Scope of the journal

The International Journal of Dermatopathology and Surgery will cover technical and clinical studies related to the field of Dermatopathology and Surgery. Objects with clinical importance and insinuations will be agreed preference.

Original Research

Reports of investigations in skin care or expand existing information. Recommended length: up to 5000 words, not including references.

Review Articles

Wide-ranging articles summarizing basic strategies to facilitate the dermatologist's approach to diagnosis and treatment and articles highlighting emerging diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. At least 15 current references are suggested. Illustrative material is preferred. Recommended length: up to 7000 words, not including references.

Case Reports

Petite presentations of actual cases that rouse research and the altercation of information and illustrate the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a disorder. At least 10 current references are recommended. Recommended length: 1000 to 4000 words (not including references).


Submitted documents must meet the following criteria:
• The material must be inventive
• The script must be unblemished, brief and unmistakable
• The discussions and conclusions drawn by the authors must be reasonable and supportable
• The information must be relevant and interesting.

Manuscript Preparation

The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References and Figure and Table titles and legends. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text.


Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusions, not more than 300 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract.

Key Words

Three or more key words must be provided by authors for indexing of their article. Key words will be listed directly below the Abstract.


Should start on a new page and should clearly indicate the aim of the study.

Materials and Methods

This section should include concise details on the methodology adopted.


All results presented in graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Each table or figure should be on main body of the text.


Must contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. It can end with brief conclusions.

Acknowledgements and Funding

All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section. The research has been funded by any specific project grant or institution


Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text.


References should be referred to by name and year (Harvard system) in the text (e.g.: Pierce and Broadman, 1963; Smith, 1999; Lindsey et al., 1987) and listed alphabetically at the end of the paper in reference section.


Journals:Author (last name) AB (initials), Author BB, Title of Article, Journal name, volume, year, page numbers. Jayakar Thomas, Zohra Begum C, Hemadharshini B. Trichoblastoma– A Rare Case Report. International Journal of advances in Case Reports, 2(13), 2015, 814-816. Books: Author AB, Author BB, Author CC, Title of Book, Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers. Anthony Du Vivier, Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, 3rd ed., Churchill Livingstone, 2002. Book in chapter:Lowell Goldsmith, Stephen Katz, Barbara Gilchrest, Amy Paller, David Leffell, Klaus Wolff, Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, Edn8, Vol. 2. McGraw Hill Professional, 2012, 1376.

Ethical guidelines

While reporting experiments on human subjects, you should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 that was revised in 2000. (Click Here)  Do not use names or initials of patients or hospitals and/or hospital telephone numbers especially in illustrative material.  While reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether you adhered to the guidelines of an institution or national research council governing the care and use of laboratory animals.

Article Proofs

Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt


Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright Transfer Agreement can be downloaded here (in editable PDF).