Persian Journal of Acarology

Information For Authors

Persian Journal of Acarology (PJA) is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal of the Acarological Society of Iran for publication of high quality papers on any aspect of Acarology including mite and tick behavior, biochemistry, biology, control, ecology, evolution, morphology, physiology, systematics and taxonomy. All manuscripts will be subjected to peer review before acceptance. The journal does not charge any fees at submission, revieweing, processing and publication stages.  Time for review of a manuscript is 3 weeks.

Based on length, four categories of papers are considered.


1) Research article

Research articles are significant papers of four or more printed pages reporting original research. Papers between 4 and 59 printed pages are published in multi-paper issues of 60, 64 or 68 pages. Monographs (60 or more pages) are individually issued.  

Persian Journal of Acarology encourages large comprehensive works. There is no upper limit on the length of manuscripts, although authors are advised to break monographs of over 1000 pages into a multi-volume contribution simply because books over 1000 pages are difficult to bind and too heavy to hold. 

Short papers on species of economic, environmental or phylogenetic importance may be accepted at the discretion of editors, who will generally encourage and advise authors to add value to the paper by providing more information (e.g. checklist of or key to species of the genus, biological information......).  Short papers of 4 or 5 pages accepted for publication may be shortened for publication in the Correspondence section.


2) Correspondence

High quality and important short manuscripts of 1 to 4 pages are considered at the end of each multi-paper issue.  

These short contributions should have no more than 20 references and its total length should not exceed four printed pages (except editorials).  Neither an abstract nor a list of key words is needed; major headings (Introduction, Material and methods...) should NOT be used, except for new taxon heading and references. A typical correspondence should consist of (1) a short and concise title, (2) author name and address (email address), (3) a series of paragraphs of the main text, and (4) a list of references if any. For correspondence of 3 or 4 pages, the first or last paragraph may be a summary.  

Commentaries on published papers are intended for scholarly exchange of different views or interpretations of published data and should not contain personal attack; authors of concerned papers may be invited to reply to comments on their papers. 

3) Monograph

4) Book review