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Joint Virtual Issues

The latest joint Virtual Issues from the BSI journals: Immunotherapy Advances, Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunology

Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy Virtual Issue

In celebration of World Cancer Day 2021, we are delighted to present our first joint Virtual Issue featuring research from the newest BSI journal, Immunotherapy Advances. We have compiled a selection of outstanding recent articles on cancer immunology and immunotherapy from Immunology, Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunotherapy Advances. This collection features research and reviews on topics such as CAR-T cell therapies, cancer vaccination, regulatory T cells and checkpoint inhibition-induced adverse events.

International Day of Immunology Virtual Issue: Autoimmunity & Autoinflammation

 In celebration of the International Day of Immunology, we have compiled a selection of some of our favourite articles from the British Society for Immunology's official journals, Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunology, focusing on this year’s theme: Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation. In this collection we aim to highlight some of our recent reviews and original research papers on the mechanisms underlying  autoinflammation and autoimmunity, and how these processes can contribute to a wide range of diseases, from arthritis to neurodegenerative diseases. 

Celebrating Vaccines: Virtual Issue

In this virtual issue of the British Society for Immunology’s three official journals, Immunotherapy AdvancesClinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunology we provide access to some recently published reviews and original papers highlighting some of the best vaccine research. These articles cover a wide range of important topics, from a review of strategies for vaccine interventions against emerging viruses, to discussions of the roles of B cells and T cells in maintaining protective immunity.

Cancer Immunology Virtual Issue

The role of the immune system in the progression and development of cancer is an important and growing field, covering topics such as immunotherapy treatment, immunosurveillance and immunoediting. In this virtual issue we have collected together some of the recent articles from the BSI's official journals Immunology and Clinical and Experimental Immunology which highlight key topics in the field and cutting edge research into cancer immunology.

A Joint Virtual Issue from the BSI and the Biochemical Society

Celebrating increasing collaboration between societies, the British Society for Immunology and the Biochemical Society have created this curated collection of articles from both the BSI’s journals, Immunology and Clinical & Experimental Immunology, and the Biochemical Society journals. It features key topics across the field of immunology, including autoimmunity, immune cell development, immunometabolism and inflammation.

Nobel Prize 2018: Cancer Immunotherapy Collection

The BSI’s two official journals, Immunology and Clinical & Experimental Immunology, are proud to have published many papers in cancer immunotherapy, many of which focus on the role of CTLA-4 and PD-1 in immunotherapies. These include a review authored by James Allison on co‐stimulatory agonists and co‐inhibitory antagonists and a paper by Tasuku Honjo addressing the regulation of B‐1 cell activation and its autoantibody production by Lyn kinase‐regulated signallings.

Microbiome: A Joint Virtual Issue from the BSI and the Microbiology Society

In celebration of World Microbiome Day on the 27th June, the British Society for Immunology and the Microbiology Society and have collaborated to curate a freely available collection of microbiome research and review articles from the Societies' journals.

Inflammasomes and Inflammatory Disease

To coincide with BSI Congress 2017, this virtual issue combined articles from both the BSI’s journals, Immunology and Clinical & Experimental Immunology, with a focus on Inflammasomes and Inflammatory Disease, a topic inspired by the keynote session presented by one of the most eminent scientists working in the field of innate immunity, Luke O'Neill FRS.

From bench to clinic – highlights in translational immunology research

This collection of reviews and research papers from Clinical & Experimental Immunology outlines some of the important areas in translational immunology research in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases.


Here are the latest free Virtual Issues from Immunology.

Immunology and the Microbiome: Joint Virtual Issue

We feature research and reviews from Society journals, Immunology (BSI) and Immunology & Cell Biology (ASI), highlighting the interactions between the microbiome and host immune system. This collection of articles and our accompanying editorials begin to dissect the complex partnership that continues to evolve between microbes and humans. 

Editors’ Choice Virtual Issue, by Danny Altmann

A key part of our role as editors is to optimize the ability of the journal to act as a forum that can focus or synthesize current movements in our field. We believe this collection offers some fine examples of that synthesis.

Drivers and Regulatiors of adaptive immunity – new concepts

This collection demonstrates new directions in our understanding of the shaping of adaptive immunity.

Specialised innate and adaptive immune subsets, compartments and the microbiota in health and disease

This collection includes articles which shed light on different aspects of tissue-specific immune responses to infection and those involved in inflammation in mucosal, adipose and lymphoid tissues. 

The role of microRNAs in immune cell function, health and disease

The key reviews and papers included in this collection examine the specific roles of miRNAs within the immune system, whilst also investigating their potential as biomarkers of disease.

Clinical & Experimental Immunology

Here are the latest free Virtual Issues from Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

World Primary Immunodeficiency Week Virtual Issue

To call attention to World Primary Immunodeficiency Week, Clinical & Experimental Immunology has created this Virtual Issue highlighting some of our most impactful primary immunodeficiency research from the last three years. This collection features cutting-edge reviews and original research, focusing on topics including PID diagnosis and pathogenesis in chronic granulomatous disease, Behçet’s disease and other PIDs, as well as clinical guidelines on the management of non-infectious CVID complications from the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network.

Editors' Choice 2020 Virtual Issue

On behalf of all the editorial team of Clinical & Experimental Immunology, it is our pleasure to present this collection of Editors’ Choice articles from 2020. We believe this collection offers some fine examples of immunological techniques and approaches that provide novel mechanistic or therapeutic insight into the immunopathology of human disease. All articles in this collection have been published in journal issues from 2020 and are free to view online. 

COVID-19 Special Issue

In this special issue, Clinical & Experimental Immunology presents a collection of articles on crucial aspects of COVID-19, including original research, reviews and an editorial from Ryan Thwaites (Imperial College London). These papers discuss a variety of topics, including the role of innate immune system in progression of COVID-19, and possible routes to limit severity using immunomodulatory agents. We also present new findings about the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2, relevant for public health serosurveillance, and a thorough summary of vaccine approaches in development and in clinical trial globally.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 2020 Virtual Issue

To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 2020, Clinical & Experimental Immunology put together a virtual issue highlighting cutting edge research and reviews from recent years covering the most promising areas of  rheumatoid arthritis.

Editors’ Choice 2019 Virtual Issue

On behalf of all the editorial team of Clinical & Experimental Immunology, it is a delight to present this collection of Editors’ Choice articles from 2019. A key part of our role as editors is to identify articles with high relevance to translational immunology that are of broad interest to our readers. We believe this collection offers some fine examples of immunological techniques and approaches that provide novel mechanistic or therapeutic insight into the immunopathology of human disease.

FOCIS 2019 Virtual Issue

In celebration of The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)​ Annual Meeting in Boston (18-21 June), the BSI’s official journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology is pleased to provide free access to a selection of primary research and review articles that relate to topics discussed at FOCIS 2019.

World Arthritis Day 2018: New Virtual Issue

To mark World Arthritis Day 2018, Clinical & Experimental Immunology presents a new Virtual Issue of selected articles from the journal.

How innate responses control infections

This collection of papers and reviews describes mechanisms underlying innate responses to infections including the influence of macrophage, dendritic cells or mesenchymal stromal cells.

Immunosenescence in health and disease

Collection of articles describing some of what is known about the underlying immunological and biological processes involved in immune-aging.

Type 1 diabetes: insights into pathophysiology, treatments and interventions

This collection examines the mechanisms underlying the development of type 1 diabetes and different treatment strategies under investigation, in both humans and mouse models.