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Academy publications continue to top the charts!

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We are your go-to source for navigating practice, policy, and patient care

Last year, we asked hundreds of members what they thought about the Academy’s flagship publication, DermWorld, and the results are in. Here are the highlights:

  • Credibility of content, quality of writing = 93% excellent or good 

  • Visual appeal (cover, overall, art) = 89% excellent or good 

  • DermWorld content is relevant to my practice = 84% strongly agree or agree 

  • DermWorld effectively keeps me informed of Academy efforts on my behalf = 89% strongly agree or agree 

Your favorite columns were: 

  • What’s Hot 

  • Coding Consult 

  • Academy Update  

  • DermWorld Insights & Inquiries

  • Answers in Practice 

Thoughts on improvements? Suggestions on content? We want to hear from you! Email us at AADDermWorld@aad.org. Check out DermWorld online.

DermWorld takes top honors in 2023

The Academy’s DermWorld is committed to developing robust resources to help you navigate your practice and patient care. As a byproduct of creating high-quality content that’s meaningful for you, this year, DermWorld received awards from: 

Folio – Folio is one of the highest honors in magazine publishing. Other winners in 2023 include Better Homes & Garden, Consumer Reports, Ebony, In Style, and Real Simple.

  • Eddie Award: Single Article, Association/Non-Profit: ‘A pandemic of perception’ – July 2022  

  • Eddie Honorable Mention: Best Issue, Association/Non-Profit: October 2022  

  • Eddie Honorable Mention: Single Article, Association/Non-Profit: ‘Humanitarian dermatology extends its reach’ – September 2022 

Association Media and Publishing – The EXCEL Awards program is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication. 

  • Gold Award: Feature Article: ‘A pandemic of perception’ – July 2022  

  • Bronze Award: Onsite Convention Daily: DermWorld Meetings News

APEX – The APEX Awards is an annual awards program recognizing excellence in publishing by professional communicators. APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.  

  • Grand Award*: Writing – ‘Humanitarian dermatology extends its reach’ – September 2022  

*The APEX Grand Award is an exceptional award that is presented when the judges deem that an entry submitted for any APEX category deserves to be elevated out of that category for extra recognition.

JAAD: More views and more news! 

To highlight the latest research in dermatology and communicate the expertise of board-certified dermatologists, the Academy conducts media relations on JAAD articles that may be of interest to the public.   

In 2023, content in JAAD articles generated many high-profile media placements including coverage on: 

JAAD also achieved the number one Journal Impact Factor (JIF) again in 2022* for the fourth year in a row — that’s a big deal! It means that JAAD is being cited more than any other dermatology journal, which may also mean your research is being cited a lot more.  

The JIF came in at 13.8 for 2022. JAAD also achieved the greatest number of citations in the field — 37,317. Both measures place JAAD resoundingly in the No. 1 position in the field of 93 journals measured by Clarivate’s Journal Citations Report (JCR) Web of Science for the two-year window measured. 

*The 2023 JIF will be available later in 2024.