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 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 15.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 4.531 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.580 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Microbiology, Dairy, Foods, Pathogens, Animals
Improving the Added Value of Raw Milk and Dairy Products through Innovative Tools and Techniques Topic Editors: Marios Mataragas, Loulouda Bosnea
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in BioChem, Biomolecules, COVID, IJMS, Pathogens, Viruses, Cells, CIMB
Computer-Based Solutions to Investigate Biological- and Health-Related Problems Topic Editors: Lin Li, Yi He
Deadline: 30 July 2023
Topic in Antibodies, COVID, Pathogens, Vaccines, Viruses
Host Response against SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Implications for Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccine Development Topic Editors: Fabrizio Angius, Meng Ling Moi
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Topic in Cells, Pathogens, Receptors, Vaccines, Viruses
Mucosal Immunity to Infectious Diseases Topic Editors: Jay A. Berzofsky, Yongjun Sui
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
The Advanced Research on Host-Microbe Interactions Guest Editors: Chandrashekhar Patil, Rahul Suryawanshi
Deadline: 10 June 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Pediatric Gastroenteritis and Related Viral Infections Guest Editors: Simona De Grazia, Floriana Bonura
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Ecology and Pathogenicity of Nocardiae Guest Editor: Ipek Kurtboke
Deadline: 15 July 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Advances in Human Pathogens Infections Guest Editor: Anna Honko
Deadline: 20 July 2023
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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