Archives of Virology publishes original contributions from all branches of research on viruses, virus-like agents, and virus infections of humans, animals, plants, insects, and bacteria. Coverage spans a broad spectrum of topics, from descriptions of newly discovered viruses, to studies of virus structure, composition, and genetics, to studies of virus interactions with host cells, organisms and populations. Studies employ molecular biologic, molecular genetics, and current immunologic and epidemiologic approaches. Contents include studies on the molecular pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and genetics of virus infections in individual hosts, and studies on the molecular epidemiology of virus infections in populations. Also included are studies involving applied research such as diagnostic technology development, monoclonal antibody panel development, vaccine development, and antiviral drug development.Archives of Virology wishes to publish obituaries of recently deceased well-known virologists and leading figures in virology.

Papers describing sequences only will be considered for publication only if the genomic organisation derived from the nucleotide sequence determined differs fundamentally from those of typical members of the virus genus/family and if the biological significance and functions of certain sequence differences have been experimentally expressed. If a manuscript only describes the complete sequence of a virus for which no or only very limited sequence information is available, the manuscript can be considered for submission in the format of an Annotated Sequence Record (see link ‘Annotated Sequence Records’).

Archives of Virology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal applies COPE’s principles of publication ethics to deal with potential acts of misconduct. Each submission to Archives of Virology is screened for plagiarism. When plagiarism is detected, a manuscript will be immediately rejected.

  • Offers original contributions from all branches of research on viruses and virus-like agents
  • Covers virus infections of humans, animals, plants, insects, and bacteria
  • Includes descriptions of newly discovered viruses, plus virus structure, composition and genetics, and interaction with hosts
  • Also includes studies involving applied research
  • Provides with papers published under the header Virology Division News a forum for news and developments of relevance to the Virology community (i.e. virus taxonomy, classification and nomenclature, including minutes of virus taxonomy committees). Virology Division News are freely available.
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Tim Skern
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.261 (2018)
Impact factor
2.134 (2018)
Five year impact factor
36 days
Submission to first decision
122 days
Submission to acceptance
461,385 (2019)
Downloads

Latest articles

Journal updates

  • Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

View all updates
You have access to our articles

Subscribe

eJournal
$199.00
Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2020

Advertisement

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1432-8798
Print ISSN
0304-8608
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. AGRICOLA
  2. BIOSIS
  3. Biological Abstracts
  4. CAB Abstracts
  5. CNKI
  6. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  7. Current Contents/ Life Sciences
  8. EBSCO Academic Search
  9. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  10. EBSCO Discovery Service
  11. EBSCO Food Science Source
  12. EBSCO STM Source
  13. EMBiology
  14. Elsevier Biobase
  15. Gale
  16. Gale Academic OneFile
  17. Gale InfoTrac
  18. Google Scholar
  19. IFIS Publishing
  20. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  21. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  22. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  23. Medline
  24. Meta
  25. Naver
  26. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  27. Pathway Studio
  28. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  29. ProQuest Central
  30. ProQuest Genetics Abstracts
  31. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  32. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  33. ProQuest Medical Database
  34. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  35. ProQuest Neurosciences Abstracts
  36. ProQuest Nucleic Acids Abstracts
  37. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  38. ProQuest Public Health Database
  39. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  40. ProQuest Virology and AIDS Abstracts
  41. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  42. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  43. SCImago
  44. SCOPUS
  45. Science Citation Index
  46. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature