Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal is a double blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific articles of original research based on in-depth scientific study in the field of:

  • Aquatic science;
  • Aquatic management;
  • Limnology;
  • Oceanography;
  • Ecotoxicology;
  • Geomorphology
  • Fisheries;
  • Coastal management;
  • and interactions among those aspects above.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Each of submitted manuscript will be reviewed before accepted for publication. Review's process will be done in two stages, i.e.:

Stage 1: Preliminary Review - it is an initial editorial review (also known as Desktop Review) conducted by the editor in chief -; review on writing format and completeness of the manuscript (eg, letters, pictures and tables, references, and number of pages), resulting in either a decision to send for peer review (Stage 2) or an editorial rejection.

Stage 2: Advanced Review; in-depth review of the feasibility of the manuscript for publication. Review will be conducted using a double blind peer-reviewed system. Two reviewers will be assigned
by the editor-in-chief from the journal reviewers. The author may suggest an external reviewer, if so, the external reviewer will be the third reviewer for the manuscript.

Decision making for the reviewed manuscript whether to accept or reject will be made by the editor-in-chief after receiving recommendations from the two reviewers.

Overall review's processes will be done in 3-4 weeks. Please monitor the results of the review for each stage on the pages available on this site.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published biannually in the regular editions (April and October) through online only.


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.


Plagiarism Policy

"... plagiarism implies the act or effect of plagiarizing, copying, imitating, or reproducing" (Michaelis, 2020 in Facina et al., 2020). This definition of plagiarism is used in this journal. In broader sense, plagiarism which is explained by Facina et al. (2020) is applied in this journal.

To prevent plagiarism, all authors are recommended to self-check their manuscript for similarity against global references prior submission. Likewise, to avoid it, all articles which are published in this journal must have similarity against with the global references less than 20% (excluding references and bibliography).

It is recommended to use Turnitin(R) as the plagiarism detection software.


Ethical Guidelines

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This journal is published by Pascasarjana, Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Manado, in collaboration with the Indonesia of Aquatic Resources Management Association (Asosiasi Pengelola Sumber Daya Perairan Indonesia/SIPESUAR). It is printed in every publication as 'Graduate Program, UNSRAT, Manado, Indonesia - Asosiasi Pengelola Sumber Daya Perairan Indonesia'.


E-mail: pascasarjana@unsrat.ac.id

URL   : https://pascasarjana.unsrat.ac.id

Mailing AddressJurnal Aquatic Science & Management, Gedung A Lantai 1, Pascasarjana, Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Jln. Kampus UNSRAT Bahu, Manado 95115, INDONESIA