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Virology is a rapidly expanding field that covers many diverse and often very technical aspects. The discipline virtually requires review articles to explain and put into perspective new discoveries. Although one can find review articles relevant to virology in many different journals, Reviews in Medical Virology is the only review journal devoted to this field and fills the niche very well by focusing on topics often lost in general microbiology review journals. The journal's aim is to "review the conceptual or technological advances in... molecular biology, cell biology, replication, pathogenesis, immunology, immunization, epidemiology, diagnosis or treatment of viruses of medical importance." When compared in size with standard virology journals, Reviews in Medical Virology is not overwhelming. It averages 59 pages per issue, with six articles. This is a fraction of the length of the Journal of Virology, for example, which had 623 pages and 73 articles in its
Larson TA, Potter LA. Reviews in Medical Virology. JAMA. 1994;271(1):73. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510250089046