About Parasitologia


Parasitologia (ISSN 2673-6772) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal of parasitology published quarterly by MDPI. It publishes research papers, reviews and communications related to parasite biology, with particular attention to the effects and physiological alterations to their hosts and vectors, and to the strategies implemented by parasites to transmit between hosts and counteract their immune defences.

Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation or experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary electronic material.


It publishes research papers, reviews and communications related to:

  • Parasite biology; 
  • Parasitic diseases, diagnosis and treatment;
  • Parasite surveillance, epidemiology and public health;
  • Host-parasite relationships;
  • Identification and characterization of parasites;
  • Molecular epidemiology;
  • Parasite recognition and host immune defences;
  • Genetics and molecular biology of parasites;
  • Parasites of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates;
  • Comparative parasitology and evolution;
  • Control of insect pests;
  • Control of vectors;
  • Ecology of parasite transmission cycles;
  • Role of climate change and other global factors in parasite epidemiology.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Parasitologia will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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