Special Issue "Porcine Viruses 2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
We are honored to have this opportunity to guest-edit a Special Issue on porcine viruses.
The global pig industry is facing major new and old challenges caused by emerging and re-emerging viral infections. One of the more recent is the emergence of African swine fever virus (ASFV) in several countries of Eastern Europe and Asia. In the same way, classical swine fever (CSFV) is re-emerging in Japan and Brazil.
Concomitant to those new outbreaks, swine production is still struggling with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) as well as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) endemics due to the lack of an effective vaccination system. Additionally, porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) detection is increasing in the US and Asia. Other viruses such swine influenza virus (SwIV) or foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) still pose a threat to pig health.
In light of the contribution of pig production to food security, new measures and basic knowledge are required when attempting to control the spread of such devastating epidemic viruses and to reduce the incidence of the endemic ones.
In this Special Issue, we will outline the new discoveries in relevant porcine viruses, knowledge gaps, and how this information will help to cope with the future challenges for the global swine industry. We invite porcine virologists worldwide to tell their most exciting stories in the form of original research articles or opinion/hypothesis essays. Focus on the molecular biology of the virus, virus–host interactions, and the development of new therapies is highly appreciated.
Dr. Elisa Crisci
Dr. Maria Montoya
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 1800 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.
- host–pathogen interaction