Editorial Policies

The policies of the journal are based on the guidelines set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors . The journal follows the code on good publication practice, “Core Practice,”  set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/).

Editorial Independence

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is published by Mattioli1885. Mattioli 1885 grants editorial freedom to the Editor of the journal.

Open Access Policy

All research articles published in Dermatology Practical & Conceptual are freely and permanently accessible online. Dermatology Practical & Conceptual applies a Creative Commons Attribution License BY-NC 4.0 to all works we publish. The authors retain the copyright for their published work.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal.

Preprints: The Journal will accept the submission of manuscripts that have been posted on a nonprofit preprint server. In your Cover Letter, notify the Editor of any preprint versions. If your article is published in our Journal, we encourage you to link from the preprint to the formal publication using its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This link will help readers find the most updated version of your published article. Posting of preprints on a nonprofit preprint server is not considered prior publication.

Publication Charges

At this time, there are no submission or article publication fees or charges. 

Advertising Policy

At this time, no advertising for the Journal is permitted.

Peer Review Process

The Journal follows a double-blind review process to ensure an independent and critical assessment of all published works.

Publishing Schedule

Articles are published online on dpcj.org as the final and complete version. All articles will be assigned to one of 4 quarterly issues each year, with the exception of a Supplement at the Editor’s discretion.

Issue no. 1: January 31
Issue no. 2: April 30
Issue no. 3: July 31
Issue no. 4: October 30


Statements and opinions expressed in the articles published in Dermatology Practical & Conceptual are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editorial board or the publisher. Although the editors and reviewers make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the Journal, its editors, or the publisher.