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About the Journal

Acarological Studies (AS) is a peer-reviewed, open access, international, scientific journal that promotes research in the field of acarology. The journal provides researchers with a fast, reliable platform for the submission, development and publication of their work.

AS publishes high quality research papers on any aspect of mites, including anatomy, behaviour, biodiversity, biological control, conservation, ecology, medical acarology, morphology, phylogeny, physiology, systematics, veterinary acarology and zoogeography. The journal also invites the submission of case studies, catalogues, checklists, descriptions of taxa, monographs, nomenclature and revisions for consideration.

Authors are not charged a fee for publication in AS.

Papers published in AS can be downloaded free-of-charge online (

Types of Papers

AS publishes three types of papers. Full-length research papers are published as “Research Article”. AS also publishes “Research Note” which covers interesting field observations, case studies, reports from preliminary studies and faunal records. Papers less than three pages in length will generally be considered to be a research note. These papers should have the same structure as full-length papers but have an abstract of no more than 150 words and no main section. The editor reserves the right to treat any manuscript as a research note. In addition, AS publishes “Review” papers. The editor may also invite reviews concerning recent developments in particular areas of acarology.

Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a separate title page. The main text should be compiled in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Authors’ contributions, Statement of ethics approval, Funding, Conflict of interest statement, Acknowledgements, References, Table(s) with caption(s) as a list on a separate page and Figure(s) with caption(s) as a list on a separate page.

For the “Author Guidelines”, please click here.

Submission Process

Manuscripts must be submitted to the journal Acarological Studies through the online system of TÜBİTAKULAKBİM DergiPark, which provides online hosting services for academic journals, at Other correspondence should be sent to the chief editor: E-mail:

Before a manuscript is submitted to the journal, the copyright form must be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all the authors and uploaded to the journal system (click here to download the copyright form).

All authors must confirm that the corresponding author has been authorized to act on their behalf, that they personally participated in the study and that they have seen and approved the final version of the submitted manuscript. The authors must also declare that the manuscript and its main contents have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Authors must ensure that the text, illustrations, images and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyrights or other rights of anyone.

In addition, authors must comply with established ethical principles in their research and manuscript preparation and submission (see Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)).

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted for publication in AS will be pre-reviewed by the editor. Manuscripts that fall outside the aims and scope of the journal, do not comply with the instructions for authors, are inadequate in terms of language, grammar and syntax, not original or not sufficient for the requirements of a scientific study, will be rejected or have revisions requested at this initial stage. Authors of manuscripts rejected at the initial stage will informed within a month from the date of submission.

After initial evaluation, the manuscript will be double-blind, peer-reviewed by at least two independent expert referees. The editor will decide to accept or reject the manuscript according to these referees’ reports. However, a manuscript may be rejected without external review by the editor-in-chief if it is deemed unacceptable.

Publication Process

Manuscripts formally accepted for publication are sent to the language editor. At this stage, linguistic editing may be requested. This process may be repeated, based on the language editor's assessment. Only language approved manuscripts are proofed. Before publication, the galley proofs are always sent to the corresponding author for checking. If necessary, you will be prompted to register your paper with ZooBank at the proof stage in order to validate electronic publication of your article (see below for more information). After publication, you will need to amend your ZooBank record of your paper to reflect the date of publication.

There is no charge for publishing in AS and no royalties are paid to the authors.

Work Containing Nomenclatural Acts

Manuscripts containing nomenclatural acts must be registered in ZooBank before electronic publication. This is a recent change to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).* The information published in Zootaxa and Zookeys by International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2012) explain how to do this to make the new name(s) available. The web site for registration of your paper is: ZooBank: The editor reminds you that the data entered in ZooBank are your responsibility and we thank you making sure that the information provided is accurate and complete.

*ICZN Code – Article 8.5.3. To be considered published, a work issued and distributed electronically must be registered inthe Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and contain evidence in the work itself that such registration has occurred.

Last Update Time: 2/2/22, 9:30:12 PM


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