About This Journal

Infection and Immunity (IAI) reports key discoveries that help microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, and clinicians to gain new insights into the underlying mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions and develop novel strategies to prevent or treat infectious diseases. Topics include infections caused by pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and parasites; molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity; interactions of virulence factors with host cells; innate and adaptive immunity to infection; development of vaccines against nonviral pathogens; and genomes of pathogenic bacteria. IAI also welcomes studies of the microbiome relating to host-pathogen interactions.

Infection and Immunity features:

  • Editorials
  • Spotlights
  • Commentaries
  • Minireviews

The scope of Infection and Immunity includes:

  • Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Host-Associated Microbial Communities in Health and Disease
  • Host Response and Inflammation
  • Fungal and Parasitic Infections
  • Microbial Immunity and Vaccines
  • Molecular Genomics
  • Microbiome Relating to Host-Pathogen Interactions

Monthly, with 5,800 pages allocated in 2015. Print ISSN: 0019-9567. Online ISSN: 1098-5522. As of January 2016, IAI is now available online-only.

Indexed/Abstracted: Agricola, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Contents- Life Sciences, EMBASE, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Illustrata, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, Summon, and more.

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