Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817; CODEN: PATHCD) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, Embase, AGRICOLA, CaPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology) / CiteScore - Q2 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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.
  • Companion journal: Parasitologia
Impact Factor: 3.018 (2019)
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Special Issue in Pathogens
SARS-CoV Infections Guest Editor: Lisa Gralinski
Deadline: 15 April 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Genomics, Molecular, Genetics, and Diversity of Plant Disease Resistance Guest Editors: Valentyna Klymiuk, Tzion Fahima
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Vaginal Bacteria from the Genus Gardnerella Guest Editor: Milda Pleckaityte
Deadline: 20 May 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) and Other Effects of Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) Infections in Salmonids Guest Editors: Maria K Dahle, Espen Rimstad
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Feature Papers on Parasitic Pathogens Collection Editor: Sébastien Besteiro
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Novel Strategies on Antiviral Drug Discovery Against Human Diseases Collection Editors: Jun Wang, Richard Y. Zhao
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Campylobacter Infections Collection Editors: Ingrid Hansson, Eva Olsson Engvall
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Swine Reproductive Pathogens Collection Editors: Fun-In Wang, Jianqiang Zhang
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