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This is a new, online-only, Open Access Journal that will be launched as a companion publication to the existing Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

The Society for Investigative Dermatology, in collaboration with the European Society for Dermatological Research, seeks candidates for the position of Editor for a new, online-only, fully open-access journal to launch in January, 2021.

Term begins: May 2020

Proposals due: 1 February 2020

Candidate interviews: March 2020, AAD Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado)

The ideal candidate should be a dynamic, visionary, and recognized investigator committed to the communication of scientific knowledge and with considerable editorial experience.  The Editor will participate in developing a strategic vision for the Journal as well as be responsible for peer review and selection of content to be published in the journal.  

Recruiting an effective editorial board, as well as engaging new authors and inviting content, will be essential for the start-up phase of this publication.  Co-editor applications are welcome.

The following information is provided for interested candidates: JID Gold Editor Search Announcement, JID Gold Job Description, and JID Gold Proposal Outline

You can also access the files at the bottom  of this page.



With the continued updating of the SID website...members (who have not already done so) must activate their online subscription to The Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID). 


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Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) publishes reports describing original research on all aspects of Cutaneous Biology and Skin Disease. Topics include Biochemistry, Biophysics, Carcinogenesis, Cell Regulation, Clinical Research, Development, Embryology, Epidemiology and other population-based research, Extracellular Matrix, Genetics, Immunology, Melanocyte Biology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Pathology, Percutaneous Absorption, Pharmacology, Photobiology, Physiology, Skin Structure, and Wound Healing. For more information, see our Instructions for Authors.


Impact Factor
2018 Impact Factor 6.29
#4 in Dermatology category




Elizabeth Nelson Blalock, Managing Editor                      

Sarah Forgeng, Editorial Process Manager                                                       

Mark C. Udey, MD/PhD, Editor                                                   

Journal of Investigative Dermatology

P.O. Box 429

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA







JID OA Editor Candidate Information

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The following documents in this collection are intended to provide relevant information for potential Editor Candidates: JID Gold Editor Search Announcement, JID Gold Job Description, and JID Gold Proposal Outline.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
JID Gold Editor Search Announcement DOCX (20.65 KB) Administration 10/14/2019
JID-GOLD-Job-Description-v3.docx DOCX (22.63 KB) Administration 10/8/2019
JID-GOLD-Proposal-Outline-v3.docx DOCX (22.35 KB) Administration 10/8/2019
Society for Investigative Dermatology
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The SID mission is to advance the sciences relevant to skin disease through education,

advocacy and scholarly exchange of scientific information.