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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

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  1. Content type: Research


    Authors: Ephantus J. Muturi, Doris Lagos-Kutz, Christopher Dunlap, Jose L. Ramirez, Alejandro P. Rooney, Glen L. Hartman, Christopher J. Fields, Gloria Rendon and Chang-Hyun Kim

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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 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

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.

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: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, Brazil

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

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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.

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