Time for a New Concept in the Dermatology Literature

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The Editors



Time for a New Concept in the Dermatology Literature

Introducing SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous MedicineTM


With the exponential increase in Dermatology knowledge that is occurring, the challenge is to disseminate this new information to the clinician through a rapid, efficient and effective channel.  Many of the existing dermatologic journals are not taking full advantage of electronic communication methods and long publication lead times can result in delays in information dissemination.

SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous MedicineTM has been designed to meet these challenges.  SKIN is not just a new, peer-reviewed dermatology journal, but also a novel concept designed to more rapidly disseminate diagnostic, therapeutic and management techniques and trends in the specialty. SKIN does not seek to merely copy traditional paper formats.  Rather, our aim is to amplify the distribution of scientific information from peer-reviewed submitted papers, and clinical posters and oral presentations at major conferences (that typically have no formal method for publication or that currently may take many months to disseminate) quickly to our Dermatology colleagues to facilitate integration into their clinical setting.

For all of these reasons, SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous MedicineTM does not aim to be just another dermatology journal, but rather begin a paradigm shift that will more rapidly and thoroughly present free, easily accessible and relevant material that will enhance dermatologists’ practices.  With the above vision and through the use of the online journal format to accelerate getting new information to you, SKIN has the ability to achieve these goals.  The Editors of SKIN hope that you will find the information presented to be informative and useful and look forward to your thoughts and ideas of how we can make SKIN optimize its value to you.




Mark Lebwohl MD

Professor and Chairman, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY


Roger Ceilley MD

Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Iowa School of Medicine, Des Moines, IA


James Del Rosso DO

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV





Brian Berman MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


Robert Thomas Brodell MD

Professor and Chair of Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS


M. Shane Chapman MD

Chair of Dermatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH


Clay Cockerell MD

Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Director of Dermatopathology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX


Seemal Desai MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical, Dallas, TX


Scott Dinehart MD

Director, Arkansas Skin Cancer Center, Little Rock, AR


Boni Elewski MD

James E. Elder, MD, Endowed Professor for Graduate Education and Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL


David Pariser MD

Professor of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA


Darrell S Rigel MD, MS

Clinical Professor of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Theodore Rosen MD

Professor of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of VA Dermatology Service, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX


Kenneth Tomecki MD

Vice Chairman, Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH



Resident/Fellow Editorial Board


Aaron S. Farberg MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY


Alex M. Glazer MD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Richard R. Winkelmann DO, Ohio University, Columbus, OH



Resident/Medical Student Associate Editors


Michael Cameron MD, University of Colorado, Department of Dermatology, Denver, CO


Rebeca Teplitz, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY