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Author Guidelines


Ketut Sugama*), I Nyoman Adiasmara Giri**), Alimuddin***), Anang Hari Kristanto****), dan I Nyoman Radiarta*) (12pt Bold)

*) Center for Fisheries Research and Development, Jakarta

**) Research and Development Institute for Mariculture, Gondol

***) Bogor Agricultural University

****) Institute for Freshwater Research and Development, Bogor (10pt Normal Italic)

ABSTRACT (12pt Bold)

This is a new author guideline and article template of the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal since the year 2016 publication. The article should be started by Title of Article followed by Authors Name and Affiliation Address and abstract. This abstract section should be typed in Italic font and font size of 12 pt and the number of words of 250. Special for the abstract section, please use the left margin of 4 cm, right margin of 3 cm, right margin of 3 cm and bottom margin of 3 cm. The single spacing should be used between lines in this article. The abstract should be typed in English. The abstract should be typed as concise as possible and should be composed of: problem statement, method, scientific finding results, and short conclusion. The abstract should only be typed in one paragraph and one-column format.

 KEYWORDS: Author guidelines; research journal; aquaculture; article template

1. Introduction

Indonesian Aquaculture Journal(IAJ) ( is published in both printed (p-ISSN 0215-0883) and electronic (e-ISSN 2502-6577) versions. Currently, IAJ is listed as Category 1 Accredited Journal in the Decree of the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI) No.: 21/E/KPT/2018, Date July 9, 2018 and Accepted in SCOPUS, Date Sept 23, 2019. The accreditation is valid for five years from Volume 11 Number 1, 2016 to Volume 15 Number 2, 2020. This journal is published twice a year (June and December issues) with the first IAJ edition published in 2006.

Indonesian Aquaculture Journal is a peer-reviewed and open access journal based in Indonesia that globally/internationally accepts and publishes scientific articles in the field of aquaculture. The journal is hosted and managed by the Center for Fisheries Research, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and serving as a scientific platform to share research information in and contribute to the development of various disciplines of aquaculture including genetics, reproduction, nutrition and feed, fish health and diseases, engineering, and environmental assessment.

Only manuscripts with research contents that are in line with the focus and scope of the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal will be selected for further reviews. All selected manuscripts are then verified by the journal’s editors for writing format based on the journal guidelines and checked for potential plagiarism using plagiarism detection software (Ithenticate and Google Scholar). To comply with the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal standard on plagiarism, the authors have to include the signed Authorship Statement when submitting the manuscript (the form can be downloaded here). Decision admissibility of a scientific article in this journal the rights of the Chairman of the Editorial Board based on the recommendations of the evaluator (Bhaktavatsalam & Choudhury, 1995).

2. Writing Title, Name and Address Writer

The article title, author name (without academic degrees), and the address written author affiliations centered on the first page under the title of the article. The distance between the line between the title and the author's name is two spaces, while the distance between the address of author affiliations and the abstract is one space. Keywords should be written below the text of the abstract for each language, arranged in alphabetical order and separated by a semicolon with the number of words 3-5 words. For articles written in Indonesian, write the translation of the English title at the beginning of the abstract text in English (see example above).

Responsible author or authors or Corresponding Author Correspondence should be marked with an asterisk followed by a comma "*)" as the example above. At the bottom of the left column of the first page/abstract should be written sign Writer Writer Responsibility or correspondence or Corresponding Author and well-written email address (see example). Communication on the revision of the article and the final decision will only be communicated via email Author Contact.

If the author of more than one, write down the names of the authors, separated by a comma (,). If the author's name consists of two words, said first author (first name)should not be abbreviated. If the author's name consists of only one word, write the actual name in one word, however, in the online version (HTML) will be written in two words that contain the same name (repeatedly) for the purposes of indexing metadata (Camdali & Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).

3. General Instructions Writing Manuscript

Manuscripts already satisfy the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal writing (in MS Word format, using the template of this article) must be submitted through one of the following ways:

  1. Delivery manuscript via E-mail to email Editorial Journal Indonesian Aquaculture (
  2. Shipping manuscripts to Online Submission System in the E-Journal Portal Indonesian Aquaculture Journal ( after registering as a writer and / or Reviewers on the "Register".

Article Writing instructions and templates can be downloaded at the following address:

Article Writing Templates and Guidelines in MS Word (.doc):


Article Writing Templates and Guidelines in PDF (.pdf):


The instruction to submit a manuscript online can be found on the Submit Online Instructions below. Manuscripts that are not according to the instructions to the writing of the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal will be returned to the author prior to continue the review process.

Manuscripts written must contain components of scientific articles follows (subtitles in order), namely: (a) Article Title, (b) Name of the author (without a title), (c) Address Affiliates Writer, (d) Abstract and Keywords key, (e) Introduction, (f) Materials and Methods, (g) Results and discussion, (h) Conclusion, (i) Acknowledgements, and (j) References.

Writing subtitles on the contents of the article (Introduction, Materials, and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements). Subtitles are in bold with the Title Case and structured format left without a bottom line price. Sub-sub-headings in bold format Sentence case and compiled left flat.

Manuscripts can be written in English, with the maximum number of pages to 15 pages, including figures and tables. The manuscript must be written according to the template of this article in the form of print-ready (Camera-ready). Articles should be written in a text field size A4 (210 x 297 mm) and with a format of 4 cm left margin, right margin 3 cm, lower margin 3 cm, and a top margin of 3 cm. The manuscript must be written with the font Times New Roman 12 pt font size (unless the article title, author name and title abstract), within two spaces, and in the format of the column. Words or foreign terms are written in italics (Italic). Should avoid the use of foreign terms to articles in Indonesian language. The new paragraph starting 1 cm from the left border, while the spacing between paragraphs given 2. All numbers written with arabic numerals, except at the beginning of the sentence. Writing unit using the International System of Units (SI). Examples of unit symbols abbreviations: gram (g), liters (L), cubic meters (m 3) per cubic meter (m -3).

Tables and Figures placed in the group after the text of the referenced tables or figures. Each image must be given the title of the image (Figure Caption) on the bottom of the image and numbered in Arabic numerals followed by the title picture in Indonesian and English. Each table should be titled table (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numerals on the top of the table followed by the title of the table in Indonesian and English. The pictures should be printed clearly warranted (font size, resolution and size of the line to be sure printed clearly). Figures and tables and diagrams/schematics should be placed among the group's corresponding column of text, or if too much is placed in the middle of the page. Tables should not contain vertical lines, while the horizontal lines are allowed but only the essentials only.

Table 1. Response to selection and a final mean body weight of the third generation compared to the control population of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus at the end of larval rearing, nursery, and grow-out phases




Final Mean Body Weight (g)

Response to Selection

Third Generation





Larval rearing






















Figure 1. Growth performances based on body weight during 25 days of larval rearing phase, 30 days of nursery phase and 60 days of grow-out phase (based on samplings of 2% populations) of the third generation (n) and control population (l) of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) genetic improvement program held at Research Institute for Fish Breeding, Sukamandi. Vertical lines represent its each standard deviation.

4. Special Instructions Content Writing Script Manuscript

TITLE ARTICLE: Article Title should be written briefly and clearly, and must pinpointing issues to be raised, does not allow its diverse interpretations, written entirely in capital letters symmetrically. The title of the article should not contain abbreviations that are not commonly used. The main ideas put forward in advance a new article is followed by other explanation, the title of no more than 15 words

INTRODUCTION: Introduction must contain (in order) the general background, previous literature review (state of the art) as a basis for claiming a scientific novelty of the article, a statement of scientific novelty, and the research problem or hypothesis. At the end of the preliminary assessment, purposes should be written the article. In the scientific article format is not allowed their review of the literature as well as in the research report but expressed in previous literature review (state of the art) to demonstrate the scientific novelty of the article.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Materials and methods contain the main ingredients used in the study and the methods used in solving the problems, including methods of analysis. The design and research methods must be clear so that it can be repeated by other researchers. When using the standard method must include the reference, and if the modification must be explained which parts are modified. Equipment that is written in this section only contains major appliances equipped with the brand (eg: electric Furnace (Carbolite)) and the degree of precision tools used.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The results presented clearly and concisely, can be presented in the form of tables and figures, but not a duplication. The narrative should explain tables and images. Tables and figures must be referred to in the text. This discussion contains a scientific explanation supported by the reference. Results and discussion should be able to answer the research hypothesis. Statistical analysis of the results and discussion should include the level of confidence.

CONCLUSION:The conclusion describes the response of hypotheses and/or research purposes. Conclusions not contain looping of results and discussion, but rather to a summary of the research results.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: thanks mainly devoted to research funders. Acknowledgments can also be delivered to the parties that support the implementation of the research and writing of the manuscript.

REFERENCES: All references are referred to in the text of the article must be included on the List of References. References should contain reference libraries derived from primary sources (scientific journals and amounted to a minimum of 80% of the total listed below) issued 10 (ten) years. A minimum reference list contains 15 (fifteen) reference. Writing in the referral system in the article text and writing a reference list using a reference management application program APA.

5. Free Writing Equations

Each equation is written centered and numbered columns are written in parentheses and placed at the end of the right margin. Equations should be written using Equation Editor in MS Word or Open Office (Primack, 1983).

6. Free Writing Citations / References In Text Articles

Each fetches data or quoted from other references, the author must write the reference source. References or citations written in the description/text by the author's name and the year (Irwan & Salim, 1998). If the author of more than two, then just write the name of the first author followed by "et al. "(Bezuidenhout et al., 2009; Roeva, 2012). All referenced in the text must be listed in the References section.

7. Writing Reference Cited

The format of writing a list of references following the format 6th Edition APA (American Psychological Association). Download

A reference in the form of magazines / journals:

Ariyanto, D., Hayuningtyas, E.P., & Syahputra, K. (2009). The relationship between the presence of genes Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II (MHC-II) disease resistance and growth in the population of carp strains rajadanu. Indonesian Aquaculture Journal, 10 (4), 461-469.

A reference in the form of titles:

Fridman, A. (2008). Plasma Chemistry (p. 978). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In the form of reference Proceedings of the Seminar:

Roeva, O. (2012). Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Materials Engineering (pp. 25-30). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.

A reference in the form of a dissertation/thesis / theses:

Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Networks - Genetic Algorithm for Modelling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. Ph.D. Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

A reference in the form of patent:

Primack, H.S (1983). Method of Stabilizing polyvalent Metal Solutions. US Patent No. 4,373,104.

Handbook of reference in the form:

Hovmand, S. (1995). Fluidized Bed Drying. In Mujumdar, USA (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Drying (pp.195-248). 2nd Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker.

8. Instructions Submit Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts should be submitted through one of the following ways (the second way is preferred):

  1. Shipping manuscript preferably with Online Submission System in the E-Journal Portal Indonesian Aquaculture Journal (
  2. The first author listed as an author and/or Reviewers (checking role as Author and / or REVIEWER) on the "Register" or address:
  3. After the Writer login as Author, click on "New Submission". Stages submit article consists of five stages, namely: (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). confirmation
  4. Under Start, select the Journal Section (Full Article), check all of the checklists.
  5. In the Upload Submission, please upload a manuscript file in MS Word articles in this section.
  6. In the Enter Metadata, enter data all Writers and their affiliates, followed by the title and abstract, and indexing keywords.
  7. Upload Supplementary Files in part, is allowed to upload files supporting data or affidavit or other documents.
  8. On the Confirmation, please click "Finish Submission" if all the information is correct.
  9. If the author difficulties in the process of submission via online system, manuscripts can also be sent via E-mail to email Editorial Journal Indonesian Aquaculture (, however this method is not recommended.
  10. Statement letter can be downloaded here.

9. Conclusion

Every article that is sent to the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal editorial office must follow the instructions of this writing. If the article is not in accordance with these guidelines, the writing will be restored before explored further.

10. Acknowledgements

Thanks delivered to the Center for Fisheries Research and Development, which has funded the sustainability of this journal.

11. References

Bekker, J.G., Craig, IK., & Pistorius, P.C. (1999). Modeling and Simulation of Arc Furnace Process. ISIJ International, 39 (1), 23-32.

Bezuidenhout, J.J., Eksteen, J.J., & Bradshaw, S.M. (2009). Computational fluid dynamic modeling of an electric furnace is used in the smelting of concentrates containing PGM. Minerals Engineering, 22 (11), 995-1006.

Bhaktavatsalam, A.K., & Choudhury, R. (1995). Specific Energy Consumption in the Steel Industry. Energy, 20 (12), 1247-1250.

Camdali, U., & Tunc, M. (2006). Steady State Heat Transfer of Ladle Furnace Steel During Production Process. Journal of Iron and Steel Research, International,13 (3), 18-20.

Fridman, A. (2008). Plasma Chemistry (p. 978). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hovmand, S. (1995). Fluidized Bed Drying. In Mujumdar, USA (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial Drying (p. 195-248). 2nd Ed. New York. Marcel Dekker.

Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Networks - Genetic Algorithm for Modelling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. PhD Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Primack, H.S. (1983). Method of Stabilizing polyvalent Metal Solutions. US Patent No. 4,373,104.

Roeva, O. (2012). Real-World Applications of Genetic Algorithm. In International Conference on Chemical and Materials Engineering (p. 2530). Semarang, Indonesia: Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.

Wang, Z., Wang, N.H., & Li, T. (2011). Computational analysis of a twin-electrode DC submerged arc furnace for the production of crystal MgO. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211 (3), 388-395.

12. Article Processing Fees

Every article that is sent to the Indonesian Aquaculture Journal editorial office is free of charge (free - no page charge) processing fee included free articles. Costs borne by the publication of this journal publishers.


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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 2 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.
  7. Total pages of 15, A4 Paper (210 mm x 297 mm)

  8. The title of no more than 15 words

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