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JAAD ranks No. 1 among dermatology journals


The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology’s impact factor increases by 40%

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 13, 2021) — The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2020 impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.

A journal’s impact factor reflects how often the average article in that journal has been cited in a given time period, which for JCR is two years. JAAD’s 2020 impact factor of 11.527 is a 40% increase over its previous ranking. This places JAAD in the No. 1 position among 89 dermatology journals ranked by JCR.

The journal’s impact factor has continued to steadily increase over the years, and its 2020 ranking reflects the highest so far in the journal’s 41-year history.

“The rising impact factor of our leading clinical journal attests to its relevance in patient care and the quality of the work contributed by our authors,” said board-certified dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, editor of JAAD, who credits the growing body of highly relevant research in dermatology with the continuous growth of the impact factor in JAAD and dermatology journals overall.

JAAD is 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.

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About the AAD

Headquartered in Rosemont, 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 20,000 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. 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), Instagram (@AADskin1), or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

About JAAD

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 first most-cited dermatology journal in 2020, according to impact factor rankings from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group. JAAD also has two open-access companion titles: JAAD Case Reports and JAAD International. Follow @JAADJournals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.