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Manuscripts and related correspondence should be addressed to:

The corresponding author must provide email adresses of all co-authors.

Manuscripts should be submitted both as
1) a doc or docx file with text and tables and
2) a single pdf file containing all text, tables and figures.

After acceptance authors will have to provide separate files for the text, tables and figures as indicated below.

         Acarologia is a free open-access journal. Please help us by submitting manuscripts in accordance with following instructions.
All manuscripts which do not conform to the instructions will be returned to authors without the benefit of review.

Acarologia publishes the results of original research on all aspects of Acarology.
Review articles and short notes will also be considered.

The journal policy is that taxonomic descriptions should include several species within a same genus/family, when possible.
The editors reserve the right to refuse manuscripts when authors intentionally divide individual species descriptions of the same genus/family into distinct publications.
Single species descriptions should be clearly justified based on their scientific interest.

Acceptance of papers is at the discretion of the managing editors, advised by an international editorial board.

Presentation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typed using a normal font, double-spaced throughout. Lines and pages must be numbered. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words (additional pages can be considered).
Articles must be written in English. The standard of English must be high and non-native English speaking authors are encouraged to have their manuscript read by a native English speaker before submission.
Please spell check and proofread your manuscript and carefully, including a crosscheck of citations and references.
Arrange the manuscript in the following sequence:

First page: Title, Author(s), Address(es), Abstract, Keywords
Text pages: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References
Captions: Tables captions, Figures captions.

All titles, subtitles and headers, and personal names must be in lower case.

Tables and figures must be cited in the text: (Figure 1) (Figures 2 and 3), (Table 1)... Footnotes are not allowed. Descriptions and diagnoses of taxa should be written using the common taxonomic description format.

The abstract should be concise and not exceed 400 words. Keywords should be separated by semicolons.
Metric (SI) units should be used throughout. The number of decimal points must be consistent and significant (e.g. 65-78 µm, not 64.93-78.2 µm). Dates should be in the form 22 Jan. 1975 (not 22.1.75). Be economical with tables: data given in graphs rarely need to be repeated in tabular form.

Italics should only be used for genus and species names.

All publications cited in the text should be included in the reference section. Papers 'in press' can only be cited if they have been accepted for publication; do not cite manuscripts 'in preparation' or 'submitted'.

Authors are encouraged to provide a list of 2-3 potential reviewers.


References are to be set-up using the following format:

Journal article
Kreiter S., Tixier M.-S. 1900 --- A nice publication --- Acarologia, 1: 3-15.
Kreiter S., Tixier M.-S. 1900 --- A publication --- Exp. Appl. Acarol., 1: 3-15.
Electronic article
Migeon A., Auger P., Navajas M. 2000 --- An other nice publication --- Periodical Title [Internet]. 99(99): 3-12. Available from: http://www1/
Bertrand M. 2025 --- An encyclopedia of acarology --- Montpellier: Publisher. pp. 1224.
Electronic book
Vial L. 2025 --- Ticks of the world [Internet] --- Publisher. Available from: http://www1/
Book section - Edited book
McCoy K.D. 2025 --- Birds ticks --- In: Kreiter S., McCoy K.D. (Eds). Birds of the world. Montpellier: Publisher. p. 600-700.
Roy L. 2010 --- Ecologie evolutive d'un genre d'acariens hematophages [Phd Thesis] --- Lyon: Ecole Nationale Veterinaire. pp. 297.
Conference Proceedings
Migeon A., Dorkeld F. 2008 --- Spider Mites Web a comprehensive database --- In: Bertrand M., Kreiter K., McCoy K.D. (Eds). Integrative acarology; Montpellier: Euraac. p. 208-215.
Denmark H.A. 1973 --- Tetranychus evansi Baker and Pritchard in Florida --- Miami: Florida Department of Agriculture. Division of Plant Industry. No. 99.
Electronic source
Migeon A., Dorkeld F. --- Spider Mites Web: a comprehensive database for the Tetranychidae [Internet] --- [15 June 2009]. Montpellier: INRA/CBGP; [25 Sept 2009]. Available from:

Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of serial title word Abbreviations (ISO 4).

We prefer manuscript references constructed using Endnote. The Endnote style template can be downloaded here.
Please remove field codes before sending the manuscript.


All papers with a taxonomic content must follow the provisions of the latest edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Types of new species or subspecies should be deposited in a responsible scientific institution, specified in the text. The first mention of a species or genus-group name should include the full citation with the author (e.g. Opilioacarus segmentatus With, 1903), and abbreviated thereafter (e.g. O. segmentatus). Authorities for taxon names should only be cited in the references if they are listed in a synonymy.

Collection permit

Authors are responsible for verifying whether collection permit is necessary in the country from which their specimens originate, and for timely acquisition of such a permit.


DNA sequences must be deposited in a public database (e.g., Genbank) and accession numbers should be provided in the final version of the manuscript.


Table files must be typed separately using Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice and should be ready for printing. Use Times Roman fonts. Use only top, column title and bottom lines as table borders.


Colour illustrations will be published online. The paper edition will be in black and white only.

Illustrations must be ready for printing and should be electronically submitted. Electronic drawings and scanned figures should be in tiff format with LZW compression and must have a 600 dpi resolution according to final size (one column 7.4 cm -3 inches-, two columns 16.6 cm -6.6 inches-, horizontal page 21.5x15 cm -8.5 inches-).
Photos should be in jpg or png formats with low or no compression and must have a 300 dpi resolution. Inadequate artwork will not be accepted.
All figures (including photographs and maps) must be labelled in successive order, using Arabic numerals. Figures files must be named Figure1, 2 ... . Sub-figures should be labelled (a), (b), etc. Magnifications should be indicated by scale bars on figures. Please use lower resolutions (300 and 150 dpi) and jpeg compression (80%) for manuscript submission.

Page proofs and reprints

One set of page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be corrected and returned by e-mail. Excessive alterations will be charged to the authors.
Pdfs will be availabale and paper reprints can be ordered.


In submitting a manuscript, authors accept all terms of copyright.

Acarologia is under free license
The open-access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons-BY-NC-ND which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
You are free: to copy and distribute the work.
Attribution: you must give the original author credit.
Non-Commercial: you may not use this work for commercial purposes.
No Derivative Works: you may not alter or transform this work.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work.
Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

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Comments and corrections

Acarologia publishes comments, corrections and expressions of concern as appropriate, and as quickly as possible. We follow the COPE guidelines where applicable.


Authors are encouraged to post comments to their articles to note typographical errors, and other problems that do not significantly affect the scientific integrity of the work. They should do it by sending their comments to the article editor.

Readers comments are also welcome. We require readers to identify themselves by sending their comments to the article editor (see Board page for information) or to Acarologia directly if no editor is mentionned. Comments are validated, should be constructive and relevant to the article. Authors should conform to ethic rules and include any pertinent competing interest. Comments will be published online and sent to authors for reply; replies will also be published and linked to the original article


A notice of correction will be issued by Acarologia to document and correct substantial errors that appear in online articles when these errors significantly affect the content or understanding of the work reported (e.g., error in data presentation or analysis) or when the error affects the publication's metadata (e.g., misspelling of an author's name). In these cases, Acarologia will publish a correction that will be linked to the original article (see for example this article ).

Authors who wish to alert Acarologia to a situation where a correction may be warranted are requested to contact us with the relevant details (full citation of the article, and description of the error) at:

Photos: Varroa destructor (Varroidae) on a honey bee. Low temperature -Scanning electron microscopy photograph. Material collected and fixed for LT-SEM: J. Pettis, USDA-ARS-Bee Lab. and R. Ochoa, USDA-ARS-SEL; LT-SEM photo: E. Erbe and C. Pooley, USDA-ARS-CEMU © USDA; Petrobia harti (Tetranychidae) © INRA - Alain Migeon; Dermanyssus gallinae (Dermanysssidae) © Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon - Lise Roy; Adult Ixodes sp. (Ixodidae) engorging on an Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica © Andy Darrington; Panonychus ulmi (Tetranychidae): hatching of a winter egg © Université de Lausanne - Centre de microscopie électronique - Cazelles

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