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Diarrheagenic Gut Viruses and Viral Hepatitis

(Picture by Jessica A. Allen, Illustrator: Alissa Eckert, MS, via Wikimedia Commons)

Guest Editors

Nishat Sarker, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Syed Kazim, Jamia Millia Islamia, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Delhi, India


Gut Pathogens is calling for papers to include in this new collection on gut viruses causing acute gastroenteritis and viral hepatitis.

About this collection

Acute gastroenteritis is one of the common diseases prevalent worldwide, with serious and sometimes life-threatening outcomes in some patients. Viruses are considered as significant causative agents of this disease, especially in children. 

Several viral agents are associated with diarrheal diseases, such as rotavirus, astrovirus, sapovirus, adenovirus and others. This category is expanding with inclusion of multiple other diarrheagenic viruses such as toroviruses, coronaviruses, picobirnaviruses, norwalk virus and pestiviruses.  Not much is known about the biology, evolution, lifecycle, global origin and transmission dynamics of these viruses. 

Another major group of gut viruses entails human hepatitis viruses - A, E, C, B and D. Opportunistic exacerbations of disease with these viruses are also a major concern among patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and among those who are on immunosuppressive drugs. 

Gut Pathogens aims to build a critical knowledge base around these viruses of the gut in order to advance the understanding needed for devising strategies for their global source tracking, analysis of antigenic repertoires relevant to vaccine studies and discovery and their clinical management and control. The special collection on gut viruses would most concertedly contribute to this purpose by publishing authoritative reviews, commentaries and front-line research works from renowned and notable research groups active in this area.

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Gut Pathogens.

The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system.

To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission.

Please indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic collection, ‘Diarrheagenic Gut Viruses and Viral Hepatitis’.  

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2019.

Fees and funding

BMC and SpringerOpen Membership program

List of research funders and institutions worldwide that fund open access article-processing charges (APCs). 


Find out more about further collections published in Gut Pathogens.

  1. Content type: Research

    Group A rotaviruses are the major causative agents of pediatric gastroenteritis worldwide. Several studies have reported the predominance of G4P[6] rotavirus genotypes in Korean neonates, which is uncommon in ...

    Authors: Su-Kyung Lee, Seoheui Choi, Jae-Seok Kim, Eun Jin Lee, Jungwon Hyun and Hyun Soo Kim

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2019 11:37

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  2. Content type: Research

    Human norovirus (HuNoV) is the major cause of viral acute gastroenteritis for all age groups in various countries. HuNoV GII in particular accounted for the majority of norovirus outbreaks, among which GII.4 c...

    Authors: Takumi Motoya, Masahiro Umezawa, Aoi Saito, Keiko Goto, Ikuko Doi, Setsuko Fukaya, Noriko Nagata, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Kaori Okayama, Jumpei Aso, Yuki Matsushima, Taisei Ishioka, Akihide Ryo, Nobuya Sasaki, Kazuhiko Katayama and Hirokazu Kimura

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2019 11:26

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  3. Content type: Research

    Recently, intestinal microbiome has been involved in hepatic diseases due to the immunologic and metabolic communication between liver and intestine. Initiation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) frequently att...

    Authors: Xiao Han, Tianren Huang and Junqing Han

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2019 11:23

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  4. Content type: Research

    The onset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranked fifth malignancies all over the world. Increasing evidences showed that the distribution of HCC was related to the incidence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV...

    Authors: Qisha Liu, Fan Li, Yaoyao Zhuang, Jian Xu, Jianwei Wang, Xuhua Mao, Yewei Zhang and Xingyin Liu

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2019 11:1

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