Pathogens is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions published monthly online by MDPI.
  • 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), PubMed, PMC, Embase, PubAg, CaPlus / SciFinder, AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Microbiology) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Immunology and Microbiology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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 Pathogens include: Parasitologia, Bacteria and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.7 (2022)
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Topic in Cells, Pathogens, Receptors, Vaccines, Viruses
Mucosal Immunity to Infectious Diseases Topic Editors: Jay A. Berzofsky, Yongjun Sui
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Agronomy, JoF, Microorganisms, Pathogens, Plants
New Insights and Case Studies in Specific and Complex Plant Diseases Topic Editors: Stefania Loreti, Massimo Pilotti, Marco Scortichini, Tatjana Popović Milovanović
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Topic in Antibiotics, Biomedicines, Microorganisms, Parasitologia, Pathogens, Vaccines
Advances in Vaccines and Antimicrobial Therapy Topic Editors: Roberto Paganelli, Raffaele D’Amelio
Deadline: 30 December 2023
Topic in Biologics, Biology, MPs, Pathogens, Vaccines
Global Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Serology, Part 2 Topic Editors: Ger Rijkers, Jean-Luc Murk
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Epidemiology, Evolution, and Prevention of Animal Coronaviruses Guest Editor: Jingfei Wang
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Staphylococcus Infections in Humans and Animals Guest Editor: Jilei Zhang
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Prevention and Management of Tree Diseases Guest Editors: Paolo Gonthier, Matteo Garbelotto
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Pathogens
Highly Pathogenic Viruses: Challenges for Diagnostics Development and Drug Discovery Guest Editors: Cristiano Salata, Ilaria Frasson
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants Collection Editors: George Fthenakis, Maria Filippa Addis
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Feature Papers on Parasitic Pathogens Collection Editor: Sébastien Besteiro
Topical Collection in Pathogens
SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Pathogenesis Collection Editors: Makoto Takeda, Wataru Kamitani
Topical Collection in Pathogens
Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens Collection Editors: Sheng-Fan Wang, Wen-Hung Wang, Arunee Thitithanyanont
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