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Neglected tropical diseases

Guest Editors
Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, MD, PhD, Federal University of the São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), Brazil
Wei Wang, MD, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2024

Burden of lower respiratory tract infections in older adults

Guest Editors:
Denise Battaglini, MD, PhD, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy
Alejandro Rodriguez, MD, PhD, MSc, Hospital Universitario de Tarragona Joan XXIII, Spain

Submission Status: Open until 16 September 2024

Application of advanced statistical methods in infectious diseases

Guest Editors
Zhongjie Shi, MD, PhD, Wayne State University, USA
Sergei S. Simakov, PhD, DSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Submission Status: Open until 30 August 2024

Challenges of infectious disease surveillance and prevention

Guest Editors
Danielle Giovenco, PhD, Emory University, USA
Andrew Scheibe, MBChB, MPH, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Submission Status: Open until 15 August 2024

HIV long-acting treatments: prophylactic and therapeutic

Guest Editors
Antonella Castagna, MD, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Stefano Rusconi, MD, DIBIC, University of Milan, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 31 July 2024

Immunotherapy for infectious diseases

Guest Editors:
Michaël Desjardins: University of Montreal Hospital Center, Canada
Ofer LevyBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States
Amy C. Sherman: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, United States

Submission Status: Open until 28 June 2024

COVID-19 and HIV

Guest Editors:
Nada Fadul: University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States
Gengfeng Fu: Jiangsu provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal
Alessandra Vergori: National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani IRCCS, Italy
Xueying Yang: Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, United States

Submission Status: Open until 11 June 2024

Foodborne and waterborne diseases

Guest Editors:
Martin Boudou: Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Paul Hynds: Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Submission Status: Open until 24 April 2024


Guest Editors:
Abdullah Reda: Al Azhar University, Egypt
Claude Sabeta: University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Ranjit Sah: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Submission Status: Open until 29 March 2024

Long-term effects of COVID-19 infections

Guest Editors:
Giulia MarchettiUniversity of Milan, Italy
Maria MazzitelliPadua University Hospital, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 29 March 2024

Respiratory syncytial virus

Guest Editors:
Zhengrong Chen: Children’s Hospital of Soochow University, China
Antonio Piralla: Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Hassan Zaraket: Roche Products Ltd, United Kingdom 

Submission Status: Open until 14 June 2024


Vaccines for infectious diseases: immune mechanisms to vaccine development and clinical implementation

Guest Editors:
Rajib Deb: ICAR-National Research Center on Pig, India
Sandeep Kumar Dhanda: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Wen-Qiang He: University of Sydney, Australia

Febrile illness – diagnosing and caring for preventable and treatable infectious causes of fever

Guest Editor:
Adrian Gonzalez Lopez: Editor - BMC Infectious Diseases, Germany

Bacteriophages against multi-drug resistant bacteria

Guest Editors:
Reza Ghotaslou: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Gerald Mboowa: Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia


Systematic reviews on infectious diseases

Guest Editors:
Chester Kalinda: University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
Elvis TemfackAfrica Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia


Article collection

Impact of COVID-19 Health Policies on Other Infectious Diseases 


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Collection published: January 2020


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The airborne microbiome - implications for aerosol transmission and infection control
Collection published: August 2019

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Human rights as social and structural drivers of sexually transmitted infections
Collection published: March 2019


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World TB Day 2016
Collection published: 23 March 2016


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Integrated modeling and management of poliovirus endgame risks and policies
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Collection published: 17 September 2015

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Sexually transmitted infection treatment challenges
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Collection published: 30 July 2015

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Every day is Malaria Day
Collection published: 23 April 2015

Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgement 2014
Collection published: 29 January 2015


Thematic series
How to treat severe infections in the ICU
BMC Infectious Diseases
Collection published: 28 November 2014

Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014


Cross journal collection
World AIDS Day 2013
Collection published: 21 November 2013


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World AIDS Day 2012
Collection published: 30 November 2012

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Open Access Africa: Showcasing African research
Collection published: 5 November 2012

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  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.283 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.055 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    154 days submission to accept (Median)

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