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Special Issue "Vector Biology and Ecology"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: vector biology and ecology; invasive species; enzootic disease cycles
Interests: vector ecology; emerging infectious disease; enzootic transmission cycles; One Health
Vector ecology and biology – the study of insects that transmit pathogens, their interaction with (vertebrate) hosts or with the disease-causing parasitic organisms - has an important role in preventing vector-borne disease. Vector-borne diseases have increased in prevalence globally, driving a need to understand the ecological factors driving their maintenance or potential spread. Improved knowledge of vectors, such as mosquito or tick populations, and their role in pathogen transmission cycles, can aid predictions of outbreaks of disease, and feed into efficient vector control strategies.
This Special Issue welcomes papers on multiple aspects of the behavior, ecology and interactions of vectors, their hosts and pathogens, transmission cycle mechanisms, or novel monitoring approaches; those which have relevance in preventing the spread and incidence of vector-borne disease.
Dr. Sally Paulson
Dr. Gillian Eastwood
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- disease vector
- medical and veterinary entomology
- pathogen transmission cycle
- vector biology
- invasive vector species