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Current Opinion in Virology

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Issues per year: 6 issues
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Current Opinion in Virology

Current Opinion in Virology is a new systematic review journal that aims to provide specialists with a unique and educational platform to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in the field of virology. It will consist of 6 issues per year covering the following 11 sections, each of which is reviewed once a year:

Emerging viruses: interspecies transmission
Viral immunology
Viral pathogenesis
Preventive and therapeutic vaccines
Antiviral strategies
Virus structure and expression
Animal models for viral diseases
Engineering for viral resistance
Viruses and cancer
Virus vector interactions

There is also a section that changes every year to reflect hot topics in the field.

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Influenza virus hemagglutinin stalk-based antibodies and vaccines

Volume 3, Issue 5, 26 August 2013, Pp 521-530
Florian Krammer | Peter Palese

Bats and their virome: An important source of emerging viruses capable of infecting humans

Volume 3, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 84-91
Ina Smith | Lin Fa Wang

Antiviral activity and resistance of HCV NS5A replication complex inhibitors

Volume 3, Issue 5, 29 July 2013, Pp 514-520
Min Gao

The pathogenesis of Epstein-Barr virus persistent infection

Volume 3, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 227-232
David A. Thorley-Lawson | Jared B. Hawkins | Sean I. Tracy | Michael Shapiro

Interferon-stimulated genes: Roles in viral pathogenesis

Volume 6, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 40-46
John W. Schoggins

The long and short of antiviral defense: Small RNA-based immunity in insects

Volume 7, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 19-28
Alfred W. Bronkhorst | Ronald P. Van Rij

A virocentric perspective on the evolution of life

Volume 3, Issue 5, 15 July 2013, Pp 546-557
Eugene V. Koonin | Valerian V. Dolja

The epidemiology and spread of drug resistant human influenza viruses

Volume 8, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 22-29
Aeron C. Hurt

Zoonotic origin of hepatitis e

Volume 10, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 34-41
Nicole Pavio | Xiang Jin Meng | Virginie Doceul

Cell-to-cell transmission of viruses

Volume 3, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 44-50
Peng Zhong | Luis M. Agosto | James B. Munro | Walther Mothes

HIV-1 entry inhibitors: Recent development and clinical use

Volume 3, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 51-57
Timothy J. Henrich | Daniel R. Kuritzkes

HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and antiviral drug resistance. Part 1

Volume 3, Issue 2, 01 January 2013, Pp 111-118
Kalyan Das | Eddy Arnold

Activation of paramyxovirus membrane fusion and virus entry

Volume 5, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 24-33
Theodore S. Jardetzky | Robert A. Lamb

HIV accessory proteins versus host restriction factors

Volume 3, Issue 6, 01 December 2013, Pp 692-699
Klaus Strebel

Flaviviruses: Braking the entering

Volume 3, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 3-12
Theodore C. Pierson | Margaret Kielian

Nucleoside/nucleotide analog inhibitors of hepatitis B virus polymerase: Mechanism of action and resistance

Volume 8, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 1-9
Luis Menéndez-Arias | Mar Álvarez | Beatriz Pacheco

Uncoating of non-enveloped viruses

Volume 3, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 27-33
Maarit Suomalainen | Urs F. Greber

Viral modulation of programmed necrosis

Volume 3, Issue 3, 01 January 2013, Pp 296-306
William J. Kaiser | Jason W. Upton | Edward S. Mocarski

RIG-I-like receptor regulation in virus infection and immunity

Volume 12, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 7-14
Ying Kai Chan | Michaela U. Gack

Kaposi sarcoma associated herpesvirus pathogenesis (KSHV) - An update

Volume 3, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 238-244
Dirk P. Dittmer | Blossom Damania

MERS: Emergence of a novel human coronavirus

Volume 5, Issue 1, 01 January 2014, Pp 58-62
V. Stalin Raj | Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus | Ron A.M. Fouchier | Bart L. Haagmans

γ-Herpesvirus-encoded miRNAs and their roles in viral biology and pathogenesis

Volume 3, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 266-275
Ying Zhu | Irina Haecker | Yajie Yang | Shou Jiang Gao | Rolf Renne

Food and environmental routes of Hepatitis e virus transmission

Volume 4, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 91-96
Wim Hm Van Der Poel

Structural insights into viral IRES-dependent translation mechanisms

Volume 12, Issue , 14 June 2015, Pp 113-120
Gloria Lozano | Encarnación Martínez-Salas