Policy and scope

FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA, issued in online versions, is an international journal that covers the whole field of general, systematic, ecological and experimental parasitology. It publishes original research papers, research notes and review articles. Contributions from all branches of animal parasitology, such as morphology, taxonomy, biology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, molecular biology and evolution of parasites, and host-parasite relationships, are eligible. Novelty and importance in the international (not local or regional) context are required. New geographical records of parasites, records of new hosts, regional parasite and/or host surveys (if they constitute the principal substance of manuscript), local/regional prevalence surveys of diseases, local/regional studies on epidemiology of well known diseases and of parasite impact on human/animal health, case reports, routine clinical studies and testing of established diagnostic or treatment procedures, will not be considered. One species description will also not be considered unless they include more general information, such as new diagnostic characters, host-parasite associations, phylogenetic implications, etc. Manuscripts found suitable on submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Permit unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY).

Folia Parasitologica adheres to COPE (Committee on Publishing Ethics).

Proofs, page charges and reprints

Corresponding author will receive one copy of page proofs for correction. PDF copy for personal use is provided free of charge. Promotionary page charge (APC) is 150 euro/article (up to 14 printed pages; APC for 15-19 printed pages is 200 euro/article; APC for longer articles will depend on the number of excessive pages), because we like to keep this cost to a minimum. Basically, the APC will be enough to cover just the basic expenses of the publisher, the Institute of Parasitology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IPCAS), which is a research institution that has no aspirations to publish on a commercial basis (the publishing costs of the journal have always been subsidised by the IPCAS due to the journal’s annual negative financial balance). Reprints may be ordered at cost when corrected proofs are returned. Prices can be found here.


Editorial office: Folia Parasitologica, c/o Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre CAS, Branišovská 31, CZ-370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Phone (+420) 387 775 431, 387 775 406; Fax: (+420) 385 310 388; E-mail:; website: