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Viruses — Open Access Journal of Virology

Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915; CODEN: VIRUBR) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of virology, published monthly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV), Spanish Society for Virology (SEV), Canadian Society for Virology (CSV) and Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV) are affiliated with Viruses and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed) and other databases. Full-text available in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 21 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • 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.

Impact Factor: 3.465 (2016) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.640 (2016)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Viruses
Phage Lytic Enzymes and Their Applications Guest Editor: Yves Briers
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Special Issue in Viruses
Zoonotic and Vectorborne Viral Infections: Applying the One Health Vision—from Challenges to Solutions Guest Editors: Ilaria Capua, Giovanni Cattoli
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Special Issue in Viruses
What’s New with Flu? Guest Editors: Christopher Byron Brooke, Seema Lakdawala
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Special Issue in Viruses
Recent Advances of Natural Products in HSV Research Guest Editor: Sherif T. S. Hassan
Deadline: 31 August 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Viruses
Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research Collection Editor: Jens H. Kuhn
Topical Collection in Viruses
Current Threats in Virology Collection Editor: Eric Freed
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