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Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses

All articles submitted from 1st October 2013 are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.  Articles submitted before this date were published under the agreement as stated in the final article.

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Edited By: Jonathan Van-Tam

Impact Factor: 1.895

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 25/33 (Virology); 52/72 (Infectious Diseases)

Online ISSN: 1750-2659

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Below are the top 5 cited papers of 2014, containing papers published in 2012 and 2013. These papers have been made freely available to read until the end of 2015:

Influenza Research Database: an integrated bioinformatics resource for influenza research and surveillance
R. Burke Squires, Jyothi Noronha, Victoria Hunt, Adolfo García-Sastre, Catherine Macken, Nicole Baumgarth, David Suarez, Brett E. Pickett, Yun Zhang, Christopher N. Larsen, Alvin Ramsey, Liwei Zhou, Sam Zaremba, Sanjeev Kumar, Jon Deitrich, Edward Klem and Richard H. Scheuermann

Continued evolution of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1): updated nomenclature
WHO/OIE/FAO H5N1 Evolution Working Group

Influenza neuraminidase inhibitors: antiviral action and mechanisms of resistance
Jennifer L. McKimm-Breschkin

Influenza neuraminidase
Gillian M. Air

Review: interventions to increase influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in hospitals
Helge Hollmeyer, Frederick Hayden, Anthony Mounts and Udo Buchholz

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Jonathan Van-Tam

Meet the editor of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam
, MBE (mil), BMedSci, BM BS, DM, CBiol, CSci, FFPH, FRSPH, FSB

Jonathan Van-Tam graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1987 and after gaining clinical experience, underwent formal training in academic public health medicine in the UK. He became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham in 1997, before joining the pharmaceutical industry as an Associate Director at SmithKline Beecham, then Head of Medical Affairs at Roche, and finally UK Medical Director at Aventis Pasteur MSD.

He moved to the UK Health Protection Agency in 2004, where he was Head of the Pandemic Influenza Office, and returned to Nottingham in late 2007 as Professor of Health Protection, maintaining throughout his special interest in influenza: epidemiology; transmission; vaccinology; and pandemic preparedness which now spans over 22 years. He has published 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is co-editor of the textbook: Introduction to Pandemic Influenza, now in second edition.

He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization since 2004. He sits on the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Committee (SPI), and sat on the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) during the 2009-10 pandemic crisis. His unit is an official WHO Collaborating Centre for pandemic influenza and research, a UK Faculty of Public Health “national treasure” training location and a Public Health England Field Epidemiology training centre.


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