Pathogens is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on 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, PubAg, CaPlus / SciFinder, AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Immunology and Microbiology )
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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 Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022)
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Topic in Biology, Cancers, Current Oncology, Diseases, JCM, Pathogens
Pathogenetic, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Perspectives in Head and Neck Cancer Topic Editors: Shun-Fa Yang, Ming-Hsien Chien
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Topic in Diseases, IJMS, Microbiology Research, Pathogens, Vaccines
Advances in Human Pathogen Control—a 21st Century Challenge 2.0 Topic Editors: Jorge H. Leitão, Nitin Amdare, Joana R Feliciano
Deadline: 30 June 2024
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 Animals, Pathogens, Veterinary Sciences, Zoonotic Diseases
Zoonotic Vector-Borne Diseases of Companion Animals Topic Editors: Anastasia Diakou, Donato Traversa
Deadline: 20 December 2024
Special Issue in Pathogens
New Approaches to Combating Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens Guest Editor: Yuan Liu
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Pathogens
Gastrointestinal Pathogens in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Guest Editors: Daniela Dobru, Boeriu Alina, Roman Adina
Deadline: 1 July 2024
Special Issue in Pathogens
Virulence Mechanisms of Uropathogenic Bacteria Guest Editors: Ritwij Kulkarni, Jennifer N. Walker
Deadline: 15 July 2024
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants Collection Editors: George Fthenakis, Maria Filippa Addis
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Feature Papers on Parasitic Pathogens Collection Editor: Sébastien Besteiro
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens Collection Editors: Sheng-Fan Wang, Wen-Hung Wang, Arunee Thitithanyanont
Topical Collection in Pathogens
New Insights into Bacterial Pathogenesis Collection Editor: Carmelo Biondo
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