Special Issue "Emerging Viruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
Over the past few decades, outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging viral diseases have been increasing at a high rate and media attention has fuelled both public interest and public concern over these diseases. While technological advances in diagnostics and improved surveillance have contributed to this rise in detection of emerging infections, their surge in prevalence is also due to a combination of factors such as expanded host range, alterations in the ecology of viral vectors and reservoirs, and changes in the dynamics of virus-host interactions. In addition, epidemiological and sociological factors, including increased global travel and the rapid rise in human population density have facilitated the transmission and spread of viral infections to global proportions. Recent emergence/re-emergence of Zika, Ebola, and highly-pathogenic influenza viruses are perfect examples of the hidden dangers to mankind and the need to deepen our knowledge about emerging viruses and develop methods to prevent and treat viral diseases. It is in this context that we cordially invite you to contribute with your most recent research findings/insights into this important topic.
The goal of this Special Issue of Viruses is to serve as a collection of the current knowledge and research on a diversity of human and animal emerging viral diseases. We welcome research papers or review articles on recent advances in the field of emerging viruses. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, research on steps of the infectious cycle, pathogenesis, therapeutic approaches, viral discovery, ecology and transmission of emerging viruses. We hope that this Special Issue highlights current insights into emerging viruses and serves as a springboard of ideas for future advances in our understanding of these pathogens and how to combat their increasing risk to public health.Dr. Marceline Côté
Dr. Zongdi Feng
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 1600 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.
- emerging viruses
- vector transmission