The Journal of Fisheries is a double blind peer reviewed open access journal published by BdFISH that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of fisheries science. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. All issues (full) of the Journal of Fisheries are also available on BdFISH Document.


  • ISSN: 2311-3111 (Online) and 2311-729X (Print)
  • Year of launching: December, 2013
  • Editor-in-Chief: Professor M Nazrul Islam
  • Journal policy: Open Access, Peer Reviewed, Online First!
  • Article publishing cost: Free of cost
  • Journal issues: 3 issues in a year (April, August, and December), accepted article is published online as Online First! and will be included to the contents of the upcoming issue
  • DOI prefix: 10.17017
  • Journal operation financed by: BdFISH
  • Web:



  • Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Google Scholar (h5-index: 8, h-5 median: 11)
  • ICI Journals Master List (Index Copernicus) [ICV 2020 = 86.98]
  • JournalSeek
  • JournalTOCs
  • Norwegian Scientific Index
  • Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index; Journal Citation Indicator, JCI 2022 = 0.13; category: Fisheries)
  • WorldCat



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 (Committee on Publication Ethics 2011).

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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the Editor or the members of the Editorial Team for their own research purposes.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' duties

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.

3.1 | 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.

3.2 | 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.

3.3 | Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources
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.