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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

Submission Status: Open until 15 February 2024

Long-term effects of COVID-19 infections

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

Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2023

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 15 December 2023

Systematic reviews on infectious diseases

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

Submission Status: Open until 20 November 2023

Modelling the effects of structural interventions and social enablers on HIV incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan African countries

Guest Editors:
Charles Birungi: UNAIDS, Uganda
Timothy Hallett: Imperial College London, UK
Anne Stangl: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA 

Submission Status: Open until 15 November 2023

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

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023

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

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

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2023


Article collection

Impact of COVID-19 Health Policies on Other Infectious Diseases 


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Antibiotic resistance
Collection published: January 2020


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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


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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

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

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  • Citation Impact
    3.669 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.714 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.448 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.042 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    16 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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