Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Updated Impact Factor for Viruses – 3.353, June 19, 2015 17:16


We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Viruses. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Viruses is 3.353. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.419. Viruses now ranks 12/33 (Q2) in the category ‘Virology’.

Evolution of the Viruses Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to Viruses:

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Viruses Awards 2015 - Winners, January 26, 2015 12:01

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of Viruses, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Young Investigator in Virology Award and the two Travel Awards:

The 2015 Young Investigator in Virology Award for excellence in virology research goes to Dr. Jesse D. Bloom. After receiving his Ph.D. with Frances Arnold, he carried out postdoctoral work with David Baltimore, both at Caltech. Since 2011 he has been an Assistant Member in the Division of Basic Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Bloom’s research combines experimental and computational approaches to study influenza virus. A major strength of his research is to seamlessly integrate molecular virology, next-generation sequencing, and computational biology to ask critical questions about influenza virus evolution. Dr. Bloom will also have the opportunity to present his work at the Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions conference, Basel, 26–28 January 2016.

The runner-up is Dr. Alexander Ploss, Princeton University. Dr. Ploss performed his Ph.D. research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the lab of Eric Palmer and did postdoctoral research with Charles Rice at Rockefeller University. In 2013, he became an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. Dr. Ploss’s research is focused on addressing fundamental questions about hepatitis C virus replication using humanized mouse model systems.

Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Kirsty Renfree Short, post-doctoral researcher at Erasmus Medical Center, and to Dr. Redmond Smyth from the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France.

I would like to congratulate them all for this remarkable achievement!

Eric O. Freed

Editor–in–Chief Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915) Impact Factor 3.279 (2013 Journal Citation Reports®),

Please join the Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions conference, Basel, 26–28 January 2016.

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Special Issue "Pneumoviruses and Metapneumoviruses" - Now Available in Book Format, January 21, 2014 12:53

The Viruses special issue "Pneumoviruses and Metapneumoviruses", guest edited by Helene F. Rosenberg and Joseph B. Domachowske is now available in book format. The book contains all 17 papers available on the special issue website.

To order your copy, please contact the editorial staff at One copy, hardcover, 328 pages, 170x240mm premium format, full color is CHF36 + shipping from Switzerland (Economy: CHF30/Europe; CHF38/International or Priority: CHF38/Europe; CHF50/ International).

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