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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

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 September 2023


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

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


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

  • 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)

    2022 Speed
    6 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    154 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    74,440 Altmetric mentions 

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    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

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