Academics, Industrial Scientists, Pharmacists, Researchers, Scientists, Veterinarians
VR publishes high quality, novel research and review articles focusing on all aspects of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interaction in animals. Food animals, companion animals, equines, wild animals (if the infections are of zoonotic interest and/or in relation with domestic animals), laboratory animals and animal models of human infections are considered. Studies on zoonotic and emerging infections are highly appreciated. Topics include: New knowledge on pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, fungi and prions) and on host-pathogen interactions, molecular mechanisms of interactions between hosts and microbes. Immunity to pathogenic micro-organisms and systemic and mucosal immunology of infected organisms; encompasses fundamental studies on the immune system of animals. The development and evaluation of new vaccines against pathogens will be considered. Epidemiological papers should provide new knowledge on pathogen-host interactions and/or host-population interactions related to infectious diseases. Manuscripts dealing with spread and/or transmission dynamics of infectious diseases will be favoured. Studies using mathematical modelling and developing or applying new epidemiological methods will be welcome if based on a biological application. Manuscripts should be of general interest, have a general applicability, and not solely policy-oriented. Descriptive epidemiological studies, meta-analyses and studies providing information of geographically limited interest will not be considered.
Animal Health Division of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research