Call for Papers: Theme Issue: World Skin Health Day (Guinea) 2023

JMIR Dermatology and its guest editors welcome submissions to a special theme issue to celebrate and highlight the recent World Skin Health Day (Guinea) 2023 conference held by the International League of Dermatological Societies and the International Society of Dermatology. The conference brought together over 100 thought leaders from 40+ countries to present on a range of topics related to dermatology and skin health on January 23 to 26, 2023, in Guinea.

We are inviting submissions based on the presentations given during the conference and related work. We invite authors to submit papers addressing themes covered at the event, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions including but not limited to acne, rosacea, psoriasis, pigmentation, and vesiculobullous disorders

  • Advances in dermatology including but not limited to cosmetic dermatology, teledermatology, artificial intelligence, and dermatologic surgery

  • Skin health and epidemiology with a focus on dermatoepidemiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and tropical dermatology (neglected tropical diseases [NTDs])

  • Medical dermatology and dermatopathology

  • Pediatric dermatology

  • Psychodermatology

  • Diagnostic tools in dermatology with a focus on dermoscopy

Submissions should reflect the high-quality scientific presentations given at the conference and address the latest developments and advancements in dermatology and skin health. If you presented at World Skin Health Day (Guinea) 2023 and would like to disseminate your work to a wider audience, we encourage you to submit to this theme issue.

Key Dates

Submission deadline: June 30, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.

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: World Skin Health Day (Guinea).” 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 articles in this theme issue will be immediately and permanently made open access. This is the standard for all titles within the JMIR Publications portfolio.

  • Articles can be made immediately available in JMIR Preprints (with a DOI) after submission if authors select the preprint option at submission to enable this service.

Guest Editors

Robert P. Dellavalle MD, PhD, MSPH

Professor of Dermatology and Public Health

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Colorado School of Public Health

Chief, Dermatology Service

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Eastern Colorado Health Care System

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