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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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Impact Factor as reported in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020): 2.712

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# The features of the website include
  • The website of the journal provides free access to full text of articles from 2001.
  • Links to MEDLINE abstracts/Full text of references quoted in the articles.
  • Online submission of manuscripts.
  • Ready to use templates for writing articles.
  • Facility to receive 'Table of Contents' by e-mail.
  • Organised section of reviews on Drugs, Software, New technique/technology, Useful websites (Net Review)
  • Lots of useful links.
# Editorial Board Top



Saumya Panda, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India


Rajeev Sharma, Bishen Skin Centre, Aligarh, India


Kolalapudi Seetharam, Hanuma Skin Center, Doctors Plaza, Kothapeta, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Lt Col Biju Vasudevan, Base Hospital Barrackpore, India


Vishal Gupta, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


Kiran Godse, President, IADVL, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, India


Feroz K, Honorary General Secretary, IADVL; Skin Care Clinic, Fort Road, Kannur, India



Aparajita Ghosh, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

Brijesh Nair, INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, India

Chander Grover, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

Davinder Prasad, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

Deepika Pandhi, University College of Medical Sciences & GTBH, Delhi, India

Dipankar De, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Geeti Khullar, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Maninder Singh Setia, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India

Jasleen Kaur Sandhu, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

N Asokan, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Rahul Mahajan, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Rashmi Sarkar, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Sanjay Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Sasi Kiran Attili, Visakha Institute of Skin & Allergy, Visakhapatnam, India

Shital Amin Poojary, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

V Ramesh, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India



Aditi Jha, AIIMS, Delhi, India

Anupam Das, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

Atiya Yaseen, Government Medical College, Srinagar, India

Deepashree Daulatabad, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

Deepika Yadav, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Neetu Bhari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Neha Taneja, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Resham Vasani, K J Somaiyya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

Riti Bhatia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sarita S, Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, Indian

Shekhar Neema, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Sudip Kumar Ghosh, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India



Abir Saraswat, Indushree Skin clinic, Lucknow, India

A.L Shyam Prasad, Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, India

Anuradha Kakkanatt Babu, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

G Nandakumar, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Indrashis Podder, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, India

Joseph Sundharam, Sundharam's Clinic, New Delhi, India

Kanika Sahni, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Madhulika Mhatre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Radhakrishna Bhat, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

Rajiv Joshi, P D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Sahana Srinivas, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Samipa Mukherjee, Cloudnine Hospitals, Bengaluru, India

Saritha Mohanan, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Pandicherry, India

Sherina Laskar, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India

SM Simi, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuam, Kerala, India

Somodyuti Chandra, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Soumya Jagadeesan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India



Feroze Kaliyadan, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Piyush Kumar, Katihar Medical College, Bihar, India

Suneil Gandhi, Reviva Skin Clinic, Surat, India



V Sreenivas, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India



M Ramam, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


Uday Khopkar, Global Hospital, Mumbai, India
Email: [email protected] Contact No.: 91 7498645144


Aditya Gupta, University of Toronto, Canada

Ameet Valia, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Mumbai, India

A S Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Binod K Khaitan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata, India

Deepak Parikh, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India

D M Thappa, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, India

Gudula Kirtschig, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hywel Williams, University of Nottingham, UK

Joyce Lee, National Skin Centre, Singapore

Koushik Lahiri, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India

Col Manas Chatterjee, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, India

Peush Sahni, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sandipan Dhar, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, India

Shyam Verma, Nirvan and '\In Skin' Clinics, Vadodara, India

Uday Khopkar, KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Varalakshmi Vissa, Fort Collins, CO, USA

VK Sharma, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India




Kiran Godse

Immediate Past President

P Narasimha Rao


Jayadev Betkerur


Manjunath Shenoy

Rashmikant M Shah

Honorary General Secretary

Feroz K

Honorary Treasurer

Rakhesh SV

Honorary Joint Secretaries

Anuradha Kakkanatt Babu

Konakanchi Venkatachalam

# 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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