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About Journal of General Virology

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Mark Harris, University of Leeds, UK
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Professor Paul Duprex, Boston University, USA

Published by the Microbiology Society, the Journal of General Virology has been publishing peer-reviewed research for more than 50 years. We recognise the importance of virology as a unique discipline within microbiology, and actively collaborate with partners such as the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) to support the global virology community.

We welcome high-quality research and review articles that contribute significantly to the field of virology. We particularly welcome fundamental studies on virus replication, pathogenesis and virus-host interactions. We also welcome phylogenetic or epidemiologic studies, or studies that address clinical aspects of virus infection, provided that these lead to testable hypotheses and contain new information relevant to virus biology.

Articles in Journal of General Virology are published under the subject categories outlined below, and authors are asked to indicate the subject category for their article during submission:

  • Animal viruses: RNA viruses, DNA viruses, and retroviruses
  • Insect viruses: RNA viruses and DNA viruses
  • Plant viruses: RNA viruses and DNA viruses
  • Others: fungal viruses, prokaryotic viruses, and TSE agents

Journal of General Virology is indexed in Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents – Life Sciences, Current Opinion series, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Russian Academy of Science, Science Citation Index, SciSearch, and SCOPUS, as well as on Google Scholar, ensuring maximum discoverability of your research.

Please contact [email protected] with any queries about Journal of General Virology. All pre-submission enquiries are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief without reference to previously submitted articles.

For more information about Journal of General Virology, or any of our other journals, please see the Information for Authors pages.

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