The Internet Journal of Comprehensive Virology

Established July 14th, 2016.

Contents Pages

Issue 1, July 2016

Inaugural Editorial

A word from the Comics Editor


Edward P Rybicki, PhD. @edrybicki.

Ed Rybicki qualified in Virology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1984. He taught Virology and Vaccine Biotechnology and Immunology until 2009, and is now seconded to UCT’s Research Office as Research Liaison to the Research Portal Project until the end of 2016.  His main research interests are presently in the area of vaccine biotechnology, and in developing mainly plant expression systems as platforms for the production of a wider range of proteins.

He is Director of the Biopharming Research Unit in UCT’s Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, a Member of the UCT/SAMRC Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, and a Full Member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at UCT.

Ed was a long-time Editor of Archives of Virology, and is presently an Associate Editor of Virology Journal and Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Editorial Board Members:

Björn Meyer, PhD @MeyerBjoern

Björn Meyer received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Microbiology from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) in 2010. He was awarded the Society of General Microbiology (now Society for Microbiology) Undergraduate Prize in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Virology from the University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) in 2014. During this time, he was supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC, United Kingdom). He is currently serving as a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Ly’s laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he focuses on investigations of arenavirus immune evasion, virus-host protein-protein interactions, and the development of screening platforms for universal antiarenaviral compounds.

Scientific Editors


Appointments pending

The Student Voice

Isabel Ott: @DiagnosticChick

College sophomore, global health nerd. UGA CURO Scholar studying Cache Valley virus & misc arboviruses @ SCWDS. Main interest: phylodynamics of virus emergence.

Comics Editor

Susan Nasif, Ph.D: @VirologyComics

I am a doctoral degree holder (PhD in Biomedical Sciences) from the virology lab of the renowned Prof. J. Neyts, KU Leuven, Belgium. Currently I am based in MATERA, Italy. I am the founder and creator of Virology Comics: A project with an academic orientation that focuses on providing inspirational teaching methods by combining tools that are borrowed from comics and fine art.

Cimaza provides Free #Virology & #Vaccines #Comics for Public. Funded by backers

The Internet Journal of Comprehensive Virology (TIJ0CV) will accept articles on any aspect of virology, or in fact on anything that might be termed a virus or virus-like entity, not excluding tailocins and computer viruses, and possible agents causing a Zombie Apocalypse.  The intention is to provide a platform both for formal publication of research on viruses and virus-like agents, and a forum for discussion of all aspects of virology – serious AND humorous – as well as views from students, both under- and postgraduate.

TIJoCV will be an entirely Web-based, Open Access entity that will validate submissions that receive favourable post-publication reviews, that must be posted on the author’s web sites as well as copied to the Editor-in-Chief or designate.  Submission is simply a matter of providing the Editor-in-Chief with a URL of a publicly accessible web page containing the manuscript, formatted as shown below, with the same font and styles.  Validation will take the form of a personalised graphic from TIJoCV that will be displayed on the author’s web page containing the article.

Instructions to Authors

Please provide the following in a web page:

Informative Title

Author list – full names and surnames



Include a 250-word abstract describing the work, preferably in one paragraph

Thereafter, please structure the work as follows, with all illustrations included in the web page at appropriate positions, together with appropriate Legends.


All text should be in 12 pt Times Roman font, right-justified.

Materials & Methods





Please include references in a consistent style chosen from the EndNote gallery.


This submission to the Internet Journal of Comprehensive Virology is published as is, without prior peer review. We hereby solicit learned comment to this email address (provide email address), copied to the Editor-in-Chief (, in order to provide the post-publication review that could result in eventual formal publication by recognition by the Journal as being a valid contribution. The authors take full legal responsibility for all the content provided by them, and certify that none of the content has been plagiarised from elsewhere, and that appropriate permissions have been obtained for all material not generated by them.


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