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September 14, 1994

JEADV: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

JAMA. 1994;272(10):830-831. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520100098049

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When the American Academy of Dermatology proposed publication of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 1979, many dermatologists expressed concern that a new journal would detract from both the Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In fact, the two established journals and the new journal have all thrived. Apparently there was a source of articles for all three, and, in retrospect, it is clear that the new journal arose in response to a real need.

This is not always the case. Commercial publishers are anxious to establish new journals, and these endeavors often struggle for initial acceptance and then suffer more or less ignominious deaths. Dermatology is growing in Europe and has a superb academic and clinical base there. The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology provides a logical organizational and financial base with a large reserve of readers and authors, and it is

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