Infection Ecology & Epidemiology Special issue: Tick borne infections and birds

Infection Ecology & Epidemiology

We invite you to contribute your research to this special issue of Infection Ecology and Epidemiology, 'Tick borne infections and birds'.

Background to the special issue

In a rapidly changing world, migratory birds play a role together with the expanding trade of livestock and the illegal trading of wildlife, of the dispersal and emergence of new infections. Birds are, usually via their ticks, potential carriers/vehicles of pathogenic microorganisms.

Ornithological-medicine is a research area that will give insights into the ecology, molecular microbiology, epizootology, and epidemiology of tick borne zoonoses. Many are important microorganisms, as they can cause serious infections in animals and humans.

Therefore, we launch this special issue on birds, ticks and tick borne infections ranging from the deepest molecular biology to the clinical features.

About the journal

Infection Ecology and Epidemiology is a fully open access, peer-reviewed journal, indexed in PubMed, BIOSIS Previews, and the DOAJ among others.

For this special issue, accepted papers will be benefit from a 60% Article Publishing Charge (APC) discount. Usually, the publication fee for accepted original articles is EUR1400.

We can also offer additional waivers to researchers with limited resources.

Our authors also benefit from:

Unlimited reach: All our research is published gold open access, meaning that papers are made freely and permanently available online for anyone to read

Increased readership: A number of articles published in our 2017 issue received 1000+ full-text downloads from readers all over the world

Greater visibility: Indexed in over 8 citation and abstraction databases (including PubMed and the DOAJ), our research is visible to and discoverable by leading researchers in the field.

Submission instructions

The submission deadline is September 10, 2018, but papers will be published on an ongoing basis.

Interested authors are encouraged to read the Instructions for Authors before submitting.

For further information, please send an e-mail to the Editor in Chief, Björn Olsen ( or to the Managing Editor Tomas Edgren (, or look on the journal homepage at

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Giulio Grandi, Department of Parasitology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (