Pathogens 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, PubAg, CaPlus / SciFinder, AGRIS, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • 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: 3.492 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.066 (2020)
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Topic in Biomolecules, Pathogens, ncRNA
Novel Biomolecules Modulating Innate Immune Responses against Virus Infection Topic Editors: Renate König, Carsten Münk
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in IJMS, Pathogens, TropicalMed, Vaccines, Viruses
Strategies for Prevention and Control of Influenza Topic Editors: Tokiko Watanabe, Shinji Watanabe
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Topic in Diversity, JoF, Life, Microorganisms, Pathogens
Fungal Diversity Topic Editors: Samantha C. Karunarathna, Belle Damodara Shenoy, Patcharee Pripdeevech, Sumedha Madawala, Alvin M.C. Tang, Benjarong Karbowy-Thongbai, Asha Janadaree Dissanayake, Arun Kumar Dutta
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, JDB, JoR, Pathogens
Cell Signaling Pathways Topic Editors: Majid Momeny, Vishnu Suresh Babu, Avisek Majumder
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Chlamydia trachomatis Infections Guest Editors: John Papp, Elena Ambrosino
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Pathogens
Human Prion Disease Guest Editor: Pawel Liberski
Deadline: 15 June 2022
Special Issue in Pathogens
Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases Guest Editors: Eva Spada, Daniela Proverbio
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Pathogens
The Role of the Microbiome in HPV-Associated Cervical Cancer Guest Editor: Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
Deadline: 15 July 2022
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
Novel Insights into Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance of SalmonellaeCollection Editor: Marialaura Corrente
Topical Collection in Pathogens
SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Pathogenesis Collection Editors: Makoto Takeda, Wataru Kamitani
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