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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.

Call for papers

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.


You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to...
...and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Please read Instructions for Authors carefully before submitting the manuscript.

Your benefits of publishing with us

  • Short turnaround times with rapid online publication
  • Accepted papers are promptly published online ahead-of-print
  • High quality single blind peer-review
  • Worldwide distribution
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support

Submission process

  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (6 weeks for submission to first decision)
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print 4 weeks from acceptance to publication)

Please note

  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Open Access Licence be signed and submitted during the upload of manuscripts at Editorial Manager online submission system office
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our Open Access Licence.
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • If you wish to contact Editorial Office, please submit your enquiry to

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Journal does not have any article submission charges associated with manuscript submission or peer-review. However, upon successful peer review process, all accepted papers are subject to the Article Processing Charges (350 EUR/per article). Please visit the journal owner’s website at or contact the journal Editorial Office at

Peer review

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:

  1. Acceptance in the initial form
  2. Conditional acceptance (minor/major changes in form, style, and/or content)
  3. Rejection

The evaluation decision is communicated to the author(s). When a manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for revision, it should be sent to the Editor within three months. Author(s) are guided through every step.

Publication timeframe:
4 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Life Sciences, Zoology, Ecology, other, Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology