About Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Acta Dermato-Venereologica is an international peer-reviewed journal for clinical and experimental research in the field of dermatology and venereology.

It was founded in 1920 by Johan Almqvist and edited during 1936-1969 by Sven Hellerström. Since 1970, the journal has been published for the Society for the Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica on a non-profit basis.

: Olle Larkö, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Sahlgrenska University Academy, Göteborg
Vice Chairman: Mona Ståhle, Professor, Deparment of Dermatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Secretary: Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Professor, Deparment of Dermatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Delegate: Anders Vahlquist, Professor emeritus, Department of Dermatology, Uppsala University, Uppsala
Delegate: Artur Smidtschen, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Lund University, Lund

Acta Dermato-Venereologica publishes high-quality manuscripts in English dealing with new observations on basic dermatological and venereological research, as well as clinical investigations. Each volume also features a number of Review articles in special areas, as well as short Letters to the Editor to stimulate debate and to disseminate important clinical observations. Acta Dermato-Venereologica has rapid publication times and is amply illustrated with a large number of colour photographs.


Acta Dermato-Venereologica covers basic and clinical studies encompassing:

  • Atopic dermatitis and contact allergy
  • Facial dermatoses and adnexal disorders
  • New treatments
  • Psoriasis and genodermatoses
  • Psychodermatology
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin biology and inflammation
  • Skin cancer and pigmentation
  • Skin immunology and lymphoma
  • Urticaria and itch
  • Wound healing and tissue repair

Extensive papers, proceedings from congresses and symposia are printed as supplements to the journal. Announcements concerning pertinent dermatological meetings and books received are also published.

Doctors and scientists interested in dermatology, skin biology and venereology.

ISSN: 0001-5555

EISSN: 1651-2057