Selected Journals :

ACS Infectious Diseases

ACS Infectious Diseases is the first journal to highlight chemistry and its role in the multidisciplinary and collaborative field of infectious disease research. The scope of the journal encompasses all aspects of chemistry relating to infectious diseases research including research on pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, drug-delivery systems, and other biomedical technology development pertaining to infectious diseases.

With editors well-versed in both chemistry and the biology of infectious diseases, the journal aims to bridge the gap between these two disciplines. ACS Infectious Diseases welcomes submission of articles with a balance of chemistry and biology, and encourages discussions centered on specific pathogen- and disease-related issues.

Journal Scope

Topics covered by the journal include but are not limited to the following:

Pathogens and Host-Pathogen Interactions

  • Use of structural biology, chemical biology, glycobiology, physical chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, and biochemistry to elucidate molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis
  • Development of tools to dissect mechanisms of pathogenesis


  • Use of target-, phenotypic-, or computational-based approaches for discovery and development of new agents to treat infectious diseases, with an emphasis on establishing mechanism of action, understanding binding mode and inhibitory mechanism, and/or discussing pathogen-specific challenges to drug development
  • Development of new technologies to facilitate characterization, validation, and prioritization of potential drug targets or to assess the physicochemical bases for cellular penetration of anti-infectives
  • Mechanistic investigations of antimicrobial resistance


  • Discovery and development of synthetic vaccines and small molecule vaccine adjuvants
  • Structural, physical, or computational investigations of epitope binding


  • Development of novel and improved diagnostics using physical, surface, analytical, and nano chemistry techniques
  • Use of structural biology, molecular biology, and chemical biology to investigate diagnostics targets

Drug Delivery Systems

  • Use of novel materials and technologies, such as nanotechnologies, for delivery of antimicrobial agents