As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
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.
Collections open to submissions
Collections published in collaboration with other journals
VOLUME 10 SUPPLEMENT 2
New Orleans, LA, USA. 11-13 September 2016 (Research)
Proceedings of the 15th American Heartworm Society Triennial Symposium 2016
VOLUME 10 SUPPLEMENT 1
Vienna, Austria. 11-13 July 2016 (Meeting abstracts)
Abstracts of the Fifth European Dirofilaria and Angiostrogylus Days
VOLUME 7 SUPPLEMENT 1
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
VOLUME 2 SUPPLEMENT 2
Edited by Donato Traversa and Lourdes Mottier
Equine parasites: diagnosis and control - a current perspective
VOLUME 2 SUPPLEMENT 2
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.
15th Symposium on Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD)
This thematic series comprises papers submitted in relation to the 15th Symposium of the CVBD® World Forum, Cologne, Germany. You can find all the new papers in the collection here.
VIII ParSCo: Announcement
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Scientific Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean Region VIII Parasitology Summer Course (EMR VIII ParSCO) to be held in Eshafan, Iran, announces that the course has been postponed to 8–17 June 2021. The Scientific Committee is deeply sorry for the current situation. A call for new applications will be opened in September 2020. We are looking forward to a great and successful VIII EMR ParSCo meeting!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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
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.
Guinea Worm – the last mile - 6 May 2020
Obituary: Lord May of Oxford - 6 May 2020
Celebrating the first World Chagas Disease Day - 14 April 2020
Mosquito heat seeking is driven by an ancestral cooling receptor - 10 February 2020
What constitutes a neglected tropical disease? - 5 February 2020
Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program - Ecuador Summer 2020 - 5 March 2020