Current Issue

Volume: 10 Issue: 1, 4/25/24

Year: 2024

LimnoFish (Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research) is an international, open access and periodical scientific peer-reviewed journal, which is published three times a year, in April, August and December. LimnoFish is focused on fisheries management, ecology, biology, aquaculture, disease, socio-economy and fish processing technology topics related to only inland waters.

This journal publishes research article, short communication, case report, review and letter to the Editor written in English and Turkish languages.

LimnoFish comprises the following topics:

- Fisheries Management
- Biology
- Ecology
- Genetic
- Aquaculture and Disease
- Fish Processing Technology
- Fisheries Socio-Economics

Article Writing Rules

Article Disposition: The Articles should be prepared according to the following disposition.

Research Article

Short Communication

Case Report


Letter to Editor
















Materials and Methods


















*: It can be used if needed

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Page Setup: Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or OpenOffice (.odt). A space of 2.5 cm should be left on all sides of the page and 1.5 line spacing should be used throughout the text. The start of each paragraph should be indented 1.25 cm and the text alignment should be justified. Page numbers should be centered at the bottom of the page. Times New Roman font style and 12 pt font size (excluding title: 14 pt; table captions: 10 pt; and author info: 10 pt) should be used throughout.

Manuscript Title: The title should be centered in the page and in 14 point and bold font, with the first letter of each word capitalized.

Author info: The author name should be written in full (Name SURNAME) without the academic title and one-space from the manuscript title with 10 pt font size. Institution information should be displayed with Arabic numerals in superscript and the full indication should be given after the author(s)’ names. The corresponding author must be indicated with an asterisk (*), and the e-mail address, telephone and fax information should be provided.

Abstract: Must be written in a single paragraph and not exceed 200 words. The abstract must be written in both Turkish and English, but only in English in case of non-Turkish authors.

Keywords: Please provide 5 keywords.

Title and Subheadings: The spacing before and after the paragraph in the article should be 0 nk. One line spacing should be left before the main section headings of the article.
1. First degree section titles should be bold, the first letter of the words should be capital and left aligned (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Discussion)
2. Second-degree headings should be bold and the first letter of the words should be indented 1.25 cm. (Eg; Immunological Analysis)
3. Third degree section titles should be bold and the first letter of the first word should be capital, the others should be lowercase, italic, 1.25 cm indented (For example; Lysozyme activity).

Figures and Tables:Should be placed centered on the page, closest to the point where they are referred to in the text and numbered in consecutive Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 2; Table 1, Table 2). Each figure and table should be given a title with 1.5 line spacing. In the names of figures and tables, the first letter of the sentence must be capital and other letters should be lowercase. The required spaces at the margins should not be exceeded. The title should be written above the tables, centered under the figures. If the table or figure heading is more than one row, it must be justified. A full stop should not be placed at the end of the title. No line spacing should be left between the title and tables and figures. Tables can be reduced to 9 points when necessary and bold text can be used. Table content is written using 1 (one) line spacing. The explanation of the abbreviations used in the table or the notes specific to the table should be written under the table, left aligned, in 10 font size and 1 line spacing. Figure legends should start from the line below the figure. If necessary, the explanation of the abbreviations used in the table or the special notes for the table should be written in 10 font size, centered under the table. The figures used in the accepted article must be submitted the system separately in .jpg format at 300 dpi resolution.

Acknowledgements: Information on any supporting agencies (with indication of ID) and presentations at any symposium and/or convention should be given in the Acknowledgements.

Ethics Committee Approval: An ethical committee approval should be provided for studies dealing with animal experimentation.

Use of Formula and Variables: Formula should be italicized and given in a separate line, hence not as part of a sentence. Variables used in formulae should also be italicized, e.g.: R2, a, b, k, x, y, W, GSI, M, Z, to, Lt, Wt, L∞, W∞ , TL, FL etc.

Units of measure: All must be in SI units. A single gap should be left between the number and the unit (4 kg / ha, 100 kPa, 22 ° C). As an exception, spaces should not be included in angular definitions, minutes, seconds and percentage representation (10 °, 45ʾ, 60 ", %29). The liter abbreviation is "L", the gram abbreviation is "g".

Use of Species Names: Species names should be italicized. After first usage, the genus name should be abbreviated to its initial.

Use of Decimal Numbers: Decimal numbers should be separated by points, not by commas. Correct: 32.15; Incorrect: 32,15.


- One author: (Kara 2000; Chun 2002, 2005a, 2005b; Barr 2015)

- Two authors: (Kara and Kayhan 2000; Chun and Lee 2002, 2005a, 2005b; Barr and Shore 2015)

- Three or more authors: (Kara et al. 2000; Chun et al. 2002, 2005a, 2005b; Barr et al. 2015)

- Internet resources: (TurkStat 2014)

- For multiple publications by author(s) in the same year, distinction is made using letters (a, b, c etc.) and ordering is according to year (Bulut 2000a, 2000b)

- Multiple citations must follow year ranking and be separated by semicolons (Sahin 2011; Erol 2012; Ozkok 2013a, 2013b; Kara 2014; Taner 2015a, 2015b, 2015c).

Reference: References should be written in alphabetical order, 1.25 cm hanging and according to the “Council of Science Editors Documentation” (CSE Name-Year) style. The DOI number should be given whenever available. Journal titles should be abbreviated without using any punctuation mark between words.

- The current DOI number records can be found in this URL: . “Search on article title” section can be chose for quick search by using only the first author’s surname and article title.

- Journal titles should be abbreviated without using any punctuation mark between each word. For this purpose, the samples in this URL: can be considered.

Reference writting styles are given below.


Delacote P. 2009. Commons as insurance: safety nets or poverty traps? Environ Dev Econ. 14(3):305-322.

İlhan A, Sarı HM. 2013. Fish fauna and fisheries activities in Lake Marmara. Ege J Fish Aqua Sci. 30(4):187-191. doi: 10.12714/egejfas.2013.30.04.08. [in Turkish]

Wesolek BE, Genrich EK, Gunn JM, Somers KM. 2010a. Use of littoral benthic invertebrates to assess factors affecting biological recovery of acid- and metal-damaged               lakes. J N Am Benthol Soc. 29(2):572-585. doi: 10.1899/09-123.1

Wesolek BE, Szkokan-Emilson EJ, Gunn JM. 2010b. Assessment of littoral benthic invertebrate communities at the land–water interface in lakes recovering from severe             acid- and metal-damage. Hum Ecol Risk Assess. 16(3):536-559. doi: 10.1080/10807031003788642


Beverton RJH, Holt SJ. 1957. On the dynamics of exploited fish populations. London: Chapman & Hall 538 p.

Avşar D. 2005. Balıkçılık biyolojisi ve populasyon dinamiği. Adana: Nobel Kitapevi 332 p. [in Turkish]

Book Chapter:

Rapley R. 2010. Recombinant DNA and genetic analysis. In: Wilson K, Walker J, editors. Principles and techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. 7th ed. New             York: Cambridge University Press. p. 195-262.

Çetinkaya O, Şen F, Elp M. 2005. Balıklarda büyüme ve büyüme Analizleri. Karataş M, editör. Balık biyolojisi araştırma yöntemleri. Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım. p. 93–            120. [in Turkish]

Conference Presentation or Lecture:

Ceylan M, Çetinkaya O, Küçükkara R, Akçimen U. 2014. The reproduction efficiency of the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana Carena, 1820. Paper presented at:             International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (FABA); Trabzon, Turkey.

Tarkan AS, Gaygusuz Ö, Özuluğ M, Gaygusuz ÇG. 2007. Sapanca Gölü’ne akan derelerde yaşayan balıkların tür kompozisyonları, nispi bollukları ve uzamsal dağılımları             üzerine karşılaştırmalı bir çalışma. Paper presented at: XIV. Ulusal Su Ürünleri Sempozyumu; Muğla, Turkey. [in Turkish]


Simpson L. 2008. Level 5 Veganism: consumption of nothing that casts a shadow [Master's Thesis]. Springfield University. 248 p.

Yegen V. 2014. Determination of bioecological properties of Anatolian endemics in Eğirdir Lake (Isparta/Türkiye) [PhD Thesis]. Ege University. 177 p. [in Turkish]

Project/Technical Reports:

Bulut C. 2011. Isparta, Burdur ve Denizli illerinde su ürünleri yetiştiriciliği yapan işletmelerin dere suyuna ve çevreye olan etkilerinin araştırılması. Isparta: Fisheries             Research Station. Project No.:TAGEM/HAYSUD/2006/09/03/01. [in Turkish]

Charles DF, Knowles C, Davis RS. 2002. Protocols for the analysis of algal samples collected as part of the U.S. geological survey national water-quality assessment             program. Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences. Report No.:02-06.

Internet Resources:

Tiampo J. 2010. Seal Appeal: The nutrition, food safety, and operational benefits of sous vide technology for North American restaurants; [cited 2014 Dec 28]. Available             from (1).pdf

FAO 2007. Food and Agriculture Organization. AQUASTAT database; [cited 2015 Feb 08]. Available from

TurkStat 2014. Turkey Statistical Institute. Domestic producer price index, June 2014; [cited 2015 Jan 03]. Available from       id=15956

- Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research publishes qualified works in fisheries, aquaculture, natural water sources, ecology, and ecosystem studies. Submitted articles can be original research articles, case reports, short research papers, and review articles.
- The submitted articles to the Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research must not have been previously published elsewhere or given the rights to publish in any media organ. All responsibility for the submitted articles belongs to the authors. The journal editor is not responsible for the works' technical content and printing errors. The journal does not pay royalties for published articles or other works.
- Journal publishes the articles written in English and Turkish, following the written rules. The articles that are not prepared following the writing rules are given a warning to correct the spelling rules.
- Authors must fill in the "Copyrights Notification Form" and upload it to the system while submitting the article to the journal.
- Editors may evaluate the submitted articles before taking reviewers' opinions by the article's scientific quality and give an early decision either rejected or accepted. The section editors will decide to accept the submitted article for the blind review process and assign at least two reviewers who are experts on the topic. Then, editors may apply for another evaluation of the new reviewer or another section editor for the final decision if there is a disagreement between the reviewers' opinions. Finally, the Editorial Board must approve the articles accepted for publication in the Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research in scientific content and form.
- The authors cannot withdraw submitted articles after entering the reviewing process, and authors cannot submit to another journal without the permission of the journal editorial board. All rights of the publication belong to " Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research".
The Local Ethics Committee must approve all procedures performed on the animal for Animal Experiments. The relevant regulations on animal research are accessible at the link below.
"Working Procedures and Principles of Animal Experiments Ethics Committees" Official Gazette dated February 15, 2014, and numbered 28914
According to the mentoined regulation, "Experimental animal" is any non-human vertebrate organism used in the procedures, including free-living or reproductive larval forms, live cephalopods, and mammals from the last third of their normal fetal development.
For this reason, authors must declare "Local Ethics Committee on Animal Experiments" approval for the studies that use experimental animals for the initial evaluation process of the Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research.

Under article 90 of the Turkish Penal Code No. 5237, Additional article 10 of the Basic Law on Health Services No. 3359, and the other international agreements require the approval of the "Non-Interventional Research Ethics Committee" for studies that involve data collection in various ways (questionnaires, interviews, focus group work, observations, experiments, interview techniques).
For this reason, "Non-Interventional Research Ethics Committee Approval" is sought for the preliminary evaluation of the articles submitted to Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research and studies that include data collection/collection from humans.

In articles to be published in journals, whether ethics committee permission or legal/special permission is needed should be stated. If it is necessary to obtain these permissions, it should be presented by the name of the approving institution, the approval date, and the issue number. In addition, if the study requires the use of human and animal subjects, an international declaration, guide, etc., should be declared.

Limnofish Dergisi, yılda 3 kez yayımlanmaktadır ve makale gönderim/süreç işletimi ücretsizdir.