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The launch of Biomedical Dermatology

Biomedical Dermatology, a new open access journal from the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences (KIDS), has just published its first articles. To read these, please visit the 'Articles' tab or see below.

To celebrate the launch of Biomedical Dermatology, we spoke to the Managing Editor, Dr. Jinhyuk Jung (Harvard Medical School, USA), to introduce the journal and tell us about current trends and research in the field. You can read this blog post here.

For further information on this new journal please visit the journal ‘About’ page or read the launch Editorial: ‘Welcome to a new era of Biomedical Dermatology’.

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About the society

Biomedical Dermatology is the official journal of the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences (KIDS)

KIDS was founded in Seoul in 2003 and has become an international institution specifically dedicated to skin research, cosmetology and dermatology. KIDS research focuses on all aspects of cutaneous biology and skin disease, alternatives to animal experiments, humanized 3D skin equivalent models and tissue engineering, in vitro and in vivo evaluations of cosmetics, and development and evaluation of novel cosmetic compounds. KIDS is also Asia's leading evaluation, verification and certification service provider specific for cosmetic products.

The journal has also partnered with the Asian Beauty and Cosmetology Association (formerly the Korean Aesthetics and Cosmetology Association), the Beijing Daily Chemical Association, and the Chine Personal Care and Cosmetic Industry Alliance of Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi).

The publication costs for Biomedical Dermatology are covered by the Korea Institute for Dermatological Sciences (KIDS), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for submissions accepted for publication in the journal until 31st December 2019

Aims and scope

Biomedical Dermatology brings together basic, pre-clinical and clinical research on the biology of the skin and biomedical aspects of dermatology and cosmetology.

The journal is the official journal of the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences (KIDS), which specializes in all areas of dermatology and cosmetic biology and biotechnology research. The journal aims to be a high quality international forum for innovative and exciting advances in dermatology and cosmetology.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:Ÿ

  • Cellular and molecular biology of skin
  • Prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the skin, hair and nails
  • Effects of cosmetic compounds on skin biology
  • Chinese medicine and its application for cosmetology and dermatology
  • Skin immunology and physiology
  • Alternatives to animal experiments and tissue engineering
  • Regenerative medicine and stem cell research related to skin

About the Editors

Professor Sungkwan An
Sungkwan An is a professor in the Department of Cosmetic Engineering and Biological Engineering at Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. An is a director of the Korea Institute of Dermatological Sciences at Konkuk University and of the Research Institute for Molecular-targeted Drugs, designated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Dr An's research focuses on cellular and molecular dermatology, alternatives to animal experiments and tissue engineering, and in vitro and in vivo safety and efficacy evaluation of cosmetics.

Professor Yinmao Dong
Yinmao Dong is a professor at the Beijing Technology and Business University. Dr. Dong is a director of the China Cosmetic Collaborative Innovation Center at Beijing Technology and Business University and at the Personal Care Products Chinese Cosmetics Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance. Dr. Dong's research focuses on cosmetic science and technology, such as cosmetics design, ideological systems and characteristics of cosmetic formulations.

Sister journal

Biomedical Dermatology is a sister journal of the Asian Journal of Beauty and Cosmetology (AJBC). AJBC is an open access, Korean and Chinese language journal which covers all aspects of beauty science and cosmetology. 

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    55 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    55 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    171 days from submission to acceptance
    41 days from acceptance to publication