Persian Journal of Acarology

Persian Journal of Acarology (PJA) is a 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.

Based on length, two 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 and bound, with ISBNs.  

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. 


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About Us

The Acarological Society of Iran (ASI) was established on 30 August 2008.ASI is an international society for Iranian acarologists living home and abroad. However, anyone who is interested in acarology and in promoting the communication and cooperation among acarologists in Iran and other parts of the world, is invited to join ASI.
ASI currently has over 70 members from Iran, Japan and The Netherlands. ASI will publish a newsletter and a research journal, Journal of Acarological Society of Iran in near future. Iranian acarologists have long wished to establish an acarological society and to publish a journal in which they can present their works on the Acari. We are very pleased to announce that their dreams have now come true. Please join us in promoting the development of acarology in Iran and fostering the communication and cooperation among acarologists in Iran and other parts of the world

Contact Info

The Acarological Society of Iran,
Department of Plant Protection,
College of Agriculture,
University of Tehran,
P. O. Box: 4111  
Post Code: 31587-77871
Karaj, Iran
To Contact Us : Phone: 00982632243671
Fax: 00982632243671