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Aims & Scope

Viral Immunology delivers cutting-edge peer-reviewed research on rare, emerging, and under-studied viruses, with special focus on analyzing mutual relationships between external viruses and internal immunity. Original research, reviews, and commentaries on relevant viruses are presented in clinical, translational, and basic science articles for researchers in multiple disciplines.

Viral Immunology coverage includes:

  • Human and animal viral immunology
  • Research and development of viral vaccines, including field trials
  • Immunological characterization of viral components
  • Virus-based immunological diseases, including autoimmune syndromes
  • Pathogenic mechanisms
  • Viral diagnostics
  • Tumor and cancer immunology with virus as the primary factor
  • Viral immunology methods

Viral Immunology is pleased to announce that Dr. Rodney Russell, Professor of Virology and Viral Immunology, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns will be assuming the role as Editor-in-Chief of Viral Immunology in May 2020, taking over from Dr. David Woodland. We warmly thank Dr. Woodland for his leadership and commitment to the journal over the past fourteen years. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Virologists, immunologists, microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, pathologists, epidemiologists, and veterinary researchers, among others. 


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Current Contents®/Life Sciences
  • Science Citation Index®
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • EMBiology
  • Scopus
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin
  • Center for Disease Control Prevention's Laboratory Performance Evaluation
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.