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Instructions for authors

Manuscripts on all aspects of the basic and applied biology of parasites, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens will be considered. The average time from submission to a first decision is 24 days.

A detailed scope and submissions criteria are available in About this journal to assist authors with submitting to the journal. Please refer to these whilst preparing your manuscript.

Please submit your manuscript to a subject section during the submission process. 


Each article type published by Parasites & Vectors follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Parasites & Vectors, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Parasites & Vectors publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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