Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Horizons for Schistosomiasis Research

Tonay Inceboz

Dokuz Eylül University

Dr. Inceboz has been the Director of the Central Laboratory of Dokuz Eylul University Hospital in 2008. He is a senior lecturer in Medical Parasitology and a member of the Turkish Higher Education Quality Council. He has written more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters.


Schistosoma Species Geography Distribution Global Politics Biology Evolution Skin Lesions Liver Symptoms Clinical Laboratory Drugs Prevention

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About the book

Although there are thousands of parasites all over the world, Schistosoma spp is unique in terms of its morphology. Although they have separate bodies as “male” and “female”, they live in such a “romantic way” that female resides in the male. Schistosoma spp, classified in the family of trematodes, has about 20 members, 5 of which cause a disease called “Schistosomiasis” (or “Bilharzia”) in humans. In different, they try to perpetuate their generation in different hosts in the course of their evolution. While this is their “aim”, hosts may be affected negatively. In humans, they may cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from a simple skin lesion to a dramatic clinical scenario of bladder carcinoma. Although there are many different diagnostic and therapeutic methods, still, schistosomiasis is an important threat for humans and a significant challenge for healthcare professionals.

In this book, our goal will be to cover the knowledge that we know, we have just learned and we want to learn about morphology, geographic distribution, and evolution of Schistosoma, as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention against schistosomiasis. At this point of our target, I wish this book will open new frontiers on Schistosoma spp and leads to new researches on this field among all scientific people in the world.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 20th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 17th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: January 16th 2022

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Review results due: April 6th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: June 5th 2022

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About the editor

Tonay Inceboz

Dokuz Eylül University

I was graduated from Ege University of Medical Faculty (Turkey) in 1988 and completed his Med. PhD degree in Medical Parasitology at the same university. I became an Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014. I am currently working as a Professor at the Department of Medical Parasitology at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. I have given many lectures, presentations in different academic meetings. I have more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters, 1 book editorship. My research interests are Echinococcus granulosus, Echinococcus multilocularis (diagnosis, life cycle, in vitro and in vivo cultivation), and Trichomonas vaginalis (diagnosis, PCR, and in vitro cultivation).

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