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 2018 (Scopus): 3.65, which equals rank 40/266 (Q1) in the 'Infectious Diseases' category, rank 9/39 (Q1) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology' and rank 21/109 (Q1) in 'Microbiology (medical).'
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.9 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 2019).
  • 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: 3.405 (2018)
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Special Issue in Pathogens
Anthrax Treatment Guest Editor: William S. Lawrence
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Pathogens
Viral-host interactions and determinants of human papillomavirus (HPV) life cycle and pathogenesis Guest Editor: Samuel K. Campos
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Special Issue in Pathogens
Invertebrate-Pathogen Antibiosis Guest Editor: Christopher J. Coates
Deadline: 30 June 2020
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
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