Aquaculture Nutrition

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Edited By: Dr Marit Espe

Impact Factor: 1.511

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 18/52 (Fisheries)

Online ISSN: 1365-2095

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Effective with the 2014 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format. No printed issue of this title will be produced.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167), e-mail ( or at If you cannot submit online, please contact Anette Hatland in the Editorial Office by telephone (+47 55905200) or by e-mail (

A covering letter must be included, signed by the corresponding author (i.e., the author to whom correspondence should be addressed), and stating on behalf of all the authors that the work has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are encouraged to suggest four potential referees for their manuscripts.

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve its grammar, spelling, punctuation, and clarity. Please visit the following website to learn about the options. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.


If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

New: Online-only format
Effective with the 2014 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format. No printed edition will be published. Your article will therefore appear online-only. All normal author benefits and services remain in place e.g. authors will continue to be able to order print reprints of articles if required. Furthermore, there will be no cost to authors for the publication of colour images in the online-only edition.

Page Charges
Original research articles exceeding 8 pages when in proof will be subject to a page charge of GBP 100 per additional page. The first 8 pages will be published free of charge. An average 8-page article will have approximately 6200 words in manuscript, with approximately 5 figures or tables and 50 references. An invoice will be sent to authors for these charges upon publishing Online in an issue of their article. Invited and review articles are excluded from this rule. Download Page Charge Form.

Preparation of the Manuscript
All sections of the manuscript should be double-spaced and with 30mm margins. Articles are accepted for publication only at the discretion of the Editor(s). Authors will receive prompt acknowledgement of receipt of their paper and a decision will be reached within 3 months of receipt. A manuscript should consist of the following sections:

Title page
This should include: the full title of the paper; the full names of all the authors; the name(s) and address(es) of the institution(s) at which the work was carried out (the present addresses of the authors, if different from the above, should appear in a footnote); the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers of the author to whom all correspondence and proofs should be sent; a suggested running title of not more than fifty characters, including spaces; and six key words to aid indexing.

Main text
Generally, all papers should be divided into the following sections and appear in the order: (1) Abstract or Summary, not exceeding 150-200 words, (2) Introduction, (3) Materials and Methods, (4) Results, (5) Discussion, (6) Acknowledgements, (7) References, (8) Figure legends, (9) Tables, (10) Figures.

The Results and Discussion sections may be combined and may contain subheadings. The Materials and Methods section should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Trade names should be capitalized and the manufacturer's name and address given.

All pages must be numbered consecutively from the title page, and include the acknowledgements, references and figure legends, which should be submitted on separate sheets following the main text. The preferred position of tables and figures in the text should be indicated in the left-hand margin.

Units and spellings
Système International (SI) units should be used. The salinity of sea water should be given as g L-1. Use the form g mL-1 not g/mL. Avoid the use of g per 100g, for example in food composition, use g kg-1. If other units are used, these should be defined on first appearance in terms of SI units, e.g. mmHg. Spelling should conform to that used in the Concise Oxford Dictionary published by Oxford University Press. Abbreviations of chemical and other names should be defined when first mentioned in the text unless they are commonly used and internationally known and accepted.

Scientific names and statistics
Complete scientific names should be given when organisms are first mentioned in the text and in tables, figures and key words. The generic name may subsequently be abbreviated to the initial, e.g. Gadus morhua L., otherwise G. morhua. Carry out and describe all appropriate statistical analyses.

List all sources in the reference list alphabetically by name. . In text citations should follow the author-date method. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

References are styled according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one.

Journal article:

Phelps, L. (1996). Discriminative validity of the WRAML with ADHD and LD children. Psychology in the Schools, 33, 5-12.

Book edition:

Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

References should refer only to material listed within the text.

References in Articles
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote ( or Reference Manager ( for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Illustrations and tables
These should be referred to in the text as figures using Arabic numbers, e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc., in order of appearance. Three copies of each figure should be submitted and each figure should be marked on the back with its appropriate number, together with the name(s) of the author(s) and the title of the paper. Where there is doubt as to the orientation of an illustration the top should be marked with an arrow.

Photographs and photomicrographs should be unmounted glossy prints and should not be retouched. Labelling should be clearly indicated on an overlay or photocopy. Colour illustrations are acceptable when found necessary by the Editor.

Line drawings should be on separate sheets of white paper in black indelible ink (dot matrix illustrations are not permitted); lettering should be on an overlay or photocopy and should be no less than 4 mm high for a 50% reduction. Please note, each figure should have a separate legend; these should be grouped on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. All symbols and abbreviations should be clearly explained.

Tables should be self-explanatory and include only essential data. Each table must be typewritten on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, e.g. Table 1, and given a short caption. No vertical rules should be used. Units should appear in parentheses in the column headings and not in the body of the table. All abbreviations should be defined in a footnote.

All tables and figures that are reproduced from a previously published source must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the Publisher or copyright owner.

Supporting Information
Supporting material that is too lengthy for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be hosted as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential to understanding the conclusions of the paper, but should contain data that is additional or complementary and directly relevant to the article content. Such information might include the study protocols, more detailed methods, extended data sets/data analysis, or additional figures.

The materials considered as supporting data must be uploaded separately as such with the manuscript files during submission. Please indicate clearly the material intended as Supplementary Data upon submission. Also ensure that the Supplementary Data is referred to in the main manuscript. Label these supplementary figures/tables as S1, S2, S3, etc. Full details on how to submit supporting data, can be found at

Please note that these data will not be edited or altered from its original format during the Production process. Although a proof of your Supporting Information is not available, it will appear online when your article is published

These should be brief and must include references to sources of financial and logistical support.

Page Proofs and Reprints
Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (portable document format) file. The e-mail server must be able to accept attachments up to 4 MB in size. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following Web site: This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs. Proofs must be returned to the Editor within 3 days of receipt, ideally by fax. Only typographical errors can be corrected at this stage. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.

Author Services
NEW:  Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.


Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.

Early View
Aquaculture Nutrition is covered by Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in Online issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled Online issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After Online publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.


OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any author wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available here.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform the Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Last updated: July 2013