2015 Impact Factor released for Viruses – 3.042, June 14, 2016 16:56


Viruses has received a new Impact Factor of 3.042 for 2015 in the latest release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016. The five-year Impact Factor is 3.437.

Viruses now ranks 14/33 (Q2) in the ‘Virology’ category and thus ranks third highest of all Open Access journals in virology.



Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Viruses:

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Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science, March 31, 2016 15:32

We are pleased to announce that the journals Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics were recently accepted for inclusion in the newly launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science.

ESCI serves to highlight promising journals which are still under consideration for the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).


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New Editorial Office in Barcelona, Spain, March 24, 2016 11:19

We are excited to announce the opening of our new editorial office in Barcelona, Spain. The launch team is led by a Senior Editor and comprises further staff holding doctoral degrees with several years of research experience. The new editorial team will help us to get closer to European research communities and progress Sciforum, the platform to support the scientific community via conference hosting and other functions. They will also help spread the word about Open Access and meet academics at scientific events.

We are in the process of hiring more doctoral and masters graduates to join the editorial team and welcome applications via jobs@mdpi.com. For contact details about the office, see our contact page.

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Membership Established with the Max Planck Society, February 22, 2016 17:14

We are pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an agreement with MDPI to support authors associated with the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft). As of 22 February 2016, corresponding authors will receive full funding from the MPDL for articles published in MDPI journals, with a 10% discount applied to the Article Processing Charges. Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.

Founded in 1948, The Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s leading research organizations, and is currently made up of 83 institutes conducting basic research in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks of scientists and the society has more than 15,000 publications in scientific journals each year.


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Viruses 2016: At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interaction, January 27, 2016 12:15

More than 170 leading virologists from around the world are currently meeting for the Viruses2016: At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interaction conference.

This conference takes place at the Biocenter of the University of Basel and is organized by MDPI. Detailed program information is available here.

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Viruses Travel Award Winners 2016, January 12, 2016 11:31

We are pleased to announce that the Viruses Travel Awards 2016 were granted to Dr Janna Bigalke, post-doctoral researcher at Tufts University School of Medicine, USA, and to Charles Daniel Murin, PhD student at the Scripps Research Institute, the Kellogg School of Science and Technology, USA.

We thank you for your participation and we look forward to receiving your application for the Travel Awards 2017.

For more information about the journal please visit the Viruses homepage.

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