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20 July 2017

JAAD ranks No. 1 among dermatology journals

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 20, 2017) — Publication’s impact factor increases by 25 percent

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the most recent impact factor report from Thomson Reuters.

A journal’s impact factor reflects how often the average article in that journal has been cited in given year. In 2016, the year of the most recent report, JAAD was ranked No. 1 among dermatologic journals with an impact factor of 7.002, a 25 percent increase over the previous year.

JAAD’s editorial team is focused on seeking and publishing cutting-edge research that interests our readers and influences the practice of dermatology,” says board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, editor of JAAD. “As a result, the journal’s impact factor has grown steadily over the years, and this most recent ranking underscores JAAD’s importance to the specialty.”

JAAD is currently the most widely read dermatology journal in the world, according to Kantar Media. In 2009, the Special Libraries Association named JAAD one of the most 100 influential journals of the past 100 years.

Visit jaad.org to read the most recent research published in the journal or to submit an article for consideration.

About the AAD
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the most widely read dermatology journal in the world, according to Kantar Media.  JAAD was the most-cited dermatology journal in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters’ impact factor report. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).



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