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Citations need not be extensive
and should be limited to recent reviews or overviews of pertinent fields. Literature
citations in articles follow the same format used for the Journal of the
World Aquaculture Society. In the text, cite literature in the familiar
author-year format (Marks and Jones 1992). At the end of the article, in a
References section, list literature citations alphabetically and chronologically
following the examples provided. Only literature cited in the text should be
listed in the Reference Section.
Do not list personal communications
in the text or in the References section; these should be listed as numbered
notes in the Notes section. Journal titles must be spelled out, not
Lois, 0.J. and A.C. Ponie. 1993. Control of
reproduction of the shrimp Penaeus keratherus held in captivity. Journal
of the World of Aquaculture Society 24:31-39.
Boyd, C. E. 1982. Water Quality Management for Pond Fish Culture.
Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam.
Stickney, R.R., editor. 1986. Culture of Nonsalmonid Freshwater
Fishes. CRC Press, Inc. Boca
Raton, Florida, USA.
Article or Chapter
Ward P.D. 1982. The development of bacterial vaccines for
fish. Pages 47-58 In R.J.Roberts, editor. Microbial Diseases of Fish.
Academic Press, New York,
New York. USA.
Submit all electronic files associated with an article to:
Mary J. Nickum, Editor