Guide for Authors

Note: Based on the notified regulation on determining the cost of processing articles in open access scientific journals dated 02/01/1400 sent by the policy and planning office of research affairs of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and approved by the Research and Technology Council of Gilan University in the meeting dated 1400 03/18/2018, it was decided that a fee will be charged for the publication of the article, and based on this, the cost of processing the full article in the journal from the winter issue of 1401 will be 3 million Rials, and this amount will be received from the corresponding author of the manuscript after reviewing, and Initial acceptance and before printing. 

Dear authors, before submitting the manuscript, please read the following guide files, and when submitting the manuscript, the commitment form (copyright) and the conflict of interest form must be submitted.

-Writing guide file

 -Commitment form (Copyright) - Authors retain the copyright of their articles without restrictions, but give the first copyright to the publisher and also allow others to use their articles by mentioning the original source.

-Conflict of interest form

     Guidelines for writing a manuscript in the Journal of Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology


  • Please send your manuscripts online to for registration and reviewing. The submitted article has not been published in other journals or has not been sent to other journals at the same time.
  • The submitted manuscript should be research-base and the result of the authors' research. In addition, the author(s) are responsible for the correctness of the content. Currently, the journal only accepts research-oriented manuscripts.
  • The manuscript should be typed on A4 pages with a margin of 2.5 cm (on each side). Persian text should be typed with B Nazanin font and font size 12, and English text should be typed with Times New Roman font and font size 12 with 2 line spacing. Persian and English titles should be typed with font size 14.
  • The submitted manuscript includes the title (suitable to the content of the article), name, surname and address of all authors, Persian abstract with keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgment (if necessary), references, English title, name, surname and address of all authors in English, abstract and keywords in English.
    • The abstract is a concise and expressive collection of the article, with an emphasis on the description of the problem, methodology, results and summary (maximum 200 words).
    • The introduction deals with the introduction and statement of the problem, the conducted research, the necessity of the research and its goals.
    • In the materials and methods section, the materials and tools used (with mention of the manufacturer and country), the method of conducting the research (in a way that can be repeated and implemented), the description of the data and statistical methods (without referring to the results and discussing the issue) are presented.
    • In the results section, the results of the study will be displayed in the form of pictures, graphs and tables.
    • In the discussion, the results of the conducted study should be compared with the previous reports and studies, and in support of the results, the issue should be examined with the necessary details in such a way that the previous researvhes are rejected or accepted. Also, innovations, inventions or new research methods should be explained in this section.
    • In acknowledgment, the financial supporters and helpers of the research paper should be appreciated.
  • Type the article in Microsoft Office Word software (with the extension .doc or .docx) and send it as two separate files:
    • The first file with the title "authors" is uploaded in the file submission section (file type section), which includes the Persian and English title of the manuscript, the short title of the manuscript (to be included in the header); Name, surname, academic rank and address of the authors (Persian and English); The postal address, telephone or fax number of the workplace (or mobile phone) and corresponding author's E-mail.
    • The second file, which is uploaded with the title "Main file of the manuscript (without the names of the authors)" in the file submission section (file type section) contains all the main parts of the manuscript except the name and address of the authors (the title of the manuscript should also be mentioned in this section).
  • In the text of the article, avoid using foreign terms that have precise and expressive equivalents in Persian language. If necessary, the English equivalent of the word or phrase should be given as a footnote.
  • Scientific Latin names of genus and species should be given in italics.

     Tables and figures

  •  The number and description of the table should be mentioned above it, and the necessary explanations about the desired signs and points in the table should be given below it in the form of table subtitles. The information in the table should not be repeated in the form of curves or other forms in the manuscript.
  • It is better not to include more than two tables on one page.
  • The numbers in the table as well as in the text of the manuscript should be written in Persian. For decimal numbers in the Farsi text only use the "/" sign and in the English text use the "." to be used.
  • Curves, graphs, graphs, images and charts should be presented with a resolution of 300 dpi and with the extension .jpg, and all should be named under the title "Figure".
    • The number and description of each figure should be stated below it with the necessary explanations about the signs used in the figure.
    • Submitted photos must have sufficient scale and resolution.
    • If several images are shown under one number, the images are marked with capital Latin letters in the upper and left corners.
  • The width and length of figures and tables should not be more than 12 cm and 15 cm, respectively.
  • Figures and tables should be mentioned in the text of the article in the same order as they are numbered.


  • To cite references in the text, the last name of the author and the year of publication, separated by commas, should be mentioned in parentheses. If the number of authors is more than one, it is written as follows:
    • Two authors: (Hosseini and Shah Mohammadi, 2010) or (Kim and Wallace, 2009).
    • More than two authors: (Hosseini et al., 2012) or (Wallace et al., 2012).
  • To cite sources at the end of the article:
  • a) If the reference is a book:

     Surnames and abbreviations of authors. Publication date. Full title of the book. Publisher's edition number, total number of pages.

Brimani, A. 2016. Ichology and fisheries. The second volume, first edition, Urmia University Publications, 180 pages.

Hepher B. 1988. Nutrition of Pond Fishes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Great Britain, P: 388.

Segner H. and Bohm R. 1994. Enzymes of lipogenesis. In: Hochachka, P.W. and Mommsen T.P. (Eds). Analytical Techniques. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, PP: 313–325.

  • b) If the reference is from a research journal:

     Surnames and abbreviations of authors. Date of Release. Title. Journal name, period, issue, article pages.

Habibi L., Hosseini M. and Shabani b. 2018. Biology of fish reproduction. Scientific Journal of Fisheries, Volume 3, Number 1, pp: 45-40.

Kolkovski S., Tandler A. and Izquierdo M.S. 1997. Effects of live food and dietary digestive enzymes on the efficiency of microdiets for seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) larvae. Aquaculture, 148(1): 313-322.

  • In the names of the authors, use the word "and" between the last two names in Farsi and "and" in English.
  • Names of journals should be given in full and abbreviations should not be used.
  • In the written arrangement of the sources, first the Persian sources and then the sources in other languages should be listed in alphabetical order.
  • The number of sources is a maximum of 30 sources.
  • For more guidance on writing references, refer to the latest printed issue of the journal (


  • Journal of Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology reserves the right to accept or reject and edit the manuscripts. The editorial board is free to make final editorial corrections (with the approval of the responsible author).
  • Accepted manuscripts after reviewing will be referred to the author to apply the corrections considered by the reviewers. When sending the modified file by the author to the journal, the word "Revised Manuscript" should be added to the file name.
  • The manuscripts that are not accepted after the review will be archived and this will also be communicated to the authors.
  • If you have any questions or problems, you can send an email to the email address of the Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology Journal (