Q1 Journal | Virulence | Bacterial Pathogenesis Section

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Bacterial Pathogenesis


Virulence is a high impact open access journal focusing on microbial pathogenicity, the infection process, and host-pathogen interactions. The Bacterial Pathogenesis Section of Virulence covers outstanding original reports that significantly enhance our understanding about bacterial pathogens, their virulence mechanisms, and the interactions with their hosts and other microorganisms.

Subjects of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Bacterial virulence mechanisms;
  • Molecular and cellular microbiology;
  • Interaction with and manipulation of the immune system;
  • Evolution and genetics of bacterial pathogens;
  • Virulence regulation;
  • Mechanistic studies in medical and veterinary microbiology;
  • Molecular epidemiology;
  • Emerging and reemerging of bacterial pathogens;
  • Mechanisms of acquisition and dissemination of antibiotic resistance.


Q1 rank

2020 Impact Factor 5.882

Five-Year Impact Factor 6.849


2020 CiteScore 9.0

487k Annual Article Downloads

Section Editor: Dr Ohad Gal-Mor

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University 

Profile: https://galmor-lab.com/
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ohad Gal-Mor was awarded his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Tel-Aviv University at 2003. He gained his post-doctoral training at the University of British Colombia in Canada, where he studied virulence mechanisms of Salmonella enterica. Dr. Gal-Mor is the director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the Sheba Medical center, Tel-Hashomer Israel and Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, the Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. He teaches Clinical Microbiology and Virulence Mechanisms of Human Bacterial Pathogens at Tel-Aviv University and serves as the secretary of the Israel Society for Microbiology. The main interests of the Gal-Mor lab are virulence and resistance mechanisms of Salmonella enterica, host specificity and the interactions of various Salmonella serovars with their hosts.

Associate Editors

Dr Gee W. Lau

University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign, USA
Profile: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/lau-lab/
Email: [email protected]

Dr Lan Lefu

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Email: [email protected]

Dr Gary Rowley

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Profile: https://research-portal.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/gary-rowley
[email protected]

Submission Guidelines

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About Virulence

  • One of the top journals globally with a unique focus on pathogenicity and pathogenesis.

  • Fully open access journal allowing maximum sharing and reuse of articles to our large international readership.

  • Led by an international editorial team of subject experts who ensure a constructive and rigorous peer review process.

  • Affiliated with the American Society For Virology with discounted APC for ASV members.

  • Your research is promoted via a tailored, multi-channel approach to maximize visibility, readership and impact.

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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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International experts review the pathogenicity and virulence of the world’s major infectious diseases in Virulence.

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