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New CiteScore for Parasite shows a significant increase

Following the release of the latest CiteScores by Scopus, we are pleased to report that the 2021 CiteScore for Parasite is 4.5 – an increase from 4 in 2020. It is now ranked 51/448 in Animal Science and Zoology and 25/172 in Insect Science (Q1). We are happy to see the high-quality content published by Parasite in open access continuing to make an impact in the parasitology community and proud of the journal’s continued growth.

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WorldLeish, the most important event on leishmaniasis will take place from August 1 - 6 in Cartagena, Colombia

Every four years, leishmaniacs around the world gather in WorldLeish, the most important event in leishmaniasis, to discuss the latest advancements around this Neglected Tropical Disease that affects thousands every year.

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New article processing charges for Parasite

We would like to inform our authors and the parasitology community that the article processing charges (APCs) for Parasite are increasing to €1200 per paper from 1 February 2022 due to the popularity and increased workload of the journal. This applies to papers of any type or length and includes colour figures if necessary. Indeed, long articles are welcome in Parasite. Authors are invited to submit before 1 February 2022 at the current APC rate of €900 if they are in a position to do so.

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Meet Jean-Lou Justine, Editor-in-Chief, at the annual meeting of the Société Française de Parasitologie

Little by little, face-to-face events seem to be getting underway again. All being well, it is hoped that the joint annual conference of the Société Française de Parasitologie and the Société Française de Mycologie will take place in person in Lyon on 28 and 29 October 2021. Participants are invited to extend their stay in the region to enjoy the delights of Lyon and Saint-Etienne. Technical arrangements have, however, been put in place in case it is necessary to switch to a virtual format.

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3.000 – Parasite celebrates its 2020 Journal Impact Factor increasing by a full point in one year

We are extremely pleased to announce that Parasite's 2020 Impact Factor has increased again and reached its highest level since the journal was launched in 2013. For the first time, Parasite's impact factor has reached 3.000 increasing from 2.050 last year. It is now ranked 13 in 38 in the category “Parasitology”.

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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