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This new web site contains a series of research articles about HSV and I am very pleased to see that access to the articles themselves is free, and that an open access policy is the cornerstone of this new Academic Journal. I hope it is an encouraging sign that the enormous damage, both physical and psychological, caused by the Herpes Virus is now being recognised and addressed much more closely by the scientific community:


The web site says:

"About Herpesviridae

This page includes information about the aims and scope of Herpesviridae, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer-review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.

Aims and scope

Herpesviridae is an open access journal created by scientists in the field, publishing high quality articles that contribute to the overall knowledge of the role of herpes viruses in health and disease. The eight viruses belonging to the family of human Herpesviridae are: Herpes simplex 1 and 2, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Varicella-Zoster and Human herpes virus 6, 7 and 8. The ability to establish life-long latency after primary infection is a common denominator for these large species-specific DNA viruses, as is their ability to reactivate during life and cause morbidity and mortality. These viruses are endemic worldwide and many of them are carried by 70-100% of the world's population. Recognition of the significance of herpes viruses as potential pathogens has increased during the past three decades, due to the escalation in the number of patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy following organ or bone marrow transplantation, as well as to the increasing incidence of AIDS. The ability of these viruses to control various cellular and immunological functions in order to ensure their survival has focused attention on the potential role of these viruses in the development of vascular and autoimmune syndromes as well as various cancers.

Herpesviridae also welcomes studies on animal herpes viruses as well as studies utilizing animal models to gain knowledge of the role of herpes viruses in health and disease.

Open access

All articles published by Herpesviridae are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Authors of articles published in Herpesviridae are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement."

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this is really great accelerate thanks for posting this. I too hope they start waking up and seeing this is so much more than a nuisance.

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