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 16.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2024).
  • 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 journal: Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 3.8 (2023); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.0 (2023)
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Topic in Biomedicines, JCM, Pathogens, Vaccines, Viruses
Discovery and Development of Monkeypox Disease Treatments Topic Editors: Mohd Imran, Ali A. Rabaan
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topic in Brain Sciences, Clinics and Practice, COVID, Life, Vaccines, Viruses
Multifaceted Efforts from Basic Research to Clinical Practice in Controlling COVID-19 Disease Topic Editors: Yih-Horng Shiao, Rashi Ojha
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Viruses
Novel Vaccines for Porcine Viruses Guest Editors: Levon Abrahamyan, Alexander Zakhartchouk
Deadline: 15 July 2024
Special Issue in Viruses
Enzymes as Antiviral Targets Guest Editors: Eleftherios Michailidis, Stefan G. Sarafianos
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Viruses
State-of-the-Art Arbovirus Research in Europe 2023 Guest Editor: Boris Pastorino
Deadline: 15 August 2024
Special Issue in Viruses
Molecular Biology of Human Cytomegalovirus Guest Editor: Michael McVoy
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topical Collection in Viruses
Poxviruses Collection Editors: Giliane de Souza Trindade, Galileu Barbosa Costa, Flavio Guimaraes da Fonseca
Topical Collection in Viruses
Phage Therapy Collection Editors: Nina Chanishvili, Jean-Paul Pirnay, Mikael Skurnik
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
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