Skip to content

When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

PLOS BLOGS Speaking of Medicine and Health

PLOS Pathogens Invites Antifungal Immunity Research

PLOS Pathogens invites research on fungal pathogenesis and its interactions with immunity for inclusion in a new collectionSubmit your research now.

We’ve extended the submission deadline! The new deadline for research submissions is September 20th.

PLOS Pathogens recognizes the importance of understanding the molecular and cellular basis of immunity against fungi, which can be used to guide further research or therapeutic treatments. PLOS Pathogens is a natural home for antifungal immunity research, where outstanding research is read by the widest possible audience. Reflecting the full breadth of research on bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses, the journal is home to outstanding original research of broad interest that significantly advance the understanding of pathogens and how they interact with their host organisms.

The journal encourages work that relates to, but is not limited by, the following topics:

  • innate immunity and its impact on fungal pathogenesis
  • adaptive immunity and its impact on fungal pathogenesis
  • immunodeficiency and its impact on fungal pathogenesis
  • how the host microbiome impacts immunity and the impact on fungal pathogenesis

Submissions may explore human or animal fungal immunity, and should demonstrate substantive mechanistic insight into the interactions between fungal pathogenesis and host immunity.

Associate Editors Mairi Noverr, Tobias Hohl, and Amariliz Rivera are excited to act as handling editors for these studies, in conjunction with the rest of our Mycology Editors.

See our growing Antifungal Immunity Collection for examples of previous studies published in PLOS PathogensPlease submit by June 14, 2019 for your manuscript to be considered for inclusion in the collection. When submitting, please mention this call for papers in your cover letter or submission form.

Submit your Antifungal Immunity research to PLOS Pathogens!


Image Credit: Fites JS, et al. (2018) 



  1. I assume this special topics collection on fungal pathogens does include phytopathogenic fungi and their interactions with plant hosts. Is this correct?

  2. Thank you for your patience as we discussed the parameters of this Call for Papers with our relevant Mycology editors. Please note the PLOS Pathogens‘ Antifungal Immunity Call for Papers does not encompass interactions with plant hosts.

    PLOS Pathogens does have a specific Plant Pathogens section with a team of editors that support fungal research and can handle submissions dealing with phytopathogenic fungi and their interactions with plant hosts. More information about the Editorial Board for PLOS Pathogens is available here: Please also feel free to reach out to Staff at with more questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add your ORCID here. (e.g. 0000-0002-7299-680X)

Back to top