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Current Opinion in Immunology

5-Year Impact Factor: 7.319
Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Immunology

Current Opinion in Immunology aims to stimulate scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary, multi-scale debate and exchange of ideas. It contains polished, concise and timely reviews and opinions, with particular emphasis on those articles published in the past two years. In addition to describing recent trends, the authors are encouraged to give their subjective opinion of the topics discussed.

In Current Opinion in Immunology we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner: 1. The views of experts on current advances in their field in a clear and readable form. 2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Current Opinion in Immunology will serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, professionals, policy makers and students.

Division of the subject into sections
The subject of Immunology is divided into 8 themed sections and 2 special sections, each of which is reviewed once a year.

  • Innate immunity
  • Tumour immunology
  • Lymphocyte development and activation
  • Antigen processing
  • Vaccines
  • Allergy and hypersensitivity
  • Host pathogens
  • Autoimmunity

Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. The Editorial Board provides support to the Editors and the Section Editors with their comments and suggestions on names and topics.
Review articles in Current Opinion in Immunology are by invitation only.

Review Articles
Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous two years.

Editorial Overview
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.This successful format has made Current Opinion in Immunology one of the most highly regarded and highly cited review journals in the field.

Best Cited over the last year.

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New insights into cancer immunoediting and its three component phases-elimination, equilibrium and escape

Volume 27, Issue 1, 01 April 2014, Pp 16-25
Deepak Mittal | Matthew M. Gubin | Robert D. Schreiber | Mark J. Smyth

Regulatory T cells in cancer immunotherapy

Volume 27, Issue 1, 01 April 2014, Pp 1-7
Hiroyoshi Nishikawa | Shimon Sakaguchi

IL-33: An alarmin cytokine with crucial roles in innate immunity, inflammation and allergy

Volume 31, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 31-37
Corinne Cayrol | Jean Philippe Girard

T cell anergy, exhaustion, senescence, and stemness in the tumor microenvironment

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 214-221
Joel Crespo | Haoyu Sun | Theodore H. Welling | Zhigang Tian | Weiping Zou

The evolution of checkpoint blockade as a cancer therapy: What's here, what's next?

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 23-35
Daniel Sanghoon Shin | Antoni Ribas

Cancer immunotherapy strategies based on overcoming barriers within the tumor microenvironment

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 268-276
Thomas F. Gajewski | Seng Ryong Woo | Yuanyuan Zha | Robbert Spaapen | Yan Zheng | Leticia Corrales | Stefani Spranger

C-type lectins in immunity: Recent developments

Volume 32, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 21-27
Ivy M. Dambuza | Gordon D. Brown

From the immune contexture to the Immunoscore: The role of prognostic and predictive immune markers in cancer

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 261-267
Helen Angell | Jérôme Galon

Viral RNA detection by RIG-I-like receptors

Volume 32, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 48-53
Mitsutoshi Yoneyama | Koji Onomoto | Michihiko Jogi | Teppei Akaboshi | Takashi Fujita

Transcriptional regulation of the NKT cell lineage

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 161-167
Michael G. Constantinides | Albert Bendelac

Th17-mediated inflammation in asthma

Volume 25, Issue 6, 01 December 2013, Pp 755-760
Dawn C. Newcomb | R. Stokes Peebles

Inflammation, ageing and chronic disease

Volume 29, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 23-28
Graham Pawelec | David Goldeck | Evelyna Derhovanessian

The immunoproteasome in antigen processing and other immunological functions

Volume 25, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 74-80
Michael Basler | Christopher J. Kirk | Marcus Groettrup

Modulatory mechanisms controlling the NLRP3 inflammasome in inflammation: Recent developments

Volume 25, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 40-45
Moritz Haneklaus | Luke A J O'Neill | Rebecca C. Coll

MAIT cells, surveyors of a new class of antigen: Development and functions

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 174-180
Lionel Le Bourhis | Yvonne K. Mburu | Olivier Lantz

The IL-6/gp130/STAT3 signaling axis: Recent advances towards specific inhibition

Volume 34, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 75-82
Christoph Garbers | Samadhi Aparicio-Siegmund | Stefan Rose-John

New developments for antibody-drug conjugate-based therapeutic approaches

Volume 40, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 14-23
Bart E.C.G. de Goeij | John M. Lambert

Innate immune memory: Towards a better understanding of host defense mechanisms

Volume 29, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 1-7
Jessica Quintin | Shih Chin Cheng | Jos W M van der Meer | Mihai G. Netea

Regulation of NF-κB by ubiquitination

Volume 25, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 4-12
Jueqi Chen | Zhijian J. Chen

Single-cell mass cytometry for analysis of immune system functional states

Volume 25, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 484-494
Zach B. Bjornson | Garry P. Nolan | Wendy J. Fantl

Development and function of group 2 innate lymphoid cells

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 148-155
Jennifer A. Walker | Andrew N.J. McKenzie

Type I interferonopathies: Mendelian type I interferon up-regulation

Volume 32, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 7-12
Yanick J. Crow

Immunosenescence: Influenza vaccination and the elderly

Volume 29, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 38-42
Kamran Haq | Janet E. McElhaney

The TNFRs OX40, 4-1BB, and CD40 as targets for cancer immunotherapy

Volume 25, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 230-237
Amy E. Moran | Magdalena Kovacsovics-Bankowski | Andrew D. Weinberg

Organization of the mouse and human DC network

Volume 26, Issue 1, 01 February 2014, Pp 90-99
Andreas Schlitzer | Florent Ginhoux