Editor-in-Chief of Parasites & Vectors - August 2015 Parasites & Vectors wishes to announce that our founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Chris Arme, will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2015. Professor Arme has built Parasites & Vectors into the premier open access journal for the international parasitology community and at BioMed Central, we are extremely grateful to him for his tireless work. We therefore seek a new Editor-in-Chief to direct the journal in its next phase of development and to build on Professor Arme’s achievements. The successful candidate will have a broad interest in parasitology and vector biology, extensive editorial experience, and a clear strategic vision for Parasites & Vectors.  The new Editor-in-Chief will handle a large number of manuscripts as well as support the journal’s Section Editors, and take a lead on journal policy and acceptance threshold. The Editor-in-Chief role also requires sound knowledge of ethics and policies in publishing and science, although full training and support will be provided. Parasites & Vectors has a strong history of building relationships with research networks, the general public, NGOs, industry and governmental organisations; BioMed Central seeks a new Editor-in-Chief with commensurate experience to continue this mission. Parasites & Vectors is an international journal with a global author base and readership; BioMed Central welcomes applications from the international parasitology and vector biology communities. The initial term for this position will be 5 years. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in September and the successful applicant will begin on 1st January 2016, after training for 1-2 months with Professor Arme. Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae / resume and a brief vision for the future development of the journal to Any questions regarding this role can also be submitted to the same address. The deadline for applications is 7th September 2015. Provided by: Dr. Srimathy Sriskantharajah, Journal Development Manager, BioMed Central, 236 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, +44 (0) 2031922725