About the Journal
Focus and Scope
IJOTA (Indonesian Journal of Tropical Aquatic) is open access publishes papers two times a year in February and August. IJOTA will publish the research results useful for the sustainability of fisheries. IJOTA is a scientific journal that discusses the results of research in science, technology, marine and freshwater fisheries that have not been published. Articles should be created in a language that is easily understood by non-specialist readers in the topic of the article itself, but interested in research. This scientific article includes the results of research on Aquaculture (Fish Nutrition, Fish Health and Diseases, Water Quality, Fish Genetics Improvement and Breeding, Fisheries Engineering and Biotechnology), Aquarium Sciences, Aquatic Ecology (Marine, Brackish, Freshwater), Conservation of Aquatic Resources and also Coastal Management. A journal script should be written in English.
Peer Review Process
Reviewers are asked to help to improve the quality of the manuscript through an objective review process within a period of time and contribute to the decision taken by the editorial board. Several responsibilities of peer-reviewers are (1) safeguard the relevance of the work to the journal; (2) advising about important earlier work that may need to be taken into account, (3) checking methods, statistics, sometimes correct English and verify whether the conclusions are supported by the research. Reviewers should be a neutral party with no conflict of interest and with respect to the research, the authors, and/or the research funders. The review process uses DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW SYSTEM. All information among editor, author, and peer-reviews should be maintained confidentially.
IJOTA (Indonesian Journal of Tropical Aquatic) published twice a year (biannual), every February and August.
Open Access Policy
IJOTA (Indonesian Journal of Tropical Aquatic) 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.
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license:
• Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Submission: 0 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay Article Submission Fees (Free) as part of the submission process to contribute to review fees.
Article Processing: 0 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay Article Processing Fees (Free) as part of the submission process to contribute to review fees.
Article Publication: 0 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you are not currently required to pay an Article Publication Fee (Free) to cover publication costs.
Publication Ethic and Malpractice
PUBLICATION ETHIC AND MALPRACTICE
IJOTA is a scientific journal that discusses the results of research in science, technology, and marine fisheries. It is important to agree the standards of ethical behavior forall of theparticipant in this published journal includes the author, the journal editor, the peer review and also the publisher. The University of Muhammadiyah Malang as a publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.Weare committedto ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Department of Aquaculture, University of Muhammadiyah Malang and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
DUTIES OF THE AUTHORS.
Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. "Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable". Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified.
Data access and retention. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access such as data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that have been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Received manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Acknowledgment of sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.
Authorship of the paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors (so it's mean that manuscript at least have author and co-author). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript before publishing.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.
Fundamental errors in published works. 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. If the editor or the publisher finds a significant error, the author should retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
DUTIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD.
Publication decisions. The editor of a peer-reviewed Indonesian Journal of Tropical Aquatic (IJOTA) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Fair play. An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality. The 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.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or another member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.
Involvement and cooperation in investigations. An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS.
Contribution to reviewer decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication.
Promptness. 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.
Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. 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.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).