The aim of an immunology journal is to publish high-quality research articles, reviews, and other scholarly contributions that advance our understanding of the immune system and its role in health and disease. The scope of this journal typically encompasses, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Cellular and Molecular Immunology: Studies on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying immune responses, including immune cell development, activation, differentiation, and effector functions.
- Innate and Adaptive Immunity: Research focusing on both innate and adaptive immune responses, including the recognition of pathogens, antigen presentation, cytokine signaling, and the generation of immune memory.
- Immune System Development and Regulation: Investigations into the development, maturation, and regulation of the immune system, including the processes of immune tolerance, immune cell homeostasis, and immunological self-tolerance.
- Immunopathology and Autoimmunity: Studies on the pathological aspects of the immune system, including the understanding of autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivity reactions, and immunological disorders.
- Immunotherapy and Vaccines: Research on immunotherapeutic approaches, including the development and evaluation of therapeutic antibodies, cell-based therapies, vaccines, immune modulators, and other innovative interventions to target immune-related diseases.
- Host-Microbe Interactions: Studies focusing on the interplay between the immune system and microorganisms, including investigations into the immune responses to infections, host-pathogen interactions, microbiome-immune system interactions, and the development of novel antimicrobial strategies.
- Translational Immunology: Research aiming to translate immunological discoveries into clinical applications, including personalized medicine, precision immunotherapy, and the development of immunotherapeutic strategies for various diseases.
- Immunogenetics and Immunogenomics: Investigations into the genetic and genomic aspects of immune responses, including the identification of immune-related genes, gene expression profiles, genetic variations, and their implications in immune-related disorders.
- Immunological Techniques and Methodologies: Publications related to novel techniques, assays, and experimental approaches in immunology research, including high-throughput screening methods, imaging techniques, and bioinformatics applications in immunological studies.