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New journal launched by CWRU researchers publishes first articles two months ahead of schedule

Cover of Pathogens and ImmunityPathogens and Immunity, a new medical journal launched by four leading researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has published its first articles. The open access journal starting receiving manuscript submissions almost immediately after its website premiered in January 2016.

“Our first published articles address HIV, human rights and primary Sjögren’s syndrome, but our goal is to publish a wide variety of provocative research papers in the field,” said Editor-in-Chief Michael Lederman, the Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine.

Pathogens and Immunity will not only review articles and commentaries about microbial pathogens and host defenses, but also poetry written by researchers, for researchers. Their new poetry editor, Daniel C. Douek, is the chief of the human immunology section at the National Institute of Health’s vaccine research center.

The journal publishes articles one at a time as they are completed rather than batched together in a single monthly issue. The first three articles are currently available on their website,

Pathogens and Immunity also provides regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.