Acarological Studies (AS) is a peer-reviewed,
international scientific journal that publishes and promotes research in
acarology worldwide. AS
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. All submitted papers must be original and
unpublished or not under consideration for publication. Manuscripts in English or
Turkish with an abstract in English and with references in English will be accepted.
Acarological Studies is a fully open access journal, published biannually by DergiPark for the “Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBİM)”, a unit of “The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)”. DergiPark provides online hosting services and an editorial workflow management system for academic journals published in Turkey. The DergiPark Project, undertaken by TÜBİTAK - ULAKBİM, is a public service in Turkey whose mission is the web-based publication of academic journals and the operation of an online journal management system. The project also organizes, conducts and coordinates the dissemination of scientific information in line with national targets.
In keeping with its commitment to best practices in publication, AS strongly supports and adheres to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice for Scholarly Publication adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
In conclusion, acarology is a richly rewarding but greatly understudied field. I encourage you to introduce the students to the extraordinary world of mites so that the next generation of acarologists is ready to embrace the countless research opportunities available.