Author Guidelines for The Dermatologist
Thank you for your interest in contributing to this journal.
We collaborate with our Chief Medical Editor, Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, to formulate articles with informative and practical information for today’s dermatologists. 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.
Typically, we’re looking for ideas that focus on a specific clinical procedure or a new treatment or technology. We also have a section in the magazine devoted to practice management topics. Once we’ve honed the idea to make sure it will offer valuable insights to our readers, we ask leading doctors in dermatology to write for us.
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, such as review articles, which our readers consistently rate as highly read.
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.
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, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed or http://bit.ly/11vhPd4.
Articles should be submitted the Lisa Samalonis at firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept submissions for:
Features frequently cover a disease state and established and emerging treatments. Word counts run from 1400 to 2300 words with references. Must be objective and no promotional.
Cases on a specific condition, such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or skin cancer are always welcome. Clinical photos and references where appropritate.
If you have a case you’d like to see published for our DermDX section, please recent review published cases and send a write-up (1,200 to 1,500 words) and clinical jpeg images (300 dpi) 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 email@example.com
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: Dermeditor@hmpcommunications.com
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
Dermeditor@hmpcommunications.com, clinical photos (and related video if available) for consideration.