Call for Papers – Special Issue: “Monkeypox Virus – New Frontiers of International Interest in Old Virus with a New Face”

Article Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022
Issue Release Date: December 30, 2022

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Monkeypox has been originally described as a pox-like viral disease found in captive monkeys. The first human cases were recorded in the 1970s. However, new warnings were given by The World Health Organization about the (re)-emergence of the multi-country monkeypox outbreak as a new face of old virus, so-called “monkeypox virus (MXPV)”. In May 2022, MXPV were reported on multiple continents, including in Europe, North America, and South America, that are not linked to travel and case importation from Africa. Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the entire world since late 2019, unmistakably demonstrating the havoc that emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 had caused due to the lack of effective countermeasures, especially early in the pandemic. In this context, the (re)-emergence MXPV should not be neglected and needs proper attention. The simultaneous identification of cases outside areas where MXPV has traditionally been endemic highlights the need for rapid identification and diagnosis of cases to contain further community spread. Although MXPV outbreaks are regularly reported by WHO, it remains an under-studied pathogen, despite the first reported outbreak of MPXV outside Africa in the US in 2003 and currently emerged cases in 2022.
The Special Issue aims to bring together the new frontiers of international interest in old virus MXPV with a new face through a series of articles (review and original research). This special issue compilation will create a forum for researchers involved in the epidemiology, molecular characterization or genome detection, or candidate vaccines and therapeutics against MXPV. Novel knowledge of this little-known virus will be important for the design of effective policies and actions to control and prevent the spread of MXPV. We welcome papers that explore any of these areas of interest, whether theoretical or experimental studies or field studies. The articles should be designed spanning across important aspects encompassing the thematic aspects of this special issue. Original Research, Critical Reviews and Case Reports are welcome in this issue.

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the instructions for Authors at:

To submit your paper, please visit the online submission page:

For any presubmission inquiries, please contact the editorial office at: [email protected]

Note: Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for this special issue, and only a few selected articles will be published.

Thank you for your interest in and support of this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your submission!

Dr. Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
Associate Editor: Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
Tecnologico de Monterrey, School of Engineering and Sciences, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Muhammad Bilal
Assistant Editor: Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
School of Life Science and Food Engineering,
Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai’an, China
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Iqbal Ahmad
Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Kuldeep Dhama
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
Division of Pathology, ICAR – Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, India
Email: [email protected]

Dr. M. N. Khan
Editor: Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Bhopal, India
Email: [email protected]