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 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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 Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 5.048 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.127 (2020)
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Topic in JoF, Microbiology Research, Microorganisms, Viruses
Novel Concepts and Approaches in Neglected, Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens: From Environment to Patient Editor-in-Chief: Maria José Soares Mendes Giannini
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in COVID, IJERPH, Viruses
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Editors-in-Chief: Matthew Scotch, Arvind Varsani
Deadline: 30 April 2022
Topic in Biomedicines, Viruses, JoF, Microorganisms, JCM
Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief: Célia F. Rodrigues
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Viruses, JoF, Microorganisms, Life, Microbiology Research
Veterinary Infectious Diseases Editor-in-Chief: Chao-Nan Lin
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Herpesvirus Assembly, Maturation and Egress Guest Editor: Prashant Desai
Deadline: 1 February 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
CRISPR/Cas in Viral Research Guest Editors: Jiri Hejnar, Ben Berkhout
Deadline: 25 February 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Non-A Influenza 2.0 Guest Editor: Feng Li
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Vaccines for Emerging Zoonotic Viruses Guest Editors: Dapeng Li, Ahmed O. Hassan, Jingyou Yu
Deadline: 15 March 2022
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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