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Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
22 Apr 2006
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Zoology, Ecology, other, Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology
Journal Metrics
Impact Factor
Five Year Impact Factor
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  • Open Access publishing
  • Innovative approach to research on helminths
  • State-of-the-art analysis
  • Multidisciplinary research
  • High quality peer-review


Helminthologia, published continuously since 1959, is the only journal in Europe that encompasses the individual and collaborative efforts of scientists working on a different topics of human, veterinary and plant helminthology. The journal responsibility is to enrich the theoretical and practical knowledge in very specific areas and thus contribute to the advancements in human and veterinary medicine and agronomy. Taking the advantage of comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches journal still maintains its original spirit and is principal source of fresh scientific information regarding helminths, endoparasites and plant parasites. Addressing the most up-to date topics journal gained rightful and exceptional place next to the other high-quality scientific journals publishing in its field.


  • Helminths and endoparasites in man and animals
  • Plant parasites of health and veterinary importance
  • Taxonomy, systematics, morphology and ultrastructure
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Host responses against infections
  • Epidemiology and diagnostics
  • Anthelmintic resistance, pharmacology and treatment
  • Ecology and environment

Article formats

Original Research Articles, Reviews and Mini Reviews, Case Reports, Research Notes, Book Reviews, Letters to Editors, Editorial


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

HELMINTHOLOGIA is a scientific journal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences published quarterly in English by Institute of Parasitology SAS, Slovak Republic. The journal is a medium for publication of original previously unpublished scientific papers from different fields of helminthology. The role of the journal is to enrich the theoretical basis of helminthology and to contribute to the advancement in human and veterinary medicine and agronomy.

Target group

  • researchers in the field of human, veterinary medicine and natural science


Helminthologia was founded in 1959 and has been continuously published nowadays.
More than five decades of journal history is reflected by its successful interdisciplinary publication records, providing a solid foundation for its steady growth in future.

Back Issues

Back issues of the journal are available at, (Vol. 43/2006 – Vol.51/2014) and
For more information, please refer to the editorial website at

Editorial Office

Editor in Chief
Jindřich ŠOLTYS (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Managing Editor
Zuzana VASILKOVÁ (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Associate Editor
Marta ŠPAKULOVÁ (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Editorial Advisory Board
Chris Arme (University of Keele, UK)
Herbert Auer (Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria)
Pascal Boireau (Maisons-Alfort Laboratory for Animal Health, France)
Władysław Cabaj (Witold Stefanski Institute of Parasitology of the PAS, Poland)
David Bruce Conn (Berry College; Harvard University; U.S. Department of State, USA)
Vasile Cozma (University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Thomas Cribb (University of Queensland, Australia)
Lýdia Čisláková (P.J. Šafárik University, Slovakia)
Emília Dvorožňáková (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
Serdar Düşen (Pamukkale University, Turkey)
Róbert Farkas (Szent István University, Hungary)
David I. Gibson (The Natural History Museum, UK)
Bruno Gottstein (University of Berne, Switzerland)
Celia Holland (University of Dublin, Ireland)
Gabriela Hrčková (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
Liang Li (Hebei Normal University, P. R. China)
Jean-Lou Justine (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France)
Tetiana Kuzmina (Institute of Zoology NAS, Ukraine)
Santiago Mas-Coma (Universita de Valencia, Spain)
Simonetta Mattiucci (Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)
Heinz Mehlhorn (Heinrich Heine University, Germany)
Martina Miterpáková (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
František Moravec (Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CzR)
Peter D. Olson (The Natural History Museum, UK)
František Ondriska (HPL spol. s r.o. member of MEDIREX Group, Slovakia)
Mikuláš Oros (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
Saulius Petkevicius (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania)
Steffen Rehbein (MERIAL GmbH, Katrinenhof Research Center, Germany)
Marek Renčo (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
Alexis Ribas (University of Barcelona, Spain; Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand)
David Rollinson (The Natural History Museum, UK)
Thomas Romig (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Kensuke Taira (Azabu University, Japan)
Nadezhda B. Terenina (Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, RAS, Russia)
Vasyl V. Tkach (University of North Dakota, USA)
Marián Várady (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
Vincenzo Veneziano (University of Naples, Italy)
Nicola Vovlas (Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council, Italy)
Matt Wayland (University of Cambridge, UK)
Max R. Werneck (BW consultoria veterinária, Brazil)


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Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Since Volume 2021, the journal has changed its license to the Creative Commons CC BY NC ND 4.0. Authors who publish with this journal since volume 2021 retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY NC ND 4.0.

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We kindly invite you to publish original papers related to the helminth taxonomy, systematics, morphology and ultrastructure, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology and diagnostics, anthelmintic resistance, pharmacology and treatment, ecology and environment and phytonematology. Reviews and minireviews are particularly welcome.


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All manuscripts are considered confidential and are reviewed by at least two reviewers. The journal uses a single-blind peer-review process (the authors do not know the identity of the referees). Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check, a plagiarism-screening tool. Reviewers are selected according to their expertise in their particular field of research, identified as specialists in their respective academic areas. Submitted manuscripts should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors. Each reviewer makes a specific recommendation to the Editor-in-chief for the manuscript, and his decision includes one of the three recommendations as follows:

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Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
22 Apr 2006
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Zoology, Ecology, other, Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology
Journal Metrics
Impact Factor
Five Year Impact Factor
Cite Score