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World J Virol. Mar 25, 2021; 10(2): 30-33
Published online Mar 25, 2021. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v10.i2.30
New Year’s greeting and overview of World Journal of Virology in 2021
Dong-Mei Wang, En-Qiang Chen, Mahmoud El-Bendary
Dong-Mei Wang, Science Editor Development Department, Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States
En-Qiang Chen, Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Mahmoud El-Bendary, Department of Tropical Medicine and Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35111, Egypt
Author contributions: Wang DM drafted this editorial; Chen EQ and El-Bendary M reviewed and revised this editorial.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Dong-Mei Wang, BSc, Assistant Editor, Science Editor Development Department, Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States. d.m.wang@wjgnet.com
Received: January 14, 2021
Peer-review started: January 14, 2021
First decision: January 25, 2021
Revised: January 30, 2021
Accepted: February 5, 2021
Article in press: February 5, 2021
Published online: March 25, 2021

The 2020 year-end wrap-up session of Baishideng Publishing Group was held on December 31, 2020. All staff attended this session. We shared our key results area and made a business plan regarding the journal management. World Journal of Virology (WJV) is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central. It received 23 manuscripts and published 9 papers which included 6 articles reporting coronavirus 19 in 2020. On the other hand, we made major strategies for WJV’s development in 2021. At present, WJV only has 28 Editorial Board members and cannot receive many manuscripts. We must redouble our efforts to invite more highly influential scientists to join our Editorial Board member and write high-quality manuscripts.

Keywords: World Journal of Virology, Publication, Editorial board, Virology

Core Tip: At the 2020 year-end wrap-up session of Baishideng Publishing Group, we made a report on the work of World Journal of Virology (WJV) in 2020 and made a business plan regarding the development of WJV.