January 19, 2022
Invitation to contribute to the Special Issue: Brucellosis from a One-Health Perspective
GMPC Editorial Office

German Journal of Veterinary Research, ISSN: 2703-1322.
German Journal of Microbiology, ISSN: 2749-0149.

Dear Colleagues,

Infectious animal diseases devastate the world's communities and damage economies and international trade. Both human and animal health sectors continue to suffer from a high prevalence of various contagious zoonotic diseases, among which is brucellosis, one of the most frequently encountered one-health bacterial zoonoses spread worldwide. It is an endemic disease that is always present in poor communities with a fluctuating degree. Brucellae are closely related, and several aspects of their biology, e.g. pathogenesis, virulence, antimicrobial resistance, survival in macrophages, and host specificity are not clearly described yet. Tackling this disease will improve the health and productivity of livestock, bolster, and grow economies, as well as improve public health.

The major risk of brucellosis is the reintroduction of the pathogen in countries or regions that are declared free for brucellosis, where the disease has been eradicated and vaccination has been discontinued. In the last few years, extensive research have been conducted on brucellae to elucidate the debate in mechanisms of virulence and pathogenicity, host-pathogen interaction, and explanation of the cause of remerging of new foci of disease in different areas of the world. Still, several gaps and innovation questions in brucellosis want to be addressed such as the situation in wildlife; host-pathogen interaction; description of infection, epidemiology, and rote of transmission in camelids and swine; an accurate tool for identification, cross-reactions in serodiagnosis, development of resistance, and development of safe vaccine candidates, Brucella canis in humans, etc.

Therefore, in this special issue, we aim to collect novel, last updated, and high-quality research articles on Brucella biology, epidemiology, genomics and proteomics of the Brucellae, classical culture and diagnostic tools, outbreaks investigations, novel molecular diagnostic methods, control, and surveillance strategies and antibiotic treatment, to summarize the current knowledge and expectations for a full understanding of the pathogen, the disease, and their global impact from the concept of one-health.

Original research contributions, short communications, and review articles are invited.

This Special Issue is jointly organized between the German Journal of Veterinary Research and the German Journal of Microbiology. Therefore, authors in the Special Issue can submit their papers to both journals. 

Special Issue Editors

  • Dr. Falk Melzer. OIE and NRL for Bovine, Porcine, Ovine, and Caprine Brucellosis Friedrich-Löffler-Institute, The Institute for Bacterial Infections and Zoonoses (IBIZ).
  • Dr. Gamal Wareth. OIE and NRL for Bovine, Porcine, Ovine and Caprine Brucellosis Friedrich-Löffler-Institute, The Institute for Bacterial Infections and Zoonoses (IBIZ).

Main Topics

  • Brucellosis in animals and humans
  • Brucellosis in wildlife
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis, and control 
  • AMR and treatment options
  • Biology and pathogenesis 
  • Genomics and proteomics approach in brucellosis
  • Vaccine development
  • Host-pathogen interactions

Brucellosis, Livestock, Human, Wildlife, Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Control, AMR, Genomics, Proteomics, Vaccine 

Manuscript Submission Information: 
Manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted online to the Journal Editorial System by registering and logging in to this website. Please check the Author Guidelines for submitting manuscripts on the journal website. All papers will be peer-reviewed through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the Journal as soon as accepted.

The payment capability will not be a barrier to publication. If authors or their institutions cannot cover the costs, you may apply for a complete or partial waiver at the time of submission. Please download the APC waiver request from the author resources to explain the reasons for your request and send it to waiver@gmpc-akademie.de 

The Journal Editor-in-Chief would appreciate sending this invitation to colleagues interested in participating in this Special Issue. We are looking forward to your valuable contributions. For further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 

Deadline for submission: The special issue is open until the end of June  2022