Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Akuakultur Indonesia (JAI) is a scientific journal publishes empirical research and recent science development in aquaculture. JAI accepts manuscripts written in English and in Bahasa (Indonesian). JAI only processes submitted original script related to aquaculture and not being published by other publisher. JAI accepts broad sense of topics related aquaculture activity, including aquatic organism health, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, also aquaculture system and environment management.



Section Policies


All Submissions to this section must be based on original research and include a clearly detailed methodology section.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This section is limited to short articles by the current editorial board.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Responsibilities of peer reviewers (based on Springer guidelines)

Reviewers are asked to help improving the quality of manuscript through an objective review proses 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 SYSTEM. All information among editor, author, and peer-reviews should be maintained confidentially.



Publication Frequency

JAI publishes two times annually, every January and July.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JAI is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of aquaculture knowledge. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.


Indonesian Society for Scientific Aquaculture (ISSA) as the publisher of JAI takes its duties of guardianship in all steps of publishing process and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.


JAI has to ensure that all published articles within the journal have followed ethical principles on academic publishing. It is therefore essential to set an ethical standard for all stakeholders involved to avoid problems that may arise due to a certain conflict of interest and redundant publication. This document presents the policy of JAI on publication ethics and malpractice statement as guidance for all stakeholders.



All persons listed as authors should qualify for authorship. Authorship credit regarding to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (1), (2), and (3) must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship. All other persons who have participated in certain important aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, then they should be acknowledged. The corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript, and submit a form stating that all of co-authors have approved manuscript submission and publication.


Responsibilities of authors (based on Springer and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines)

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the

journal and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which includes:

  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (self-plagiarism)
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the authors own (plagiarism). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted
  • Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out before the work is submitted
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results


Publishing ethics issues

Authors, reviewers and editors should maintain the integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication. Six fundamental ethical issues have been defined, and outlined below. Editors are obligated to take some action or even reject the article if the problem below appeared during the review process.


  • · Data fabrication/data falsification

Data fabrication concerns the making up of research findings. Data falsification is activity of manipulating research data with the intention of giving a false impression. This includes manipulating images (e.g. micrographs, gels, radiological images), removing outliers or “inconvenient” results, changing, adding or omitting data points, etc. With regard to image manipulation it is allowed to technically improve images for readability. Proper technical manipulation refers to adjusting the contrast and/or brightness or color balance if it is applied to the complete digital image (and not parts of the image). Any technical manipulation by the author should be notified in the cover letter to the Journal Editor upon submission. Improper technical manipulation refers to obscuring, enhancing, deleting and/or introducing new elements into an image. Generally, if an author’s figures are questionable, it is suggested to request the original data from the authors.


  • · Duplicate submission / publication and redundant publication

Duplicate submission / publication refers to the practice of submitting the same study to two journals or publishing more or less the same study in two journals. These submissions/publications can be nearly simultaneous or years later. Redundant publication refers to the situation that one study is split into several parts and submitted to two or more journals. Or the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification. “Self-plagiarism” is considered a form of redundant publication. It concerns recycling or borrowing content from previous work without citation. This practice is widespread and might be unintentional. Transparency by the author on the use of previously published work usually provides the necessary information to make an assessment on whether it is deliberate or unintentional. Translations of articles without proper permission or notification and resubmission of previously published Open Access articles are considered duplications.


  • · Duplication of text and/or figures (plagiarism)

Plagiarism occurs when someone presents the work of others (data, text, or theories) as if it was his/her own without proper acknowledgment. There are different degrees of plagiarism. The severity is dependent on various factors: extent of copied material, originality of copied material, position/context/type of material and referencing/attribution of the material used.


  • · Authorship issues

Most authorship problems have to do with authorship without the author’s knowledge and unacknowledged authorship. Regarding to this case, we refer The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors rules on what constitutes proper authorship. For more information; see http://www.icmje.org.


  • · Undeclared conflict of interest (CoI)

A conflict of interest is a situation in which financial or other personal considerations from authors or reviewers have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment and objectivity. Authors and reviewers should declare all conflicts of interest relevant to the work under consideration (i.e. relationships, both financial and personal, that might interfere with the interpretation of the work) to avoid the potential for bias.


Animal ethics issues

Authors should ensure that studies involving animals are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. All experimental animals should be cared for and used in compliance with international, national or local regulations.


Editor Roles

Responsibilities of editors

At submission, editors have the complete responsibility and authority to process or reject an article with no conflict of interest. Editors should be objective and fair when conducting their duties without making any discrimination on gender, ethnic, religion, political view or geographical origin of the authors. Editors should also accept manuscripts on the basis of academic merit and without commercial influence. Anonymity of reviewers should be preserved by editors. Responsibility of editors are such as,

  • identify peer reviewers and provide second opinions on papers (i.e. where there is a conflict between reviewers)
  • Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.
  • Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts
  • Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
  • Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work
  • Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review
  • Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner
  • Establishing clear guidelines for authors regarding acceptable practices for sharing experimental materials and information, particularly those required to replicate the research, before and after publication
  • Describing, implementing, and regularly reviewing policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or findings of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in the peer review process Informing authors of solicited manuscripts that the submission will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard procedures or outlining the decision-making process if it differs from those procedures
  • Developing mechanisms, in cooperation with the publisher, to ensure timely publication of accepted manuscripts




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