|2012||The inaugural issue was released. Pathogens was published as a quarterly journal.|
|2014||Pathogens was indexed in PubMed.|
|2015||Pathogens was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).|
|2016||Pathogens was indexed in Scopus.|
|2017||Pathogens established the section Plant Pathogens.|
|2018||Pathogens was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
Pathogens announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
Pathogens established the following sections:
|2019||Pathogens received its first Impact Factor (3.405).|
|Pathogens announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards and Best Paper Awards.|
|Pathogens published its 500th paper.|
|2020||Pathogens adopted a monthly publication schedule.|
|Pathogens established the section Ticks.|
|Pathogens published its 1000th paper.|
|2021||Pathogens has reorganized the journal sections, and has established the following sections:
|Pathogens received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 3.492.|
|2012–||Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Lawrence S. Young.|
|2020||Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly for the section on Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Roberto Paganelli for the section on Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz for the section on Ticks.
|2021||Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sébastien Besteiro for the section on Parasitic Pathogens.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Anna Honko for the section on Viral Pathogens.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro for the section on Bacterial Pathogens.