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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

  • ISSN: 0190-9622

Editor-In-Chief: Elston, MD

Next planned ship date: May 22, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 11.1
  • Impact factor: 13.8

The Official Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), the official scientific publication of th… Read more

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The Official Publication of the American Academy of Dermatology



The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), the official scientific publication of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), aims to satisfy the educational needs of the dermatology community. As the specialty's leading journal, JAAD features original, peer-reviewed articles emphasizing:

clinical, investigative, and population-based studies

healthcare delivery and quality of care research

high quality, cost effective, and innovative treatments

new diagnostic techniques, and

other topics related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails



Each issue includes continuing medical education articles designed to fill practice and knowledge gaps in the delivery of dermatologic care. JAAD is also the official venue for practice guidelines established by the AAD. Our ultimate goal is to provide readers with content that advances the breadth and depth of dermatologic expertise by disseminating evidence-based recommendations to improve patient outcomes.

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is ranked 1st out of 70 in the Dermatology category in the 2022 Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate Analytics, and has an Impact Factor of 13.8.

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JAAD has three open access companion titles:

JAAD Case Reports welcomes new and novel cases, case series, and images that are authentic, understandable, educational and of interest to an audience of dermatologists, residents, fellows, and researchers in all dermatology subspecialties, as well as clinicians in related fields.

JAAD International welcomes clinical and translational research studies that advance the understanding and practice of dermatology on a broad, inclusive and international basis.

JAAD Reviews seeks high quality, evidence-based reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses that support the mission of JAAD. JAAD Reviews will consider review articles that advance dermatological expertise by publishing evidence-based research to help dermatologists improve patient outcomes.