Aims and Scope

The British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) strives to publish the highest quality dermatological research, in order to advance the understanding, management and treatment of skin disease and improve global patient outcomes.

BJD invites submissions under a broad scope of topics relevant to clinical and experimental research, in particular:

  • Clinical trials that are registered before recruitment starts and that report fully according to the CONSORT Guidelines;
  • Clinical studies that include epidemiology, qualitative research and mixed methods that conform to the STROBE and SRQR reporting guidelines;
  • Translational research that describes basic and applied science of potential clinical relevance

In addition, the journal also accepts review articles, concise communications, case reports and items of correspondence.

BJD is the official Journal of the British Association of Dermatologists and attracts contributions from all countries in which sound research is carried out, and its circulation is equally international. The overriding criteria for publication are scientific merit, originality and interest to a multidisciplinary audience.

Journal content and further information—including author guidelines and submission details—can be found online at

The 2016 impact factor is 4.706.