Pathogens — Open Access Journal

Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817; CODEN: PATHCD) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and Scopus. Ctations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 3.52, which equals rank 38/263 (Q1) in the 'Infectious Diseases' category, 9/40 (Q1) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology' and 20/108 (Q1) in 'Microbiology (medical).'
  • Rapid publicationmanuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.64 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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