Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Biomedical Sciences - Medical Microbiology | Parasites & Vectors

Parasites & Vectors

Parasites & Vectors

Editor-in-Chief: Aneta Kostadinova

ISSN: 1756-3305 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13071

BioMed Central

Open access BioMed Central
Learn more about the metrics of this journal
  • Average time to first decision is 25 days
  • Internationally renowned Editorial Board
  • Supports research in the developing world

Parasites & Vectors focusses on all aspects of the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens. Broader issues, for example economics, social sciences and global climate change in relation to parasites, are also covered. The journal hosts the BugBitten blog and awards the Odile Bain Memorial Prize annually for outstanding contributions by early-career scientists to medical and veterinary parasitology. Parasites & Vectors also publishes a wide range of collections of related articles, from the pharmaceutical industry, academia and others.

Related subjects » Entomology - Internal Medicine - Medical Microbiology - Medicine

Impact Factor: 3.163 (2017) * 

Journal Citation Reports®

Abstracted/Indexed in 

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Medline, PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Academic OneFile, AGRICOLA, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CNKI, Current Abstracts, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO STM Source, EBSCO TOC Premier, Global Health, OCLC, Summon by ProQuest, Zoological Record

Read This journal on BioMed Central

For authors and editors


  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2017 Impact Factor
  • 3.163
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope

    Close

    Parasites & Vectors is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal dealing with 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. However, authors retain the copyright of their material and may use it, or distribute it, as they wish.

    In addition to the traditional and well-established areas of science in these fields, we also aim to provide a vehicle for publication of the rapidly developing resources and technology in parasite, intermediate host and vector genomics and their impacts on biological research. We are able to publish movies and also large datasets and extensive results, frequently associated with genomic and post-genomic technologies, which are not readily accommodated in traditional journals. Manuscripts addressing broader issues, for example economics, social sciences and global climate change in relation to parasites, vectors and disease control, are also welcomed.

    Manuscripts on all aspects of the basic and applied biology of parasites, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens will be considered. In addition to the traditional and well-established areas of science in these fields, we also aim to provide a vehicle for publication of the rapidly developing resources and technology in parasite, intermediate host and vector genomics and their impacts on biological research. We are able to publish large datasets and extensive results, frequently associated with genomic and post-genomic technologies, which are not readily accommodated in traditional journals. Manuscripts addressing broader issues, for example economics, social sciences and global climate change in relation to parasites, vectors and disease control, are also welcomed.

    The electronic format of the journal offers interesting opportunities for authors. For example, in addition to the publication of large datasets, derived from field and laboratory studies, there is no limit to the number of color illustrations that can be included. Animations, slide shows and movie clips are acceptable, as also are links to relevant material on other websites. No additional charge will be made for these.

  • Submit Online
  • English Language Editing

    English Language Editing

    Close

  • Writing Resources: Training for Authors