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Celebrating 15 Successful Years

A Leader in the Field

Retrovirology is celebrating its fifteenth year as a leader in human and animal retrovirus research.

Over the last 15 years, the journal has been devoted to furthering the understanding of host-pathogen interactions, fundamental mechanisms of replication, immune defences, animal models, and clinical science relating to retroviruses. 

There have been many changes over this period, and this is a perfect moment to reflect as the Editors-in-Chief Prof Johnson Mak and Prof Susan Ross look to the next fifteen years. Here, we look back at just some of the journal's highlights and milestones. 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

New Content ItemA fond look back, and forwards, with the EditorsFifteen years ago, Retrovirology was amongst the first open-access journals to be established through Biomed Central by our late Founding Editor, Kuan-Teh Jeang. 

Join us as we look at some of the many journal highlights and our vision for the next fifteen years (and beyond!) we begin our next chapter, as we continue to evolve and adapt so that it continues to provide a unique specialist forum for this fascinating branch of science and medicine.

Editors' Picks: Reviews

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After fifteen years, Retrovirology  has published a lot of great quality articles - choosing just some of the best content was always never going to be an easy task. Here, our Editors have selected some of their favourite reviews that have been published by Retrovirology over the last 15 years, which they feel represents the best of the journal so far:

Digital PCR as a tool to measure HIV persistence

Multifaceted functions and roles of HBZ in HTLV-1 pathogenesis

HIV-I Vif, APOBEC, and intrinsic immunity

The discovery of endogenous retroviruses

Discovery of adult T-cell leukemia

The HBZ gene, a key player in HTLV-1 pathogenesis

HIV drug resistance against strand transfer integrase inhibitors

Milestones and Achievements

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.004 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.892 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    83 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    667 Altmetric mentions