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Aims and Scope
International Journal of Aquaculture is committed to publishing and disseminating all the latest and outstanding research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of aquaculture and its relative science research.
All papers chosen for publications should be creative reviews, innovative research work, short communications, and case reports on all aspects of aquaculture and its relative science research, including breeding and genetics, physiology, aquaculture-environment, hatchery design and management, utilization of primary and secondary resources in aquaculture, production and harvest, the biology and culture of aquaculturally important and emerging species, aquaculture product quality and traceability, as well as socio-economics of aquaculture and impacts. The primary criterion for publication is new insights that are not only of broad interest to fisheries scientists, and teachers/students/researchers engaged in aquaculture and its relative science, but are also appropriate for R & D personnel as well as readers interested in aquaculture.
The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the Aqua Publisher's constitutions and adopted law and regulations.
Manuscripts Submission
Online submission
Manuscripts can be submitted to International Journal of Aquaculture electronically by Aqua Publisher online submission system. In the case that online submission system is not available; you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of International Journal of Aquaculture: If both the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to The editors will handle your submission within five working days.
Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies and raw data can be submitted as supplemental files.
A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript during the submission, which should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the importance of the findings to a broad readership as well as how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal. Closely related papers submitted elsewhere or in press should be noted in the cover letter, and uploaded as additional supplemental files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.
Corresponding Author
The full name, the contact information and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author takes the following responsibility:
The corresponding authors warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:
** The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal and does not infringe any existing copyright;
** All the authors have agreed with the authorship of the manuscript and its submission to International Journal of Aquaculture;
** All the authors has read and approved the content of the paper;
** The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libelous;
** All statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true, and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
** Official approval of all the original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship.
** Any reasonable demands for the necessary materials to justify the research results should be satisfied.
Please inform the Editorial Office of International Journal of Aquaculture if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.
Article processing
Scientists all over the world are invited to serve as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the Aqua Publisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check.
International Journal of Aquaculture offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period is two or four weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.
International Journal of Aquaculture is affiliated with other biology journals published by Aqua Publisher, including International Journal of Marine Science,Genomics and Applied Biology, etc.. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for International Journal of Aquaculture, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by Aqua Publisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the Aqua Publisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors, we may offer publication in International Journal of Aquaculture.
Article-processing charges
International Journal of Aquaculture levies an article-processing charge for every accepted article to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. Article-processing charge for all Aqua Publisher journals is in uniform. Aqua Publisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (Canadian dollar), which has no any tax fee included. Authors from low-income countries and areas or having financial difficulties can apply the discount for APC upon submission, and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don't necessarily pay the APC.For further information please see Charge FAQ.
Payment for APC in this Journal should be made to Sophia Publishing Group Inc.. Payment procedure will be informed upon submission acceptance.