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9th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology

The Nature Research Centre together with the Young Academy of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology, is organizing 9th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (CSBSP9), which will take place virtually in Vilnius during April 21–23, 2021.

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DOAJ Seal awarded to Parasite demonstrating “best practice in open access publishing”

We are pleased to announce that Parasite, among 22 other EDP Sciences’ journals, has recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal which “is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing”. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work Parasite is doing.

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Nurturing the next generation of authors – Video interview with Parasite Editor-in-Chief

Discover more about the editorial processes of Parasite with its Editor-in-Chief, Jean-Lou Justine. In this video interview, Jean-Lou Justine answers some of our questions on publishing in the journal.

In support of the EDP Sciences masterclass with a focus on environmental sciences, held in November 2019, Jean-Lou Justine worked with EDP Sciences to produce this video interview. Giving advice to early career researchers, discussing the editorial processes of the journal, and sharing common reasons for acceptance or rejection of articles, this video aims to help develop the scientific writing abilities of younger researchers, and provides an insight into what editors at journals are looking for when it comes to article publication.

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2019 Impact Factor: An increase for Parasite, now over 2

Parasite is pleased to announce an increase of almost 5% in its Impact Factor for 2019. The latest Journal Citation Reports®, announced recently by Clarivate Analytics, confirm an Impact Factor of 2.050* for 2019 meaning it is now ranked 18/39 in the Parasitology category. Alongside this increase, Parasite has also received a CiteScore of 3.5 ranking 62/402 in Animal Science and Zoology journals.

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Parasite announces 42.9% increase in Impact Factor (June 2017)

Parasite IF evolution

The latest Journal Citation Reports® recently announced by Clarivate Analytics have revealed that Parasite’s Impact Factor has risen 42.9% to 2.545*. Combined with last year’s impressive performance, the journal has seen a 133% rise in Impact Factor over the past two years, and has climbed rapidly in the rankings of the Parasitology category and is now placed 13th out of 36 journals in the discipline up from 19th place.

Parasite publishes reviews, articles and short notes on all aspects of human and animal parasitology and continues to grow in readership. This new rise in Impact Factor confirms its place as a respected source in the field.

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*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) Clarivate Analytics, 2017

Professor Stéphane Picot, new Associate Editor of Parasite (May 2017)

At its annual congress in Toulouse, March 2017, the French Society of Parasitology appointed Professor Stéphane Picot as Associate Editor for Parasite.

Professor Stéphane Picot, MD, PhD is the founding Director of the Malaria Research Unit at the Institute of Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry (ICBMS) and Chair of the Department of Parasitology and Medical Mycology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lyon, France.

He was Co-editor of the “International Journal of Infectious Diseases” and is currently Academic Editor of “Microbial Cell”. Professor Picot is President of the scientific committee of the French National Reference Centre for Malaria, cofounder and past President of the Consortium against Parasites and Fungi (CAPF), and President of the French committee for the International Congress of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, to be held in Lyon, France in September 2024.

His main areas of interest are malaria and tropical medicine, drug development and regulated cell death. Professor Picot is enthusiastic to be Associate Editor for Parasite, a role in which he will mainly deal with papers in the medical field.

Professor Jean-Lou Justine, Editor-in-Chief, commented: “I am very happy that Stéphane accepted my invitation to be an Associate Editor. Since the start of 2017, we have received more and more manuscripts every week and with the forthcoming increase of the Impact Factor of Parasite, this trend is certainly going to continue. Stéphane will make use of his extensive experience to edit papers in medical parasitology.”

New partnership with ScienceOpen and Parasite (February 2017)

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with ScienceOpen to index content from Parasite on its platform. ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to discover and evaluate scientific information. The unified interface and filtering capabilities should provide a better search experience for researchers and more visibility for journals and publishers. ScienceOpen searches more than 27 million full text open access or article metadata records and puts them in context on an interactive platform.

You can engage with ScienceOpen by linking your author profile to ORCID, commenting, sharing and recommending content, as well as doing post publication peer review and creating your own collection from articles available on the platform.

Enjoy using ScienceOpen!

The ‘Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée' Archives 1985 - 1993 now available! (September 2016)

EDP Sciences and Parasite’s Editor-in-Chief, Jean-Lou Justine, are pleased to announce that more than 500 papers from past issues of the Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée (previous title for Parasite) are now available on the Parasite website.

All of the papers published between 1985 - 1993 are fully open access and available for you to access now.

Parasite announces impressive rise in Impact Factor (June 2016)

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The latest Journal Citation Reports® recently announced by Thomson Reuters have revealed that Parasite’s Impact Factor has risen 63% to 1.781*.

This confirms Parasite’s position as an important voice in the discipline as it grows readership by publishing reviews, articles and short notes on all aspects of human and animal parasitology.

All papers in Parasite are Open-Access.

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*2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports. Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

New data on chewing lice includes discovery of new “Darth Vader” species

A new species has been discovered. It has been named Ricinus vaderi after Darth Vader the villainous character in Star Wars because of the similarity between the head of the louse and Darth Vader’s helmet.

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Read article: "Chewing lice of genus Ricinus (Phthiraptera, Ricinidae) deposited at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia, with description of a new species"

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