Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Fisheries publishes Original Articles, Short Communications, and Reviews dealing with every aspect of fisheries science at no cost. The coverage ranges from molecular-level mechanistic studies to investigations at the whole ecosystem scale, including aquatic ecology. Journal of Fisheries publishes articles not only focusing research across disciplinary and environmental boundaries, but also studies highlighting interactions with aquatic habitats and biota within the habitats, at both inter and/or intra–levels. 

Keywords

Aquatic animal Behaviour, aquatic conservation, aquatic ecology, aquatic ecosystems, fish, fisheries, fish genetics, modelling, molecular biology, physiology of aquatic animals, assessment, population dynamics, impact assessment, freshwater, marine waters, coastal habitats, mangrove, post-harvest technology, aquaculture, fisheries management

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Journal of Fisheries is a double blind peer review journal. After submission, editorial board of the journal will perform a preliminary review of the manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted at this level, it would be sent to two reviewers for in depth review. Based on their reports, final decision will be made. Four types of decisions can be yielded this time after in depth review-

  • Accepted (with no change of manuscript)
  • Accepted after minor correction
  • Accepted after major correction
  • Rejected

Decisions on the submitted manuscript will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors promptly. If the manuscript is accepted with minor/major correction, it would be returned to corresponding author to perform necessary correction according to the reviewer’s comment. Author will get two (2) months to resubmit the manuscript. The Editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. Finally the manuscript will be reviewed by the Chief Editor at the last stage of publishing. It is the goal of the Journal of Fisheries to publish manuscripts shortly after submission.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Indexing

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
COBISS/OPAC
CiteFactor
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Genamics JournalSeek
Google Scholar
JournalTOCs
Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)
Scientific Indexing Services
Sherpa/RoMEO
ISI/Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index)
WorldCat
and so on...  

 

Policy for Plagiarism

Executive Editor/s will perform a preliminary check of the manuscript by searching on the internet. Manuscript seems subjected to plagiarism will not be considered for further process and rejected immediately. However, if Member of Editorial Board/Editorial Office receive any complaint about an article after publication, the board will communicate the corresponding author regarding this issue. If corresponding author failed to give satisfactory explanation, article will be removed from the site immediately and that author will be banned permanently. A short summary of every such case will also be published on journal website for the readers.

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of Journal of Fisheries is primarily based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

1 | EDITORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

1.1 | Publication decisions
The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The Editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, sexual orientation, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Legal requirements regarding copyright infringement, plagiarism and other related issues should also be considered.

1.2 | Confidentiality
The Editor and any member of the Editorial Team must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

1.3 | Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the Editor or the members of the Editorial Team for their own research purposes.

2 | REVIEWERS' RESPONSIBILITIES

2.1 | Contribution to editorial decisions
The peer-reviewing process assists the Editor and the Editorial Team in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

2.2 | Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and withdraw from the review process.

2.3 | Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor.

2.4 | Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author should be avoided. They should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

2.5 | Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source.

2.6 | Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and should not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

3 | AUTHORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1 | Reporting standards
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the research. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

3.2 | Data access and retention
Under special circumstances authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study for Editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

3.3 | Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted.

3.4 | Originality, plagiarism and others 
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.