In 2020, the ASCD will launch a comprehensive quarterly cosmetic dermatology journal.

The Journal is a free, online publication.

Only subscribers will be provided with access, which will be open to:

  • ASCD Individual Affiliate
  • ASCD Affiliate Organisations
  • Other cosmetic practitioners
  • Industry

This innovative and practical Journal will combine academic articles, reviews, tips and tricks and industry updates. Each edition of the Journal will be theme based which the first edition focusing on Melasma.

Forthcoming Editions
Edition 2: Rosacea

Future editions will include topics such as:

  • Sun Damage and Photo ageing
  • Acne and acne scaring
  • Safety- injectables and lasers
The views and opinions expressed in the ASCD Journal are those of the individual authors of each article and are not necessarily those of the ASCD Journal, publishers of the ASCD Journal, Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) or Skin Health Institute Inc (SHI). Information contained in the ASCD Journal is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the judgment of a practitioner with respect to particular patients, procedures, practice or products.   
The ASCD Journal features paid and unpaid advertising by third parties. The appearance of these advertisements does not indicate any relationship between these third parties the ASCD Journal, ASC or SHI or an endorsement of that third party or any of the products or services which are advertised. The reader must complete their own instigations and determine whether any products or services advertised are right for them. Specifically, if any products or services which are advertised are of a medical nature the reader should consider the need to obtain independent medical advice from an appropriately qualified and licensed medical practitioner before purchasing and / or using any of these products or services.
The ASCD Journal, ASCD and SHI make no warranty, guarantee or representation either express or implied with respect to the validity or sufficiency of any information provided in the ASCD Journal. The ASCD Journal, ASCD and SHI cannot be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage to persons or property, including without limitation intellectual property arising from the use of any information contained in this journal including but not limited to any injury, loss and /or damage to persons or property which is caused through its use.
In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, the liability of the publishers of the ASCD Journal, ASCD and SHI shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.”

Upcoming Edition

Opinions & Progress in Cosmetic Dermatology : Melasma Edition December 2020

Invitations are now open to contribute to the inaugural ASCD journal

How to submit an article, or contribute to the journal.

Click here for Author Instructions

Submissions in the required format should be submitted to:

Enquiries related to article submissions should be directed to:

Letters to the Editors
(Max. 500 words, 1 Figure/table and 5 references). Submit to:

Due date for all submissions is 9 October 2020