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Special Issue "Vectors and Vector-borne Diseases"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: Vector control; Wolbachia; vector-borne disease
Interests: Vector control; vector-borne diseases; arthropod genomics
Vector biology is the study of arthropod vectors and their role in pathogen transmission. Despite significant advances in the study of vector biology, vector-borne diseases still account for more than 17% of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, these advances and the contribution of the vector to the process of pathogen transmission is often overlooked, regardless of the potential for new methods to combat vector-borne diseases. For this Special Issue, we encourage authors to contribute original research articles on the current status of arthropod vectors and vector-borne diseases, with a special emphasis on alternative approaches to controlling vectors of disease, host–pathogen–symbiont interactions, insect pathogen resistance, functional genomics, vector ecology, and vector competence.
Prof. Corey Brelsfoard
Prof. Monika Gulia-Nuss
Prof. Jason Pitts
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 1200 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.
- Vector biology
- host pathogen interactions
- vector competence
- vector ecology