Journal of Vector Ecology Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society for Vector Ecology, Wiley

Journal description

The Society publishes the biannual Journal of Vector Ecology that contains research and oper-ational papers covering many phases of vector biology, ecology, and control. The Society also distributes a periodic newsletter and holds an annual conference.

Current impact factor: 1.17

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.172
2013 Impact Factor 1.436
2012 Impact Factor 1.227
2011 Impact Factor 0.885
2010 Impact Factor 1.256
2009 Impact Factor 1.153
2008 Impact Factor 1.057
2007 Impact Factor 0.814
2006 Impact Factor 0.879
2005 Impact Factor 0.658
2004 Impact Factor 0.912
2003 Impact Factor 1.231
2002 Impact Factor 0.717
2001 Impact Factor 0.36
2000 Impact Factor 0.947
1999 Impact Factor 0.821
1998 Impact Factor 0.25
1997 Impact Factor 0.34

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.40
Cited half-life 7.40
Immediacy index 0.06
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.38
Website Journal of Vector Ecology website
Other titles Journal of vector ecology
ISSN 1081-1710
OCLC 31996470
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • 12 months embargo
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    • If OnlineOpen is not available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors, may self-archive after 6 months
    • If OnlineOpen is not available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 12 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Wiley'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A phylogeny of anthropophilic and zoophilic anopheline mosquito species was constructed, using the nuclear internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) genes. The ITS2 alignment, typically difficult due to its noncoding nature and large size variations, was aided by using predicted secondary structure, making this phylogenetically useful gene more amenable to investigation. This phylogeny is unique in explicitly including zoophilic, non-vector anopheline species in order to illustrate their relationships to malaria vectors. Two new, cryptic species, Anopheles funestus-like and Anopheles rivulorum-like, were found to be present in Zambia for the first time. Sequences from the D3 region of the 28S rDNA suggest that the Zambian An. funestus-like may be a hybrid or geographical variant of An. funestus-like, previously reported in Malawi. This is the first report of An. rivulorum-like sympatric with An. rivulorum (Leeson), suggesting that these are separate species rather than geographic variants. © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology.
    Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):16-27. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12128
  • Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):187-190. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12150
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    ABSTRACT: Amblyomma americanum (L.) is a three-host tick that spends most of its life off-host and is an important vector of pathogens in the eastern United States. Our objectives were to develop a predictive statistical model that describes the number of active, off-host larvae from 2007 to 2011 and to determine the environmental variables associated with this pattern. Data used in this study came from monitoring conducted in northeast Missouri in which off-host ticks were collected from a permanent plot in a forest and an old field habitat every other week from approximately February to December. Variables examined were day length, degree days, total precipitation prior to sampling, wind speed, saturation deficit, number of adults prior to sampling, and collection site. Of the four regression models tested, the negative binomial model was selected. Fitted candidate models were compared relative to one another using values of eight model selection criteria and model averaging was used to develop a predictive model. The residual plots indicated that the weighted average model performs well in describing the number of larvae. Of the variables considered, the number of larvae was most strongly associated with increasing degree days, the number of active adults prior to sampling, and the forested site. © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology.
    Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):1-10. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12126
  • Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):198-201. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12153
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    ABSTRACT: To explore the potential role of Ixodes ricinus as the presumed vector of Bartonella henselae in eastern Poland, ticks collected in various geographic locations were examined for the presence of B. henselae, and the results were matched against the prevalence of anti-B. henselae antibodies in individuals occupationally exposed to tick bites. The presence of Bartonella DNA was investigated by PCR in a total of 1,603 unfed Ixodes ricinus ticks. The presence of IgG antibodies against B. henselae was investigated in serum samples from 332 people occupationally exposed to tick bites (94 farmers and 238 forestry workers). The total prevalence of B. henselae in ticks was 1.7%; the infection rates in males (3.1%) and females (2.7%) were nearly ten times greater than in nymphs (0.3%). The prevalence of seropositive results in the risk group (30.4%), farmers (27.7%) and forestry workers (31.5%), was significantly greater compared to the control group (8.9%). The results showed a weak positive correlation between the degree of infection of ticks and humans living in the same geographic region. The lack of a direct relationship indicates that exposure to tick bites is only one of the factors contributing to the significant preponderance of a seropositive response to B. henselae in the forestry workers and farmers over the control group. Other factors must be considered, such as contact with cats, which are popular domestic animals in Polish villages, and exposure to cat fleas. © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology.
    Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):75-82. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12135
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    ABSTRACT: Several studies have examined how climatic variables such as temperature and precipitation may affect life history traits in mosquitoes that are important to disease transmission. Despite its importance as a seasonal cue in nature, studies investigating the influence of photoperiod on such traits are relatively few. This study aims to investigate how photoperiod alters life history traits, survival, and blood-feeding activity in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus). We performed three experiments that tested the effects of day length on female survival, development time, adult size, fecundity, adult life span, and propensity to blood feed in Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegypti. Each experiment had three photoperiod treatments: 1) short-day (10L:14D), 2) control (12L:12D), and 3) long-day (14L:10D). Aedes albopictus adult females were consistently larger in size when reared in short-day conditions. Aedes aegypti adult females from short-day treatments lived longer and were more likely to take a blood meal compared to other treatments. We discuss how species-specific responses may reflect alternative strategies evolved to increase survival during unfavorable conditions. We review the potential impacts of these responses on seasonal transmission patterns, such as potentially increasing vectorial capacity of Ae. aegypti during periods of shorter day lengths. © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology.
    Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):164-171. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12146
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    ABSTRACT: Documented information on the ecology of larval habitats in Botswana is lacking but is critical for larval control programs. Therefore, this study determined the characteristics of these habitats and the influences of biotic and abiotic factors in Tubu village, Botswana. Eight water bodies were sampled between January and December, 2013. The aquatic vegetation and invertebrate species present were characterized. Water parameters measured were turbidity (NTU), conductivity (μS/cm), oxygen (mg/l), and pH. Larval densities of Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes and their correlation with abiotic factors were determined. Larval breeding was associated with 'short' aquatic vegetation, a variety of habitats fed by both rainfall and flood waters and sites with predators and competitors. The monthly mean (± SEmean ) larval density was 8.16±1.33. The monthly mean (±SEmean ) pH, conductivity, oxygen, and turbidity were 7.65±0.13, 1152.834±69.171, 5.59±1.33, and 323.421±33.801, respectively. There was a significant negative correlation between larval density and conductivity (r = -0.839; p < 0.01), while a significant positive correlation occurred between turbidity and larval density (r = 0.685; p < 0.05). Oxygen (r = 0.140; p > 0.05) and pH (r = 0.252; p > 0.05) were not correlated with larval density. Floods and diversified breeding sites contributed to prolonged and prolific larval breeding. 'Short' aquatic vegetation and predator-infested waters offered suitable environments for larval breeding. Turbidity and conductivity were good indicators for potential breeding places and can be used as early warning indices for predicting larval production levels. © 2015 The Society for Vector Ecology.
    Journal of Vector Ecology 06/2015; 40(1):129-138. DOI:10.1111/jvec.12141