Pathogens is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on 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, PubAg, CaPlus / SciFinder, AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Immunology and Microbiology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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 journals for Pathogens include: Parasitologia, Bacteria and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022)
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Topic in Antibiotics, Biomedicines, Microorganisms, Parasitologia, Pathogens, Vaccines
Advances in Vaccines and Antimicrobial Therapy Topic Editors: Roberto Paganelli, Raffaele D’Amelio
Deadline: 30 December 2023
Topic in Biologics, Biology, MPs, Pathogens, Vaccines
Global Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Serology, Part 2 Topic Editors: Ger Rijkers, Jean-Luc Murk
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, JMP, Pathogens, Viruses
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Diseases: HIV Topic Editors: Mara Biasin, Daria Lucia Trabattoni
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Topic in Brain Sciences, Cells, Diagnostics, IJMS, JCM, Pathogens, Pathophysiology
Applied Sciences and Technologies for Detection and Therapies of Pathologies in the Neuronal Environment Topic Editors: Muh-Shi Lin, Hong Jiang, Yu-Yo Sun
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Pathogens
What Does Not Kill Them, Makes Them Stronger: Is the Inappropriate Use of Biocides a Driver of Antimicrobial Resistance? Guest Editors: Sascha Al Dahouk, Ralf Dieckmann
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Anthrax—a Threat beyond Bacillus anthracisGuest Editors: Silke R. Klee, Alex R. Hoffmaster
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Ecology and Pathogenicity of Nocardiae Guest Editor: Ipek Kurtboke
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Control of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria with the Lowest Environmental Impact Volume II Guest Editor: Nikolaos Skandalis
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants Collection Editors: George Fthenakis, Maria Filippa Addis
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Feature Papers on Parasitic Pathogens Collection Editor: Sébastien Besteiro
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens Collection Editors: Sheng-Fan Wang, Wen-Hung Wang, Arunee Thitithanyanont
Topical Collection in Pathogens
New Insights into Bacterial Pathogenesis Collection Editor: Carmelo Biondo
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