Pathogens and Immunity

Pathogens and Immunity is an Open Access journal that publishes original research, reviews and commentaries that focus on pathogens, host defenses, and other clinically relevant aspects of immunity. Now a member of:

Current Issue: Volume 6, Number 1

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The Red Kerchief, c. 1868-73, Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)


Madame Monet's red cape draws the viewer's attention beyond the glass of the French doors capturing her glance, a brief moment frozen in time. This painting was very special to Monet and he kept it with him for his entire life. 


Image Credit: Cleveland Museum of Art


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All back issues of the journal can be accessed by clicking on the covers above or on the "Archives" link in the top menu. 


Pathogens and Immunity has a New Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to share with our readers and colleagues that we are upgrading our website to make it even easier to submit, publish, and browse interesting research papers.

Check back February 1 to see our new look!


Heather Onorati — New Managing Editor for Pathogens and Immunity

Heather Onorati is an experienced medical editor, writer and content strategist. With more than 20 years of medical publication management experience, she has led strategic print and digital initiatives to enhance content offerings and expand audiences. She developed the Giants of Dermatology awards program for Dermatology Times magazine to recognize physicians and researchers who have made significant contributions to advancing the specialty and, ultimately, improving the lives of patients with dermatologic disorders.

In 2014, she led the website development and launch of “The Aesthetic Channel,” a digital platform targeting physicians in aesthetic medicine with procedural news and developments, followed in 2020 by Aesthetic Authority, a print publication that targets a multi-specialty group of practitioners with practical advice on aesthetic industry trends, and in 2018 she produced the inaugural “The Aesthetic Show News Desk Live” in an internal collaboration between The Aesthetic Guide print brand and “The Aesthetic Show” medical meeting.

Ms. Onorati also serves on the Communications Committee for the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region chapter, has presented at the American Society for Business Publication Editors and has conducted internal training workshops on medical writing, copy editing, publication management and analytics.

She will take over the role of Managing Editor for Pathogens and Immunity, following in the footsteps of founding editor Rob Lucas. We welcome Ms. Onorati to the journal and look forward to working with her.

Interested in submitting to this journal? 

  • Online submissions are rapid (less than 5 minutes)

  • Currently there are no charges to authors for submission or publication 

  • We review submissions in any National Library of Medicine-approved format

  • Manuscripts only need to be revised to fit the journal format after acceptance

  • Reviewers receive a modest cash payment for reviews completed in a timely manner
  • Authors may, if they wish, provide unedited complete reviews from another named journal together with their response to these critiques that may assist in the review
  • Articles are indexed on PubMed, PubMed Central, Google Scholar and the Directory of Open Access Journals

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines.



Rob Lucas (1978-2020)

Rob Lucas, founding managing editor of Pathogens and Immunity.  
Posted: 2020-10-26
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