Viruses is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of virology, published monthly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV), Spanish Society for Virology (SEV), Canadian Society for Virology (CSV), Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV), Australasian Virology Society (AVS) and others 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, PubAgAGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Virology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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 Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 5.818 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.811 (2021)
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Topic in IJMS, Pathogens, TropicalMed, Vaccines, Viruses
Strategies for Prevention and Control of Influenza Topic Editors: Tokiko Watanabe, Shinji Watanabe
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Topic in COVID, IJERPH, Viruses
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Topic Editors: Matthew Scotch, Arvind Varsani, Crystal Marie Hepp
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Topic in COVID, IJMS, Pathogens, Toxins, Viruses
Acute Respiratory Viruses Molecular Epidemiology Topic Editors: Joan Puig-Barberà, María Lourdes Guerrero, Anna Sominina, Svetlana V. Trushakova, F. Xavier López-Labrador
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Biomolecules, IJMS, Nanomaterials, Viruses
Fibrous Proteins and Self-Assembling Peptides: From Structure and Assembly to Applications Topic Editors: Anna Mitraki, Chrysoula Kokotidou, Vagelis Harmandaris, Anastassia Rissanou
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
State-of-the-Art Porcine Viruses Research in Europe Guest Editor: Grzegorz Wozniakowski
Deadline: 20 August 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Herpesvirus Assembly, Maturation and Egress Guest Editor: Prashant Desai
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
State-of-the-Art Plant Viruses Research in Asia Guest Editors: Tao Zhou, Zhiyou Du
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Pediatric HIV Infection and AIDS Guest Editors: Jason C. Brophy, Fatima Kakkar
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topical Collection in Viruses
Poxviruses Collection Editors: Giliane de Souza Trindade, Galileu Barbosa Costa, Flavio Guimaraes da Fonseca
Topical Collection in Viruses
Viruses and Bats, Volume III Collection Editors: Patrick C.Y. Woo, Kenneth Li
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
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