Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

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Akuatikisle: Jurnal Akuakultur, Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil focuses on the fields of aquaculture, fisheries and marine studies in coastal areas and small islands.

Akuatikisle Jurnal accepts other field paper that has a focus on studies in coastal areas and small islands. Manuscripts published in the scope of science: Sea and Brackish Aquaculture, Fish Feed and Nutrition, Fish Physiology, Fisheries Microbiology, Aquatic Resources, Fisheries Product Technology, Fisheries Information Systems, Fisheries Social Economics, and Fisheries Development Policy.


Section Policies

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Editorial from Editor in Chef Akuatikisle: Jurnal Akuakultur, Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil

  • Andi Massiseng
  • Modesta Maturbongs
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research article

Research article including data-driven analysis of scientific publications and scientific outputs and evaluations or other relevant topics in the field of fisheries and marine sciences.

  • Umar Tangke
  • Widyastuti Umar
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Review Articles include meta-analysis and systematic review. Systematic Review papers presenting exhaustive, critical assessments of the published literature on relevant topics or questions will be considered. These should not exceed 8,000 words.

  • Muhammad Ihu
  • Friesland Tuapetel
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Short Communications are preferred for the submission of important preliminary observations or data that does not warrant publication as a full paper. Short communications should be approximately 500-1500 words in length and provide adequate information to allow for the same peer review given to other submissions.

  • Muhammad Ihu
  • Widyastuti Umar
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Books Review

Books Review can include responses to previously published papers. Readers are encouraged to submit Books Review to the Editors.

  • I Sudarsana
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Peer Review Process

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The practice of peer review is intended to ensure that only good science is published. As an objective method of guaranteeing excellence in scholarly publishing, it has been adopted by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Akuatikisle Journal, which is why all incoming manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below. Each paper received will be reviewed by two reviewers. Between authors and reviewers did not know each other, double-blind review was applied. The review process on aspects of novelty, objectivity, methods, the impact of science, conclusions, references, and plagiarism. (For procedures regarding Special Issues, see the Note at the end of this document).

Initial manuscript evaluation
One of the Chief Editors first evaluates all submitted manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least two expert referees for reviewing.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will usually be informed within two weeks of receipt.

Type of peer review
The Akuatikisle Journal employs ‘double blind’ reviewing, in which the referees remain anonymous to the author(s) throughout and following the refereeing process, whilst the identity of the author(s) is likewise unknown to the reviewers.

How the referee is selected
Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. As our reviewer database is constantly being updated, we welcome suggestions for referees from the author(s), though such non-binding recommendations are not necessarily used.

Referee reports
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original as to thought and method (including data)
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly and exhaustively references previous relevant work
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines, especially as concerns plagiarism
  • Clearly adds to the knowledge and development of the field

Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees are encouraged to suggest corrections of language and style to the manuscript. In the final round, the handling Editor will check matters of linguistic and stylistic correctness, and may suggest or apply corrections at this point. In rare cases, the manuscript may be returned to the author(s) for a full linguistic and stylistic revision.

How long does the review process take?
The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees. For the Akuatikisle Journal, the typical time for the first round of the refereeing process is approximately 6 weeks, with a maximum of three months. Should the referees’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion may be sought. In the rare cases when it is extremely difficult to find a second referee to review the manuscript, whilst the one referee’s extant report has thoroughly convinced the handling Editor, a decision to accept, reject or ask the author for a revision may be made, at the handling Editor’s discretion, on the basis of only one referee report. The handling Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with the referees’ recommendations, usually including the latter’s verbatim comments. As a rule, revised manuscripts are sent to the initial referees for checking; these may then request further revision.

Final report
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with the recommendations made by the referees, including (if applicable) the latter’s verbatim comments.

The Chief Editor's decision is final
Referees advise the Chief Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Becoming a referee for the Akuatikisle Journal
If you are not currently a referee for the Akuatikisle Journal but would like to be considered as a referee, please contact the editorial office at admin@stipwunaraha.ac.id. The benefits of refereeing for the Akuatikisle Journal include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of scientific research and its published documentation. You may also be able to cite your work for the Akuatikisle Journal as part of your professional development requirements for various professional societies and organizations. It should be stressed, however, that submitted manuscripts are proprietary material, and that it is not permissible to quote from a refereed manuscript without the explicit permission of the author(s) and the Publisher.

Note on refereeing of Special issues and the like
Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organizers, or scientific committees, who all report to the Special Issues Editor and ultimately, the Chief Editor. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office (email: admin@stipwunaraha.ac.id) or can visit https://ejournal.stipwunaraha.ac.id/index.php/isle to download the guidelines. Alternatively, they may contact the Special Issues Editor for guidance.

Article publishing maintains the standard of peer review while improving the process and quality of the manuscript. All research articles published in Akuatikisle Journal undergo a full peer review with the main characteristics listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two appropriate experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief Journalist Journal based on the reviews provided.
  • Reviewers and Editorial Boards provide insight, advice, and guidance to the Editor in general and to assist in making decisions regarding the articles received.
  • Editorial provides administrative support that enables Aquaticisle administrators to maintain peer review integrity while providing efficient and maximum responses to writers, reviewers, and editors.

To encourage and enhance qualifications to a qualified journal level, Akuatikisle Journal benefits through a manuscript referral process from high-quality peer reviews such as those conducted in established journals.


Publication Frequency

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The Akuatikisle Journal manages scientific periodicals twice a year. The first edition is the beginning of the year in May, the second edition is the end of the year in November.

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

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The Akuatikisle Journal is a peer reviewed journal with open access (Open Access). Article processing uses a combination of sending the manuscript via e-mail to the manager (Editor in Chief) and through an online system (Open Journal System) using the Open Access publishing model.

In this publishing model, articles are peer-reviewed in the usual way under the control of the Editorial Team. Articles appear electronically and are freely available from our website. The author can use articles that have been published in the .PDF form both for non-commercial use on personal or non-commercial sites in their institutions. The user has the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the article, but ownership rights are attached to the publisher.

The Akuatikisle Journal provides open access which in principle makes research available free to the public and supports the largest global knowledge exchange.



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All content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) prefix code: 10.29239/j.akuatikisle. All metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and journals are registered with Open Archives.

As member of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The LOCKSS archive ensures that all LLPP content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality. We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). We register all of our journals with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are clear.


Anti-plagiarism Checking

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All journal articles and book manuscripts submitted to the Akuatikisle Journal are automatically screened for plagiarism by the Similarity Check (iThenticate) system from Crossref. This system compares incoming submissions to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.


Professional Affiliations

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The Center for Coastal and Isle Research Indonesia and Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pertanian Wuna Raha promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge.



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The papers published in the Akuatikisle: Jurnal Akuakultur, Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil will be consider to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


CrossMark policy

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CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo, Akuatikisle Journal is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. 

Clicking on the Crossmark logo on a document will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site.

The Akuatikisle Journal content that will have the CrossMark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types. Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.

For general author guidelines and information, please see: Author Guidelines

Correction and Retraction Policies

The Akuatikisle Journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concerns or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines. More information about the publication of ethics Akuatikisle Journal can be found on Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement and information about COPE retraction guidelines can be accessed at Retraction page.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29239/j.akuatikisle.crossmark.policy


Withdrawal of Manuscripts

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The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher.

If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, an author will be punished with paying $200 per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal.

The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, an author will be punished by paying US$400 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher. If an author doesn't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.