Journal Policies

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 (

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. There is a fee for fast-track processing and publication. 

Fast-track processing service for a fee (optional):  Once your article has been accepted for publication, you will have the option of selecting this service for a fee of €350  (VAT included). Fast-tracked articles will published with a DOI. Additionally, the article will be posted on the homepage as an "online first" article. 

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.

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual Supplement

A supplement is a collection of papers that addresses specific issues or topics. Supplements can serve useful purposes: education, exchange of research information, ease of access to focused content, and improved cooperation between academic and corporate entities. A supplement may be published as a separate issue of the journal.

Statements related to publication process for supplement

If a Guest Editor is contemplating a special issue proposal, after the presentation to Editor-in-Chief and his approval, is responsible to identify papers and authors for possible inclusion in the special issue that will follow the same strict and rigorous ethical principles and review process of regular journal issues.

The Guest Editor should be an expert in the field and is responsible for the supplement contents. If poor adherence to the guidelines of Dermatology Practical & Conceptual or unethical practices are detected by the Editor-in-Chief the supplement will be cancelled. The principles of authorship and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest are applied to supplements as regular journal issue.

The sources of funding for the research and publication, must be approved by the Editor-in-Chief and clearly reported in the supplement index of contents.

The pages of the supplement are distinguished from ordinary editorial pages by an “S” before the page number. The title of the supplement will also be highlighted on the cover.

Publishing Schedule

Articles are published online on 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.