INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal (FAJ) provides rapid, continuous, ONLINE publication of articles in all areas related to Fisheries, Biology, Aquaculture, Environment, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Food Science and Technology. The key functional areas of fisheries research include the Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Fishing Technology etc. and World Aquaculture Society focuses on the worldwide research on sustainable aquaculture, shrimp aquaculture, oyster aquaculture for the Captive Fishing and for improving the Fish Feed Technologies, Fish Production, Marine Food Production. The ongoing research would make the global aquaculture alliance provide us the best aquaculture practices.
This journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
Submit article online by clicking "SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT" button. A manuscript number (reference ID) will be e-mailed to the corresponding author soon after submission.
Editorial Policies and Process
This journal follows a progressive Editorial Policy that encourages researchers to submit the original research, reviews and editorial observations as articles, well supported by tables and graphic representation.
Submission of an Article
In order to reduce delays, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conform to the journal’s requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a summary/abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 300 words. This summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide a basic-level introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
Submission Fee and Article Processing Charge (APC):
Author(s) will pay a VERY LOW submission fee (required) of USD $12 for articles submitted online (authors will get automatic email updates for each step of the peer-review process). For articles accepted after external peer-review, there will be an APC of $2200 for Regular Articles and $1668 for Special Issue Articles.
Fee Waiver Policy: APC Waiver may be given to authors from low income countries upon request at the time of online submission, however, the Submission Fee of $12 is mandatory for all authors. So, effectively authors can publish an article by paying just $12.
Author Withdrawal Policy
From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. Changing ones mind is an authors prerogative. And an author is free to withdraw an article at no charge as long as it is withdrawn within 5 days of its initial submission. If you have concerns or questions about it, please contact us for further discussion. We welcome your input.
This is an Open Access journal and does not receive funding from any institution/agency/society. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the fees received from the authors and readers. The fees are required for maintenance of the journal.
Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a 500 words or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information. Also, include current phone number, postal and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Manuscript Title: The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.
Author Information: Complete names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).
Abstract: The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in 300 words or less. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. Following
the abstract, a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations should be included.
Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. Detailed descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analysis should be mentioned. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address.
Results: The results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results and discussion may be combined or in a separate section. Speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion
Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
Conflict of Interest and Funding: Authors are responsible for disclosing financial support from the industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results. Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
This journal uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript. Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed). Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
1. Laemmli UK (1970) Cleavage of structural proteins during the assembly of the head of bacteriophage T4. Nature 227: 680-685.
2. Brusic V, Rudy G, Honeyman G, Hammer J, Harrison L (1998) Prediction of MHC class II- binding peptides using an evolutionary algorithm and artificial neural network. Bioinformatics 14: 121-130.
3. Doroshenko V, Airich L, Vitushkina M, Kolokolova A, Livshits V, et al. (2007) YddG from Escherichia coli promotes export of aromatic amino acids. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 312-318.
Note: Please list the first six authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities
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Pharmacology. (1st edn), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, Toronto.
2. Zhang Z (2006) Bioinformatics tools for differential analysis of proteomic expression profiling data from clinical samples. Taylor & Francis CRC Press.
Hofmann T (1999) The Cluster-Abstraction Model: unsupervised learning of topic hierarchies from text data. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .docx format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be
described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to return the same in .docx format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
The preferred file formats for photographic images/graphs are png, jpg, jpeg,svg. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files. All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.
The whole manuscript must be in double space, Times New Roman 12 pt, and with line numbers.
Tables and Equations as Graphics:
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper. Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
Proofs and Reprints:
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will be provided by email the full text PDF of the article.
Open Access articles published in this journal are the Copyright of the Author(s). For articles published as Pay-To-View, the copyright belongs to the Publisher. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submission Preparation Checklist:
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
1. I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this manuscript.
2. Gather the information about the manuscript: (a) For all authors: first name, last name, postal address, e-mail address, affiliation, etc; (b) Manuscript title; (c) Manuscript abstract. (d) Contact information (name, e-mail address and affiliation) of suggested and/or excluded reviewers (if any).
3. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor.
4. The manuscript, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
5. The manuscript contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous.
6. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format only.
7. Supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main manuscript.
8. Potential reviewers: You must suggest contact information (name, E-mail) of at least three particularly qualified reviewers who have the experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but who are not affiliated with the same institutes as any of the contributors or have any common publication in the past five (5) years. You may also submit a list of reviewers to be excluded.