Fields Virology

Fields Virology is an English-language virology textbook, originally it was published in two volumes and edited by Bernard N. Fields. The first edition in 1985 was called Virology, but from the second edition, the book's title was changed to Fields Virology. The book is widely regarded as an influential work on the subject and is cited as the bible of virology by many virologists.[1]

Fields Virology
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Second edition
AuthorBernard N. Fields
senior founding editor (died 1995)
Original titleVirology
CountryUnited States
Publication date
1985, first edition
Preceded byFields Virology fifth Edition (ISBN 0781760607

Fields was the senior editor for the first three editions of the texbook.[2] After his death in 1995, subsequent editions have retained his name in the title. The sixth edition was published in 2013 by Wolters Kluwer under the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins imprint and it was edited by David M. Knipe and Peter M. Howley.

Volume 1 of the seventh edition was published in 2020.[3] Three more volumes of the seventh edition are forthcoming.[4]


  1. ^ Ulrich Desselberger. "Microbiology Today: Book Reviews: Fields Virology". Society for General Microbiology. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ Anon. (1995), "In memoriam Bernard Nathan Fields", Archives of Virology, 140: 983–85
  3. ^ Howley, Peter M.; Knipe, David M., eds. (11 February 2020). Fields Virology: Emerging Viruses. Wolters Kluwer Health. ISBN 978-1-975112-55-4.
  4. ^ "Fields Virology: Emerging Viruses". Wolters Kluwer.