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Aneta Kostadinova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria​​​​​​​

Aims and scope

Parasites & Vectors publishes articles on the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens. Manuscripts published in this journal will be available to all worldwide, with no barriers to access, immediately following acceptance.

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Founding Editor

Chris Arme, Keele University, UK


European helminth infection risks and reported deworming frequencies for dogs and cats

Global distribution of Taenia saginata

Credelio for cats



Evaluation of Vector Control against West Nile Fever in Europe

Immunity against Leishmaniasis: host defences, immunotherapy and vaccines

SimparicaTM: Comparative Efficacy of sarolaner, a novel oral ectoparasiticide for dogs

The LCNTDR Collection: Advances in scientific research for NTD control

Quantitative analysis of strategies to achieve the 2020 goals for neglected tropical diseases: where are we now?

Annual Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD)

[CVBD5] [CVBD6] [CVBD7] [CVBD8] [CVBD9] [CVBD10] [CVBD11] [CVBD12] [CVBD13] [CVBD14]

Vector-borne Diseases and Global Health

A new combination of fipronil and permethrin for the control of ectoparasites of dogs

Surveillance of mosquito vectors in Europe


These collections are open to submissions:

Primers in parasites and vectors

Mathematical models for parasites and vectors

Elimination of parasitic infections

Planarians to Parasitism: Evolution, Development and Stem Cells in Flatworms

Aspects of parasitology in the People's Republic of China: surveillance, diagnosis, infection and immunity

From Control to elimination: transmission threshold of schistosomiasis

Protozoan parasites and cell death

Historical aspects of parasitology

Spatial inequality, infectious diseases and disease control

Collections published in collaboration with other journals:

Every day is Malaria Day

From farm to plate - make food safe

The gut-brain axis: Emerging evidence in health and disease

Co-infection and Syndemics

Rare Diseases Day 2013

Open Access Africa: Showcasing African research

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New Orleans, LA, USA. 11-13 September 2016 (Research)
Proceedings of the 15th American Heartworm Society Triennial Symposium 2016

Vienna, Austria. 11-13 July 2016 (Meeting abstracts)
Abstracts of the Fifth European Dirofilaria and Angiostrogylus Days

Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 8-11 April 2014 (Meeting abstracts)
Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases (EurNegVec): with Management Committee and Working Group Meetings of the COST Action TD1303

Edited by Donato Traversa and Lourdes Mottier
Equine parasites: diagnosis and control - a current perspective

Seville, Spain. 25-28 march 2009
Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

Kinetoplastid Biology & Disease and Filaria Journal

Parasites & Vectors expands upon the scope of two former BioMed Central publications, Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal, both of which ceased publication in December 2007. The full archives of these two journals remain available from the Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal websites and PubMed Central.

Parasites & Vectors painting

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When the journal launched in 2008, Founding Editor, Chris Arme, commissioned this abstract painting to represent the journal scope. The artist is Dr Frederic Thomas, Parasitologist at CNRS/IRD, France. You can download a copy of the painting here.

New articles released in the LCNTDR Collection

New Content ItemThe LCNTDR Collection - Advances in scientific research for NTD control features research for NTD control executed by the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research (LCNTDR) member institutions and their collaborators. The LCNTDR undertakes interdisciplinary research to build the evidence base around the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NTD control and elimination programmes.

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Collections - open for submissions

Introducing graphical abstracts

Parasites & Vectors is happy to announce the introduction of graphical abstracts for all new submissions as of 1 August 2019 as a mandatory feature. A graphical abstract serves to attract readers' attention to the article and will appear underneath the abstract on the website, greatly enhancing the visibility of research. See the journal Submission Guidelines for more information.

Contacting Parasites & Vectors

All enquiries relating to the suitability of new submissions should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Aneta Kostadinova, at or For general enquiries, please contact the Editorial Office. Further information on journal sections and contacting Subject Editors may be found here.

Journal sections and Editors

Helminths and helminthic diseases
Subject Editor: Hesham Al-Mekhlafi, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Parasites of veterinary importance
Subject Editor: Emanuele Brianti, University of Messina, Italy

Vector-borne zoonoses and One Health
Subject Editor: Agustin Estrada Peña, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Dipteran vectors and associated diseases
Subject Editors: Indra Vythilingam, University of Malaya, Malaysia and David Weetman, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Protozoan biology and diseases
Subject Editor: Frank Katzer, Moredun Research Institute, UK

Parasite genetics, genomics and proteomics
Subject Editor: Xing-Quan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Article collections
Subject Editor: Aneta Kostadinova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria​​​​​​​

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Primers on parasites and vectors

Submit a Primer article to 'Primers on Parasites and Vectors'. This article collection provides short, authoritative and accessible accounts that explore the basic and applied biology of selected parasites, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens. Find out more here.

Community news

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: a new series of open-access online lectures - 4 September 2019

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