International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 233

IJFA - Instructions for Authors

Aims and Scope
The International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture is a multidisciplinary journal intended for fisheries and aquaculture scientists, fishing gear technologists, economists, extension officers, administrators and policy makers. The journal publishes theoretical and practical papers relating to laboratory and field experimental studies on all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture including:
Aquaculture Engineering
Aquatic Biology Environment and Ecology
Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology
Effects of Climate Change on Fisheries
Fish Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Fish Breeding and Biotechnology
Fish Diseases and Parasites
Fish Ecology
Fish Farming Techniques
Fish Hatchery Management
Fish Nutrition
Fish Physiology and Endocrinology
Fish Postharvest Technology
Fisheries Economics and Extension
Fisheries Machinery and Management
Fisheries Resources Habitat and Management
Fishing Gear Technology
GIS in Fisheries
Integrated Fish Farming
Preservation and Processing of Aquatic Products
Water Quality Management
Types of Articles
The journal welcomes submission of full-length research articles, short communications and review articles. In addition, the journal also welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries.
Preparing Your Manuscript
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
The abstract should be less than 300 words. The keywords should be less than 10.
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
Fafioye, O.O., Oladunjoye, R.Y., Bamidele, T.T., & Ige, T.A. (2017). Determination of heavy metal levels in Oreochromis niloticus and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus from Ogun River, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 9(8), 86-91.
Shimeno, S., Shikata, T., Hosokawa, H., Masumoto, T. & Kheyyali, D. (1997). Metabolic response to feeding rates in common carp, Cyprinus carpio, Aquaculture 151:371-377.
Srivastava, S.J., Singh, N.D., Srivastava, A.K. & Sinha, R. (1995). Acute toxicity of malachite green and its effects on certain blood parameters of a catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Aquatic Toxicology 31:241-247.
Svobodova Z, Kroupova H, Modra H, Flajshans M, Randak T, Savina LV, Gela D (2008). Haematological profile of common carp spawners of various breeds. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24:55–59.
Acceptance Certificate
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
Before Submission
Please read about the publication processpeer revieweditorial policiespublication ethics and copyright information. See also step by step process on how to submit your manuscript