About the Journal

Canadian Dermatology Today is published four times yearly in English and French and is circulated to over 800 dermatologists, clinicians, nurses, and pharmacists across Canada. It features peer-edited articles that present robust clinical perspectives and practical insights on the management of dermatologic disease and performance of aesthetic procedures.

The content of Canadian Dermatology Today meets the definition of open access, which means it is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Articles are licensed under CC BY-NC-ND, and may be copied, printed, redistributed, or linked-to in full for any non-commercial purpose provided the source is cited and the content is not modified.

Articles published by Canadian Dermatology Today qualify for Section 2 (self-learning) CPD credits under the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Its articles also qualify for category 2 (self-learning) non-certified CPD credits toward completion of the CFPC’s Mainpro+ program requirements. Please consult your program’s respective website for more information about how journal articles can meet your CPD needs.

Aims & Scope

The aim of Canadian Dermatology Today is to provide clinicians with perspective and insight on the management of dermatological disease and to provide a forum for clinicians to share their real-world experience in the treatment and management of their patients.

Canadian Dermatology Today primarily seeks to publish articles with a focus on practical dermatology or clinical perspectives, but may accept other types of articles at the discretion of the Editorial Board. 

Practical dermatology articles should be structured like review articles, be well-referenced, and focus on an aspect of dermatologic disease or aesthetic medicine. They may also include a review of new resources relevant to dermatologic practice. Clinical perspectives may include discussion of new programs, insights, or practical approaches to dermatologic care or professional development.

Canadian Dermatology Today does not set limits on the length of manuscripts, but suggests that submissions be no longer than 2,000 words, exclusive of figures and references.

Editorial Policy

Canadian Dermatology Today is a fully peer-reviewed journal. All articles published in Canadian Dermatology Today are subject to review by the Editorial Board, which is comprised of established clinicians with comprehensive publication records in the field of dermatology.

All submitted manuscripts will be evaluated against Canadian Dermatology Today’s aims and the publication criteria outlined above. Members of the editorial board will assess the scientific content and quality of all articles in a single-anonymized peer review process. 

The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process and must ensure that queries, revisions, and approvals can be provided within a 72-hour time period during the review of their manuscript.

All articles submitted to Canadian Dermatology Today must comply with its journal policies to be considered for publication. Canadian Dermatology Today does not charge article processing fees or any other fees for manuscript submission or publication.

About the Publisher

Canadian Dermatology Today is published by Catalytic Health, a Toronto-based medical communications agency and publisher of open access journals for various medical specialties. Its editorial staff includes more than 20 full- and part-time scientific editorial support staff and medical education professionals. To learn more, please visit catalytichealth.com.