Call for Papers: Theme Issue: International Society of Teledermatology (ISTD) World Congress 2023

Teledermatology has been increasingly gaining recognition as a means of delivering dermatological care at a distance, thereby expanding access to specialized care for patients in remote and underserved areas. This theme issue will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present their work on the latest advancements and best practices in the field.

JMIR Dermatology—the official journal of the International Society of Teledermatology (ISTD)—and the journal’s guest editors welcome submissions to a special theme issue to coincide with the 10th ISTD World Congress held at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology on July 4 to 7, 2023, in Singapore. This theme issue will allow attendees of the ISTD World Congress to share their work with a wider audience by disseminating their work in a well-respected, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. 

We invite original submissions of high-quality work on the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experimental work, and scientific and technical results related to technologies and solutions in teledermatology and their impact on dermatological practice. We particularly welcome research on topics related to teledermatology, imaging, and artificial intelligence. 

Key Dates

Submission deadline: December 31, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

Please Note: We have extended the deadline for submissions to iProc (abstracts only) to July 31, 2023 11:59 PM EST.  All iProc submissions require that a Licence to Publish form (LTP) be uploaded into the system. Manuscripts submitted to iProc are eligible for a 20% discount on the APF for an accepted manuscript in JMIR Dermatology. 

How to Submit

To submit an article (see possible article types) to this JMIR Dermatology theme issue, please visit the submission page and select the journal section: “Theme Issue 2023: ISTD World Congress.”  As of July 1, 2023, a standard article processing fee (APF) for JMIR Dermatology will be implemented. 

See the article How do I submit to a theme issue? in our Knowledge Base and consult our Instructions for Authors for more information.

Submissions not reviewed or accepted for publication in this JMIR Dermatology theme issue (e-collection) may be offered cascading peer review or transfer to other JMIR journals, according to standard JMIR Publications policies.

Please direct questions regarding this theme issue to the JMIR Editorial Team at

All articles submitted to this theme issue will be shared and published rapidly through the following mechanisms:

  • All peer-reviewed research publications in this theme issue are immediately and permanently made open access. This is the standard for all titles within the JMIR Publications portfolio.

  • JMIR Preprints are immediately available after submission (with DOI); authors should select the preprint option on submission. 

Guest Editors

Dr Amanda Oakley

Adjunct Associate Professor 

Waikato Clinical Campus 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Auckland

Head of Department, Dermatology

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Waikato

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