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Viruses — Open Access Journal

Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915; CODEN: VIRUBR) 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) and the Australasian Virology Society (AVS) 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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed) and other databases. Full-text available in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.5 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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: 3.761 (2017) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.737 (2017)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Viruses
Biotechnological Applications of Phage and Phage-Derived Proteins Guest Editors: Sílvio Santos, Joana Azeredo
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Special Issue in Viruses
New Insights into Parvovirus Research Guest Editor: Giorgio Gallinella
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Viruses
LCMV – A Pillar for Immunology Research Guest Editor: Markus J. Hofer
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Special Issue in Viruses
Viruses and Inflammation Guest Editor: Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Deadline: 31 January 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Viruses
Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research Collection Editor: Jens H. Kuhn
Topical Collection in Viruses
Current Threats in Virology Collection Editor: Eric Freed
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