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Dipteran vectors and associated disease section edited by Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania and Marco Pombi, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
This section publishes studies relating to the systematics, phylogenetics, identification (including new species descriptions), population genetics, bionomics, ecology, distribution, predictive mapping, diagnostics, surveillance and control of dipteran vectors and their associated diseases, particularly Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Glossina, Simulium, Culicoides and phlebotomines.

Helminths and helminthic disease section edited by Martin Walker, Royal Veterinary College and Imperial College London, UK
This section publishes articles relating to parasitic Platyhelminthes, Nematoda and Acanthocephala including host-parasite relationships, epidemiology and disease, molecular taxonomy and phylogenetics, life-cycles and intermediate hosts, population genetics and community ecology.

Parasite genetics, genomics and proteomics section edited by Xing-Quan Zhu, Shanxi Agricultural University, China
This section publishes studies applying platform technologies to the innovation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for parasitic diseases.

Parasites of veterinary importance section edited by Adnan Hodžić, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria
This section publishes articles relating to parasites and parasitic diseases of domestic, companion and farm animals including studies on biology, epidemiology, pathology, immunology, diagnosis and control. Studies relating to wildlife helminthic disease reservoirs and to ectoparasites and vectors of veterinary significance that do not fit within the remits of the other sections will also be considered.

Protozoa and associated diseases section edited by Anna Bajer, University of Warsaw, Poland
This section publishes studies looking at all aspects of protozoan cell biology, host-parasite interactions and pathogenicity including pathogenic mechanisms, virulence factors, host invasion, immune evasion, host defence, and immunity.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases edited by Martin Pfeffer, University of Leipzig, Germany
This section publishes studies looking at all aspects of ticks, including systematics, phylogenetics, taxonomy (including new species descriptions), evolution, ecology, biology, physiology, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, and control. Studies relating to tick-borne pathogens (e.g., occurrence and prevalence in ticks and vertebrate hosts, coinfections, transmission, pathogen interactions with ticks and vertebrate hosts at the molecular and cellular levels) and tick-borne diseases (e.g., epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology, treatment, prevention and control) in domestic animals, wildlife and humans are also welcome.

Article collections are edited by the Editor-in-Chief Filipe Dantas-Torres to whom enquiries related to article collections should be addressed.

All enquiries relating to journal policy and suitability of submissions should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief.

Associate Editors: Dipteran vectors and associated diseases
Iliano Vieira Coutinho-Abreu, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Josiane Etang, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Bruno Gomes da Silva, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Basile Kamgang, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine/OCEAC, Cameroon
Camila Lorenz, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Marta Maia, University of Oxford, UK
Ademir Martins, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Pie Müller, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Bethan Purse, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
Paloma Shimabukuro, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Charles Wondji, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Associate Editors: Helminths and helminthic diseases
Poppy Lamberton, University of Glasgow, UK
Scott Lawton, Scotland's Rural College, UK
Joaquin Prada, University of Surrey, UK

Associate Editors: Parasite genetics, genomics and proteomics
Stephen R. Doyle, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Abdul Jabbar, University of Melbourne, Australia
Javier Sotillo-Gallego, National Centre for Microbiology, Spain

Associate Editors: Parasites of veterinary importance
Jeba Jesudoss Chelladurai, Kansas State University, USA
Relja Beck, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Croatia
Alicia Rojas, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Antonio Varcasia, University of Sassari, Italy

Associate Editors: Protozoa and associated diseases
Joel Barratt, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, USA
Paul Capewell, University of Glasgow, UK
Christopher Fernández Prada, Université de Montréal, Canada
Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Joanna Hildebrand, University of Wrocław, Poland
Iván Pastor Fernandez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Pegine Walrad, University of York, UK

Associate Editors: Ticks and tick-borne diseases
Jairo Mendoza, University of Bari, Italy
Andrei Daniel Mihalca, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, University of Concepción, Costa Rica
Cornelia Silaghi, Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Germany
Laurence Vial, Centre of International Cooperation for Research in Agriculture Development (CIRAD), France