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Submissions are only electronic via on-line submission system: Editorial System

The system, after initial registration, will guide though the submission process.

You need to prepare the following items:

  1. Manuscript title;
  2. Running title
  3. Abstract or (structured summary) depending on the type of your paper. Abstracts are for short communications, while summaries are for Full papers (The summary should be divided into small chapters: Background (Why the study was initiated? Why this type of study is needed? and What was the aim of the present paper?), Material and methods, Results, 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;
  4. Info on all co-authors (including e-mail address);
  5. Author’s statement (the form is provided);
  6. Keywords;
  7. Topics;
  8. Suggested reviewers;
  9. MANUSCRIPT FILES (Please note that main text file of the manuscript should NOT repeat the items mentioned above (title, authors, abstract, etc)  and should NOT included figures or figure captions, which will be uploaded separately. The main file must contain tables (if applicable).


The manuscript file. Please consult our recent issues for our style and format.  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).

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 may be accompanied by line art figures (plots, maps diagrams, etc.) saved as raster graphics images (jpg, tif, etc). The authors must remember, however, that in the revised manuscript all line art figures my be vector graphics images.


Revised manuscripts

The text must be adjusted to our style and format. For details see examples of submitted manuscripts: full paper and short note. We suggest you to use our revised MS checklist as well. Please note that the major difference between the submitted MS and the revised MS is that the latter should contain all items, such as title authors, summary, key words and figures.


The revised manuscript must be accompanied by high-resolution photographs (if any). The resolution of photographs must be (at least) 300 dpi at print size (original extension: jpg or tif). All line art figures (plots, maps diagrams, etc.)  must be provided as vector graphics images. For preparing such images you may use “Adobe Illustrator” or “Corel Draw”. In vector graphics, the required parameters are:

  • Picture width: 8 cm (or 16 cm for specific needs);
  • Line thickness: 0.15 mm (or 0.25 pts);
  • Letter size: 7-9 points (We prefer 9 pts but in some situations you will need smaller font.);
  • Colour declaration: CMYK  (with black = 100%; or K = 100%) (NOT RGB!);
  • Extension required: <.ai> (if you use Corel Draw you can save images with <ai> extension as well.

The Editorial System is not ready yet for accepting vector graphics figures, therefore you need to have you figures in two versions: the originals and the screenshots. The screenshots should be pasted into the revused MS file as well as into the dialog window of the system. The original vector files should be sent as additional attachments.


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:


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.]


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


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.


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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