International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (IJFAS)


Author benefits:

The benefits of publishing in International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (IJFAS) include:

* Fast publication times: your paper will appear online as soon as it is ready, in advance of print version 
* Excellent editorial standards 
* Free colour in electronic version 
* Access free on-line issue of journal for one year. 
* A rigorous, fast and constructive peer review process 
* All abstracts and full text available free on-line to all main universities/institution Worldwide ensures promotion to the widest possible audience.

Submission: Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to with mention journal title (IJFAS) in subject line.

Publication Time: Author will receive print journal copy WITHIN 15 days after payment of publication charges and submission of copyright form.


Publication Cost: Authors of accepted papers are requested to arrange page charges of their papers at the rate of US$25 per page (Rs.500 per page for Indian Authors), which will be invoiced, through the author, to the author's company, institute, or agency. Twenty Five reprints of a paper are provided to the authors ex-gratis. Additional sets of reprints may be ordered at the time of proof correction. Page charges are mandatory and omitted ONLY when it will be highly recommended by Editors-in-chief to us for publication.

Style: Manuscripts not exceeding 25 printed pages should be attached and sent to the Editor-in-Chief via e-mail. Use separate attached files for text, tables and figures. The manuscript should be prepared in MS-WORD or PDF FORMAT ONLY, double-spaced, single-sided, 12-point font, 1-inch margins all around. An un-numbered cover page should include the title and authors’ names, postal addresses, fax and email. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. The following pages of the text should be numbered consecutively. Although electronic manuscript submission is preferable, submission via mail to the Editor-in-Chief (three hard copies and the version on diskette) is also acceptable. Manuscripts submitted to IJFAS should contain: concise and definitive title of article, authors' names, authors' institutional affiliations, abstract (300-500 words suitable for abstracting services), up to 8 key words, main text including introduction, study area, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, acknowledgments, tables (each starting with a caption and on a separate page) and figure captions on a separate page, list of symbols and abbreviations (if necessary), numbered list of references, brief biographical sketch and Original figures. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by English speaking colleagues prior to submission. Authors may use either English or American spelling, but only one form of spelling is to be used in any one paper.

The deadline given by the Editor-in-Chief should be strictly followed for the return of revised manuscripts.

Author Names and Affiliations: It is IJFAS policy that all those who have participated significantly in the technical aspects of a paper be recognized as co-authors or cited in the acknowledgments. Author name should consist of first name, middle initial, last name. The author affiliation should consist of the following, as applicable, in the order noted: University, institute, agency or company, with the relevant department and division, postal address; city, state, zip code, country, fax, and e-mail.

Abstract: A short abstract (300-500 words maximum) should open the paper. The purposes of an abstract are:

(1)     To give a clear indication of the objective, scope and results of the paper so that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them;

(2)    To provide key words and phrases for indexing, abstracting, and retrieval purposes.

The abstract should not attempt to condense the whole subject matter into a few words

for quick reading.

Tables: Number tables consecutively with Arabic numeral and give each a clear descriptive caption at the top. Type them on separate pages but indicate in the margin of the manuscript where they should be placed.

Figures: All figures should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numbers and have descriptive captions on a separate page. They must be mentioned in the text and submitted separate. Their approximate position should be indicated in the margin of the manuscript.

Abbreviations: Where long words are repeated throughout the text, shortened versions or initials can be included in parentheses after the long words first appear and then only the shortened versions are to be used.

References: References are to be numbered and cited in the text by number. They are to be listed in the reference section of the paper in order of first citation in the text. If three or more authors have written a publication use the first author followed by "et al" in the text. References should be listed in the reference section in the following form:

  1. Ning, X., and Lovell, M. R., 2002, "On the Sliding Friction Characteristics of  Unidirectional Continuous FRP Composites," ASME J. Tribol., 124(1), pp. 5-13.

  2. Barnes, M., 2001, "Stresses in Solenoids," J. Appl. Phys., 48(5), pp. 2000–2008.

  3. Jones, J., 2000, Contact Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,UK, Chap. 6.

  4. Lee, Y., Korpela, S. A., and Horne, R. N., 1982, "Structure of Multi-Cellular Natural Convection in a Tall Vertical Annulus," Proc. 7th International  Heat Transfer Conference, U. Grigul et al., eds., Hemisphere, Washington, DC, 2, pp. 221–226.

  5. Hashish, M., 2000, "600 MPa Waterjet Technology Development," High Pressure Technology, PVP-Vol. 406, pp. 135-140.

  6. Watson, D. W., 1997, "Thermodynamic Analysis," ASME Paper No. 97-GT- 288.Tung, C. Y., 1982, "Evaporative Heat Transfer in the Contact Line of a Mixture," Ph.D. thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

The final decision on publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief upon recommendation of an Associate Editor and / or an Editorial Board Member. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in IJFAS, it must not be published in any periodical elsewhere without the permission of the Editor-in-Chief.

Special Issues:From time to time, Guest Editors are invited to produce Special Issues consisting of some articles grouped around a common theme. Proposals for Special Issues are welcome, as are Guest Editorials and Announcements.

Copyright:Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publish and transfer of copyright Copyright Form before publication of the work. 

Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned with one week of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other corrections may be charged to the authors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return, since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be acceptable. Corrected proofs are to be returned to the publishers.

Frequency of Publication:Three issues per year.




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