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DermNet's® Editorial Process


Mission statement

DermNet® is a not-for-profit, independent health publisher dedicated to making reliable, up-to-date information on the skin freely accessible to anyone. 

Trusted by millions of people from all over the world for authoritative information, it is our responsibility to ensure that we publish the highest quality content and present information without bias or agendas. 

Please click here for more information on our values, goals, and the team.


Content development

DermNet® is created and maintained by dermatologists and healthcare professionals with expertise in skin conditions. We pride ourselves on carefully accepting only the highest calibre of medical professionals to write for us. We also review all articles and content internally before publishing. We have numerous checks along the way to ensure our high standards are consistently achieved.

Our editorial process aims to ensure our 2500+ existing pages are updated when required, and pages are created for new topics, in a timely manner. 

Our systematic content development process involves:

We do not publish any content created by artificial intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT. Our content is written and researched by medical professionals and reviewed personally by our editorial team of dermatologists and medical writers who are involved in each step of the process.

If you have any questions, concerns, or other feedback on our content, please do not hesitate to get in touch.