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About the Journal

The aim of the journal Acarological Studies is to promote acarological research worldwide. The journal is international, peer reviewed, open access, on-line and it has no publication fees.

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

Types of Papers

Based on its length and scientific importance, two categories of papers are considered. Acarological Studies publishes full-length research paper as “Research Article”. Acarological Studies may publish “Short Note” such as interesting field observations, case studies, reports of pre-studies that can pioneer further studies, faunal records. The papers being less than three-four manuscript pages are generally considered as a short note. They should have the same structure such as full-length papers with an abstract of no more than 150 words, and no main titles. The editor reserves the right to decide or convert that any manuscript be treated as a short noteAcarological Studies also publishes review papers. The editor may invite review articles concerning recent developments in particular areas of Acarology.

Preparing Paper

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

For details on writing rules, 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 can be made to the chief editor: E-mail:

All authors agree to its submission and the corresponding author has been authorized by co-authors. It should be declared that neither the manuscript nor its main contents have already been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The authors should comply with ethical rules. The authors are encouraged to follow the ethical guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The copyright release form must be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all authors (click here to download the copyright form).

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted for publication in Acarological Studies will be pre-reviewed by the editor. Manuscripts that fall outside the aims and scope of the journal, are inadequate in terms of language and writing, not original worthy or not enough for requirements of a scientific study, will be rejected or may be requested some revisions at this initial stage.

After initial evaluation, the manuscript will be double blind peer reviewed by at least two independent expert referees. If there are inconsistencies between the referees, more reviewers will be asked to review the manuscript. The editor will decide the acceptance or rejection of the manuscripts according to these referees. However, a manuscript may be rejected without external review by the editor thinking it as unacceptable. A manuscript is rejected without peer review if it does not comply with the instructions for authors or if it is beyond the scope of the journal. Throughout all entire processes, editors follow the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors designed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Formally, accepted manuscripts for publication are sent to the language editor to verify the spelling. Only spelling checked manuscripts are proofed. Before publication, the galley proofs are always sent to the authors for corrections. If necessary, you will be prompted to register your paper with ZooBank at proof stage in order to validate electronic publication of your article. After publication, you will need to amend your ZooBank record of your paper to reflect the date of publication.

There are no page charges for publishing with Acarological Studies.

Work Containing Nomenclatural Acts

The requirements for electronic publications are that the work be registered in ZooBank before it is published. This is a recent change to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). The papers published in Zootaxa and Zookeys by International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2012) explain how to do this, to make the new names available. Here is the web site for registration of your paper in ZooBank: We remind 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 OfficialRegister of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and contain evidence in the workitself that such registration has occurred.