Q1 Journal | Virulence | Viral Pathogenesis Section

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Viral Pathogenesis


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

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

  • Molecular virology
  • Viral and cellular mechanisms associated with infection, virulence, and pathogenesis
  • Viral interactions with and manipulation of the immune system
  • Evolution and genetics of viral pathogens
  • Viral virulence mechanisms and regulations
  • Mechanistic studies in medical and veterinary virology
  • Molecular surveillance and epidemiology of viral infections
  • Emerging and reemerging viral pathogens


Q1 rank

2020 Impact Factor 5.882

Five-Year Impact Factor 6.849


2020 CiteScore 9.0

487k Annual Article Downloads

Section Editor: Dr Hinh Ly

Professor, Institute for Molecular Virology, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, University of Minnesota

Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hinh-ly-aa4370115/
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Hinh Ly received his B.S. and M.A. degrees with distinction in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2000. He carried out his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the laboratories of Dr. Tristram Parslow (HIV researcher) and Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn (telomere researcher and 2009 Nobel-prize winner in Physiology or Medicine). Prior to his current position as a tenured Professor of Virology and Immunology in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA, Dr. Ly served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Ly is currently serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative & Molecular Biosciences MS/PhD Programs at the University of Minnesota and has taught various courses in Comparative Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, and Animal Modeling of Human Diseases, etc.  His research interests are broad in scope, but have recently been focused on some of the important issues of virus-host interactions with an emphasis on host immune evasion by arenaviruses (e.g., Lassa hemorrhagic fever-causing virus) and on viral vectored vaccine development for humans and livestock.

For a Complete List of Dr. Ly's Published Work in PubMed, please visit this web-link


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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