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New BSI journal: Discovery Immunology

We’re delighted to present Discovery Immunology, a fully Open Access journal from the British Society for Immunology for new discoveries in cellular and molecular immunology. Our new journal will be edited by world-leading expert Professor Simon Milling, supported by six prestigious senior editors and a growing Editorial Board from academia and industry.

Discovery Immunology is the latest addition to the BSI family of journals published in partnership with Oxford University Press and is supported by the in-house publishing team at the BSI dedicated to delivering excellent author service. Our new launch joins Clinical & Experimental Immunology, our established journal founded in 1966, and Immunotherapy Advances, our first fully Open Access journal launched in 2020. 

Discovery Immunology is our first broad-scope Open Access journal publishing high-quality articles describing novel mechanisms controlling the immune response. Read more about the scope, article types and founding Editor-in-Chief Professor Milling’s vision for the journal in the introductory Editorial

Professor Simon Milling and Senior Editors, Professor Kathy McCoy and Dr Meera Ramanujam, have shared their excitement about the launch of Discovery Immunology in a message below. BSI President, Professor Arne Akbar and BSI Chief Executive, Dr Doug Brown, have also shared their support for the journal.

Discovery Immunology is now open for submissions! The journal will aim to publish the first articles this spring, including research, reviews, commentaries and short reports.

As an official journal of the BSI, we’re pleased to offer a 20% discount on publication fees in Discovery Immunology for BSI members. Support the vital activities of the BSI by contributing your work to Discovery Immunology.

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A note from the founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Simon Milling:

“I’m thrilled to launch Discovery Immunology – an Open Access home for new discoveries in cellular and molecular immunology. Together with a prestigious and international team of senior editors, we will publish high-quality research articles, reviews, commentaries and short reports from researchers across the globe.

“Our vision is for Discovery Immunology to become an invaluable resource to the immunology community, providing trusted new insights into the workings of the immune system. As an official journal of the British Society for Immunology, Discovery Immunology will join Clinical & Experimental Immunology and Immunotherapy Advances as the latest member of a highly respected family of journals serving the field of immunology.

“We’re now accepting submissions, so I invite you to find out more about the new BSI journal and be one of the first authors to get involved and contribute your work.”


Discovery Immunology Senior Editor, Dr Meera Ramanujam, shared her support for the launch:

“It is an honour to be part of the founding editorial team of Discovery Immunology. I am excited to embark on this journey together with an outstanding team of editors as we build a new home for basic immunology research.
“We are keen to receive submissions from researchers working across the spectrum of immunology, including those in industry or pharmaceutical settings, where immunological mechanisms are increasingly investigated to underpin the development of novel therapeutics.”


British Society for Immunology President, Professor Arne Akbar, shares his support for the launch of the journal:

“At this time of rapid advances in our understanding of the immune system, immunologists and BSI members are driving forward discoveries that have the potential to deliver tremendous benefits for human and animal health. Now is an excellent time to provide a new home for their findings in the form of a new journal serving the field of cellular and molecular immunology, Discovery Immunology.

“The BSI’s long-standing history of promoting excellence in immunology continues with the launch of Discovery Immunology, our latest forward-looking Open Access platform for high-quality research that will serve the global immunology community for generations to come.

“I’d like to encourage my fellow members to explore the scope of the new journal, and to support the BSI by submitting your work.”


Discovery Immunology Senior Editor, Professor Kathy McCoy, shared a message about the launch:

“I am delighted to be a founding Senior Editor of a new Open Access journal from the British Society for Immunology, Discovery Immunology. With the journal’s focus on the mechanisms controlling the immune response, and with an outstanding editorial team, we aim to provide an open, responsive, and collaborative environment for authors, reviewers, and readers to publish and read high-quality up-to-date immunology.

“We are now seeking submissions for the inaugural issue of Discovery Immunology and would very much value contributions from immunologists worldwide. I look forward to reading all the interesting findings coming across my desk.”


British Society for Immunology Chief Executive, Dr Doug Brown, commented on the launch of Discovery Immunology:

“It’s an exciting day for the British Society for Immunology as we introduce a new addition to the BSI journal family, Discovery Immunology

“In launching a new Open Access journal, Discovery Immunology, we’re ensuring our publishing portfolio extends across the full spectrum of immunology research to offer a home for papers from the widest range of immunologists while strengthening our platform to foster innovation for the benefit of society.

Discovery Immunology is backed by a fantastic editorial team with a huge resource of experience and an enthusiasm to bring the very best research to a global audience. Working together with the BSI’s in-house publishing team and our publishing partner, Oxford University Press, Discovery Immunology is ready and waiting to cater to the needs of BSI members and immunologists worldwide.”

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