JAMA Dermatology has been in continuous publication since October 1882. It was founded by the American Medical Association in 1920 as Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, became the Archives of Dermatology in 1955, and was renamed JAMA Dermatology in 2013.
It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times a year; the online version is published on the third Monday of the month. The journal publishes material that helps in the development and testing of the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment in medical and surgical dermatology, pediatric and geriatric dermatology, and oncologic and aesthetic dermatologic surgery. Annually, the journal publishes theme issues on topics selected by the editors of JAMA and the other JAMA specialty journals as being of importance to the health of the nation, such as comparative effectiveness research (2012), infectious disease and immunology (2011), and cancer of the skin (2010). The acceptance rate is 21%, with an average of 155 days from acceptance to publication, 69 days for articles published online first. In 2011 as the Archives of Dermatology, the impact factor was 3.89. The editor is June K. Robinson, MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois and the associate editor is Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.
Features of the JAMA Dermatology include the following:
- The Cutting Edge - Compelling articles concerning challenges in management or medical or surgical therapeutics
- Off-Center Fold - Challenging case studies featuring clinical photographs and images
- skINsights - Visually compelling images with striking consistent and repeatable patterns whose recognition enhances diagnostic and therapeutic abilities
- Evidence-Based Dermatology - A quarterly section that focuses in depth on a clinical, patient-oriented question, featuring studies, research commentaries, reviews, original articles, and critically appraised topics
- Practice Gaps - Identifies a gap between care or outcomes that should be occurring and those that are occurring and discusses steps that may be taken to close the gap.
- Practice Gaps Web Poll - Presents an interactive poll question readers can answer after reading an article relating to clinical care
- Monthly CME Quiz - Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME credits per year
- Author Interviews - Listen to authors discuss their research and gain a deeper understanding of a study's objectives, findings, and implications
- Clinical Challenge - Assess a patient case, study the image(s), take the quiz, and compare your answers to others
- Online First Articles - Read articles weeks before they appear in the print issue
- E-mail alerts - Find out when material of interest to you is published
- PowerPoint Image Downloads - Easily incorporate images from JAMA Dermatology into your presentations
- Video Supplements - Watch short videos accompanying selected articles
- PDF Downloads - Print and save articles of interest to you
June K. Robinson, MD, Chicago, Illinois
Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, Louisville, Kentucky
Editorial Office Manager
Jarrett Fowler, Chicago, Illinois
Teresa Wheatley, Chicago, Illinois