Indian Journal of Dermatology

Published since 1955, Indian Journal of Dermatology (IJD®), (ISSN: Print- 0019-5154, Online – 1998-3611) is the oldest published journal of Dermatology in Asia and one of the oldest peer-reviewed journals dedicated to this particular discipline. The journal is being published regularly since its inception and continues to be one of the pioneer medical journals from India.In 1962, it became the first indexed Dermatology Journal from Asia, whereas in 1965, it became the official organ of the then Dermatological Society of India. Since 1973, it is being published by Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, West Bengal State branch. IJD® became the official organ of AADV from May-June 2012 (Vol 57,Issue 3) without any change of name or ownership of the journal.

By launching the web version in November 2000, IJD became the first Indian Dermatology journal to enter the internet.

Yearly six issues of the journal are being published in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December

Indian Journal of Dermatology’s uniqueness lays in being a journal on the global platform where a scientific journal (not only in dermatology but in the entire field of biomedical journals) published by a state branch of a society could not only regularly publish for such a long time but also continue to be an influential, indexed journal.


The journal publishes information related to skin-pathology and different modes of therapeutics, including dermatosurgery and cosmetic dermatology. Likewise, it carries articles on leprosy, STI and HIV/AIDS. The editorial board encourages the authors to publish articles addressing emerging techniques and developments in the subject specialty, in the form of Original investigations, Narrative and Systematic Reviews as well as Case Reports. The journal aims at publishing Editorials and Commentaries from eminent personalities on a regular basis.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2022): 1.757

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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Ahead of Print policy

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The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.

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The JOURNAL accepts contributions in the following sections
  1. Reviews
  2. CME article
  3. IJD symposium
  4. Special article
  5. Basic research
  6. Original
  7. Dermatopathology round
  8. Therapeutic round
  9. Dermatosurgery round
  10. Current Perspective
  11. Short communication
  12. History
  13. Resident’s page
  14. Case Reports
  15. Correspondence
  16. Quiz
  17. Announcements
  18. Book Review
Editorial Board – 2023

Dr. (Brig.) Manas Chatterjee, MD, DNB
Editor, IJD
Professor & Head, Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (Eastern Command),
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Address: IADVL,WB State Branch
Moon Plaza, Flat 2E,
62 Lenin Sarani, Kolkata-700013, West Bengal, India 2nd Floor
Tel: +91 33 2227 7553
E-mail: /

Editors Emeritus

Dr. Dwijendra Nath Gangopadhyay. MD, MS (Epidemiology) (University of California, Los Angeles), FRCP (Edin.)
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Agartala Government Medical College, Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura

Dr. Koushik Lahiri, MBBS, DVD (Cal.), FIAD, FFAADV, FRCP Glasgow), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (London)
Professor and Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals and Hony. Medical Director, WIZDERM, Kolkata India

Managing Editor

Professor & Head of The Department, Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata WBUHS.


Dr. Sandipan Dhar, MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCP(Edin)
Professor & Head, Dept. of Pediatric Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, India


Dr. Gangadhar Swarnakar
President, IADVL, WB

Dr. Arun Achar
Hony. Secretary, IADVL, WB

Associate Editors

Dr. Nilay Kanti Das, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India

Dr. Abhishek De, MD, FAGE, MRCP SCE (Dermatology)
Associate Professor, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India

Deputy Editors

Dr. Sudip Kumar Ghosh
Dr. Anupam Das
Dr. Indrashis Poddar
Dr. Surajit Gorai
Dr Amrita Sil (Statistical)

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Rampurhat Government Medical College, Rampurhat, West Bengal, India

Statistical Editor

Prof. Chandan Chakraborty
Professor, NITTTR, Kolkata, India


Dr. Aarti Sarda
Dr. Abhijit Saha
Dr. Barnali Chowdhury
Dr. Deblina Bhunia
Dr. Joyeeta Chowdhury
Dr. Nilendu Sarma
Dr. Partha Mukherjee
Dr. Sanjay Rathi
Dr. Sayantani Chakraborty
Dr. Somenath Sarkar
Dr. Somodyuti Chandra
Dr. Suchibrata Das

Editorial Intern

Dr. Komal Agarwal

Dr Abheek Sil, MD (DVL)
Senior Resident, RG Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India

Dr Satarupa Mondal
Senior Resident, R G Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, India

Social Connect Team

Dr. Aseem Sharma
Dr. Bhushan Madke
Dr. Brijesh Nair
Dr. Dipayan Sengupta
Dr. Karthik Raja
Dr. Kingshuk Chatterjee
Dr. Rakesh Bharti


Editorial Advisory Board Members


Dr. Abir Saraswat Dr. Alok Kumar Roy Dr. Amiya Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Anil Abraham Dr. Archana Singal Dr. Arghya Prasun Ghosh
Dr. Arijit Coondoo Dr. Asit Mittal Dr. Asok Kumar Ghoshal
Dr. Biju Vasudevan Dr. Deepak Parikh Dr. Deepika Pandhi
Dr. G B Mukherjee Dr. G Sentamil Selvi Dr. Gautam Banerjee
Dr. Gobinda Chatterjee Dr. Imran Majid Dr. Kabir Sardana
Dr. Kiran Godse Dr. Madhuri Agarwal Dr. Mukesh Girdhar
Dr. Murlidhar Rajagopalan Dr. Mysore Venkataram Dr. Nandakumar Gopinath
Dr. Nasiur Rahaman Dr. Pijush Kanti Dutta Dr. Prabhakar Sangolli
Dr. Pradip Laha Dr. Rajiv Joshi Dr. Ramesh Bhat
Dr. Rashmi Sarkar Dr. Rathindra Nath Dutta Dr. S K Panja
Dr. S P Chattopadhyay Dr. S R Sengupta Dr. Sahana Srinivas
Dr. Sanjay Ghosh Dr. Saswati Halder Dr. Saumya Panda
Dr. Shenaz Arsiwala Dr. Shital Poojary Dr. Shyam Verma
Dr. Shyamanta Barua Dr. Siddhartha Das Dr. Somesh Gupta
Dr. Subrata Malakar Dr. Sunil Dey Dr. Sunil Dogra
Dr. Vijay Bakaya Dr. Vijay Zawar

Dr. C L Goh, Singapore Dr. Daniel Mark Siegel, USA Dr. Dedee Murrell, Australia
Dr. Enzo Errichetti, Italy Dr. Flora Xiang, China Dr. George Martin, USA
Dr. Hee Young Kang, South Korea Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi, USA Dr. Kabir Choudhury, Bangladesh
Dr. Marc Roscher, South Africa Dr. Martin Kassir, USA Dr. Mohammed Hany El-Tonsy, Egypt
Dr. Nopadon Noppakun, Thailand Dr. Omid Zargari, Iran Dr. Prasad Kumarasinghe, Australia
Dr. Rafael Falabella, Columbia Dr. Rebat M Halder, USA Dr. Robert Schwartz, USA
Dr. Robin Graham Brown, UK Dr. Seemal Desai, USA Dr. Siba Prasad Raychaudhuri, USA
Dr. Steven Emmet, USA Dr. Steven KW Chow Dr. Syarief Hidayat, President, AADV
Dr. Terence J Ryan, UK Dr. Thomas Ruzicka, Germany Dr. Torello Lotti, Italy
Dr. Tran Hau, Khang, Vietnam Dr. Uwe Wollina, Germany Dr. Yoshiki Miyachi, Japan

Tapas Kayal

Khageswar Das

Sl. No Name Year Volume
1 Prof. G. Panja 1955 – 1959 [ Vol 1(1) – Vol 5(1) ]
2 Prof. B.N. Banerjee 1960 – 1971 [ Vol 5(2) – Vol 17(2) ]
3 Dr. K.D. Lahiri 1972 – 1974 [ Vol 17(3) – Vol 19(3) ]
4 Prof. S.K. Ghosh 1974 – 1976 [ Vol 19(4) – Vol 21(4) ]
5 Dr. J. Majumder 1976 – 1979 [ Vol 22(1) – Vol 24(4) ]
6 Dr. A.K. Dutta 1980 – 1985 [ Vol 25(1) – Vol 30(4) ]
7 Dr. S.K. Panja 1986 – 1994 [ Vol 31(1) – Vol 39(4) ]
8 Dr. B. Halda 1995 – 1999 [ Vol 40(1) – Vol 44(4) ]
9 Dr. Sujit Ranjan Sengupta 2000-2005 [ Vol 45(1) – Vol 50(4) ]
10 Dr. Sanjay Ghosh 2006 [ Vol 51(1) – ]
11 Dr. Sandipan Dhar 2006-2011 [ Vol 51(2) – Vol56(6)]
12 Dr. Koushik Lahiri 2012-2017 [ Vol 57(1) – Vol62(6)]
13 Dr. Dwijendra Nath Gangopadhyay 2018-2020 [ Vol 63(1) – Vol65(6)]

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