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Special Issue "Evolution and Pathogenesis of Avian and Animal Influenza Viruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Emerging and re-emerging influenza viruses pose a continuous threat to animal and human health. We are facing a highly mutable virus seeking adaptation on different hosts and in harsh environmental conditions. Despite extensive research, particularly to detect, identify, and characterize (novel) influenza viruses in different animal species, vigilance is warranted to monitor changes in virus–host ecology that enable efficient adaptation, high virulence, and interspecies transmission. In this Special Issue, we welcome articles, short communications, case reports, reviews, and commentaries on the evolution and pathogenesis of influenza viruses in birds and mammals. The scope of this SI is to gather papers on, but not limited to, genetic and evolutionary analysis, genetic determinants for virulence and adaptation in birds and mammals, assessment of pathogenicity and transmission, virus–host–ecology interaction, macro- and microscopic alterations, tropism to different organs/cells, epidemiological investigation, and development of new laboratory tools for diagnosis and characterization of influenza viruses.
Dr. El-Sayed M Abdelwhab
Dr. Angele Breithaupt
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Avian influenza
- virus evolution
- zoonotic diseases
- virulence determinants