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ACS infectious diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Infectious Diseases     Full-text available via subscription  
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 233)
American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
American Journal of Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Annual Review of Virology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Epidemiologist     Full-text available via subscription  
Avicenna Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infection     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Balaba : Jurnal Litbang Pengendalian Penyakit Bersumber Binatang Banjarnegara     Open Access  
Biostatistics & Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
BMC Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
BMJ Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletin Chileno de Parasitologia     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Burns Open     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada     Free   (Followers: 1)
Chronic Diseases Journal     Open Access  
Clinical Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Infection in Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Community Acquired Infection     Open Access  
Current Epidemiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Infectious Disease Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Opinion in Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Tuberculosis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Research in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Emerging Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Emerging Microbes & Infections     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Emerging Themes in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica     Full-text available via subscription  
Environmental Epidemiology     Open Access  
Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde     Open Access  
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Epidemiology & Infection     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
European Journal of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Experimental Parasitology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Food and Environmental Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Global Epidemiology     Open Access  
Global Journal of Rare Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HIV Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Immunology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Indonesian Journal of Tropical and Infectious Disease     Open Access  
Infectio     Open Access  
Infection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Infection Prevention in Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Infection, Disease & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Infectious Disease Modelling     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Infectious Disease Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Infectious Diseases and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Infectious Diseases and Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Infectious Diseases of Poverty     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal  
Injury Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for Parasitology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Parasitology : Drugs and Drug Resistance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for Parasitology : Parasites and Wildlife     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Epidemiologic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 295)
International Journal of Infection     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Infection and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Mycobacteriology     Open Access  
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iranian Journal of Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JACC : Clinical Electrophysiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal Infectology     Open Access  
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of AIDS and HIV Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute     Open Access  
Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Epidemiological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General and Molecular Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Global Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of HIV and Human Reproduction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Hospital Infection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of Immunological Techniques in Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Infection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries     Open Access  
Journal of Infection Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Medical Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of NeuroVirology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Parasitic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Parasitology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Patient Safety & Infection Control     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association     Open Access  
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Virology & Antiviral Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Jurnal Vektor Penyakit     Open Access  
Leprosy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Malaria Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Malaria Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology Case Reports     Open Access  
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Microbes and Infection     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nepal Journal of Epidemiology     Open Access  
Nigerian Journal of Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Norsk epidemiologi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
OA Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Epidemiology Journal     Open Access  
Open Forum Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Infectious Diseases Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Parasitology Journal     Open Access  
Open Virology Journal     Open Access  
Papillomavirus Research     Open Access  
Parasite Epidemiology and Control     Open Access  
Parasites & Vectors     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Parasitología al día     Open Access  
Parasitologia latinoamericana     Open Access  
Parasitologists United Journal     Open Access  
Parasitology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Parasitology International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Parasitology Open     Open Access  
Parasitology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Pathogens     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Pathogens and Global Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Pediatric Infectious Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Perspectives in Medical Virology     Full-text available via subscription  
Physis : Revista de Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PLOS Currents : Outbreaks     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Radiology of Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Reports in Parasitology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Retrovirology     Open Access  
Reviews in Infection     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Reviews in Medical Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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