Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817; CODEN: PATHCD) 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 in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews and Scopus. Ctations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 3.1, which equals rank 138/283 (Q2) in the 'Infectious Diseases' category, rank 26/45 (Q3) in 'General Immunology and Microbiology' and rank 61/115 (Q3) in 'Microbiology (medical).'
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 3.018 (2019)
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Special Issue in Pathogens
Fungal Cell Adhesion Proteins: Structure, Function, and Roles in Disease Guest Editor: Peter N. Lipke
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
SARS-CoV Infections Guest Editor: Lisa Gralinski
Deadline: 15 April 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Genomics, Molecular, Genetics, and Diversity of Plant Disease Resistance Guest Editors: Valentyna Klymiuk, Tzion Fahima
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Pathogens
Characterization of Antibody Responses to Virus Infections in Humans Guest Editors: Philipp Ilinykh, Kai Huang
Deadline: 20 May 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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