Food and Waterborne Parasitology publishes high quality research articles, reviews, special issues, and reports on all aspects of basic or applied research on parasites that are transmissible to humans from food or water, either by ingestion or inhalation or skin penetration.

The relevant groups and specific examples of parasites include those below:

✓ Protozoa: Acanthamoeba, Balantioides (Balantidium), Blastocystis, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Cystoisospora, Giardia, Entamoeba, Sarcocystis, Toxoplasma, Naegleria, Trypanosoma cruzi

✓ Nematodes: Angiostrongylus, Anisakidae, Ascaris, Baylisacaris, Capillaria, Dracunculus, Toxocara, Trichinella, Trichuris

✓ Cestodes: Diphyllobothrium, Echinococcus, Hymenolepis, Spirometra, Taenia

✓ Trematodes: Clonorchis, Fasciola, Fasciolopsis, Echinostomatidae, Heterophyes , Metagonimus, Metorchis, Opisthorchis, Paragonimus, Schistosoma, Schistosomatidae (cause of swimmers’ itch/cercarial dermatitis)

✓ Microsporidia: Encephalitozoon, Enterocytozoon


  • Surveys, ecology, epidemiology, risk assessments, mitigation and control, test methodologies, basic biology, morphology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, host-parasite relationships, and chemotherapies;
  • Pertinent food includes products of animal or plant origin that are wild or domesticated, and consumed by people.
  • Animals and plants from both terrestrial and aquatic sources are included, as well as studies related to potable and other types of water used by humans, which serve to harbor, propagate, or disseminate the relevant parasites.
  • Evidence of the emergence of relevant parasites and interactions among domestic animals, wildlife, people, and the environment (One Health focus) are of interest. The impact of such parasites on the health and welfare of humans is viewed as very important and within scope of the journal. Manuscripts on associations between food and waterborne parasitic diseases and lifestyle, culture and economies are also welcome.


  • The primary form of publication in the journal is a full-length paper describing scientifically-sound original research studies;
  • Brief Communications of original research findings;
  • Special Issues on interesting topics, or emerging themes may be solicited by the journal, or proposed by authors;
  • Topical review articles or reports based on keynote presentations at conferences or workshops will be considered.

Interested in submitting to FAWPAR?

Full instructions to authors are available HERE.  

Still have questions? Ask the editors:

Alvin Gajadhar, Editor-in-Chief |  alvin.gajadhar@gmail.com

Ray Gamble, Associate Editor |  hrgamble@gmail.com

Olgica Djurkovic, Associate Editor |  olgicadj@imi.bg.ac.rs

Lucy Robertson, Associate Editor |  lucy.robertson@nmbu.no

Special publication discounts offered to members of EFP member organizations:

25% off the regular price!

Subject to national societies having submitted annually updated membership lists


The EFP and the IAFWP in cooperation with the Organizing Committee of EMOP2024 is organizing a FAWPAR session at the conference on Tuesday 27 August 2024

Full session program available soon.

FAWPAR Special Issue to follow EMOP2024

FAWPAR will publish a Special Issue dedicated to relevant presentations at EMOP2024. The SI will include a series of invited, as well as open contributed papers.

Anyone presenting at EMOP2024 within the scope of FAWPAR will be eligible to submit a manuscript for publication in the SI.

A limited number of waivers will be available to cover the open access publication fee, and will be awarded to invited speakers, and on a competitive basis to students and others who apply. 

FAWPAR Awards at EMOP 2024

Up to two cash prizes will be awarded for best presentations by students/emerging scientists.

Further details to be announced soon.

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