Our 3-step submission process
Before you submit
Now you’ve identified a journal to submit to, there are a few things you should be familiar with before you submit.
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To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these policies and formatting guidelines.
Submit and promote
Before you submit your manuscript to Parasites & Vectors, please ensure you have read and noted the below:
- Submit by section: you will be asked to choose a journal section to submit your manuscript during the submission process. Please read the submit by section information page to assist you in selecting the appropriate Section for your manuscript.
- Formatting: please ensure your manuscript conforms to the Journal's formatting guidelines as outlined below.
- Reviewer suggestions: please include 3 suggested reviewers and their institutional email addresses in your cover letter.
- Copy editing: Parasites & Vectors provides a copy editing service for accepted manuscripts. To facilitate the copy editing process we ask that authors upload an editable version of their manuscript.
- Tracked changes: when uploading a revised manuscript after peer-review, please upload an editable file that shows tracked changes.
- Co- author signatures: please ensure that you upload a letter signed by all authors confirming they have approved the version of the manuscript being submitted. A suggested template for the letter can be downloaded here.
Please contact the Editorial Office if you have any queries before submission.
Plant raw materials, derivatives and extracts
Investigations on biological activity of plant raw materials, derivatives or extracts, including essential oils, must be standardized in order to elucidate their qualitative and quantitative phytochemical composition, at least of major compounds. The methodology used must be described in detail, including procedures, apparatus, columns, stationary and mobile phases, detection, etc.
For all plant species used in investigations, from wild populations or cultivated ones, a voucher specimen must be deposited in a biological collection, where the site (GPS coordinates) and date of collection, with the part(s) used in the study are documented, and the voucher number must be cited in the manuscript.