Letters from sitting editors of the JPDS. Topics may be chosen upon the discretion of the editor.

Dermatology: Going Digital

Dermatology: Going Digital Digital dermatology has started and expanded exponentially due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. The use of telecommunication among health care providers over distance was first documented in t he 1950s.1 The ideal...

Writing in the time of COVID-19 pandemic

Johannes F. Dayrit
Writing in the time of COVID-19 pandemic Over the past few months, the lives we knew fundamentally changed. Normal social life and work have come to a stop . The pandemic effect on the economy is devastating and the effect on the income of physicians has been worse....

What makes an article publishable?

Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS
What makes an article publishable? During the last International Society of Dermatology meeting at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) conference in Madrid, Spain, Dr.Rokea el-Azhary , chief editor of the International Journal of Dermatology...

Why to publish a research paper?

Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS
Why to publish a research paper? When we are asked why is it necessary to publish a research paper, you’ll probably hear a lot of grumpy comments. “Because it is a requirement for residency or a fellowship status in the society!” “If I don’t , I’ll never get promoted...

JPDS: then and now

Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

The first issue of the JPDS was released in September of 1992 as one of the projects of Dr. Lina Torralba as PDS president. It was envisioned as the PDS members’ venue for scientific communication and publication of researches related to dermatology. Through the years, the JPDS has regularly upgraded to meet the continuing medical education needs of PDS members. The JPDS has maintained its role as one of our most powerful tools in fulfilling our vision to be the recognized and respected “dermauthority” in the country.

JPDS online: what are the advantages?

Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

In this day and age, information is power and a physician can empower himself with digital information obtained from academic journals. When given a task to prepare a lecture, write a case report, and review current literature for a research assignment, one can easily access credible information from academic journals and databases. The “old school” style of spending the whole day at the library to retrieve valuable scientific information from print copies, has now been replaced by the convenience of a laptop, a tablet, a smart phone, and an internet connection.