Vaccines — Open Access Journal

Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X; CODEN: VBSABP) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV) is affiliated with Vaccines and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • 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) and BIOSIS Previews in Web of Science and in Scopus. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 4.5, which equals rank 92/283 (Q2) in the category 'Infectious Diseases', rank 116/200 (Q3) in 'Immunology' and rank 109/301 (Q2) in 'Pharmacology', among others.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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: 4.086 (2019)
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Special Issue in Vaccines
Immunological Mechanisms of Vaccines and Adjuvants Guest Editors: Katie Ewer, Randy Albrecht
Deadline: 20 August 2020
Special Issue in Vaccines
Carbohydrate Immunogens in Vaccines Guest Editor: Mario Monteiro
Deadline: 31 August 2020
Special Issue in Vaccines
Vaccination and Public Health: Optimizing Vaccine Uptake through the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Theory, Principles, and Strategies Guest Editors: Ralph J. DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood
Deadline: 15 September 2020
Special Issue in Vaccines
Pattern Recognition Receptors for Bacteria and Fungi and the Innate Immune Response Guest Editor: Theo N. Kirkland
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Topical Collection in Vaccines
Vaccines against Chronic and Persistent Bacterial Infections Collection Editor: Alfredo Torres
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