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The mission of the Archives remains unchanged from that stated early in my tenure as editor, and is now summarized in a statement that appears at the beginning of the Table of Contents of each issue. The objectives of this journal are "to enhance the understanding of skin and its diseases." In order to best carry out this broad mission, the Archives strives to publish clinical and laboratory studies that are of the highest quality concerning disorders of the skin and that are pertinent to the interests of our readership. We remain interested in publishing case reports or case series that substantially and meaningfully add to our knowledge.
Both authors and readers are best served by a journal that promises and delivers quick review of manuscripts and prompt publication of manuscripts after acceptance. This has been, and continues to be, our policy. During the first 6 months of 1989, the
Arndt KA, Robinson JK. The Cutting Edge. Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(9):1257. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670210095016