10th Anniversary of Pathogens

The year 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Pathogens, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on pathogens and pathogen–host interactions. Pathogens has published over 3200 papers by more than 17,745 authors, and nearly 6000 reviewers have submitted at least one review report. We appreciate the contributions made by authors and reviewers, which have led to the continued success of our journal. For our 10th anniversary, we have organized special content and events for you to enjoy. Please join us in celebrating this milestone of our journal.

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Development and Achievements

Trace the development of Pathogens, from its origins to its 10th year, with the timeline below.

Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Lawrence S. Young.

Prof. Dr. Lawrence S. Young served as the Editor-in-Chief of Pathogens in 2012. His research interests are focused on tumor virology, EBV, HPV, tumor immunology, cancer biology, immunotherapy and gene therapy.



Pathogens released its inaugural issue and was published as a quarterly journal.



Pathogens was indexed in PubMed.



Pathogens was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).



Pathogens was indexed in Scopus.



Pathogens was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).



The first edition of the Travel Awards was announced.



Pathogens published its 500th paper.

Pathogens received its first Impact Factor of 3.405.



Outstanding Reviewer Awards.

Pathogens announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards.



Best Paper Awards.

Pathogens announced the first edition of the Best Paper Awards.



Pathogens adopted a monthly publication schedule.

Pathogens established a new section: Ticks.

Pathogens published its 1000th paper.

Section EiC of Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms: Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly.

Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly is Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, USA. His research interests focus on hemorrhagic fever viruses; arenaviruses; Lassa fever; host–virus interactions; innate immunity; viral pathogenesis; and host defense. Dr. Ly's lab has a keen interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms of arenavirus-mediated immune suppression. 



Section EiC of Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments: Prof. Roberto Paganelli.

Prof. Dr. Roberto Paganelli is based at the Department of Medicine and Sciences of Aging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara 66013, Italy. His research interests are immunoglobulins; B and T lymphocyte subpopulations; HIV infection; cytokines; autoimmunity; allergic diseases; and inflammation.



Section EiC of Ticks: Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz.

After graduation as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in 2006, Alejandro joined the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana, where he was involved in the study of molecular biology, genetic engineering and biotechnology applied to tick control. In 2013, Alejandro obtained a Marie Curie scholarship and joined the EU-funded project POSTICK at the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic, and completed his master’s degree in Parasitology. In 2013, Alejandro enrolled in two PhD programs simultaneously and completed them in 2014 (Spain) and 2016 (France). After a brief post-doc, in 2017, he joined INRAE as a Principal Investigator at the UMR-BIPAR, France. Since 2012, Alejandro has published 150 manuscripts on different aspects of tick research and is the inventor of two international patents. His scientific results have been recognized by the scientific community and, in 2017, he was awarded the 'Odile Bain Memorial Prize' for his outstanding contribution to Parasitology.



Pathogens Latest Impact Factor.

Pathogens received an updated impact factor of 3.492 for the year of 2021.



Pathogens reorganized its journal sections.

Four sections—Plant Pathogens, Human Pathogens, Animal Pathogens and Waterborne/Foodborne/Airborne Pathogens—were closed. At the same time, six new sections— Bacterial Pathogens, Fungal Pathogens, Viral Pathogens, Parasitic Pathogens, Emerging Pathogens and Prions—were established.

Section EiC of Parasitic Pathogens: Dr. Sébastien Besteiro.

Dr. Sébastien Besteiro is based at Inserm, University of Montpellier, France. His research interests are cellular parasitology; Apicomplexa; Toxoplasma; autophagy; metabolism; and cell biology.



Section EiC of Viral Pathogens: Dr. Anna Honko.

Dr. Anna Honko is Research Associate Professor and Microbiology Associate Director at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, USA. Her research interests are filoviruses; emerging viruses; aerobiology; animal model development; medical countermeasures to hazard group 4 viruses; and survival and inactivation of hazard group 4 viruses.



Section EiC of Bacterial Pathogens: Prof. Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro.

Prof. Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro is based at the Microbiology Division, Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Burgos, Spain. His research interests are food safety; food microbiology; one health; veterinary microbiology; and antimicrobial resistance.



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Anniversary Special Issues

10th Anniversary of Pathogens—Feature Papers
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7165
10th Anniversary of Pathogens—Advances in Molecular and Cellular Parasitology submission deadline 25 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 182
Keywords: parasitic diseases; molecular and cellular features; host/parasite interaction; technical advances
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
10th Anniversary of Pathogens—Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Pathogens in a Pandemic World
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1433
Keywords: emerging diseases; viral pathogens; Ebola virus; Marburg virus; Sudan virus; Lassa virus; Zika virus; MERS; SARS; Hendra virus; Nipah virus; H5N1; H1N1; H7N9; avian influenza; West Nile virus; encephalitis virus; hemorrhagic fever virus
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
10th Anniversary of Pathogens—T Cells in Pathogenic Infections
edited by Jianxun Song
submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 169
Keywords: pathogen; T cell; immunotherapy; persistence; cell metabolism; immunomodulation; exhaustion; memory; animal model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms)
10th Anniversary of Pathogens—Classic Papers in Tick Research submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 163
Keywords: landmark papers in tick research
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ticks)
10th Anniversary of Pathogens—Advances in Vaccines and Antimicrobial Therapy
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submission deadline 10 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 612
Keywords: vaccine; immunotherapy; emerging pathogens; clinical course; delivery systems; antiviral; antimicrobial; protection; immunity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments)

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