The Chinese Journal of Experimental and Clinical Virology (Chin J Exp Clin Virol ) is a professional scientific journal. The contents of manuscripts eligible for publication in this journal include new techniques and methods, and important achievements in medical virology, viral disease prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, and clinical treatment both at home and abroad. The following columns are available: Original articles, Brief Reports, Review Articles, New Techniques and Methods, Clinical Experience, Abstracts of Papers, and Messages, etc. The readers of the journal are researchers who work on medical microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, oncology, pediatrics, geriatrics, epidemiology, and bioproducts, professionals from medical schools or universities, and clinicians working on prevention and control of infectious diseases, especially viral infectious diseases, zoonotic viral diseases, clinical laboratory workers, and grassroots workers for prevention and control of viral diseases, etc. The journal was awarded with the following prizes: grade II prize for outstanding periodicals of Chinese Medical Association (CMA) in 1995; grade II prize for outstanding periodicals of Chinese science and technology in 1997. Articles published in this journal are indexed by the wellknown databases, including Wanfang Database, Chinese full text database of periodicals, MEDLARS-MEDLINE, etc. Approximately 40% of the original articles published in this journal were projects supported by foundations or programs at provincial or ministry or higher levels.