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Special Issue on Reroviruses in "Pathogens"

Special issue "Pathogens"
Special Issue in "Pathogens" opened for submission : "Non-human Endogenous and Exogenous Retroviruses: From Latency to Pathogenesis in Their Natural Host".

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Caroline Leroux Website, Guest Editor, "Pathogenesis, Retrovirus, Rare Tumors" team, UMR754 "Viral infections and comparative pathology", INRAE- University Claude Bernard Lyon 1-EPHE, Lyon 69007, FranceInterests: Animal retroviruses; lung disease; oncogenesis; molecular evolution

Dr. Jocelyn Turpin Website, Guest Editor, "Pathogenesis, Retrovirus, Rare Tumors" team, UMR754 "Viral infections and comparative pathology", INRAE- University Claude Bernard Lyon 1-EPHE, Lyon 69007, FranceInterests: Retroviruses; clonal expansion; co-infection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Retroviruses are widely distributed in most vertebrates and invertebrates and are important pathogens in humans as well as in animals, from fish to domestic and farm animals. They are responsible for a wide variety of clinical expression, ranging from asymptomatic infections to degenerative and inflammatory diseases or cancers. Among others, they are characterized by the plasticity of their genomes, their integration into the host genome, and their persistence in a silent mode in the organisms, as well as by their complex interactions with the targeted cells.

This Special Issue on retroviruses will collect studies on exogenous, as well as endogenous retroviruses, especially focusing on data collected on their natural hosts, especially wild and domestic animals.

We invite you to submit your manuscripts to share and spread your scientific findings and promote future research.

Dr. Caroline Leroux
Dr. Jocelyn Turpin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • exogenous retrovirus;
  • endogenous retrovirus;
  • co-infection;
  • evolution;
  • virus-host interaction;
  • transmission;
  • zoonosis;
  • immune response;
  • diagnosis;
  • epidemiology;
  • prevention;
  • treatments.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.