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.




Jijun Shi

member of WSO

Doctor Shi was born in Henan Province. He earned a Master’s Degree and Professional Doctorate in neurology, and is a graduate of the Soochow University.  He is a member of WSO and Chinese Stroke Association.

Current Research

  • stroke and intravenous thrombolysis
  • Neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation for stroke
  • Autophagy and nervous system disease
  • neurointervention

Interested topics

  • Impact of intravenous thrombolysis on stroke outcomes
  • Engagement
  • Work/life balance
  • Patient safety
  • 2018 – Fellowof WSO(MEMBER #3284146)
  • editorial board member of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation for two years
  • Jijun Shi, Hao Peng,Shoujiang You, Yuanyuan Liu, Jiaping Xu, Yingying Xu, Huihui Liu, Rongfang Shi, Yongjun Cao, Chunfeng Liu. Increase in Neutrophil after r-tPA Thrombolysis Predicts Poor Functional Outcome of Ischemic Stroke: A Longitudinal Study. European journal of neurology, 2018, Epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1111/ene.13575.
  • Jijun Shi, Yongjun Cao, Shoujiang You, Zhichao Huang, Xia Zhang, Huihui Liu, Chunfeng Liu. Young stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis have a more favorable outcome and mortality compared with older patients. Current neurovascular research, 2017, 14(2):141-148.
  • Hao Peng#, Fangfang Zhu#, Jijun Shi#, Xiujie Han, Dan Zhou, Yan Liu,Zhongwen Zhi, Fuding Zhang, Yun Shen,Juanjuan Ma,Yulin Song,Weidong Hu. Serum Soluble Corin Is Decreased in Stroke. Stroke, 2015, 46(7):1758-1763. (co-first authors)
  • Xinyuan Qu#, Jijun Shi#, Yongjun Cao, Mingzhi Zhang and Jiaping Xu. Prognostic Value of White Blood Cell Counts and C-reactive Protein in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients After Intravenous Thrombolysis. Current neurovascular research, 2018, Epub ahead of print(co-first authors).