Submission Instruction

 | Post date: 2019/01/20 | 
All submissions should be made online at the journal’s Scholar One site ( To submit a manuscript, please click ‘Submit a manuscript’ button at the top.  You will then be asked to “Login” using your username and password and enter the requested information.   If you have not already registered with the system you will need to do so before submitting your manuscript. It is obligatory to suggest at least two potential referees (preferably from Europe and Northern America). Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website. Technical support is also available from the IJFE editorial team
Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should include the name and affiliation of the author or authors. The second must be anonymous, for the purposes of blind peer review.
Submitted articles must not be simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles should be accompanied by the following information:
An abstract of 250 words or less.
Key words or terms, to be used for indexing purposes (5-8). These terms should include the continent or region and the country/countries dealt with in the article, as well as other words reflecting the subject matter.
A title that clearly demonstrates the theme of the article, for purposes of easy discoverability in library and internet databases.
The name, title, institutional affiliation, postal address, and email address.
If there is more than one author, please indicate which will serve as the primary contact person.
Article length should be between 6000 and 9000 words, not including references.
Articles should be typed double-spaced, in font Time New Roman-size 12.
Tables and figures should be clearly labelled, with keys and source notes, and include no endnotes. The tables/figures may either appear at the end of the paper, or be presented in a separate file clearly marked as such.
All submissions accepted for further consideration will be subject to peer review. Reviewer comments will be sent to the author along with the Editor’s decision. Authors should carefully proofread their articles before submitting them. Articles with typographical, spelling and grammatical errors do not make a good first impression, and may be rejected prior to peer review.
Plagiarism is regarded as a serious offense. Any idea or quotation from another source must be fully acknowledged in the endnotes and references.
Permissions for the reproduction of any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source (even derivative) are the responsibility of the author.

References should be cited in the text by the last name(s) of the author(s) and year of publication with a comma between them: for example, (Nelson, 2006) or (Bianco & Banarescu, 1982). If the citation is the subject of the sentence, only the date should be given in parentheses: “According to Coad (2009)…” For citation of references with 3 or more authors, only the first author’s name followed by et al. (italicized) should be used: (Hrbek et al., 2006). If there is more than one reference in the same year for the same author, please add the letters a, b, etc. to the year: (Johal et al., 2004a,b). References should be listed in the text chronologically, separated by comma: (Bianco & Banarescu, 1982; Hrbek et al., 2006; Coad, 2009). Do not include personal communications and unpublished data as references. In the case of publications in languages other than English, the published English title should be provided if one exists, with an annotation such as “(in Persian with an English abstract)"
References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the text without numbering. All authors should be included in the reference lists. The manuscript should be checked carefully to ensure that the spellings of the authors’ names and the years are exactly the same in the text as given in the reference list. Titles of journals must be given in full. References should be formatted as follows (please note the punctuation and capitalization). The list of references should be arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the first author and set out as follows:
Journal articles
Boisvert, C.A. 2005. The pelvic fin and girdle of Panderichthys and the origin of tetrapod locomotion. Nature, 438: 1145–1147.
Bogutskaya, N.G. & Coad, B.W. 2009. A review of vertebral and fin-ray counts in the genus Alburnoides (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) with a description of six new species. Zoosystematica Rossica, 18: 126-173.
Nelson, J.S. 1994. Fishes of the World. 3rd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, USA.
Chapters in books
Nagahama, Y.; Yoshikuni, M.; Yamashita, M.; Tokumoto, T. & Katsu, Y. 1995. Regulation of oocyte growth and maturation in fish. In: Pederson, R.A. & Schatten, G. (Eds.), Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Vol. 30. Academic Press, USA. pp: 103–145.
Armantrout, N.B. 1980. The freshwater fishes of Iran. PhD thesis. Department of Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
Saadati, M.A.G. 1977. Taxonomy and distribution of the freshwater fishes of Iran. MSc thesis. Department of Fisheries, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Smith, D.C. & Stewart, B.D. 1994. Development of methods to age commercially important dories and oreos. Final report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, PROJECT 91/36, USA.
Conference proceedings
Nezameslami, A.; Keivany, Y. & Dorafshan, S. 2013. Comparison of morphological characters of (Cyprinidae: Garra rufa) in Karkheh River basin. In: Abstracts of the First Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, Isfahan University of Technology, 15-16 May 2013, pp: 93.
Ghanbarzadeh, M.; Soofiani, N.M.; Keivany, Y. & Taghavi Motlagh, S.A. 2013. Investigation on feeding habit of the king soldier bream (Sparidae: Argyrops spinifer) in relation to season, sex and fish size in coastal waters of Bushehr Province.In: proceedings of the First Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, Isfahan University of Technology, 15-16 May 2013, pp: 217-222.
Electronic references
Coad, B.W. 2013. Freshwater fishes of Iran. (accessed January 2019).
Copyright Release Form
The manuscript must be accompanied by the "Copyright Release Form" filled in completely and signed by corresponding author. Copyright rests with the Iranian Society of Ichthyology. However, the information could be used in accordance with the Creative Commons licence.
Copyright Notice
The authors transfer the copyrights of their papers to the Gonbad Kavous University and Iranian Society of Ichthyology.
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