Duties of Editorial Team


The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) has the responsibility to set the journal scope and ensures the manuscript review process follows IJI guidelines. The EIC makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of submissions after they have passed through the review process. In addition, the EIC is responsible for the promotion of the journal.

The Director of Journal submits a recommendation to the Board of Iranian Society of Ichthyology for appointing the EIC. The EIC is appointed by the Board of the Iranian Society of Ichthyology. The Editor-in-Chief term is three years.


Managing editor: Coordinates the workflow of the Journal

  1. To check that the submitted manuscript is in the scopes of the Journal.
  2. To check that the submitted manuscript is prepared according to the guideline of the journal.
  3. An initial screening of the submitted manuscripts to judge its basic suitability based on the journal policy.
  4. Assigning the submitted manuscript to related editors.
  5. Holding regular board meetings.


Editor: Review assigned manuscript in a specific area

  1. Judgment about the suitability of manuscript based on following criteria:

- Quality of writing and clarity of presentation: If a paper is poorly written or unclear, it is unsuitable for detailed review and it should be rejected on these grounds alone. There is no need for you to judge its scientific content.

- Interest to potential readers: We expect papers to make an interesting contribution; there is inevitably an element of subjectivity in judging the interest of a paper, and we are confident that our Associate Editors have the ability to do this.

- Novelty and originality: If a paper clearly does not make a reasonable original contribution then it should be rejected at this stage

  1. The initial screening should be finished within two weeks of receipt of the manuscript. If you judge that the paper is not suitable for further consideration, please recommend rejection including some comments to the managing editor
  2. If you judge the paper passes the initial screening, then move to the review stage. In this stage, the manuscript should be reviewed by at least two or more referees (Two positive or negative would be enough for the final decision). You can be one referee, if you wish and send the manuscript to other reviewers.
  3. The review stage should be completed in one month. The reviewers should look in closer detail at the interest and originality of the paper. We must do our best to ensure that published papers are technically correct.
  4. Each editor will be expected to receive 2-5 papers per month.


Associate editor: Its job is as same as an editor. Since the journal has some limitations in the number of editors. The associate editor is appointed in specialty areas that fall within the scope of the Journal. The number of AE’s and their specialty areas are decided by the Editor-in-Chief with the assistance of the Director.