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  • Congratulations to our Editor-in-Chief Stephen Higgs, PhD, for receiving the BIAL Award in Biomedicine. Dr. Higgs, along with a team comprised of 35 otheres, were recognized for their work on mRNA technology. This technology is now being used in two vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent COVID-19.

Aims & Scope

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases is an authoritative, peer-reviewed journal providing basic and applied research on diseases transmitted to humans by invertebrate vectors or non-human vertebrates. The Journal examines geographic, seasonal, and other risk factors that influence the transmission, diagnosis, management, and prevention of this group of infectious diseases, and identifies global trends that have the potential to result in major epidemics.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases coverage includes:

  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Public health
  • Tropical medicine
  • Wildlife biology
  • Bacterial, rickettsial, viral, and parasitic zoonoses

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH, Kansas State University, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Veterinary scientists, infectious disease specialists, virologists, public health researchers, and government agencies, among others


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine
  • Science Citation Index Expanded™
  • Scopus
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Zoological Record
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • EMBiology
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • Wildlife Review Abstracts
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.