About the Journal

Focus and Scope

SKIN is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed, online medical journal dedicated to providing an enhanced route to disseminate new dermatologic knowledge on all aspects of cutaneous disease. The journal carries in-depth reviews (2500 word max.), brief articles (inclusive of case reports, 1000 words max.), and short communications (500 words or less), and compelling comments (300 words max.) which focus on all aspects of dermatology and cutaneous disease. The journal is designed to provide rapid dissemination of dermatologic education, with a goal to have a decision regarding submitted manuscripts within 30 days of submission, and publication within 90 days of acceptance.

Peer Review Process

All articles are first reviewed by the Editorial Advisory Board who recommend acceptance, rejection or referral for formal review. Manuscripts that are formally reviewed will be reviewed by a member of the Resident Editorial Board and a member of the Editorial Board. All manuscripts which undergo review may be accepted, returned for revision, or rejected. The Editor has the final decision on a submitted manuscript.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The National Society for Cutaneous Medicine is an organization designed  to aid the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the area of dermatology to medical professionals and interested members of the public.

Journal History

SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine was founded in 2017.