The Editor-in-Chief of our journal Viruses, Dr. Eric O. Freed, was recently featured in a news story of The New York Times highlighting virologists' research effort to better understand the host-pathogen relation of Ebola and other viruses. Find the full news story at the following link.
Since its inception in 2009 Viruses contributed a vast number of open access research articles regarding Ebola and filoviruses in general. Given the current dramatic evolution of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, Viruses Editorial Board Member Dr. Jens H. Kuhn compiled a selection of resources related to the Ebola virus and other filoviruses that were published in the journal Viruses and are hence freely available. Moreover, the 'Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research 2014-2015' special issue is currently open for submissions. For more information click here.
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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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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).