Viruses is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of virology, published monthly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV), the Spanish Society for Virology (SEV), the Canadian Society for Virology (CSV), the Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV), the Australasian Virology Society (AVS) and more societies are affiliated with Viruses 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 within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMedMEDLINEPMC, Embase, AGRICOLA, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Virology) / CiteScore - Q2 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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.
  • Companion journals for Viruses include: COVID and Zoonoses.
Impact Factor: 5.048 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.127 (2020)
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Topic in Viruses, IJMS, JoF, Microorganisms, Microbiology Research
The Role of Innate Lymphocytes in Infection and Host Immunity Editors-in-Chief: Edwin Leeansyah, Liyen Loh
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Topic in COVID, IJMS, Microorganisms, Viruses
Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Editors-in-Chief: Maria João Amorim, Yohei Yamauchi
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in COVID, IJERPH, Viruses
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Editors-in-Chief: Matthew Scotch, Arvind Varsani
Deadline: 30 April 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Drivers of Evolution of Animal RNA Viruses Guest Editors: Alice Fusaro, Isabella Monne
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
Enteroviruses 2021 Guest Editor: Hung-Yao Ho
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
New Advances in Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Research Guest Editor: Jennifer Corcoran
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
Endemic and Emerging Swine Viruses 2021 Guest Editors: Douglas Gladue, Fernando Rodriguez, Manuel Borca
Deadline: 20 November 2021
Topical Collection in Viruses
Coronaviruses Collection Editors: Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Fernando Almazan Toral
Topical Collection in Viruses
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Collection Editors: Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Fernando Almazan Toral
Topical Collection in Viruses
Mycoviruses Collection Editor: Ioly Kotta-Loizou
Topical Collection in Viruses
Advances in Plant Virus Research Collection Editor: K. Andrew White
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