The 5th most cited journal in Immunology
Viral immunology expects novel findings about molecular and cellular mechanisms of host antiviral defense.
Taking advantage of the novel Frontiers publishing concept and unique mechanism for communication between authors and referees, the section aims to provide readers, authors and reviewers an open access to articles reporting novel findings or insightful views improving our understanding of the host antiviral immune system, at molecular, cellular and clinical levels.
Focus of the section:
- Host innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections.
- Signaling pathways of virus sensors and antiviral molecules.
- Molecular interactions between viral products and host antiviral immune system.
- Organ and cell type specific antiviral immune responses.
- Molecular and cellular mechanisms of human viral disease pathogenesis.
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Viral Immunology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Classification, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, Frontiers Commentary, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Viral Immunology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Viral Immunology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Immunology.