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 is provided to authors approximately 15.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 4.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.8 (2022)
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Topic in Biomolecules, BioTech, Marine Drugs, Microorganisms, Viruses
Marine Viruses Topic Editors: Min Jin, Xiaobo Zhang, Rui Zhang, Claire Geslin
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Materials, Processes, Resources, Viruses
COVID-19 Impact on the Environment and Sustainable Development Topic Editors: Elza Bontempi, Marco Race, Alessandra Zanoletti, Mario Coccia
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, JMP, Pathogens, Viruses
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Diseases: HIV Topic Editors: Mara Biasin, Daria Lucia Trabattoni
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Topic in Bacteria, Biology, JoF, Pathogens, Viruses
Recent Advances in Agricultural-Associated Viruses Topic Editors: Cheng-Gui Han, Liying Sun
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Viruses
HIV Neurological Disorders Guest Editor: Frank Denaro
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Basic Sciences for the Conquest of COVID-19 Guest Editors: Kenzo Tokunaga, Jérôme Estaquier
Deadline: 14 December 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
SARS-CoV-2 and mRNA Vaccines Guest Editors: Zhenglun Liang, Qunying Mao
Deadline: 29 December 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Genomics of Giant Viruses Guest Editor: Philippe Colson
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topical Collection in Viruses
Poxviruses Collection Editors: Giliane de Souza Trindade, Galileu Barbosa Costa, Flavio Guimaraes da Fonseca
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
Emerging Arboviruses, Volume II Collection Editor: Remi N. Charrel
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