Virologica Sinica is an international journal which aims at presenting the cutting-edge research on viruses all over the world. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original research articles, reviews, 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 and characterization, viral epidemiology, 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 (SCI), Journal Citation Reports (JCR), PubMed/Medline, PubMed Central, Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and etc.

The journal follows a single-blind peer review. Upon receipt of a submission, the editorial office performs an initial check, after which the paper is assigned to an Editor (a member of the Editorial Board), whose area of expertise matches with the manuscript subject area. The 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 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

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Zhengli Shi
Publishing model
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4.327 (2020)
Impact factor
4.08 (2020)
Five year impact factor
460,345 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1995-820X
Print ISSN
1674-0769
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Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. AGRICOLA
  2. BIOSIS
  3. Biological Abstracts
  4. CAB Abstracts
  5. CNKI
  6. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  7. Chinese Science Citation Database
  8. Dimensions
  9. EBSCO Discovery Service
  10. EMBASE
  11. EMBiology
  12. Google Scholar
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  14. Medline
  15. Meta
  16. Naver
  17. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  18. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  19. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  20. ProQuest Central
  21. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  22. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  23. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  24. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  25. PubMedCentral
  26. Reaxys
  27. SCImago
  28. SCOPUS
  29. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  30. TD Net Discovery Service
  31. UGC-CARE List (India)
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