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# About IJDVL

The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL) is the national association of Indian medical specialists who manage patients with skin disorders, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or leprosy. The current member strength of the association is close to 10200. The association works for the betterment of the specialty by holding academic meetings, printing a journal and publishing a textbook. The IADVL has several state branches, each with their own office bearers, which function independently within the constitution of the IADVL. 

Established in 1940, the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL, print ISSN 0378-6323, E-ISSN 0973-3922) is the official publication of the IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists). It is a Bimonthly peer-reviewed journal that reaches all of over 10200 members of this organization as well as almost 200 medical colleges in India. The purpose of the IJDVL is to facilitate scientific dialogue amongst its members through the medium of publication of case reports, studies or letters as well as to deliver continuing medical education to its members and postgraduate students through reviews and other articles. While doing this the IJDVL is committed to include only adequately authenticated material that is of scientific value to the clinicians or postgraduates of this specialty in India.

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DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016): 1.488

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Saumya Panda



Rajeev Sharma



Col Manas Chatterjee



Biju Vasudevan



Brijesh Nair

Chander Grover

Deepika Pandhi

Dipankar De

Iffat Hassan

Maninder Singh Setia

P Narasimha Rao

Rahul Mahajan

Rashmi Sarkar

Sanjay Singh

Sasi Kiran Attili

Savita Yadav

V Ramesh



Atiya Yaseen

Geeti Khullar

Riti Bhatia

Vishal Gupta

Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat



AL Shyam Prasad

Divya Seshadri

Joseph Sundharam

Kanika Sahni

Radhakrishna Bhat

Saritha Mohanan

Sherina Laskar

Soumya Jagadeesan



Feroze Kaliyadan

Suneil Gandhi




V Sreenivas



M Ramam



Arijit Coondoo



Aditya Gupta

Ameet Valia

AS Kumar

Binod K Khaitan

Debabrata Bandyopadhyay

Deepak Parikh

DM Thappa

Gudula Kirtschig

Hywel Williams

Joyce Lee

Koushik Lahiri

Murlidhar Rajagopalan

Peush Sahni

Sandipan Dhar

Shyam Verma

Uday Khopkar

Varalakshmi Vissa

VK Sharma




Yogesh Marfatia

Immediate Past President

Devesh Mishra


Ramesh M Bhat


Jayadev Betkerur
Vijay P Zawar

Honorary General Secretary

Shyamanta Barua

Honorary Treasurer

Rajib Gogoi

Honorary Joint Secretaries

Akshay R. Jain
Tarun Mittal
# History of IJDVL Top

In 1935-36, a journal named Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases was published and edited by Dr. U. B. Narayan Rao. In 1940, its name was changed to Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases and Dermatology, and it was published quarterly. In 1947 the Indian Association of Dermatologists & Venereologists was formed and its first national conference was held in Mumbai on 27th December 1947, with Dr. R. V. Rajam as the President and Dr. Narayan Rao as the Secretary. On this occasion, the Indian Journal of Venereal Diseases and Dermatology was renamed as the Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology but continued to be run by Dr. Narayan Rao until 1955. On 31st March, 1955 the Journal became the official publication of the Association. It had three editors: Dr. G. Panja, Dermatology Section; Dr. R. V. Rajam, Venereology Section; and Dr. U. B. Narayan Rao, Managing Editor. After the death of Dr. Narayan Rao in 1960, Dr. T. K. Mehta took over as the Managing Editor.

In 1973, at a conference held in Udaipur, the Indian Association of Dermatologists &Venereologists merged with the Dermatology Society, India to form the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. The name of Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology was changed to Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. Since then Dr. S. C. Desai, Dr. Bhaktavizam, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachel Mathai, Dr. J. S. Pasricha, Dr. S. G. Deshpande, Dr. Gurmohan Singh, Dr. K. Pavithran, Dr. Uday Khopkar, Dr. D. M. Thappa and Dr. M. Ramam have been the Chief Editors of the IJDVL.


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