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Changes in the Journal

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Changes in the Journal
Philip FLeckman
Dermatology Online Journal 5(1):12

Issue number 1 of the Dermatology Online Journal in 1999 introduces several new wrinkles in our growth. We welcome Barbara Burrall as managing editor. Barbara majored English and Biochemistry before Medical school and dermatology training. After competing successfully for an NIH FIRST award, she put aside research to focus on family matters. Barbara is a member of the Department at UC Davis. Her role in the Journal is twofold. She deals with the nuts and bolts of day-to-day editing tasks, such as communic ating with reviewers and authors, proof reading manuscripts, and overall production of the of the Journal. Her good judgement, writing skills and proximity to Art Huntley make her an invaluable addition.

The article on Sweet's Syndrome introduces the beginning of a series directed at dermatologic therapy and Barbara Burrall's second role, that involved in the dermatologic therapy text. The therapy section in the Journal will channel into an online dermato logic therapy text. Bruce Thiers, former Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and respected therapeutic maven, will edit both. This addition to the Journal is a natural evolution for electronic publishing and should add a sense of continuity and an interesting new aspect to a clinical journal. Please see Art Huntley's editorial discussing this new role for the Journal in this issue.

In addition to "standard" fare of case reports, dermpath cases, and centerfold, James Dinulos has taken over Claire Haycox's reviews of multimedia educational dermatology works and the accompanying table of comparisons; James reviews a multimedia program directed at primary care physicians and dermatologists in training. Allen Black's review of the basic science of contact hypersensitivity completes this issue.

Please join us for this issue. Your comments are, as always, appreciated.


Phil Fleckman
Chief Editor