Volume 1 (2015)
pp. 1 - 40 (May 2015)
The Persian Journal of Seafood Science and Technology publishes original research papers, expedited communications, short communications/case reports/technical reports, review articles and correspondence related to research, education and practical aspects of seafood science and technology. Materials submitted to the journal must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in another journal, other than in abstract form.
Submission must be made online using this website. Only manuscripts in electronic format will be accepted.
Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Authors must declare any such conflict in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript and in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself. MORE ...
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for online- and also for print format- and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their manuscript. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Preparation of manuscripts
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.
Manuscript should be typed, double-spaced with at least 2.5 cm margin on each side in Microsoft Word 2007 (or 2010 and 2013) format (Times New Roman 12). The text should be in single-column format. Each page of the manuscript should be numbered. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.
Details for title page
Please use the template of the journal to write your title page *Click here*
Details for manuscript main file
Please use the template of the journal to write your manuscript main file *Click here*
This must not contain details of the authors or their affiliations. The manuscript should start with the full title, followed by an abstract of not more than 250 words, followed by 5-7 keywords. Keywords should be alphabetized and separated semicolon (;). The main body of text should begin on the second page. Section heading should be used as follows:
Original research papers: the headings introduction, material & methods, results & discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments and references. Original research papers should not exceed 9000 words (including allowance for no more than 6 tables and illustrations). No more than 40 references should be cited in Original research papers.
Expedited Communications: the headings introduction, material & methods, results & discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments and references. Expedited communications should not exceed 4500 words (including allowance for no more than 3 tables and illustrations). No more than 20 references should be cited in Expedited communications.
Short communications/case reports/technical notes: should be written (up to 2500 words) with an Abstract, but not dividing up into other conventional sections. Short communications/case reports/technical notes should be written no more than 10 references.
Reviews: the format is flexible, but should have introduction, main body, conclusions. The main body can be divided into subsections at the author's discretion. Review papers will be accepted in areas of topical interest, will normally focus on literature published over the previous five years, and should not exceed 12,000 words (including allowance for no more than 6 tables and illustrations). Review papers should be written no more than 50 references.
Additional information for main text writing:
Acknowledgements should be given at the end of the text, and should include:
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the text and reference list.
All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. See Types of Paper for reference number limits. In the text refer to the author's surname (without initials) and year of publication:
For 2-6 authors all authors are to be listed at first citation (Benjakul, Visessanguan, Tanaka, Ishizaki, Suthidham, & Sungpech, 2001). At subsequent citations use first author et al. (Benjakul et al., 2001). When there are more than 6 authors, first author et al. should be used throughout the text. The list of references in the text should be arranged alphabetically Aubourg, 2007; Hosseini et al., 2010; Klomklao, Kishimura, Benjakul, & Simpson, B. K. 2009; Nalan et al., 2013; Regenstein, 1993a,b; Shahidi & Wanasundara, 1992; Velazquez & Borderías, 2011), and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication (Özoğul, 2009a,b).
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Example: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality. URL http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4743e/y4743e00.htm. Accessed 22.09.2013.
Text: citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5, copies of which may be ordered from http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4200067 or APA Order Dept., P.O.B. 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784, USA or APA, 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC3E 8LU, UK.
List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a journal publication:
Tahergorabi, R., Beamer, S. K., Matak, K. E., & Jaczynski, J. (2012). Functional food products made from fish protein isolate recovered with isoelectric solubilization/precipitation. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 48(1), 89-95.
Reference to a book:
Kirk, R. S., & Sawyer, R. (1991). Pearson’s composition and analysis of foods (9th ed.). London: Longman Scientific and Technical.
NRC, National Research Council (1993). Nutrient requirements of fish. USA, Washington DC: National Academy Press.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Example: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality. Available at http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4743e/y4743e00.htm. Accessed 22.09.2013
Reference management software
Our journal has a standard template available in key reference management packages. This covers packages using the Citation Style Language, such as Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/features/reference-manager) and also others like EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp) and Reference Manager (http://refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp).
When preparing your manuscript, you will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plugins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice. For more information about the Citation Style Language, visit http://citationstyles.org.
Additional information for reference writing:
Images/photographs, Figures (Graphs) and tables
Images/photographs must be in TIFF or JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300×300 dpi, and must be uploaded as separate files. Figures (Graphs), diagrams and tables should be embedded within the word document (as Microsoft Word 2007 format or as separate Microsoft Excel files) and or listed at the end of the references in the main manuscript. Placement of tables, figures and images should be marked in the manuscript, if they are not present in the main text.
Additional information for figures/images and tables preparation
Details for Copyright (COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM)
COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM should be physically signed by Corresponding author and a scanned copy emailed to the journal. This form will be retained by the PJST for administrative purpose.
Authors may suggest up to 3 reviewers, and indicate up to 3 reviewers by whom they may not wish to have their manuscripts reviewed. There is no guarantee that the manuscripts would be sent to the suggested reviewers, however manuscripts will not be sent to reviewers whom the authors have suggested to avoid.
Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the contents of the paper submitted. Participation solely in the collection of data does not justify authorship.
Presently, this journal has no page charges.