Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Systematics, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, biogeography, biodiversity, conservation, ecology and general biology of fishes (reproduction, food and feeding habits, age and growth, population dynamics, etc.). Papers on freshwater, brackish, marine and fossil fishes will be considered.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology (IJI) is a peer-reviewed journal; each paper would be reviewd blindly by 2-3 reviewers.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal would be published four times a year in March, June, September and December.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology (E-ISSN: 2383-0964; P-ISSN: 2383-1561) is a peer-reviewed open access journal for rapid publication of high quality papers on any aspect of ichthyology and will be published 4 times a year by the Iranian Society of Ichthyology (www.isi-org.ir). The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish original scientific articles in the fields of ichthyology including systematics, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, biogeography, biodiversity, conservation, ecology and general biology (reproduction, food and feeding habits, age and growth, population dynamics, etc.). Papers on freshwater, brackish, marine and fossil fishes will be considered. The editors welcome the submission of original manuscripts including Research Articles, Short communications, and Views & News. Review papers by distinguished authors and Special Issues will also be considered. It is our aim to provide the international scientific community with an efficiently published journal, meeting high scientific and technical standards.

 

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF ICHTHYOLOGY (IJI) is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. The editorial board of IJI is responsible for preventing publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors, reviewers and editors are to be fully committed to good publication practice and accept the responsibility for fulfilling the following responsibilities.

 Publication and authorship

- All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the subject matter of the submitted manuscript. The factors that consider in review are relevance, significance, originality, readability and language.

- Authors can suggest five potential reviewers - experts in the subject matter of the article - but the editorial board of IJI can accept or reject suggested referees.

- The accepted articles may subject to further editing by journal editorial staff before they appear in print.

- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection based on reviewers comments or editorial board decision. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a manuscript, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected manuscripts will not be considered for further reviewing process.

- IJI is committed to complete reviewing process, if there is no response from any requested potential reviews. The editorial board can assign the manuscript to section editor to make final decision or reject the manuscript.

- Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate.

- No research can be included in more than one publication.

 Authors' responsibilities

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art.

- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work and not previously been published elsewhere and not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

- If the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

- Authors are obliged to provide accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

- Authors must provide corrections of mistakes.

- All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.

- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

- Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

- Authors must notify the journal editor any errors or inaccuracy in their published work, when they discover in their published paper to the Editors.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

- Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access as well.

- Acknowledgment of the work of others must be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 Reviewers' responsibilities

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

- Reviewers should keep all information regarding manuscript confidential and treat them as privileged information.

- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.

- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

- Reviewers should also call to the Editor-in-Chief or Managing editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 Editors' responsibilities

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept a submitted manuscript.
- Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.

- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.

- Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.

- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.

- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

- Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

- Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

 

Reviewers

1) Dr. M. Akhlaghi (Professor)

Department of Clinical Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Iran.

Email: akhlaghi@shirazu.ac.ir

 

 2) Dr. Bani (Associate Professor)

Department of (Mareine) Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.

Email: bani@guilan.ac.ir

 

3) Dr. N. G. Bogutskaya, (Fish Scientist)

Commissioner of International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

Email: ninabogutskaya@gmail.com


4) Dr. B.W. Coad (Research Scientist)

Ichthyology Section, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.

Email: bcoad@mus-nature.ca

 

5) Dr. Soheil Eagderi (Assistant Professor)

Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Alborz Province, Iran.

Email: soheil.eagderi@ut.ac.ir

 

6) Dr. F.G. Ekmekci (Professor)

Hydrobiology Section, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Ankara 06800, Turkey.

Email: gulere@hacettepe.edu.tr, fgekmekci@gmail.com

 

7) Dr. H.R. Esmaeili (Professor)

Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Email: hresmaeili22@gmail.com, hresmaeili@yahoo.com

 

8) Dr. R. Ghorbani (Assistant Professor)

Department of Fisheries, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran.

Email: ghorbaninasrabadi@yahoo.com

 

9) Dr. M.S. Johal (Professor)

U.G.C. Emeritus Fellow Laboratory of Fish & Fisheries, Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India.

Email: johalms45@gmail.com

 

10) Dr. Y. Keivany (Associate Professor)

Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-838111, Iran.

Email: Keivany@cc.iut.ac.ir, keivany@hotmail.com

 

11) Prof. D.  Kucharczyk (Professor)

Department of Lake and River Fisheries, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, ul. Oczapowskiego. 5, 10-718, Olsztyn-Kortowo, Poland.

Email: dariusz.kucharczyk@uwm.edu.pl

 

12) Dr. F. Owfi (Assistant Professor)

Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, Tehran, Iran.

Email: sillaginid@hotmail.com, sillaginid@gmail.com

 

13) H. Rahmani (Assistant Professor)

Department of Animal Science and Fisheries, Sari University of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, Mazandran, Iran.

Email: shemaya1975@yahoo.com


14) Dr. A.  Teimori (Assistant Professor)

Zoology section (Ichthyology), Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran.

Email: azad.teimori@gmail.com


15) Dr. Valinasab (Professor)

Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, Tehran, Iran.

Email: t_valinassab@yahoo.com

 

16) Dr. A. Vazirzadeh (Assistant Professor)

Department Fisheries, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Email: aryavazirzadeh@yahoo.com