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FRM F065 - How to Get your Article Accepted in a Dermatology Journal: the Editors View

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D233/234

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: June K. Robinson, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Barbara Ann Gilchrest, MD, FAAD
  • Desiree Ratner, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Bruce Harris Thiers, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Determine the appropriate journal to which to submit the manuscript
  • Describe the editorial process
  • Organize the content of the manuscript according to what was done, why you did it, how you did it, and what you learned

Participants seeking to publish their work will be able to consider the editors' perspectives on the type of work that their journal prefers. Considerations for preparing a scientific manuscript will be discussed and practical tips on how to format the work into an introduction, methods, results and discussion will be provided. Other aspects of the editorial process that will be discussed include: responding to editor and reviewer comments, and appropriate use of figures and tables.


Saturday, March 02
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Robinson
3:35 PMJournal of American Academy of Dermatology / Dr. Thiers
3:45 PMJournal of Investigative Dermatology / Dr. Gilchrest
3:55 PMDermatologic Surgery / Dr. Ratner
4:10 PMJAMA Dermatology (formerly Archives of Dermatology) / Dr. Robinson
4:20 PMHow Do I Start the Manuscript Preparation? / Dr. Ratner and Dr. Gilchrest
4:35 PMHow Do I Prevent Plagiarism? / Dr. Ratner and Dr. Gilchrest
4:40 PMHow Do I Prepare the Abstract? / Dr. Ratner and Dr. Gilchrest
4:45 PMHow Do I Reply to Reviewers’ and Editors’ Comments? / Dr. Ratner and Dr. Gilchrest
5:00 PMThe Editor’s Role in the Editorial Process / All faculty