Journal of General Virology publishes high-quality research papers with high production standards, giving the journal a worldwide reputation for excellence and attracting an eminent audience.

The diverse scope of the journal, which reflects the evolving nature of virology today, includes topics on all aspects of animal, plant, insect, bacterial and fungal viruses, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, molecular biology and immunology, virus-host interactions and antiviral compounds.

2015 Impact Factor: 3.192

2015 5-year Impact Factor: 3.131

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Mark Harris, University of Leeds, UK

Depury Editor-in-Chief: Paul Duprex, University of Boston, USA


  • Read new ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles

    This week Journal of General Virology has published the first ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile – a freely available series of concise, review-type articles that provide overviews of the classification, structure and properties of individual virus orders, families and genera.

  • Journal of General Virology appoints Deputy-Editor-in-Chief, Professor Paul Duprex

    The Society is pleased to announce that Professor Paul Duprex from Boston University, USA, has been appointed as the new Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

  • Microbiology Society Journals' Prize Winners

    Last year saw the Microbiology Society journals sponsor a number of poster presentation and oral communication prizes. Winners received a cash prize, one year’s complimentary membership to the Microbiology Society and a certificate for best poster or communication. We would also like to thank our Editors for taking part in presenting and awarding these prizes.

  • Altmetric Top 10 Articles 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve rounded up the 10 papers from our journals that received the highest scores from Altmetric, the platform that collates where research is being shared online.

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