Manuscripts should be structured in the following format: Title Page; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; References; Tables and Figures.
Reviews can cover any subject within the journal's remit. They will be peer reviewed via the Editorial Board and prospective authors are encouraged to review their ideas and raise any questions with a Board Member or with the Editors, should they wish. Reviews should define the present level of understanding of their subject and suggest new insights or possible avenues for future investigation. The text should be produced on the same editorial basis as Original Manuscripts.
These should differ from full papers on the basis of scope or completeness, rather than quality of research. They may report significant new data and new findings arising from problems with narrow, well-defined limits, or important findings that warrant rapid publication before broader studies are complete. Their text should neither exceed 1500 words (approximately 6 pages of typescript) nor be divided up into conventional sections. When submitting Short Communications, authors should make it clear that their work is to be treated as such.
We also welcome the submission of Clinical Reports on new conditions improvements in clinical diagnosis and new treatments.
The manuscript should be uploaded as a Word (.doc or .docx) file and should be typed with double spacing on one side of the paper on A4, or similar, paper (297 × 210 mm), with generous margins. Pages should be numbered consecutively either pages or lines, including those of acknowledgements, references, tables and figure legends.
A title page should contain the full title, author's name(s) and affiliation, address for correspondence (including email) and short running title.
The text must be preceded by a short abstract not exceeding 200 words, followed by no more than six keywords.
Figures and Table
Tables, figure legends (including magnifications) and acknowledgements should be submitted on separate sheets, and appear at the end of the manuscript, after the references. Tables and figures should be referred to in the text together with an indication of their appropriate position recorded in the text margin. figures should be attached in JPEG or TIFF format with at least quality of 300 dpi.
Latin Names, Authority, and Disposition
The full Latin specific name, including the authority with correct taxonomic disposition, should appear at least once for each species when first mentioned in the text or elsewhere, thus: Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (L.), snakehead, Channa punctatus (Bloch), rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), i.e. authorities bracketed depending on first description (for further information see American Fisheries Society Special Publication No 12, A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada or www.fishbase.com).
References and Citations
References in the text should use the modified Harvard System and be in full on first mention, e.g. (Brown, Smith & Williams 1975), subsequently abbreviated to (Brown et al. 1975). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. References should only be cited as 'in press' if they have been accepted for publication. Manuscripts in preparation, unpublished reports and reports not readily available should not be cited. Personal communications should be cited as such in the text.
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Author names of each citation should be completely written in first citation and in subsequent citations, in case of more than two co-authors write as "et al."
"According to the opinion of some researchers (Pourgholam, Saeedi & Kamkar (2002); Bahmani & Kazemi (2001) Hemathological parameters can be affected by some environmental factors. Pourgholam et al. (2002) confirmed this changes in sturgeon fishes, too."
The reference list should be in alphabetical order and include the full title thus:
Tlford, S. R. (2009) Hemoparasites of the reptilia, color atlas and text, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 394.
Chapter of a book:
Chapman D.W. (1971) Production. In: Methods for the Assessment of Fish Production in Freshwater (ed. by W. E. Ricker), pp. 199-214. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
Wickens J.F. (1972) The food value of brine shrimp, Artemia salina L., to larvae of the prawn, Palaemon serratus Pennant. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 10, 151-170.
FAO. (2010) The state of world fisheries and aquaculture (sofia),2008. Available: http://www.fao.org/fishery/sofia/en [Accessed 28.10.2010].
Lightners D. (1985) A review of the diseases of cultured penaeid shrimps and prawns with emphasis on recent discoveries and developments. In: Taki y., primavera j.H. And llobrera j.A. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Culture of Penaeid Prawns/Shrimps, Iloilo City, Philippines Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 79-103.
Units and spelling
Spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Units of measurement, symbols and abbreviations must be given in metric units but British or other equivalents may be included in parentheses. Where any doubt arises as to the correct abbreviations, reference should be made to Quantities, Units and Symbols, 2nd edition, 1975, published by the Royal Society, London (ISBN: 0 85403 071 9). Full stops are not used with abbreviations.
The following are suggested as internationally accepted units: %, ºC, mm, cm, cc, mL, L, m, km, mg, g, kg, s, min, h, ha.
Systeme International (SI) units should be used. The salinity of sea water should be given as g L-1 or ppt. Use the form g mL-1 will not accepted as g/mL. Avoid use of g per 100 g, for example in food composition, use g kg-1. If other units are used, these should be defined on first appearance in terms of SI units, e.g. mmHg. Abbreviations of chemical and other names should be defined when first mentioned in the text unless they are commonly used and internationally known and accepted.
Scientific Names and Statistics: Complete scientific names, including the authority with correct taxonomic disposition, should be given when organisms are first mentioned in the text. Complete scientific names, but without the authority, should also be given when organisms are first mentioned in tables, figures and keywords.
The cover letter should disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest that Editors may consider relevant to their manuscript.