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)MEDLINE, PubMed, PMC, Embase, AGRICOLA, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Virology) / 2020 CiteScore - Q2 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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.
  • Companion journal: COVID
Impact Factor: 3.816 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.001 (2019)
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Topic in Viruses, JoF, Microbiology Research, Microorganisms, Life
Veterinary Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief: Chao-Nan Lin
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
Virus Receptors and Viral Tropism Guest Editor: Petri Susi
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
7th Pan-American Dengue Research Network Meeting: Lima 2020 Guest Editors: Carlos A. Sariol, Mariana Leguia, Daniela Weiskopf
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
Cellular Stress Response to Viral Infections Guest Editor: Michael Oglesbee
Deadline: 16 July 2021
Special Issue in Viruses
RNA Viruses: Structure, Adaptation, and Evolution Guest Editor: Hironori Sato
Deadline: 31 July 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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