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On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
An. Bras. Dermatol. vol.85 no.4 Rio de Janeiro July/Aug. 2010
Upon welcoming another edition of our journal, clear-cut tendencies regarding the profile of the works received are revealed.
First, something expected for 2010 has happened: with the journal being indexed in Medline and with the implementation of online submissions, the number of articles received every month to be evaluated for publication by the Editorial Board has increased significantly.
By looking into the details of these changes, we have noted a high number of contributions in the form of investigation articles, as compared with previous years. This could mean that authors are increasingly considering the Brazilian Annals of Dermatology (Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - ABD) to divulge their more relevant studies, many of which come from dissertations and theses defended in our universities.
It is also important to note the growing interest of foreign authors in the ABD, especially from Latin America and European countries. This is due to the greater international dissemination of the journal.
It is worth mentioning that the Brazilian dermatology, dynamic and scientifically consistent, directs the course of the journal and directly influences its quality. Therefore, the initial and continuous education of our dermatologists is closely associated with the quality of our publications in the short, medium and long-term. As a result, the effort of the ABD to achieve and maintain high quality standards also depends, to a large extent, on the current status of dermatology education in our country, under the responsibility of all the services accredited to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology.
In sum, in a context of significant positive changes, specific factors, both internal and external to the ABD, can contribute to its improvement. To recognize these aspects and work enthusiastically to refine them is our current challenge.
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