The journal Infection is a peer-reviewed forum for the presentation and discussion of clinically relevant information on infectious diseases for readers and contributors from all over the world. Articles deal with etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in outpatient and inpatient setting. Public health issues of local, regional and international importance related to infectious diseases are covered along with progress and problems in hospital epidemiology.

The main contents include original articles describing results of research projects; brief reports on new observations that enhance the knowledge of clinicians; and state-of-the-art reviews on topics relevant to physicians diagnosing or treating infectious diseases. Case reports describing new infectious etiologies or clinical manifestations are also offered. Infection adheres to a high standard of quality of all published material.

  • A peer-reviewed forum for the presentation and discussion of clinically relevant information on infectious diseases
  • Covers etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Includes articles describing results of research projects; reports on new observations; and state-of-the-art reviews
  • 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Johannes Bogner
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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7.455 (2021)
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5.284 (2021)
Five year impact factor
3 days
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632,370 (2021)
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1439-0973
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0300-8126
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