Special Issue "Viral Diseases of Fish"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Aquaculture is today a global industry, providing a source of proteins to the world’s population. Although the fish farming industry continues to make progress, intensive aquaculture is constantly threatened by infectious diseases that cause huge economic losses both in production and employment. In particular, fish viral diseases are a cause of major concern. In the last year, outbreaks affecting carp in California and UK, tilapia in Africa, or salmon in Australia have shown that disease prevention and control are key factors in the sustainability and development of the sector.
This Special Issue aims to cover the broad spectrum of research on fish viruses. We hope to assemble a series of contributions offering a comprehensive view of the variety of virus families making the biggest impact on fish health: Rhabdoviridae, Birnaviridae, Nodaviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Reoviridae, Herpesviridae, and Iridoviridae. Studies on the life cycle of newly discovered and re-emerging viruses associated with some of the latest outbreaks will also be a focus due to the scarce information available on these little-known viruses. For this Special Issue of Pathogens, we invite you to submit papers on the newest advances in disease control, antiviral therapy, and vaccinology, as well as groundbreaking concepts in immunology relevant to the protection of fish against disease. Papers describing “proof of concept” use of novel technologies with the potential to open new avenues for antiviral treatments will also be welcome.
We look forward to publishing your latest research with new exciting findings on fish viral infections.
Prof. Dr. Luis Perez Garcia-Estañ
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Viral diseases
- Emerging viruses
- Antiviral therapy
- Immune response