Virologica Sinica is an international journal which aims at presenting the cutting-edge basic and applied research on viruses all over the world. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original research articles and reviews, as well as commentaries and letters to the editor, to encompass the latest developments in all branches of virology, including research on animal, plant and microbe viruses. The journal welcomes articles on virus discovery, viral pathogenesis, virus-host interaction, vaccine development, antiviral agents and therapies, and virus related bio-techniques. Virologica Sinica, the official journal of Chinese Society for Microbiology, will serve as a platform for the communication and exchange of academic information and ideas in an international context.

The journal editorial board is composed of virologists, immunologists, biologists from a broad range of research fields worldwide to maintain the high standard of excellence for the journal. All submissions to Virologica Sinica are handled electronically, via ScholarOne online submission and review system. The journal is indexed by many international databases: Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/ Science Edition, PubMed/Medline, Scopus, BIOSIS Previews®, EMBASE, Google Scholar, SCImago, and etc.

The journal follows a single-blind peer review. For details, each member of the Editorial Board can act as the Executive Editor of a submission and coordinate the peer review process. Upon receipt of a submission, the editorial office performs an initial check, after which the paper is assigned to an Executive Editor, whose area of expertise matches with the manuscript subject area. The Executive Editor coordinates the peer review process, and invites two or more referees to perform critical reviews and provide confidential comments, whereby a two-week period is the guideline to review a manuscript. Based on the referees’ review, the Executive Editor makes a decision for the manuscript (accept, minor revision, major revision, reject). The Editor-in-Chief renders the final publication decisions.

  • Publishes studies on all branches of virology, including research on animal, plant and microbe viruses
  • Organizes special issues focusing on important topics in virology
  • Includes Research articles, Reviews, Letters to the Editor and Perspectives
  • Rapid peer review and online publishing, and open-access options
  • No paper/color/reprint charge, free language editing
Editor-in-chief
  • Zhengli Shi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Choice – What is this?
Impact
Impact factor: 2.467 (2018)
Usage
Downloads: 34,861 (2018)

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1995-820X
Print ISSN
1674-0769
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. AGRICOLA
  2. BIOSIS
  3. Biological Abstracts
  4. CAB Abstracts
  5. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  6. Chinese Science Citation Database
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EMBASE
  9. EMBiology
  10. Elsevier Biobase
  11. Gale
  12. Gale Academic OneFile
  13. Google Scholar
  14. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  15. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  16. Medline
  17. Meta
  18. Naver
  19. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  20. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  21. ProQuest Central
  22. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  23. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  24. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  25. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  26. PubMedCentral
  27. Reaxys
  28. SCImago
  29. SCOPUS
  30. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
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