The editors of the journal Insects encourage submissions to the Special Issue on The Ecology of Ticks and Their Control. See more details below or visit their website for more information.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the United States, tick-associated diseases are increasing, native tick species are expanding their geographic range, and exotic ticks pose an additional human or veterinary health concern. The CDC estimates that there are over 300,000 human cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year, along with increasing incidence of other tick-borne diseases. Key issues related to ticks include knowledge gaps related to tick distribution, changing tick ecologies, human exposure or risk factors, and best practices to manage or control exposure to human-biting ticks. This Issue brings together a diverse field of researchers addressing some of these important questions related to tick ecology and control.

Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III
Dr. Scott C. Williams
Dr. Megan A. Linske
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.