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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Submissions are only electronic (editor@aiep.pl). Preferable format is doc (optionally accompanied by a pdf file). Please do not send docx files. The manuscripts submitted electronically should be arranged in a way facilitating their transfer to reviewers and the evaluation process itself (single file, with figures and tables pasted into the text). The overall size of such manuscript should permit its subsequent distribution to reviewers. Revised, MSs, should be prepared in the same way, but in addition they should be accompanied by all illustrations saved as separate files (please note that Tables are not illustrations). Oversized files (over 20 MB) should be sent via a suitable Internet service such as Yousendit or Dropbox.

The submission must be accompanied be a cover letter stating that

  1. All authors of the paper have directly participated in the planning, execution, or analysis of this study;
  2. All authors of the paper have read and approved the final version submitted;
  3. The contents of this manuscript have not been copyrighted or published previously;
  4. The contents of the manuscript are not now under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  5. The contents of the manuscript will not be copyrighted, submitted, or published elsewhere, while acceptance by the Journal is under consideration;
  6. All directly related manuscripts, published by any author of this paper are cited in references (including conference abstracts).

Any necessary paper correspondence should be sent to the following address:

Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria
Editorial Office (c/o WNoZiR – ZUT)
ul. Kazimierza Królewicza 4,
71-550 Szczecin, POLAND

The text. The manuscript should be arranged according to the following pattern: title (please use capital letters only when needed), names of authors (with first names spelled out, middle names as initial, and last name CAPITALIZED), affiliations of all authors (with e-mail addresses), up to 8 key words, detailed mailing address of the corresponding author with the phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address, running title, structured summary, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, tables, and figures. Figure captions (including full legend describing the figure and explaining all the symbols used) must be pasted below respective figures (do not repeat them). An excess of headings and subheadings should be avoided. Only generic and specific names should be set in italics. Any issue not covered by the present instruction should be resolved based on “The scientific style and format”. The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. Sixth Edition 1994, Cambridge University Press. All fish names must be consistent with the FishBase http://www.fishbase.org  (except for taxonomic papers, which are free to challenge FishBase concepts).

The summary should be divided into small chapters:

  • Background (Why the study was initiated? Why this type of study is needed? and What is the aim of the present paper?),
  • Material and methods,
  • Results, principal
  • Conclusion (with a closing remarks—What is the importance of the present findings? and What directions it sets for future research?) Please note that the Conclusion is not a summary of the results, but a more general statement.

While writing the summary please keep in mind that it may be also reprinted separately by abstracting/indexing journals or databases. In research notes a short conventional abstract should be written instead of a structured summary.

Tables must be self-explanatory, contain synthesized (not primary) data, and not exceed A4 size. Data shown on graphs should not be repeated in tables and vice versa.

Figures. Only well reproducible figures can be published. Excessive illustrative material should be avoided. Colour figures will be printed on author’s expense and therefore any colour pictures should be arranged in plates fitting into the page size of AI&P (width 16 cm). Colour illustrations will be published free of charge only in the electronic version of the journal (pdf files). Submitted manuscripts should have illustrations pasted into the text saved in a format taking up little space and permitting easy transfer to reviewers. Revised manuscripts must be accompanied by high-resolution figures. The resolution of photographs must be 300 dpi at print size (original extension: jpg or tif). Line art pictures (tif extension) (maps etc.) must be done electronically (not scanned!) and their resolution must be 600 dpi at print size. The plots must be vectorized using “Adobe Illustrator” or “Corel Draw”. In vector graphics, the required parameters are: 1) picture width: 16 cm; 2) line thickness: 0.15 mm (or 0.25 pts); 3) letter size: 7-9 points (We prefer 9 pts but in some situations you will need smaller font.); 4) Colour declaration: CMYK  (with black = 100%; or K = 100%) (NOT RGB!); 5) preferable extension: <.ai>.

References in the text should be quoted by the author’s name and date (in parentheses). When the author’s name is cited in parentheses please do not separate the name and the year with coma. If there are more then two authors, only the first one should be mentioned, followed by “et al.” DOI numbers must be appended to those cited references that have them (please compare the most recent issue of AI&P). Please note that major publisher have been applying DOI numbers retroactively, so they may be not visible on papers reprints you have. In order to get all DOIs we need, please consult electronic versions of the papers you cite. When you determine a DOI you can verify it using http://dx.doi.org/. The reference list at the end of the paper should follow the examples shown below:

JOURNAL ARTICLE:

Piasecki W., Ohtsuka S., Yoshizaki R. 2008. A new species of Thysanote Krøyer, 1863 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Lernaeopodidae), a fish parasite from Thailand. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 38 (1): 29–35. DOI: 10.3750/AIP2008.38.1.04

Wierzbicka J. 1964. Występowanie Asymphylodora imitans (Mühling, 1898) w Wiśle. [Occurrence of Asymphylodora imitans (Mühling, 1898) in the Vistula River.] Wiadomości Parazytologiczne 10 (4): 525–526. [In Polish.]

Boâdžiev A. [Boyadjiev A.] 1983. P˝rvi rezultati ot otgleždaneto na bufalo v našata strana. [First results from Buffalo fish propagation in our country.] Izvestiâ na instituta po sladkovodno ribov˝dstvo, Plovdiv 17 (1): 45–54. [In Bulgarian.]

BOOK:

Kabata Z. 1979. Parasitic Copepoda of British fishes. The Ray Society, London.

BOOK CHAPTER:

Berland B. 1993. Salmon lice on wild salmon (Salmo salar L.) in western Norway. Pp. 179–187. In: Boxshall G.A., Defaye D. (eds.) Pathogens of wild and farmed fish, sea lice. Ellis Horwood, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT:

Ergene S. 1998. Goksu Irmagi’nda yaşayan Barbus capito pectoralis’in Heckel, 1843 büyüme özellikleri. [Growth properties of Barbus capito pectoralis Heckel, 1843 living in the Goksu River.] Pp. 503–513. In: Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi III. Su Ürünleri Sempozyumu, 10–12 June 1998, Erzurum, Turkey. [In Turkish.]

Internal reports, unstable web pages, or theses (BSc, MSc, or PhD) can only be included as footnotes. Please limit the number of cited conference abstracts, textbooks, etc. If possible “personal communications” should be avoided. The titles of papers published in languages other than English, French, German, or Spanish should be accompanied by their English translation [in brackets] and their original language should be stated [in brackets]. Names, paper titles, and journal names, originally written in non-Latin alphabets, should be transliterated (not transcribed) following ISO standards. For example Cyrillic alphabet should be transliterated following the ISO-86 system (Commonly used the Library of Congress System is in fact a national transcription system and as such cannot be accepted).

Abbreviations and symbols. Quantities should be expressed in SI units, although usage of units such as μL or L for liquids is acceptable (and suggested). All abbreviations should be spelled out when first used in the text.

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