• About the Journal

    Aims and Scope

    Exploration of Virology, a peer-reviewed, open access online journal. The journal is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of virology. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, virus morphology, virus genome structure, virus replication, pathogenesis and evolution, virus Infection and vaccines.

    Publication Frequency

    Exploration of Virology is a bimonthly journal and published in February, April, June, August, October, December. All accepted articles will be published "Online First" immediately after production, and will be officially published in a coming issue. Readers can access the content as quickly as possible, and the paper can be cited immediately.

    Open Access

    The journal provides immediate open access to all published content. Everyone can enjoy free and unrestricted use of these published content under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license. More information can be found at Open Access.


    All the articles of the journal are published under the CC BY license to further facilitate open access and improve the academic exchange among researchers. Under this license, authors hold the copyright of their works, and they agree to make their original works completely available and free to use, copy and redistribute in all formats without permission as long as the authors and the original source are properly cited.

    Peer Review

    The journal adopts a single-blind peer review. Except for some Editorials released by the Editors, all manuscripts will undergo a strict review to assess their novelty, validity and significance, etc. More information can be found at Peer Review and Peer Review Guidelines. For the whole editorial process, please refer to Editorial Process.


    The journal is owned and published by Open Exploration Publishing.