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Author Guidelines

Guidelines For Author

Indonesian Version of Guidelines for Author can be downloaded here

Template can be downloaded here

Legal Requirement

The authors must guarantee that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without permission from the copyright owners, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not held legally responsible for any claims from the third parties.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Manuscripts must be accompanied by the ‘‘Copyright Transfer Statement’’.The form can be obtained from Here

Editorial Procedure

Papers must present scientific results that are essentially new. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically LYX or as word document or as Postscript or as PDF to:

Jurusan Perikanan dan Kelautan
Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Lampung
Jl. Prof. Dr. Soemantri Brodjonegoro No.1 Bandar Lampung 35145
Email :

Manuscripts which are returned to the authors for revision should be sent back within 4 weeks; otherwise they will be considered withdrawn. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors (except for original illustrations). Papers that do not conform to the journal standards may be returned to the authors for revision before being considered for publication. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Manuscript Preparation

  • General remarks to help you preparing your manuscript, Aquasains offer a LYX macropackage as well as a template that can be used with MS Office Word 2007 or 2010.
  • Title page. The title page should include:

(1)  The name(s) of the author(s)

(2)  A concise and informative title

(3)  The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

(4)  The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the communicating author

  • Abstract. Each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting the most important results and conclusions in English or Indonesian in no more than 300 words.
  • Keywords. Three to six keywords should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes.
  • Abbreviations. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter.
  • A list of symbols should follow the abstract if such a list is needed. Symbols must be written clearly. The numbering of chapters should be in decimal form. The international system of units (SI units) should be used.
  • Essential footnotes to the text should be numbered consecutively and placed at the bottom of the page to which they refer.
  • Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
  • Acknowledgements. These should be as brief as possible. Any grant that requires acknowledgement should be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
  • Funding. Authors are expected to disclose any commercial or other associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with submitted material. All funding sources supporting the work and institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors should be acknowledged.
  • Appendix. If there is more than one appendix, they should be numbered consecutively. Equations in appendices should be designated differently from those in the main body of the paper, e.g. (A1), (A2) etc. In each appendix equations should be numbered separately.
  • References. The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.

Personal communications should only be mentioned in the text. If available the DOI can be added at the end of the reference in question.

Citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. citation used APA Style and may use a Mendeley or End Note or Jabref  Reference Manager. Journal titles should be abbreviated. References with correct punctuation should be styled as follows:

Journal articles:

Green T, Black J, Blue W (2010) Title of article. Abbreviated journal title Vol No: page-page


Green T, Black J (2012) Book title. Publisher, location

Multiauthor books:

Blue W (2011) Chapter title. In: Green T, Black J (eds) Book title. Publisher, location, pp 1–50

References such as ‘‘personal communications’’ or ‘‘unpublished data’’ cannot be included in the reference list, but should be mentioned in the text in parentheses: this also applies to papers presented at meetings but not yet published or accepted for publication. A date should be given for both ‘‘personal communications’’ and ‘‘unpublished data’’.

Papers which have been accepted for publication should be included in the list of references with the name of the journal and ‘‘in press’’.

Oral communications should only be mentioned in the acknowledgements.

A paper published online but not (yet) in print can be cited using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI should be added at the end of the reference in question.

Example: Ward J, Robinson PJ (2004) How to detect hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis. Eur Radiol DOI 10.1007/s00330-004-1450-y

  • Illustrations and Tables. All figures (photographs, graphs or diagrams) and tables should be cited in the text, and each numbered consecutively throughout. Lowercase letters (a, b etc.) should be used to identify figure parts. If illustrations are supplied with uppercase labeling, lowercase letters will still be used in the figure legends and citations.

Line drawings. Please submit good-quality prints. The inscriptions should be clearly legible.

Half-tone illustrations (black and white and color). Please submit well-contrasted photographic prints with the top indicated on the back.

Plates. Several figures or figure parts should be grouped in a plate on one page.

Figure legends must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the end of the text.

Tables should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviation used in that table.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).

Electronic Submission

Text and figures must be sent as separate files Technical instructions for preparing your manuscript

  • Text

This journal accepts either LaTeX or Word documents.

LaTeX: The electronic version should include the original source (including all style files and figures) and a PostScript or PDF version of the compiled submission. Authors who prepare their papers with

LaTeX are encouraged to use macropackage for this journal, available at (Not Available). 

Layout guidelines

1. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., Times Roman) for text.

Other style options:

  • For textual emphasis use italic types.
  • For special purposes, such as for mathematical vectors, use boldface type.

2. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.

3. Do not use field functions.

4. For indents use tab stops or other commands, not the space bar.

5. Use the table functions of your word processing program, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

6. Use the equation editor of your word processing program or MathType for equations.

7. Place any figure legends or tables at the end of the manuscript.

8. Submit all figures as separate files and do not integrate them within the text.

  • Illustrations

The preferred figure formats are EPS for vector graphics exported from a drawing program and TIFF for halftone illustrations. EPS files must always contain a preview in TIFF of the figure. The file name (one file for each figure) should include the figure number. Figure legends should be included in the text and not in the figure file.

–         Scan resolution: Scanned line drawings should be digitized with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi relative to the final figure size. For digital halftones, 300 dpi is usually sufficient.

–         Color illustrations: Store color illustrations as RGB (8 bits per channel) in TIFF format.

–         Vector graphics: Fonts used in the vector graphics must be included. Please do not draw with hairlines. The minimum line width is 0.2 mm (i.e., 0.567 pt) relative to the final size.

Data formats

Save your file in two formats:

  1. Text: RTF (Rich Text Format) or Microsoft Word compatible formats

Figures: EPS or TIFF.

  1. PDF (a single PDF file including text, tables and figures). Make sure that all fonts are embedded. Name (one file for each figure) should include the figure number. Figure legends should be included in the text and not in the figure file.
  • General information on data delivery Please send a zip file (text and illustrations as separate files) to:

Please always supply the following information with your data: journal title, operating system, word processing program, drawing program, image processing program, compression program.

The file name should be memorable (e.g., author name), have no more than 8 characters, and include no accents or special symbols. Use only the extensions that the program assigns automatically.

Electronic Mupplementary Material (ESM)
for an article in the journal will be published in Aquasains provided the material is:
(a) submitted to the Editor(s) in electronic form together with the paper and is subject to peer review
(b) accepted by the journal’s Editor(s)
ESM may consist of
(1) information that cannot be printed: animations, video clips, sound recordings
(2) information that is more convenient in electronic form: sequences, spectral data, etc.
(3) large original data that relate to the paper, e.g. additional tables, illustrations (color and black & white), etc.
After acceptance by the journal’s Editor(s) ESM will be published as received from the author in the online version only. Reference will be given in the printed version.

Authors should make their proof corrections on a printout of the pdf file supplied, checking that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article. The author is entitled to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed without the approval of the responsible editor. In such a case please contact the Editor-in-Chief before returning the proofs to the publisher.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice



License for Authors

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 acknowledgement 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • When the article is accepted for publication, its copyright is transferred to Aquasains Journal. The copyright transfer convers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including offprint, translation, photographic  reproduction, microfilm, electronic material, (offline or online) or any other reproduction of similar nature.
  • 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).
  • The Author warrant that this article is original and that the author has full power to publish. The author sign for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf os any and all-author. If the article based  on or part os student’s thesis, the student needs to sign as his/her agreement that his/her works is going published.

License for Regular Users

Other regular users who want to cite, distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon author’s works, even for commercial purposes, should acknowledge the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

 Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright Transfer Statement can be downloaded here


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 250000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.