Before manuscript submission, please read and follow these instructions carefully; following through with the guidelines will be helpful in ensuring that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible.
The section titles given are for research articles. Review articles and other article types have a more flexible structure.
Your manuscript should be in Microsoft Word format. You are advised to download the document, JFS Manuscript Submission Template, as a template or for more details on preparing your submissions for consideration. Authors may download a MS Word template by clicking here.
Manuscripts for Journal of Fisheries Science should be submitted online at https://journals.bilpubgroup.com/index.php/jfs or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website.
Please note: The total amount of data for a file must not exceed 8 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office email@example.com.
Types of Articles
The journal welcomes submission of full-length research articles, review articles, and Short Communications.
Manuscripts submitted to our journals must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary from 5 to 20 pages (at least 3000 words but no more than 10000 words, inclusive of references).
|Manuscript Types||Word limit (excludes references)||Structure of the Manuscript||Page/Figure/Table Limits/ References|
|Original Manuscript||3500 words||Title, Author(s) & affiliations, Corresponding author details; Abstract; Keywords; Abbreviations; Introduction; Materials and methods; Results and discussion; Conclusion; References||No Page, Figure, Table or reference limits|
|Review Manuscript||3500 words||Title, Author(s) & affiliations, Corresponding author details; Abstract; Keywords; Abbreviations; Introduction; Sub headings and sub-sub headings; Conclusion; References||No Page, Figure, Table or reference limits|
|Case Report||1500 words||Title, Author(s) & affiliations, Corresponding author details; Abstract; Keywords; Case Presentation, Discussion/Conclusion; References||No Page, Figure, Table or reference limits|
A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be should contain the following:
- A brief description of the novelty and importance of the findings detailed in the manuscript and why it fits the scope of the journal
- Confirm that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work
- Exclusion of individuals who might have conflict of interest from reviewing the work (including name, email address and affiliation)
- Conflict of interest statement
- Informed Consent(if need)
The title of your manuscript should be succinct, specific and relevant, and should be able to give readers an overall view of the paper’s significance. Titles should avoid using uncommon jargons, abbreviations and punctuation, and should not exceed 50 words.
Authors' full first and last names should be given. Provide the full affiliation for each author including academic affiliation (or postal address), city, postcode, country, e-mail(optional); At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section. Eg. Department, University, Province/City/State, Postal Code, Country
The abstract limited to a 300-word maximum. A general introduction to the research topic of the paper should be provided, along with a brief summary of its main results and implications. Kindly ensure the abstract is self-contained and remains readable to a wider audience. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article and it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.
3-8 keywords need to be added after the abstract, separated by a semi-colon, be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Section headings, sub-headings, and sub-subheadings should be differentiated by number . Please number the section headings (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) in boldface. Likewise, use boldface to identify subheadings too but please distinguish it from major headings using numbers (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, etc.).
The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important,in particular, in relation to current state of research in the field. Finally, it can conclude with a brief statement of the aim of the work and a comment about whether that aim was achieved.
Materials and Methods
In this section, the methods used to obtain the results in the paper should be clearly elucidated. This allows readers to be able to replicate the study in the future. Authors should ensure that any references made to other research or experiments should be clearly cited.
In this section, the results of experiments conducted should be detailed. The results should not be discussed at length in this section. Alternatively, Results and Discussion can also be combined to a single section.
This section can be divided into subheadings and focuses on the results of the experiments performed.
This section should provide the significance of the results and identify the impact of the research in a broader context.It should not be redundant or similar to the content of the results section..A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Suggestions for future research can also be discussed in this section.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance.
The contributions of all listed authors should be described here. Co-first authors should have a more detailed description of their involvement compared to the other authors.
Conflict of Interest
Declaration of conflict of interest.
Authors should declare all financial and non-financial support that have the potential to be deemed as a source of competing interest in relations to their submitted manuscript in this section.
In this section, you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. The appendix is an optional section that can contain details and data supplemental to the main text.
All appendix sections must be cited in the main text. In the appendices, Figures, Tables, etc. should be labeled starting with “A”—e.g., Figure A1, Figure A2, etc.
Figures include photographs, scanned images, graphs, charts and schematic diagrams.These captions should be numbered (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) .All figures and tables must have a brief title (also known as caption) that describes the entire figure without citing specific panels, followed by a legend, defined as description of each panel. Please identify each panel with uppercase letters in parenthesis (e.g. (A), (B), (C), etc.) . All figures should be legible in print form and of optimal resolution.
Tables, lists and equations
Tables, lists and equations must be submitted together with the manuscript. Likewise, lists and equations should be properly aligned and its meaning clear to readers. Tables created using Microsoft Word table function are preferred. Place each table in your manuscript file right after the paragraph in which it is first cited. Do not submit your tables in separate files. The tables should include a concise but sufficiently explanatory title at the top.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead. All tables should be based on three horizontal lines to separate the caption, header and body. A few additional horizontal lines MAY be included as needed. Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table. SI units should be used.
Equations: please use the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
In-text citations should be numbered consecutively in superscript square brackets.
Negotiation research spans many disciplines [4, 6].
This result was later contradicted by Okamura and Ozawa .
This effect has been widely studied [1–3, 7].
All references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation.
Ozkaynak, B., Devine, P., Rigby, D., 2002. Whither ecological economics?. International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 18(4), 317-335.
Zhang, F.G., He, Y.Q., Cobb, A.B., et al., 2018. Trichoderma biofertilizer links to altered soil chemistry, altered microbial communities, and improved grassland biomass. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 848. DOI：https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00848
Zotz, G., 2016. Plants on plants: the biology of vascular epiphytes, 1st ed.; Springer International Publishing: Switzerland. pp. 1–282.
Online Document with author names
Lewis, D., Mertens, K., Stock, J., 2020. Weekly Economic Index. Retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WEI. (Accessed 26 May 2020).