been made for convenience and seamless operations.

We were happy to see a phenomenal rise in the number of submissions last year. This warms the cockles of my heart, because the raison d' etre of the journal, when it started, was to encourage more writing and more showcasing of Indian dermatology. That has been adequately achieved, and in fact, we are now facing a glut of articles that are queuing up in the system. Therefore, we have increased the frequency of the journal to three issues per year, a step that will help authors see their articles being published with a shorter gestation period. We are also gradually increasing the number of articles in every issue, another step to deal with the otherwise long gestation period.

Indian Dermatology writing has truly come of age. It is being read a lot more and is being cited a lot more as well. Our journals have, by default, become popular for reading about dermatoses in dark skin. This too is a very encouraging development. A sister society of ours (CDSI) has had the opportunity to organize a regional International Society of Dermatology meeting on 'Dealing with dark skin.' Our parent organization, IADVL will be hosting the Eleventh International Congress of Dermatology in association with the International Society of Dermatology, in December 2013. Do save your dates for this event (4 - 7 December, 2013) and do remember to see our upcoming section, DERMEVENTS, on our homepage.

I, on behalf of the entire editorial team, once again thank you all for your support and interest. On behalf of all of us, I request you to continue your support of the journal in terms of writing, reviewing, and of course reading it! We also eagerly look forward to your comments and criticism from time to time. Please write to us at edito[email protected]


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