Authors Guide

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.

Charging: LimnoFish does not charge any article submission or processing charges from the authors.

Scope:  LimnoFish comprises the following topics:

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

Manuscript Process: Manuscripts must be submitted through the Journal’s website. After screening to ensure accordance with the Journal’s scope, the manuscript is sent out to at least two referees for peer-reviewing. Acceptance depends on approval from both referees. In case of disagreement between referees, the manuscript is sent to a third referee for final decision. A "Copyright Release Form" must be signed by all authors after scanning and sent to info@limnofish.org before review process.

Article Types: 

  • Research Article
  • Short Communication
  • Case Report
  • Review
  • Letter to the Editor

Research Article: The research articles must contain the studies that carried out by using accepted or new scientific methods, include results based on experiments and observations and original and unique study that have differences from previous studies. The manuscript shouldn’t  exceed 15 pages with references.

Short Communication: It should include the findings and methods obtained during a study, currently ongoing, and considered to affect the other researches. It should not exceed 8 pages, including a reference list.

Case Report: This is a article reported of a biotic (disease, parasitism, individual increasing, mortality etc.) or abiotic (water quality, habitat, climate etc) case that encountered during the research. The case report shouldn’t exceed 8 pages with references.

Review: Review articles must be dealt with a guiding approach to the studies to be done on related topic and including the views and inferences of author in a flow on related topic, but not receiving absolute literature search. In the evaluation process, currency of the references is considered important and this matter is taken into account in the final decision phase. It should not exceed 20 pages, including a reference list. In the case of invited review, this restriction is not taken into consideration.

Letter to the Editor: The letter to the editor should include an idea, a hypothesis or a proposal for new research method related to the topic of the journal in the nature of response or comment to the article which published in the journal in company with scientific supports. The tables and figures may be used. It should not exceed 8 pages.

 

Article Writing Rules

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

Research Article

Short Communication

Case Report

Review

Letter to Editor

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract

Keywords

Keywords 

Keywords

Keywords

Keywords

Introduction

Introduction

Introduction

Introduction

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Materials ve Methods

FREE CONTENT

CASE

FREE CONTENT

Results

Discussion



Acknowledgements*

Acknowledgements*

Acknowledgements*

Acknowledgements*

References

References

References

References

References

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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.

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 (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2; Table 1, Table 2). A caption should be given for each figure and table, and should be written centered above the table and under the figure. There should be no space between title, table and figures. If necessary, the text in the table can be reduce down to 9 pt font size. Abbreviations used in tables and special notes should be explained under the table in 10 pt font size and centered on the page. Images used in the accepted article must be submitted separately in .jpg format at 300 dpi resolution.

Table example:

Table 1. Distribution of fish species in streams

 Species

Akçay

Büyük Menderes

Dalaman River

Total

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

A. anguilla

1

0.38

1

0.2

A. mirabilis

2

2.5

3

1.15

5

1.01

A. bipunctatus

1

0.38

1

0.2

S. fellowesii

23

28.8

114

40.4

65

49.6

202

40.9

C. meandrense

31

11.9

31

6.28

L. kottelati

9

11.3

56

21.5

65

13.2

B. escherichi

23

28.8

14

5.36

39

29.8

76

15.4

C. bergamae

2

2.5

7

2.68

2

1.53

11

2.23

O. angorae

21

26.3

55

21.08

13

9.92

89

18.0

G. aculeatus

12

9.16

12

2.43

Total

80

100

282

100

131

100

493

100


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 is asked when necessary.

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.

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.

Citations:

- 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: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/ . “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:https://images.webofknowledge.com/images/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html can be considered.

Reference writting styles are given below.

Articles:

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

Book:

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]

Thesis:

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 http://www.techne-calibration.com/adminimages/Sous_Vide_Information (1).pdf

FAO 2007. Food and Agriculture Organization. AQUASTAT database; [cited 2015 Feb 08]. Available from http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

TurkStat 2014. Turkey Statistical Institute. Domestic producer price index, June 2014; [cited 2015 Jan 03]. Available from http://www.tuik.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=15956