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 15.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 5.818 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.811 (2021)
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Topic in Biomolecules, IJMS, Pathogens, Vaccines, Viruses
Epstein-Barr Virus Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies Topic Editors: Marshall Vance Williams, Jonathan Kerr
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Biomedicines, Pathogens, Viruses, Microorganisms, Microbiology Research
Host, Bacteria and Viruses: A Network of Intestinal Relationships Topic Editors: Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz, Vicente Monedero
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, IJMS, Nanomaterials, Viruses
Fibrous Proteins and Self-Assembling Peptides: From Structure and Assembly to Applications Topic Editors: Anna Mitraki, Chrysoula Kokotidou, Vagelis Harmandaris, Anastassia Rissanou
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Antibodies, COVID, Pathogens, Vaccines, Viruses
Host Response against SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Implications for Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccine Development Topic Editors: Fabrizio Angius, Meng Ling Moi
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
RNA Viruses: Replication, Assembly and Antivirals Guest Editor: Eloise Mastrangelo
Deadline: 1 April 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Viral Diseases of Horses and Humans: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Immunity Guest Editors: Javier Castillo-Olivares, Stephan Zientara
Deadline: 20 April 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Emerging Microbes, Infections and Spillovers Guest Editors: Laura Kakkola, Tarja Sironen, Ravi Kant, Maciej Grzybek
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Viruses
Physical Virology - Viruses at Multiple Levels of Complexity Guest Editors: Roya Zandi, Michael F. Hagan, Charlotte Uetrecht
Deadline: 10 May 2023
Topical Collection in Viruses
Poxviruses Collection Editors: Giliane de Souza Trindade, Galileu Barbosa Costa, Flavio Guimaraes da Fonseca
Topical Collection in Viruses
Coronaviruses Collection Editors: Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Fernando Almazan Toral
Topical Collection in Viruses
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 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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