Journal of the World Aquaculture Society - Aims and Scope
The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS)
is a scientific journal devoted to the advancement of technological innovations
and solutions to major issues facing the growth of global aquaculture. For over four decades, JWAS has represented the part of the World Aquaculture Society's overall mission that is
devoted to effective dissemination of information, focusing on global
aquaculture science, growth of aquaculture industries, and development and
growth of sustainable aquaculture enterprises of all scales. JWAS seeks manuscripts related to all aspects of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable production of all aquatic species worldwide.
Peer Review Policy
All manuscripts submitted to JWAS undergo an initial review by the editorial
board to ensure that the content truly represents the focus and goal of the
journal. If found acceptable, the manuscript is then sent to anonymous expert
referees for independent, objective review and respective recommendations are
transmitted to the editorial board. The editorial board will then determine the
next course of action regarding suitability for publication and accordingly
will inform the author.
Categories of Papers Published
Review papers provide a
compilation and synthesis of the research literature on a topic of historical
and/or current significance relevant to a species, production system, research
methodology, national or international set of policies, science basis for
regulatory processes, or emerging challenges or opportunities for aquaculture
growth and development.
Fundamental studies report
results of novel research that reveal underlying mechanisms or test hypotheses
related to basic biological, chemical, physical, or socioeconomic theories
relevant to sustainable growth and development of aquaculture.
Applied studies provide scientifically rigorous and applicable information for technological,
management, policy, and science-based regulatory improvements that enhance
productivity, marketability, food safety, consumer acceptance, and public
values and understanding, or otherwise
contribute to growth and development of sustainable aquaculture.
Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts to be submitted must adhere to the formatting guidelines specified in the
Checklist for Authors available at www.was.org/_documents/JwasChecklistForManuscripts.pdf.
Authors for whom English is not their first language are strongly encouraged to have
their manuscripts carefully edited before submission by an individual with
demonstrated strong technical writing skill in English. Professional editing is available at the
authors' expense through the Wiley English Language Editing Service (http://wileyeditingservices.com)
All manuscripts must be submitted
to the ScholarOne site at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jwas.
are no page charges to publish in JWAS;
however, open access publication is available at author’s expense and is highly
recommended to increase the accessibility to timely and significant results.