Virulence | Q1 Ranked | Call For Papers | Open Access Journal

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Virulence

Open for Submissions

An Open Access Journal from Taylor & Francis

2020 Impact Factor 5.882

Five-Year Impact Factor 6.849

WEB OF SCIENCE, MEDLINE and PUBMED CENTRAL Indexed

2020 CiteScore 9.0

487k Annual Article Downloads

Ranked Q1 in the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology JCR Categories 

Virulence is an international peer-reviewed journal with a specific focus on microbial pathogenicity, the infection process, and host-pathogen interactions, including the interaction between host and environment.

To address new infectious challenges, emerging infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance, there is a clear need for interdisciplinary research. As a multidisciplinary journal, Virulence brings together scientists and clinical researchers working on the 'pathogen,' the 'host' or the 'antimicrobial agents.' It is particularly interested in infection models and actual infections, in the mechanisms, severity and attenuation of infection.

As a fully open access journal all articles are available for anyone to read anywhere, at any time, immediately on publication.

Virulence is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on:

  • Microbial pathogenicity–viruses (including HIV), bacteria, fungi, and parasites
  • Molecular and biological function of established and novel virulence factors
  • Identification, development and study of antimicrobial agents
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Host-pathogen and pathogen-pathogen interactions
  • Host response to infection and immune responses to inhibitors, toxins, and other virulence factors
  • Mammalian, other vertebrate as well as invertebrate model organisms and hosts
  • Clinical trials evaluating all aspects of the infection process
  • Microbiome
  • Research on bio-terrorism agents
  • Vaccine development and evaluation
  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Infections in resource-limited settings

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Submission Guidelines

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Data Sharing policy

Virulence applies an open data policy. Read our data policy guide to find out what steps you'll need to take to comply.
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An affiliated journal of the ASV

Virulence is officially affiliated with the American Society for Virology.
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