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Elsevier to publish the official journal of the Society for Investigative Dermatology

Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID)


Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) have announced that they have entered into a publishing agreement . Beginning in January 2016 Elsevier will publish the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID), the official journal of the SID and the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) and the most-cited journal in the field of dermatology.

Published since 1938, JID contains original research papers and review articles on all aspects of cutaneous biology and skin disease. Its popular JID Connector provides resources of direct clinical relevance to the dermatology and skin biology communities.

"We looked at the support and creative partnership potential of several different publishers in our selection process, and found that Elsevier is clearly the best publisher to continue building the journal" said Alice Pentland, MD, Secretary Treasurer of SID.

Barbara A. Gilchrest, MD, who has served as JID Editor since 2012, said, "The editorial team is very excited at the opportunities presented by our transition to Elsevier. With its extensive portfolio of dermatology journals and its technical sophistication, Elsevier can facilitate our outreach to residents and clinician educators while providing excellent guidance and support for all aspects of the journal."

Under the publishing agreement JID intends to maintain and strengthen its first-place position among the 61 dermatology journals included in ThomsonReuters© Journal Citation Reports® database.

"Elsevier is delighted to be working with the SID and ESDR," commented Anne Kitson, Executive Vice President, Health and Medical Science Journals at Elsevier. "We look forward to building on the JID's strong reputation within the skin disease community and to supporting its continued outreach and growth."


About the Society for Investigative Dermatology

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Cleveland, the SID has over 1,900 members worldwide and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the sciences relevant to skin health and disease through education, advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information. The SID publishes the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the premier journal dedicated to research in cutaneous biology. The annual meeting of the SID attracts over 1,500 participants who gather to exchange research and information about the latest scientific advances in the field of dermatology.

About European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)

The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization promoting basic and clinical science related to dermatology. The ESDR is the largest investigative dermatology society in Europe with a current membership of over 1000.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

Media contacts

George Woodward
Publisher, Elsevier
+1 215 239 3362

Jim Rumsey
Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer
Society for Investigative Dermatology
+1 216 579 9300 x302

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