Systematic Parasitology publishes papers on the systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of the following groups: Nematoda (including plant-parasitic), Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Aspidogastrea, Cestodaria, Arthropoda (parasitic copepods, hymenopterans, mites, ticks, etc.), Protozoa (parasitic groups), and parasitic genera in other groups, such as Mollusca, Turbelleria, etc. Systematic Parasitology publishes fully illustrated research papers, brief communications, and fully illustrated major revisions. In order to maintain high standards, all contributors describing new taxa are asked to state clearly where the holotype is deposited and to make paratypes available for examination by the referees. It is recognized that, in some cases, this may cause problems for the authors, but it is hoped that by adhering to this rule authors may be protected against rapid synonymy of their taxa, and the types will be preserved for posterity.

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  • Focuses on the systematics, including taxonomy, nomenclature, phylogenetics and evolution, of a broad range of parasites
  • Includes Monogenea, Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Arthropoda, Protozoa and parasitic genera in other groups
  • Offers fully illustrated research papers, brief communications and fully illustrated major revisions
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Aneta Kostadinova
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.047 (2019)
Impact factor
1.154 (2019)
Five year impact factor
59 days
Submission to first decision
127 days
Submission to acceptance
38,342 (2019)
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