Special Issue "African Swine Fever Virus 2021"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
In the last few years, African swine fever (ASF) has become one of the most feared infectious diseases affecting swine production and the commercialization of swine derived products in vast geographical areas of the world. The etiological agent, ASF virus (ASFV), is a large, structurally complex virus with a double stranded DNA genome encoding for over 150 proteins. Although the disease was originally identified in the 1920s, research on ASF has dramatically intensified in just the last ten years. This Special Issue of Viruses will be devoted to covering different aspects of ASFV research. Special emphasis will be placed on reports focused on molecular mechanisms mediating virus virulence, virus pathogenesis in domestic and wild swine, host immune response involved in protection against infection, development of different types of experimental vaccines, molecular basis of virus replication, virus structure, and novel/improved diagnostic methodologies. Contributions will be accepted in the format of original research reports, reviews covering very specific aspects of ASF research, and opinion articles. This Special Issue of Viruses expects to offer scientists working in ASF a forum to share high quality research in a variety of thematic areas of ASF research.
Dr. Manuel Borca
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- virus virulence
- pathogenesis in natural hosts
- protective host immune response
- vaccine development
- virus replication
- virus structure/morphogenesis
- ASF diagnostic