Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Nail Disorders

Pawel Pietkiewicz

Greater Poland Cancer Center


Leukonychia Melanonychia Koilonychia Clubbing Onychopapilloma Onychomatricoma Nail-patella Syndrome Nail-hair Dysplasia Onychotillomania Nail Biting Pemphigus Lichen Planus

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About the book

Nails are the keratinous appendages of the skin, and as such may reflect the well-being of the individuals. "Nail Disorders" will be a book aiming at covering all the essential topics associated with nail abnormalities. The first section will cover the nail pigmentation disorders, while the second will deal with nail texture, thickness and shape anomalies – the underlying conditions and contemporary treatment strategies. The third section will focus on common tumors of the nail apparatus that commonly pose a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians. The fourth section will cover the topic of nail disorders related to a patient’s occupation and caused by psychological disorders. The fifth section will aim to shed light on nail clues to genetic syndromes, while the closing sixth section will describe nail involvement in common systemic and cutaneous diseases. My strong intention will be that this book becomes a concise compendium for healthcare practitioners and podologists dealing every day with nail disorders.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 19th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 8th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: June 7th 2020

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About the editor

Pawel Pietkiewicz

Greater Poland Cancer Center

Dr Pawel Pietkiewicz is an European Board-certified Dermatovenereologist (UEMS-EBDV) and a founder of Polish Dermatoscopy Group. He earned his MD and summa cum laude PhD from Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS, Poland), where he worked as a lecturer and researcher collaborating with Skin Histopathology/Immunopathology Section. He received European Association for Dermato-Oncology Fellowship at Trieste Department of Dermatology and Non-Invasive Diagnostic, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship from Sapienza University of Rome. Currently he works at General and Oncological Surgery Clinic I (Greater Poland Cancer Center, Poland). He is a holder of PhD Grant of PUMS (2015), Michael Hornstein Memorial EADV Scholarship (2015), Société Française de Dermatologie Grant (2015), Euroderm Excellence Grant (2015), Scottish Dermatological Society Grant (2017), British Society for Paediatric Dermatology Grant (2018), Eli Lilly Grant (2019), Dermoscopy Excellence Challenge winner (2018) and the multiple winner in the challenges against artificial inteligence systems for dermatoscopy of skin tumors (Fotofinder - 2018 and 2019; Canfield's DEXI - 2019). He authored and co-authored over 100 manuscripts (articles, chapters, posters and web reports). His area of interest includes dermatoscopy, cancerogenesis, autoimmunity and autoinflammation.

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