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Microbes and Infection publishes 15 peer-reviewed issues per year in all fields of infection and immunity, covering the different levels of host-microbe interactions, and in particular

- the molecular biology and cell biology of the crosstalk between hosts (human and animal models) and microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi), including molecular virulence and evasion mechanisms
- the immune response to infection, including pathogenesis and host susceptibility
- emerging human infectious diseases
- molecular epidemiology/genetics of host pathogen interactions
- vaccine development, including novel strategies and adjuvants

Clinical studies, accounts of clinical trials and biomarker studies in infectious diseases are within the scope of the journal

Submission of case reports and veterinary studies is discouraged

Several special issues a year ("Forums") focus on the present knowledge of a pathogen and the disease it causes, the immune response in infectious disease or on other critical issues relevant to the scope of the journal. Up to three reviews on recent progress in the field per issue are commissioned by editors

Essential Science IndicatorsSM (ESI) stated that "Microbes and Infection has had a significant impact in the field of Immunology." If you are nterested in knowing more about the journal's contributions to immunology, you may wish to read the interview with our editor, S.H.E. Kaufmann:

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