Aquaculture Nutrition

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 4

Edited By: Dr Rune Waagbø

Impact Factor: 1.665

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 18/50 (Fisheries)

Online ISSN: 1365-2095



Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines

Effective with the 2014 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/anu. 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 (support@scholarone.com) or at http://mcv3support.custhelp.com. If you cannot submit online, please contact Anette Hatland in the Editorial Office by telephone (+47 55905200) or by e-mail (an@nifes.no).

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 http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/ 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.

Copyright

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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) 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: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

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 print publication 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.

References (Harvard style)
References should be cited in the text by author and date, e.g. Lie & Hemre (1990). Joint authors should be referred to by et al. if there are more than two, e.g. Hemre et al. (1990).

More than one paper 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. Listings of references in the text should be chronological. At the end of the paper, references should be listed alphabetically according to the first named author. The full titles of papers, chapters and books should be given, with the first and last page numbers; journal titles should be abbreviated according to World List of Scientific Periodicals.

Lie, O., Lied, E. & Lambertsen, G. (1988) Feed optimization in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): fat versus protein content in the feed. Aquaculture, 69, 333-341.
Lall, S.P. (1989) The minerals. In: Fish Nutrition (Halver, J.E. ed.), 2nd edn, Vol. 1, pp. 219-257. Academic Press Inc., San Diego, CA, USA.

Work that has not been accepted for publication and personal communications should not appear in the reference list, but may be referred to in the text (e.g. A. Author, unpubl. observ.; A.N. Other, pers. comm.). It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from colleagues to include their work as a personal communication. A letter of permission should accompany the manuscript.

References in Articles
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/) or Reference Manager (http://www.refman.com/) for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

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; however, the author may be asked to contribute towards the cost of printing.

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.

Colour figures
It is the policy of Aquaculture Nutrition for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction in print of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley-Blackwell requires you to complete and return a colour work agreement form before your paper can be published. This form can be downloaded as a PDF* here. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor at anu@wiley.com

Once completed, please post or courier all pages of your completed form to OPI at the address below. Please note that electronic or faxed copies cannot be accepted. Any article received by Wiley-Blackwell with colour work will not be published until the form has been returned.

Customer Services (OPI)John Wiley & Sons Ltd, European Distribution Centre,New Era Estate, Oldlands Way Bognor Regis West Sussex PO22 9NQ UK.

* To read PDF files, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have this program, this is available as a free download from the following web address: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Acknowledgements
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: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/main.html 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 and in print. 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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Offprints
Offprints of articles may be ordered at the proof stage. The corresponding author will be provided with five free copies of the published issue. Where there are more than two authors, the corresponding author will receive two free copies for distribution to each author.

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.

Additional paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click on the following link fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields.

http://offprint.cosprinters.com/blackwell

If you have queries about offprints please email offprint@cosprinters.com

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 a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print 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 print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

OnlineOpen

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 http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

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

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