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World J Dermatol. Jun 2, 2012; 1(1): 1-2
Published online Jun 2, 2012. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Dermatology?
Santosh K Katiyar
Santosh K Katiyar, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
Santosh K Katiyar, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
Author contributions: Katiyar S solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Santosh K Katiyar, PhD, Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1670 University Boulevard, Volker Hall, 557, PO Box 202, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States. skatiyar@uab.edu
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Received: February 21, 2012
Revised: April 20, 2012
Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published online: June 2, 2012

Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, all the authors and readers for launching the World Journal of Dermatology (WJD) as a new member of the World series journal family! Scientific advances and important breakthroughs have been facilitated by well developed ideas, hypothesis and innovative techniques and any misleading findings and theories are exclusively attributable to certain methodological defects. Thus, the role of new and innovative investigations related to skin care, skin health, various cutaneous diseases and their preventive or treatment strategies and the need for inaugurating this new journal is self-evident. The WJD is a peer-reviewed open-access periodical centered in biomedical sciences but with multidisciplinary coverage. If the readers or investigators want to share any new investigations, clinical experience or improvement of such experiences, and any cutaneous research-related academic issues with your peers, you will find the WJD a good platform or media to publish your papers!

Keywords: Cutaneous research, Biomedical sciences, Peer-reviewed, Open-access, Journal