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 monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: Indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews and Scopus. Ctations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 3.1, which equals rank 138/283 (Q2) in the 'Infectious Diseases' category, rank 26/45 (Q3) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology' and rank 61/115 (Q3) in 'Microbiology (medical).'
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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.
Impact Factor: 3.018 (2019)
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Special Issue in Pathogens
Virulence Factors, Enterotoxin Production and Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococci Isolated from Food Guest Editor: Wioleta Chajȩcka-Wierzchowska
Deadline: 15 July 2020
Special Issue in Pathogens
Genomics, Molecular, Genetics, and Diversity of Plant Disease Resistance Guest Editors: Valentyna Klymiuk, Tzion Fahima
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Special Issue in Pathogens
Filovirus: Replication, Disease Pathogenesis and Host Immune Responses Guest Editor: Priya Luthra
Deadline: 15 August 2020
Special Issue in Pathogens
Echinococcus Guest Editors: Jacek Karamon DVM, PhD, ScD, Tomasz Cencek DVM, PhD, ScD
Deadline: 20 August 2020
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