We would like to express our gratitude to Frontiers in Virology for their sponsorship of our conference. Apart from financial support that helps us realise the summit, the journal will be hosting a special issue (link) with the proceedings of the RdRp Summit! The journal editorial has generously vouched to waive several associated publishing charges (APCs) for a few selected manuscripts. For this special issue, profs. Nakagawa, Babaian, and Roux will be acting topic editors, with other members of the organising committee will be involved as topic coordinators. We appreciate the journal’s commitment to advancing this growing field inside RNA virology, and we look forward to a productive partnership with them in the future.