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GMS Infectious Diseases

Paul-Ehrlich-Gesellschaft für Chemotherapie e.V. (PEG)

ISSN 2195-8831

About GMS ID

Concept

GMS Infectious Diseases (GMS ID) publishes articles related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, prophylaxis and therapy of infectious diseases. GMS ID publishes current research as original articles and brief reports as well as reviews, guidelines, case reports and letters to the editors.

GMS Infectious Diseases is published within German Medical Science (GMS), the publication portal of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF), developed in cooperation with the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) and ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences. The journal further serves as official publication organ of the “Paul-Ehrlich-Gesellschaft für Chemotherapie e. V.” (PEG).

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief
Chief Editor
Thomas A. Wichelhaus, Prof. Dr. Dr. med.
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Hospital of Goethe-University
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 40
60506 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 6301 6438
Fax: +49 69 6301 5767
eMail: wichelhaus@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Deputy Chief Editor
Sebastian R. Ott, PD Dr.
Pneumonology/thoracic surgery
Claraspital Basel
Kleinriehenstrasse 30
4058 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 61 685 84 73
Fax: +41 61 685 84 69
eMail: Sebastian.Ott@claraspital.ch
Associate Editors
Till Bachmann, Dr.
Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine
Chancellors Building, Little France Crescent
EH16 4SB, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 131 242 9438
eMail: till.bachmann@ed.ac.uk
Holger Barth, Prof. Dr.
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Ulm Medical Center
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany
Phone: +49 731 500 65503
Fax: +49 731 500 65502
eMail: holger.barth@uni-ulm.de
Matteo Bassetti, Prof.
Infectious Diseases Clinic, Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital
Piazzale Misericordia 15
33100 Udine, Italy
Phone: +39 0432 559353
Fax: +39 0432 559370
eMail: mattba@tin.it
Enrico Brunetti, MD
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone: +39 0382 502159
eMail: enrico.brunetti@unipv.it
Dieter Buchheidt, Prof. Dr. med.
Dept. of Hematology-Oncology, Mannheim University Hospital, University of Heidelberg
Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49 621 383 4132
Fax: +49 621 383 4201
eMail: dieter.buchheidt@umm.de
Hartmut Derendorf, Prof. Dr.
University of Florida, Dept. of Pharmaceutics
1345 Center Drive
32610-0494 Gainesville, Florida, USA
Phone: +1 352 2737856
Fax: +1 352 392 3249
eMail: hartmut@ufl.edu
Valentina Di Gregori, Dr.
GVM CARE & RESEARCH San Pier Damiano Hospital Faenza
via Portisano 1
48018 Faenza, Italy
Phone: +39 0546671478
Fax: +39 0546662901
eMail: vdigregori@gvmnet.it
 
Andreas H. Groll, M.D.
Infectious Disease Research Program, Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation and Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s University Hospital
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A1
48149 Münster, Germany
Phone: +49 251 834 7742
Fax: +49 251 834 7828
eMail: grollan@ukmuenster.de
Achim Hoerauf, Prof. Dr. med.
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP), University Hospital Bonn
Sigmund Freud Str. 25
53127 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 287 15675
Fax: +49 228 287 19573
eMail: hoerauf@microbiology-bonn.de
Jennifer Keiser, Prof. Dr.
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Socinstr. 57
4051 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41612848218
Fax: +41612848105
eMail: jennifer.keiser@unibas.ch
Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, FACP, FIDSA, FECMM
Frances King Black Endowed Professor, Infectious Diseases
MD Anderson Cancer Center/ Infectious Diseases/ Internal Medicine Center (Main)
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1463
77030, Houston, USA
Phone: +1 713 792 0826
Fax: +1 713 563 3108
eMail: dkontoyi@mdanderson.org
Robert Krause, Univ. Prof. Dr.
Section of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 15
A-8036 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 316 385 81796
Fax: +43 316 385 595 81796
eMail: robert.krause@medunigraz.at
Michael Kresken, Prof. Dr.
Antiinfectives Intelligence GmbH
Campus of the University of Applied Sciences, Von-Liebig-Straße 20
53359 Rheinbach, Germany
Phone: +49 22226 908 911
Fax: +49 22226 908 918
eMail: michael.kresken@antiinfectives-intelligence.de
Katrien Lagrou, Prof.
UZ Leuven Department of Laboratory Medicine and KU Leuven Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
Phone: +32 16 34 70 98, +32 486 88 41 41
Fax: +32 16 34 70 42
eMail: katrien.lagrou@uzleuven.be
Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Univ. Prof. Dr. med.
Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck
Schöpfstraße 41
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 9003 70703
Fax: +43 512 9003 73700
eMail: cornelia.lass-floerl@i-med.ac.at
Johannes G. Liese
Department of Paediatrics, Section Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University Hospital of Würzburg
Josef-Schneiderstr.2
97080, Würzburg, Germany
Phone: +49 931 20127725
Fax: +49 931 20127720
eMail: liese_j@ukw.de
Frauke Mattner, Prof. Dr. med.
Institute for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Ostmerheimer Strasse 200
50119 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 221 8907 8677
Fax: +49 221 8907 8313
eMail: mattnerf@kliniken-koeln.de
Thomas Mertens, Prof. Dr. med.
Institute for Virology, Ulm University Medical Center
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany
Phone: +49 731 500 65101
Fax: +49 731 500 65102
eMail: thomas.mertens@uniklinik-ulm.de
Detlef Michel, Prof. Dr.
Institute for Virology, Ulm University Medical Center
Albert-Einstein-Allee-11
89081 Ulm, Germany
Phone: +49 731 50065107
Fax: +49 731 50065128
eMail: detlef.michel@uniklinik-ulm.de
Thierry Naas, Associate of Professor, Medical Microbiology
University Paris Saclay, University Paris 11 Medical School, Institut Pasteur, Hopital Bicetre, Service de Bacteriologie
Bâtiment Broca, 3ème étage, 78 rue du Gal Leclerc
94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Phone: + 33 1 45 21 29 86
Fax: + 33 1 45 21 63 40
eMail: thierry.naas@bct.aphp.fr
Elisabeth Presterl, Prof. Dr.
Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, Medical University of Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 40400 19040
eMail: elisabeth.presterl@meduniwien.ac.at
Gian Maria Rossolini, Prof.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine – University of Florence
Microbiology and Virology Unit – Careggi University Hospital Florence
Largo Brambilla, 3
50134 Florence, Italy
Phone: +39 055 7949239
eMail: gianmaria.rossolini@unifi.it
Stefan Schmiedel, Dr. med.
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Clinic
Martinistr. 52
20249 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 7410 0
Fax: +49 40 7410 56832
eMail: s.schmiedel@uke.de
Cord Sunderkötter, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
University Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Venerology, University Hospital Halle (Saale)
Ernst-Grube-Str. 40
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Phone: + 49 345 557 3925
Fax: +49 345 557 3942
eMail: cord.sunderkoetter@uk-halle.de
Tobias Tenenbaum, Prof. Dr.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pulmonology, University Children’s Hospital Mannheim, Heidelberg University
Theodor-Kutzer Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49 621 383 2324
Fax: +49 621 383 3818
eMail: Tobias.Tenenbaum@umm.de
Guenter Weiss, Prof. Dr. med.
Medical University of Innsbruck, Department of Internal Medicine II (Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Rheumatology, Pneumology)
Anichstr. 35
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 504 23251
Fax: +43 512 504 23317
eMail: guenter.weiss@i-med.ac.at

Peer Review Process

The review process aims to ensure that only high-quality scientific and innovative manuscripts will be published, which provide new and interesting information to the readers. The process is based on a form of peer review, whereby the submitted manuscript is assessed by experts, who are well versed in the relevant field. The experts remain anonymous towards the author, but also towards each other. 
For the review there is an online form available for detailed criticism and modification requests for the manuscript. The author receives these comments in an anonymous form. The review closes with a classification of the work into one out of four categories:

  1. Accepted in the present form
  2. Revision necessary
  3. Rejected, resubmission possible
  4. Rejected

As long as the editor-in-chief does not have any fundamental reservations, it will be acted on the assessments of the reviewers. In cases of doubt, a further review will be obtained. The work will be accepted for publishing, when the expectations of the reviewers and the editor are fulfilled. If the manuscript is rejected, the authors will receive a rejection message with the detailed comments of the reviewers, in order to make the reasons of the rejection transparent.
The overall goal of all efforts is to make the review of scientific submissions for “GMS Infectious Diseases” as transparent as possible and as critical as necessary.