Viruses is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of virology, published monthly online by MDPI. The American Society for Virology (ASV), Spanish Society for Virology (SEV), Canadian Society for Virology (CSV), Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV), Australasian Virology Society (AVS) and others are affiliated with Viruses and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • 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), PubMedMEDLINEPMC, Embase, PubAgAGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Virology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Infectious Diseases)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 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 Viruses include: COVID and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 4.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.8 (2022)
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Topic in Brain Sciences, Clinics and Practice, COVID, Life, Vaccines, Viruses
Multifaceted Efforts from Basic Research to Clinical Practice in Controlling COVID-19 Disease Topic Editors: Yih-Horng Shiao, Rashi Ojha
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Plants, Viruses
Plant Virus Topic Editors: Munir Mawassi, Sergey Morozov
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, BioTech, Marine Drugs, Microorganisms, Viruses
Marine Viruses Topic Editors: Min Jin, Xiaobo Zhang, Rui Zhang, Claire Geslin
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Materials, Processes, Resources, Viruses
COVID-19 Impact on the Environment and Sustainable Development Topic Editors: Elza Bontempi, Marco Race, Alessandra Zanoletti, Mario Coccia
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
DNA Vaccines 2022 Guest Editor: Deborah H. Fuller
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Hepatitis B Virus: New Breakthroughs to Conquer an Ancient Disease Guest Editors: Mark W. Douglas, Thomas Tu
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Human Paramyxoviruses Guest Editors: Patrice Guillon, Larissa Dirr
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Diagnostics, Antiviral Therapy and Vaccination against Orthopoxvirus Infections Guest Editors: Sergei N. Shchelkunov, Larisa N. Shishkina
Deadline: 15 October 2023
Topical Collection in Viruses
Mycoviruses Collection Editor: Ioly Kotta-Loizou
Topical Collection in Viruses
Unconventional Viruses Collection Editor: Jean-Michel Claverie
Topical Collection in Viruses
Coronaviruses Collection Editors: Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Fernando Almazan Toral
Topical Collection in Viruses
Emerging Arboviruses, Volume II Collection Editor: Remi N. Charrel
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