In 2016 we received close to 2400 new submissions and 600 major revisions, a high workload for the editorial team. Such a high number of manuscripts inevitably leads to a high rejection rate, which is around 80% for originals and even higher for short reports. The manuscripts submitted come from all over the world; among the top 20 submitting nations, 10 are from outside Europe. This is also reflected in the num- ber of article downloads and institutional sales, of which approximately two-thirds come from out- side Europe. The JEADV has approximately 20,000–30,000 visitors per month on the journal pages. The top downloaded articles are mostly European guidelines, but also comprise selected reviews or originals. Our main target group is practising dermatologists in hospitals or in private offices, but of course researchers and everybody interested in the skin and skin diseases will find useful information. The average turnaround time from submission to editor’s decision is generally under one month; only 4% need longer than two months. From 2011 to 2015, the number of citations of JEADV content increased from 4000 to close to 7000. Furthermore, the impact factor grew from 1.0 in 2003 to 3.08 in 2016. Subscriptions during this period rose to 5100 internationally in 2015. Among 72 listed international dermatology journals, the JEADV is in the Top 10; in relation to its real competitors among clinical dermatology journals, it is among the Top 5. Also, in a newly developed altmetric score (which also comprises the impact of an article in the general press, policy documents and social media), JEADV is doing well with a top score of 569 for one short article on Kiwi allergy in 2016. It was a deliberate decision not to change the outside appearance of the journal too much since the name “red journal” for the JEADV , like the “blue journal” of our American sister JAAD , has gained wide acceptance. However, a lot of changes have taken place and will continue regarding how the contents and abstracts are structured, with more editorials and commentaries on special articles, and a cohe- sive graphical look by our medical illustrator to give it a better corporate identity. The journal offers a well-balanced mix of mechanistic studies and current clinical progress, with special emphasis on the management of skin diseases as, for example, laid down in the European guidelines. We have been greatly helped by our good working relationships with the production team in Manila with Michael Flores, and the publisher Wiley in Oxford, now with Rupert Cousens and previously with Maria Khan and Alan Stevens.
Johannes Ring Editor-in-Chief
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