Volunteer

We are seeking authors and reviewers

We are always happy to update pages when advised they may be out of date, and please tell us if you notice errors or omissions. Or perhaps you would like to translate a page into another language?

DermNet New Zealand authors have included many volunteers: dermatologists, dermatology trainees and medical students from New Zealand and elsewhere. If you would like to contribute, please contact us with your ideas. We also welcome expert topic reviewers. Our pages are up to 20 years old, and inevitably include inaccuracies and outdated information. Let us know your area of expertise.

DermNet NZ's style is plain English (British), using short paragraphs and bullet points rather than long lists. Your typical reader is a dermatology trainee, medical student, consultant in a hurry, or GP. But health-literate patients and school students are important groups to consider as well. Aim for Flesch Reading Ease Score >65.

Typical topic construction for a disease or condition (xxx) is as follows:

  • Topic title xxx
  • What is xxx?
  • Who gets xxx?
  • What causes xxx?
  • What are the clinical features of xxx?
  • How is xxx diagnosed?
  • What is the treatment for xxx?
  • What is the outcome for xxx?
  • References. We prefer Vancouver style.

All new topics are peer reviewed by dermatologists or other experts as appropriate.

Clinical images

1. Do you have clinical images of dermatological disorders?

DermNet New Zealand seeks clinical images of:

  • Rare disorders
  • Classic presentations
  • Skin of colour

DermNet New Zealand Trust owns or shares copyright with image contributors. Published images are available for use by external agents or persons according to혻Creative Commons, using the혻Attribution?밡on commercial?밡o derivatives혻license. See our image use policy.

We require evidence of signed patient consent for education and publication of your images. Identifiable images will not be published in the absence of express patient consent to publish them on DermNetNZ.org.

2. Would you like to license copies of our images?

We also license unwatermarked low-resolution or original-quality images. Fees help to support DermNet New Zealand's maintenance and development costs. See our terms of use and혻copyright혻information. Contact us혻if you wish to purchase unwatermarked or original-size copies of clinical images.

Other ways you can help

We welcome nonspecific sponsorship or educational grants from Pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers or educational foundations. Sponsors are acknowledged on our sponsors page. DermNet NZ has charitable status (see about us).혻

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There are several options for donations?봶hich are gratefully received. Your gift will be spent on expanding and improving DermNet New Zealand's content and design.

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