Current Research and Key Issues in Poultry Immunology

A special issue of Poultry (ISSN 2674-1164).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2025 | Viewed by 174

Special Issue Editors

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Clinical Department for Farm Animals and Food System Science, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: poultry immunology; poultry diseases; poultry pathology and histopathology

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Cell Biology and Immunology Group, Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: avian immunology; host-pathogen interactions; natural killer cells; immunomodulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The immune system of poultry is crucial for protection from diseases with distinct characteristics compared to mammals. Research in poultry immunology focuses on various aspects of innate and adaptive immunity, which are influenced by the anatomical and physiological characteristics of birds. Infectiology, vaccinology, genetics and evolution are important research areas related to poultry immunology.

The aim of this special issue is to collect the most recent research findings or relevant summaries of fundamental knowledge in poultry immunology. Research articles and literature reviews in this field as well as topics associated with poultry immunology are welcome. Hence, scientists working on the immune system of poultry in health and disease are invited to submit their manuscripts for this special issue.

Dr. Dieter Liebhart
Dr. Christine Jansen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Poultry is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • immune response of poultry
  • host-pathogen interactions
  • poultry diseases
  • poultry pathology
  • genetics
  • vaccinology

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