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Pigment International, a publication of Pigmentary Disorders Society (PDS), India, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.pigmentinternational.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

Current Issue

May-August 2021| Vol 8| Issue 2


The role of the mast cell in pigmentation disorders

The mast cell is a critical mediator of the inflammatory response by secreting histamine. While histamine is currently not regarded as a melanogen, recent studies have shown histamine release to ind...

Review Article

Nail changes associated with pigmentary disorders

Salient nail unit changes serve as pointers toward systemic disease. On similar lines, salient nail changes are associated with pigmentary disorders, and can help toward diagnosis. Nail changes form...

Original Article

Study of contact sensitivity to cosmetic allergens in melasma

Introduction: Melasma is a relatively common hypermelanotic disorder characterized by symmetrical light to gray-brown macules and patches involving photoexposed areas. Multiple factors have b...

Original Article

The amyloid–melanin connection: a cross sectional study on primary cutaneous Macular Amyloidosis

Context: Amyloidosis is group of rare diseases that are characterized by extracellular deposition of abnormal amyloid proteins either involving multiple organ systems (systemic amyloidosis) o...

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

ISSN - Print: 2349-5847,
Online: 2349-5782

Features of Manuscript Management System

  • Online submission
  • Wider visibility though open access
  • Higher impact with wider visibility
  • Prompt review
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