Viruses - Official Sponsor of the 3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes, Washington DC, USA, 30 October - 2 November 2014, October 24, 2014 05:15

Viruses is sponsoring the 3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes to be held in Washington DC, USA from 30 October to 2 November 2014.

This meeting will bring together researchers who study how viruses manipulate cellular processes for their own replication focusing on how viruses perturb nuclear functions. The scope will be broad and will embrace diverse virus families, including DNA viruses that replicate in the nucleus, such as Polyoma-,Papilloma-, Adeno- and Herpesviruses, extending to HIV, retroviruses and nuclear RNA viruses, like Influenza. Also included will be RNA viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm but exploit or hijack nuclear functions. Topics will include subversion of host transcriptional machinery; effects on host DNA repair pathways; epigenetic alterations; viral remodeling of the nucleus; viral induction of the stress response, immune evasion and innate antiviral defense, miRNA regulation; viral effects on the nuclear membrane, and viruses and cancer. The goal of the conference is to integrate discussions on how different viruses have developed strategies to target host nuclear functions.

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Improvements for Browsing Journal Content Implemented, October 10, 2014 08:19

We have implemented several minor changes to support users browsing and discovering content on www.mdpi.com. Readers will notice new buttons on the right and left side of each article and issue page. These buttons facilitate navigation through an issue or volume. Related articles from our journals and other publishers are displayed on the abstract page of our Web of Science and PubMed covered journals. Further, keywords on article pages are now linked for a convenient search across all MDPI journals.

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Updated 2013 Impact Factor for Viruses, July 30, 2014 11:33

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We are pleased to report an increased Impact Factor for Viruses for 2013. According to the newly released 2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014), the new Impact Factor for Viruses is 3.279. Viruses now ranks 15/32 (Q2) in the category ‘Virology’.

Evolution of the Viruses Impact Factor since 2010:

Evolution of citations to Viruses since 2009:

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Nominations Open for the Viruses Awards 2015, June 20, 2014 08:05

We are pleased to announce the initiation of the annual Viruses Awards. Two prizes for excellence in virology research will be awarded in 2015:

1. Junior Investigator in Virology - an early-career achievement award. This CHF 2,000/ USD 2,200/ EUR 1,700 prize will be awarded to a young researcher (age 40 and under) who has made significant, high-impact contributions to virology research.

2. Two Travel Awards for postdocs or PhD students of CHF1,000/USD 1,120/EUR 850 to attend virology conferences.

Please send your nominations and applications for these awards to Viruses Editorial Office at viruses@mdpi.com by 30 September 2014. For additional details, please refer to the following link.

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Special Issue "Pneumoviruses and Metapneumoviruses" - Now Available in Book Format, January 21, 2014 06:53

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 books@mdpi.com. 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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