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 quarterly 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 2017 (Scopus): 3.52, which equals rank 40/266 (Q1) in the 'Infectious Diseases' category, 9/39 (Q1) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology' and 21/109 (Q1) in 'Microbiology (medical).'
  • Rapid publicationmanuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.6 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Pathogens
Fungal Pathogens of Forest Trees Guest Editor: Robert E. Marra
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Pathogens
Immunology of Fungal Infections Guest Editors: Marc Swidergall, Rebecca A. Drummond
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Pathogens
DNA Repair, Replication and Herpes Viruses Guest Editor: Marshall Williams
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Special Issue in Pathogens
Plant-Pathogen Interactions Guest Editor: Hernan Garcia-Ruiz
Deadline: 31 March 2019

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