International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.


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Masashi EMOTO

Professor

1976 April - 1979 March : Undergraduate Student, National Nara Technical College, Kohriyama, Nara, Japan

1979 April - 1983 March : Undergraduate Student, Kitasato University School of Hygienic Science (BA), Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

1983 April - 1984 March : Research Fellow, Osaka University Research Institute for Microbial Disease,Department of Bacteriology and Serology, Suita, Osaka, Japan

1984 April - 1991 May : Research Fellow, Nara Medical University, Department of  Bacteriology (Ph.D.),Kashihara, Nara, Japan

 

2002 January - Present : Infection and Immunity (published by American Society for Microbiology): Editorial Board

2002 October - Present : Microbes and Infection (published by Pasteur Institute): Editor

2004 June - 2013 November : Current Immunology Reviews (published by Bentham Science Publishers Inc.): Editorial Advisory Board

2007 April - 2015 July : The Open Immunology Journal  (published by Bentham Science Publishers Inc.) : Editorial Advisory Board

2007 April – Present : The Open Microbiology Journal  (published by Bentham Science Publishers Inc.) : Editorial Advisory Board

2008 April - 2012 March : Japanese Journal of Medical Technology Education (published by Japanese Association of Medical Technology Education) : Editor

2008 October – 2015 March : Microbiology and Immunology (published by Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Japanese Society for Virology & Japanese Society for Host Defense Research) : Associate Editor

2009 January - 2010 May: NKT cell therapy (Current Immunology Reviews : Hot topic issue) (published by Bentham Science Publishers): Guest Editor

2011 December -Present: World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases (published by Baishideng Publishing Group): Editorial Board

2011 December – Present: World Journal of Virology (published by Baishideng Publishing Group): Editorial Board

2011 December – Present: Microbes and Health (published by Bangladesh Society of Veterinary Microbiology and Pubic Health): Editor

2012 April - 2015 December: Conference Papers in Science (published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation): Editorial Board

2013 April - 2017 March: Immunity and Diseases (published by Biohelikon): Editorial Board

2013 May – Present: The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology (published by AgiAl Publishing House ):Editorial Board

2013 December – Present: Austin Journal of Clinical Immunology (published by Austin Publishing Group ):Section Editor

2013 December – Present: Current Immunology Reviews (published by Bentham Science Publishers Inc.): Associate Editor

2013 December - 2015 December: Dataset Papers in Science (published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation): Editorial Board

2014 January – Present: Journal of Autoimmunity and Cell Responses (published by Herbert Publications): Editorial Board

2014 February – Present: Journal of Rheumatology and Orthopedics (published by Herbert Publications): Editorial Board

2014 February – Present: The Open Conference Proceedings Journal (published by Bentham Science Publishers):Editorial Advisory Board

2014 May – Present: Clinical Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination (published by Jacobs Publishers):Editorial Board

2014 May – Present: Clinical Journal of Microbiology and Pathology (published by Jacobs Publishers):Editorial Board

2014 May – Present: Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy (published by Herald Scholarly Open Access):Editorial Board

2015 April – Present: SOJ Vaccine Research (published by Symbiosis):Editorial Board

2015 May- Present: Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research (published by Ebu Press Ltd.): Editor-in-Chief

2015 June – Present: BAOJ Microbiology (published by Bio Accent Group LLC) : Editor-in-Chief

2015 July – Present: The Open Medicine Journal (published by Bentham Science Publishers Inc.) : Editorial Advisory Board

2015 December – Present: Journal of Neonatal Biology (published by OMICS International): Editorial Board

2016 April – Present: The Allergy and Clinical Immunology (published by Remedy Open access LLC) : Editorial Board

2016 April – Present: Remedy Open Access Journal (Allergy and Immunology) (published by Remedy Publications LLC): Editorial Board

2016 April – Present: Allergy and Immunology Case Report (published by Annals of Clinical Case Reports) : Editorial Board

2016 April – Present: Immunology Research and Therapy Journal (published by Scientific Literature) : Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: EC Bacteriology and Virology Research (published by ECronicon) : Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: Annals of Case Reports : Allergy and Immunology Case Report (published by Remedy Publication LLC):  Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: SM Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders (published by SM Online Scientific Resources LLC) : Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: Insights in Vaccines and Vaccination (published by Excelytics Publishers) : Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: SM Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders (published by SM Groups): Editorial Board

2016 May – Present: International Journal of Allergy and Immunology (published by Remedy Publications LLC):Editorial Board

2016 July – Present: Insights into Vaccine and vaccinations  (published by Excelytics Publishers) : Editorial Board

2016 July – Present: International of Vaccine Research (published by Symbiosis) : Editorial Board

2016 July – Present: International Journal of Vaccine Research (published by Symbiosis):Editorial Board

2016 August – Present: Archives of Microbiology & Immunology (published by Fortune Journals) : Editor-in-Chief

2016 August – Present: The Scientific Journal of Immunology (published by Scientific Pages) : Editorial Board

2016 August – Present: Sharon Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (published by Sharon journal Publishers): Section Editor

2016 August – Present: Scientific Pages of Immunology (published by The Scientific Pages): :Editorial Board

2016 September – Present: Global Vaccines and Immunology (published by Open Access Text): Editorial Board

2016 September – Present: Sharon Journal of Clinical and Translational Immunology and Allergy (published by Sharon Publishers) : Section Editor

2016 October – Present: Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatal Biology (published by OPAST group LLC) :Editorial Board

2016 October – Present: Journal of Immunology Research and Clinical Applications (published by Vow Scientific Quest) : Executive Editor

2016 October – Present: Journal of Mucosal Immunology Research (published by OMICS International - Open Access Publisher) : Editorial Board

2016 October – Present: Pediatrics and Health Research (published by iMedPub): :Editorial Board

2016 October – Present: Immunology research and Therapy Journal (published by Scientific Literature):Editorial Board

2016 November – Present: Journal of Toxicology and Pharmacology (published by Scientific Open Access Journals) :Editorial Board

2017 April – Present: Health and Primary Care (published by Open Access Text): Editorial Board

2017 April – Present: Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology (published by OMICS International - Open Access Publisher) : Editorial Board