Author guidelines

The Dermatologist ( is a print and digital brand that circulates to more than 14,750 dermatologists, dermatology residents, dermatology nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals.

The editorial mission of The Dermatologist  focuses on providing practical and clinical insight, industry news and peer perspectives into today’s general dermatology issues. This award-winning publication offers dermatologists reader-friendly, timely and informative articles that highlight clinical advances for treatment of cutaneous pathologies such as skin cancer, acne and psoriasis, as well as information on how to incorporate cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and laser skin resurfacing, into a dermatology practice. Practice management topics, such as managed care, Medicare regulations and marketing techniques that can easily be translated into current practice settings, are also featured.

In addition, The Dermatologist reports on medical conferences throughout the world, providing readers with pertinent news from scientific sessions, symposia, and late-breaking clinical trials. We collaborate with our Chief Medical Editor, Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, to formulate cutting-edge ideas for articles. Depending on the article topic, we’ll contact select members of our editorial board to gain their insights on the topic under consideration to make sure it’s worthy of our readership.


The chief objective of The Dermatologist is to provide high-quality educational and informational articles to dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and other health care professionals. The editors look for succinct, evidence-based articles on topics relevant to this audience. Typically, we’re looking for ideas that focus on a specific clinical procedure or a new treatment or technology. We also have a small section in the magazine devoted to practice management topics.  

We also accept already-written original (never published) manuscripts, provided they are well targeted and offer practical and updated information that doctors can immediately put into practice. We also aim to include articles that are not focused on one product or drug. Instead review articles cover disease states or treatment categories. The articles are consistently rate as highly read by our readers.

Cover Page: Upon submission, please list all authors on a cover page indicating titles and affiliations for each author. Please indicate the corresponding author, and provide his or her mailing address, e-mail address, and phone/fax numbers. Feature articles typically run from 1800 to 2500 words and columns run about 750 to 1500 words.  Articles should be submitted as a single spaced word/text document with single spaces between sentences. We encourage the inclusion of images, tables and charts wherever applicable.

Disclosure Information: Full author financial disclosure and any information regarding conflict of interest must be provided in the title page at the time of manuscript submission. Contact for disclosure forms.

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to sign the following statements:

1. financial disclosure related to the products, services or companies described in the manuscript,

2. authorship and content responsibility,

3. use and role of a medical writer or editor in the preparation of the work and source of his/her financial support,

Figures/Images: Provide any images and captions along with your manuscript; these can be e-mailed as TIFF (.tif) or JPEG (.jpg) image files to us. Images should be high-quality for print purposes (typically 300 dpi at a minimum size at about 3 x 5 inches) Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any tables, figures, or other illustrations that were originally published elsewhere; written documentation of this permission should be submitted along with the manuscript.

References: All references should be cited in full and provided in AMA style, as shown below.  Please do not use Endnotes to prepare the references. AMA style dictates that references are numbered chronologically as they appear in the text. If a reference is cited multiple times, it is noted using the number of its initial appearance. References are listed at the end of manuscript and in the numerical order in which they appear in the text. Please choose references judiciously and include only those that were important in the work reported.  All information needed to identify and retrieve the source must be included. We follow AMA Style. For example:

References to publications in journals, magazines, and other periodicals must include (please note appropriate punctuation):

Author name(s) — last name and initials (no and or &). Title of the article/work. Title of the periodical. Year; volume (issue number): page numbers.

References to book chapters include:

Author name(s). Title of the chapter. In: Editor(s) name(s) (ed[s]). Title of the book. Location of publisher: Publisher name; Year: page numbers,

Reference to an online source of information:

Author name(s). Title of the work. Available at: provide htttp://site. Accessed month, day, year.


Notes about References

1. For the references to publications in journals, magazines and other periodicals, the journal name should use the PubMed abbreviation. There are no spaces between the year;volume(issue number):page numbers.

2. For the references to an online source of information, the “www” is only needed in the website address if there is no “http” – for example, or


• All articles and case reports published in The Dermatologist must be original.  Although you may have written on the same subject at other times, the manuscript submitted to our journal should be substantially different.  All manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they have been submitted to this journal only and have not been published, submitted simultaneously, or accepted for publication elsewhere. 

Articles should be submitted to:



If you have a case you’d like to see published, send a write-up (1,200 to 1,500 words) and an image of the 

patient’s condition to: 

Dr. Amor Khachemoune

Department of Dermatology

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Or, e-mail them to


Guest Commentary

If you have a guest commentary (750 to 1,400 words) on an issue relevant to dermatology you would like to submit to the Voices section, send the electronic file and a headshot photo of yourself to:


Laser & Light Therapies In Practice

We are always on the look out for related news and cases for the Laser & Light Therapies section of The Dermatologist. Do you have case that demonstrates how you successfully are using laser and light therapies in your practice? If so, submit the article to, clinical photos (and related video if available) for consideration.