Parasites & Vectors; a new open access journal launched today


We are delighted to announce the
launch of a new, broad-focus journal, Parasites & Vectors,
overseen by Editor-in-Chief Chris Arme, who has over 19 years experience as an
Editor of Parasitology, and was
a Past-President of the British Society for
.  Parasites & Vectors is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal
dealing with the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts
and vectors.  Manuscripts addressing broader issues, for example
economics, social sciences and global climate change in relation to parasites,
vectors and disease control, are also welcomed.  For more information,
please see the launch

Parasites & Vectors expands upon the scope of two former BioMed Central
publications, Kinetoplastid Biology and
and Filaria Journal, both of which ceased publication in December
2007.  Authors working in the areas
covered by these journals are encouraged to submit their work to Parasites
& Vectors.
  The full archives of these two journals remain
available from the Kinetoplastid
Biology and Disease
and Filaria
websites and PubMed

David Molyneux,
Editor-in-Chief of Filaria Journal, and Kevin Tyler, co-Editor-in-Chief
of Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease, have been appointed to the Advisory Board
of Parasites & Vectors, and together with an international Editorial Board, are
working closely with Chris Arme to ensure the success of this new

Parasites & Vectors
will offer an invaluable resource to the community.  To keep abreast with
the latest developments of this exciting new journal, please register to receive
regular alerts.  Like all journals, Parasites
& Vectors
will depend on your support and input to ensure it
meets your needs; if you have any comments do let us know by emailing

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