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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Virology) / CiteScore - Q2 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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 Viruses include: COVID and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 5.048 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.127 (2020)
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Topic in Biomedicines, Viruses, JoF, Microorganisms, JCM
Infectious Diseases Topic Editors: Célia F. Rodrigues, Natália Cruz-Martins
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Viruses, JoF, Microorganisms, Life, Microbiology Research
Veterinary Infectious Diseases Topic Editors: Chao-Nan Lin, Peck Toung Ooi
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in IJMS, Pathogens, TropicalMed, Vaccines, Viruses
Strategies for Prevention and Control of Influenza Topic Editors: Tokiko Watanabe, Shinji Watanabe
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Topic in COVID, IJMS, Pathogens, Toxins, Viruses
Acute Respiratory Viruses Molecular Epidemiology Topic Editors: Joan Puig-Barberà, María Lourdes Guerrero, Anna Sominina, Svetlana V. Trushakova, F. Xavier López-Labrador
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Evolution and Epidemiology of Influenza Virus Guest Editors: Samantha Lycett, Paul Digard
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Advances in Antiviral Immunity and Virus Vaccines Guest Editor: Ester Ballana Guix
Deadline: 10 June 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Novel Developments and Perspectives in Viral Vector Technology Guest Editor: Stefan Weger
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Viruses
Molecular Epidemiology of HIV Infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Guest Editor: Marina Bobkova
Deadline: 15 July 2022
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
Topical Collection in Viruses
Mycoviruses Collection Editor: Ioly Kotta-Loizou
Topical Collection in Viruses
Advances in Plant Virus Research Collection Editor: K. Andrew White
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