About the Journal

The Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy. The journal is owned by the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (Kerala) https://www.iadvlkerala.org & aims to present the most current information in the field that is relevant to the current practice.


The Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala) aims to provide a platform for ideas in the practice of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Leprosy. It also aims to highlight new developments in the field.

Scope of Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala)

Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala) covers topics related to Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy.


Our audience includes but not limited to the Dermatologists, Venereologists, Leprologists, and Dermatosurgeons all over the world.

Review process

JSSTD has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased. No fees are required for submission, publication, and processing.

Editorial team

The editorial board comprises of eminent academicians and clinicians in Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy. Our editorial board members provide their expertise and guidance in shaping the content and direction of the journal.

About the Editor

Dr. Abdul Samad K
Editor in Chief
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Govt Medical College
Kozhikode 8, Kerala
Dr. K Pavithran
Emeritus Editor
Professor and Former Head
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Govt Medical College
Kozhikode & Senior Consultant MIMS
Kozhikode, Kerala

Facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is Semi-annual. The journal is published in both print and online formats.


An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, National Science Library, Index Copernicus

Journal Ethics

Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala) is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please click here.

Plagiarism Policy

We have a plagiarism check available on our Editors and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. Any manuscript with plagiarism will be rejected immediately.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of https://crossref.org

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Journal of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IADVL, Kerala) has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement.

“Pop-up” and “banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the manuscript in any form.

The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.

Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

Subscription Information

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