Today, Emerging Microbes and Infections (EMI), a new biomedical journal, signed a publishing agreement with the Nature Publishing Group (NPG), a well-respected and world-renowned publishing house.

EMI was conceived in early 2011 and plans to publish its first issue in July 2012. The purpose of EMI is to provide a forum to publish a wide range of scientific reports related to emerging infectious diseases, especially with new information from developing countries where such diseases are constantly arising and being discovered regularly. It will report findings of emerging or re-emerging pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogenic organisms); especially ones with previously unknown phenotypic or genotypic characteristics associated with mechanisms of pathogenesis, immune evasion and protection, clinical presentation and outcome, drug efficacy and resistance, epidemiology and other issues important to global health.

The founding Co-Editors-in-Chief are Professors Yumei Wen (Fudan, University, China) and Hans-Dieter Klenk (Marburg Institute of Virology, Germany). Seventy-eight editorial board members including thirty-five overseas editors are experts in the study of emerging microbes and infections. More than half of the editorial members are known world leaders in their related fields.

The signing ceremony was held at Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University. Prof. Yumei Wen, Editor-in-Chief of EMI, along with associate editors and Shanghai-based editorial board members attended this signing ceremony. The formal agreement was signed by Dr. Wenhong Zhang, Associate Editor of EMI and Chief of Infectious Diseases Service at Huashan Hospital and Dr. Antoine E. Bocquet, Associate Director of NPG Nature Asia-Pacific.

NPG is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information both in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and provide services across the spectrum of life, physical, chemical, and applied sciences and clinical medicine. Its online site,, provides over 5 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services. As one of world’s most well-known journals, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal.

EMI joins the NPG family and will be an open-access journal published in English. Although EMI office is based in Shanghai China, it will be published online only, and it does not expect to have a printed version in China. By signing this agreement, NPG will become the publishing partner for EMI.

EMI has established its website at Please feel free to contact EMI at with any questions or inquiries.

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