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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

 Parasites & Vectors operates using a single blind peer-review system, where the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by internationally recognized experts in the field, selected in part from the Editorial Board. Reviews will be rapid and the suitability of a manuscript for publication will be assessed solely on criteria of scientific excellence.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.213 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.961 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    6 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    88 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,847,089 downloads
    11,941 Altmetric mentions 

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