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Seasonal respiratory infections

Guest Editor
Thangam Menon, PhD, DSc, University of Madras, India

Submission Status: Open until 7 April 2025

Diagnostic and management of infections in immunocompromised patients

Guest Editors
Methee Chayakulkeeree, MD, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand 
Aristine Cheng, BM BCh, MA, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Johan Maertens, MD, PhD, KU Leuven & University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven), Belgium

Submission Status: Open until 28 February 2025

Sexually transmitted infections

Guest Editors
Jesse L. Clark, MD, MSc, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, USA
Vicente Estrada, MD, PhD, The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Weiming Tang, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Submission Status: Open until 3 February 2025

HIV and TB co-infection

Guest Editors
Francesco Di Gennaro, MD, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda

Peter Nyasulu, PhD, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Sheela Shenoi, MD, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Submission Status: Open until 20 December 2024

Animal models in infectious diseases

Guest Editors
Zulqarnain Baloch, PhD, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Hin Chu, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, PhD, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, USA 

Submission Status: Open until 29 November 2024

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

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 September 2024


Immunotherapy for infectious diseases

Guest Editors
Michaël Desjardins, PhD, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Canada 
Ofer Levy, MD PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States  
Amy C. Sherman, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical, United States 


Respiratory syncytial virus

Guest Editors
Zhengrong Chen, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Soochow University, China
Antonio Piralla, PhD, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Hassan Zaraket, Adjunct Associate Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon  


Long-term effects of COVID-19 infections

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

Foodborne and waterborne diseases

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


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

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 


Thematic series
Antibiotic resistance
Collection published: January 2020


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

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


Cross journal series
World TB Day 2016
Collection published: 23 March 2016


Thematic series
Integrated modeling and management of poliovirus endgame risks and policies
BMC Infectious Diseases
Collection published: 17 September 2015

Thematic series
Sexually transmitted infection treatment challenges
BMC Infectious Diseases
Collection published: 30 July 2015

Cross journal collection
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


Cross journal collection
World AIDS Day 2012
Collection published: 30 November 2012

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.106
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.031

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 13
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 148

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 6,949,317
    Altmetric mentions: 28,444

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