Journal History

2012 The inaugural issue was released. Pathogens was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Pathogens was indexed in PubMed.
2015 Pathogens was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2016 Pathogens was indexed in Scopus.
2017 Pathogens established the section Plant Pathogens.
2018 Pathogens was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
Pathogens announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
Pathogens established the following sections:
2019 Pathogens received its first Impact Factor (3.405).
Pathogens announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards and Best Paper Awards.
Pathogens published its 500th paper.
2020 Pathogens adopted a monthly publication schedule.
Pathogens established the section Ticks.
Pathogens published its 1000th paper.
2021 Pathogens has reorganized the journal sections, and has established the following sections:
The following sections have been discontinued:
Pathogens received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 3.492.


2012– Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Lawrence S. Young.
2020 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly for the section on Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Roberto Paganelli for the section on Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz for the section on Ticks.
2021 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sébastien Besteiro for the section on Parasitic Pathogens.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Anna Honko for the section on Viral Pathogens.
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Prof. Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro for the section on Bacterial Pathogens.
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