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Innate Immunity

Innate Immunity

Formerly the Journal of Endotoxin Research
Other Titles in:
Biophysics | Cell Biology | Immunology

eISSN: 17534267 | ISSN: 17534259 | Current volume: 30 | Current issue: 2-4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year
Innate Immunity is a highly ranked, peer reviewed, open access journal dedicated to innate immunity research in humans, plants and animals. Innate Immunity is the official journal of the International Endotoxin & Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS).The journal publishes basic, applied and clinical research on all aspects of innate immunity.

The journal like the society focuses on the chemistry, biology, physiology, and translational biology of microbe (pathogen)-associated molecular patterns, including but not limited to Gram-negative bacterial endotoxins, and their interactions with innate immune recognition and response systems.

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Previously known as Journal of Endotoxin Research (JER).

This journal flipped to open access on September 1, 2017.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

The APC for this journal is currently $2,650 USD. International Endotoxin & Innate Immunity Society members may be eligible for a discount of 20%.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

Innate Immunity is a highly ranked, peer-reviewed open access journal and is the official journal of the International Endotoxin & Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS).

The aim of the journal is to provide a single, interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of new information on innate immunity in humans, animals, and plants.

Thus, the journal welcomes manuscripts from researchers actively working on all aspects of innate immune responses, including humoral, cellular, and clinical topics. The journal specifically welcomes submissions focusing on the interaction of cells with endotoxin- and exotoxin-related ligands from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, viruses and plants, assessing the responses by multi-omics approaches such as, but not exclusively, RNASeq, lipidomic and metabolomic responses. It also accepts manuscripts describing new immunologically active bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, and plant components, their receptors, signalling pathways, and induced mediators, as long as they describe a clear link between the identified and described component and the innate immune response.

Furthermore, Innate Immunity encourages submissions that take advantage of a wide array of model systems, including but not limited to humans, rodents, insects, plants and beyond, to probe the underlying principles involved. However, Innate Immunity is not accepting data that were generated in cell lines only. It has become increasing clear that such data vary widely between the same cell line used in different labs, and that the data are often impacted by the transformation of the cells used to generate the cell line. Thus, data generated in cell lines will only be accepted as part of a manuscript that assesses their biological relevance by reproducing the data in primary test systems, such as primary cells, organ cultures or indeed in vivo systems.

The journal includes Original Research articles, Research Notes, Reviews and Mini-reviews. In addition, Innate Immunity has introduced a new article type ‘Technical Note’ which gives authors the opportunity to describe novel methods, reagents, software, codes or databases, techniques, or significant improvements to established protocols. More information can be found in the manuscript submission guidelines under Article Types.

If you have any questions relating to the appropriateness of your manuscript for submission to Innate Immunity, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof Dirk Werling at

Dirk Werling The Royal Veterinary College, UK
Assistant Editor
Patricia M. Sanchez Carballo Research Center Borstel, Germany
Reviews Editor
Alan S. Cross University of Maryland, USA
Associate Editors
Amanda Gibson Aberyswyth University, UK
Shoichiro Kurata Tohoku University, Japan
Bernd Lepenies University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
Christine Neupert Malcisbo AG, Switzerland
Mark Pfuhl King’s College London, UK
Neal Silverman UMass Chan Medical School, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
Sven Brandau University Hospital Essen, Germany
Jean-Marc Cavaillon Institut Pasteur, France
Dipshikha Chakravortty Indian Institute of Science, India
Robert K. Ernst University of Maryland, USA
Eugen Faist Ludwig Maximillian University, Germany
Viviane Filor Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Mihaela Gadjeva Moderna Inc., USA
Iva Hafner Bratkovic National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Carsten Kirschning University Hospital Essen, Germany
Paul Kosma University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Tomas Maira Litran Navarro University, Spain
Claudia Marques Binghamton University, USA
Antonio Molinaro University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Robert S Munford National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Gerald B Pier Harvard Medical School, USA
M Stephen Trent University of Georgia, USA
Stefanie Vogel University of Maryland, USA
Catherine Werts Institut Pasteur, France
Shi Yan University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Alla Zamyatina University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
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