Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases – Volume 66
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases aims to respond to the concept of “One Medicine – One Health” and to provide a venue for scientific exchange. Based on the concept of “Comparative Medicine” interdisciplinary cooperation between specialists in human and animal medicine is of mutual interest and benefit. Therefore, there is need to combine the respective interest of physicians, veterinarians and other health professionals for comparative studies relevant to either human or animal medicine .
CIMID is mainly focusing on applied veterinary medicine with a particular focus on zoonotic pathogens. It includes etiology, biology, clinical diseases, epidemiology, diagnosis, control. Experimental in vitro studies and studies on laboratory animals are generally not accepted. Non infectious diseases are not accepted. Specific focus on human diseases can only be accepted if it concerns major zoonotic pathogens. Reviews are generally not accepted, except if they contain new or recent developments. CIMID does not accept manuscript focusing on Mycology.
The journal is open to subjects of common interest related to the immunology, immunopathology, microbiology, parasitology and epidemiology of human and animal infectious diseases, especially zoonotic infections, and animal models of human infectious diseases. The role of environmental factors in disease emergence is emphasized. CIMID is mainly focusing on applied veterinary and human medicine rather than on fundamental experimental research.
Original research papers of high quality and novelty on aspects of host response, molecular biology, pathogenesis, control and prevention and treatment of microbial and parasitic diseases of domestic animals and wildlife (if the infections are of zoonotic interest and/or in relation with domestic animals and/or can serve as a model for human diseases). Papers dealing primarily with epidemiology will be considered if they demonstrate a clear impact on the clinical features, pathogenesis or prevention of a disease. Similarly, articles addressing microbiology, parasitology, immunology or pathogenesis must address issues of comparative medical interest. Manuscripts focusing on probiotics or diseases and/or immunology of fishes are not part of our overall scope, as they are better fitted to more specialized journals. Manuscripts dealing with food hygiene and food risk are not part of our overall scope. Manuscripts dealing strictly with experimental design and fundamental research may not be considered depending the overall consequences for the knowledge of a disease.
Review articles can be accepted. They should focus either on a pathogen or on analyses of the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions including epidemiological studies. Proposal for such manuscripts should be submitted to the Co-Editors in Chief for approval before submitting the manuscript.
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases consists of six issues a year and publishes original papers or reviews of the status of current research relative to the different fields of Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of animals with a possible impact on human health.
Immunology: manuscripts are accepted relative to the various branches of this discipline: fundamental Immunology, experimental or comparative Immunology, clinical Immunology, Immunopathology.
Microbiology: manuscripts are accepted relative to the various branches of this discipline: Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology.
Infectious Diseases: manuscripts are accepted relative to the various branches: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Prophylaxis, Treatment, Epidemiology, Epizootiology of infectious diseases of animals with a particular interest on zoonoses and one health.