Pathogens is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions published monthly online by MDPI.
  • 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), PubMed, PMC, Embase, AGRICOLA, CaPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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 Pathogens include: Parasitologia, Bacteria and Zoonoses.
Impact Factor: 3.492 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.066 (2020)
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Topic in TropicalMed, Microorganisms, Pathogens
Zoonoses in Tropical Countries Editor-in-Chief: Johanna Lindahl
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Topic in Biomolecules, Pathogens, ncRNA
Novel Biomolecules Modulating Innate Immune Responses against Virus Infection Editor-in-Chief: Renate König
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Topic in TropicalMed, Pathogens
Novel Therapeutic Strategies against Leishmania and TrypanosomaEditor-in-Chief: André Luis Souza dos Santos
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Pathogens
Prions and Prion-like Transmissible Protein Pathogens Guest Editors: Wenquan Zou, Jiyan Ma
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Healthcare-Associated Infections Guest Editors: Elisabetta Caselli, Luca Arnoldo
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Development of Pneumococcal Vaccines for the World Guest Editor: Ger Rijkers
Deadline: 15 August 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Carcinogenic and Anti-carcinogenic Bacteria Guest Editor: Tomasz M. Karpiński
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Feature Papers on Parasitic Pathogens Collection Editor: Sébastien Besteiro
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Novel Strategies on Antiviral Drug Discovery Against Human Diseases Collection Editors: Jun Wang, Richard Y. Zhao
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Campylobacter Infections Collection Editors: Ingrid Hansson, Eva Olsson Engvall
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Swine Reproductive Pathogens Collection Editors: Fun-In Wang, Jianqiang Zhang
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