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The Author's Agreement to Transfer the Publication Rights for His/Her Manuscript to the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment" (download *.doc)

1. In the Journal, the articles with the subject matter in the focal areas of fundamental and applied research in the fields of study of aquatic bioresources and their habitat, aquaculture and reproduction of aquatic bioresources, fisheries and processing of aquatic bioresources, conservation and rehabilitation of aquatic ecosystems, international cooperation and collaboration, history of the science are published; they should have never been published before.
2. The Editorial Board accepts:

  • theoretical and review articles;
  • articles, featuring the results of completed original scientific research studies;
  • articles, describing new methods and tools of research;
  • articles on history of the science;
  • short reports on scientific findings, results of expeditions, etc.;
  • announcements of scientific conferences, workshops and meetings, as well as of their proceedings;
  • reviews of monographies and books;
  • notifications of the scientists’ Anniversaries and other memorable dates.

3. General requirements: materials are submitted in pages of A4 size, with portrait page orientation (layout), with 25 mm left and right, top and bottom margins (Times New Roman font, *.doc or *.rtf file extension, without macros, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, paragraph indentation 1.25), in an electronic form.
The length of a manuscript (including references, tables, figures and figure captions): for summarizing theoretical and experimental works and reviews – no more than one author’s sheet (i.e. 40,000 characters, or up to 22–23 pages), for the articles, containing the results of long-term research and experimental works – not more then ¾ author’s sheet (i.e. 30,000 characters, or up to 16 pages), for methodological works and brief informational messages – ¼ author’s sheet (10,000 characters, or 6 pages), for critical reviews and historical accounts – up to 1/6 author’s sheet (6,000–7,000 character or up to 4 pages); commemorative messages on anniversaries and memorials – up to 1/10 author’s sheet (4,000 characters, or up to 3 pages).
The text of your article and its supplemental materials are to be sent on the e-mail address (journal@azniirkh.ru) in one message. Your e-mail should include the following attached files:
1) file named after the surname of the first author (for example, Ivanov_text);
2) expert report of the organization on the possibility of open-access publication of the article (or referral from the organization);
3) the Agreement to transfer the publication rights for the manuscript, signed by all authors (the template of Agreement can be found at the website http://journal.azniirkh.ru/);
4) the scanned last page of the article with signatures from each author and the date;
5) metadata on each author in one document (in Russian and English) (the template can be found at the website http://journal.azniirkh.ru/);
6) all figures as individual files (visuals in *.jpg or *.tiff format), named after the surname of the first author with the number of the figure added (for example, Ivanov_Fig1);
7) students (postgraduate and doctoral) have to attach the evaluation report from their scientific supervisor.
Manuscript formatting and layout (manuscripts that do not adhere to the formatting standards will not be considered): before article, the index according to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is stated, along with the authors’ initials and surnames, names of institutions, city, postal code and country. In the name of institution, its affiliation (or its status, type etc.) is not specified (e.g., it is written Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, not the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography”).
A short Abstract (150–250 words according to the plan: introductory sentence, research rationale (relevance), objective, methodology, results, conclusion; the items themselves are not mentioned) and Keywords (not more than 10), both in Russian and in English, are required for the article. The title of article, its authors and their details, abstract and keywords are translated. There should be no transliterations in the translation, except for names and surnames, designations for equipment and other proper names. Special terminology, appropriate for a respective language, should be used, including names and designations for animals, plants and processes. Names of institutions, organizations, establishments, etc. are given in transliterated form.
On the last page, the authors’ details should be given. They include: the full name (surname and first names, or surname, first name and patronymic), the phone numbers with city codes, the author’s addresses with postal indexes (codes), as well as an e-mail contact number for efficient communication, which will be indicated on the first page of the article and provides the readers with the possibility to contact the authors.
Text should be thoroughly edited.
The body of the article of an experimental nature should follow a specific plan: Introduction, Materials and Methods (describing the methodology of your research, you should confine yourself to its original part), Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (where you, for example, refer to the grant budgetary support for the research), References.
References to figures and tables are typed with spaces (Fig. 1, Table 2 instead of Fig.1, Table2).
         If there is only one figure, the reference to it in the text is presented as (Figure), and the word “Figure” is absent from the figure caption.
         If there is only one table, the reference to it in the text is presented as (Table), and the word “Table” is absent from the table caption.
In the text, tables, graphs and charts, reiteration of the same data is not allowed.

4. Tables are created using MS Word tools (tab “Insert” – “Insert Table”, font size 11 pt, line spacing 1). Tables, typed manually using spaces (without cells), cannot be used. Table should have a title and a sequential number; the word “Table” should be put on the left side to the title; notes are marked with asterisks. The title (the table’s headline) should contain all general information, and notes – all details, in order to not overburden the title.
Tables are posted at the end of the article and numbered with Arabic numerals. Table titles and notes are given both in English and Russian, as well as all text content of the table.
Only the commonly used abbreviations are allowed in the article. All measurement units should be used according to the International System of Units, ISO 3166 (SI-system).
Equations and formulae should only be typed using math expression input (Insert/Object/ Microsoft Equation 3.0), font size 11 pt.
The first instance of species being mentioned in the article (species of a plant, an animal, etc.) should be followed by its full Latin name with the authority (the name of the scientist or scientists who first validly published the scientific name in question) and the year (when it was first validly published), without abbreviation. Species and genus of organisms are written in italics, authority and year – using upright font.
Hyphenation is allowed only in the “Auto” mode.
In Russian, the following abbreviations are used: г. (город / city); дер. (деревня / village (small)); о. (остров / Island); оз. (озеро Lake); п-ов (полуостров Peninsula); пос. (поселок / settlement); р. (река / River); с. (село / village (relatively large)); бух. (бухта / Bay); зал. (залив / Bay, Gulf); хр. (хребет / Ridge); in other cases, name of the geographic feature is given in full. Measurement of elevation above sea level (meters above sea level) is abbreviated as “m a.s.l.”
          There should be no period after: UDC, title of the article, authors’ surnames, names of the institutions, headline, figure captions, table titles, notes and footnotes, measurement units (g – gram, m – meter), as well as in subscripts (Corg).
          Hyphens are used only in composite words and are not separated with spaces. For a dash as a punctuation mark, em-dash is used with spaces before and after it. Between numerical symbols, n-dash is used (1999–2002, 10–14 km). Symbols “ — ”,  “ + ”, and  “ = ” are separated from words with spaces on their both sides; symbols “<” and “>” are separated with a space before the symbol. Symbol “±” is not separated with spaces. Symbols “°” (degrees), “'” (minutes), “"” (seconds), “‰” (per mille), and “х” (multiplication sign) are taken from the table of symbols. Accent mark should also be copied from the table of symbols.
Measurement units, according to the ISO 3166, are separated from a digit with a space (150 kPa, 10.34 A, 20 °С, 50 %, 44 ‰). The designations represented as a superscript, are an exception; they do not require space before them (90°, 45', 30"). Fractional measurement units: 58 J/mol, 50 m/s2.
Decimal fractions are typed using a comma in Russian and using a period in English.
There should always be a space between a surname and initials: P.J. Peterson (except for the author’s list in the head of the article, where space is also put between initials: P. J. Peterson).
Quotation marks and brackets are not separated from the words enclosed by them with spaces. Between a numero sign or a section sign and a numeral, a space should be put (No. 3, № 65, § 5). Designations with both numerals and letters are input without spaces: Fig. 1d. In the abbreviated names of geographical features in Russian, a space is put after a period: р. Дон (the Don River), о. Сахалин (the Sakhalin Island).
In the case of enumeration, as well as for numeral ranges, measurement units are specified only for the last number (18–20 J/mol), with the exception of angular degrees, which should never be skipped. Celsius degrees: 5–10 °С; angular degrees: 5°–10°, not 5–10°.

5. For the illustrative purposes, no more than five-six clearly readable black-and-white figures for the printed version are accepted; for the electronic version, they should be black-and-white and/or colored. You can add more illustrations upon agreement with the Editorial Board. You should submit visuals in the TIFF or JPEG format, with resolution no less than 300 dpi. Each figure should be submitted as an individual file, named after the surname of the first author with the number of the figure added (for example, Ivanov_Fig1, Peterson_Fig2, etc.). Size of the illustrations with figure captions should be proportional to the size of a printing area (175 х 225 mm) or a column (85 х 225 mm) and not exceed it. Scanned images should have resolution no less than 600 dpi both for continuous-tone and line (graphs, charts, drafts, tables, etc.) images. Figure captions should be given on the separate page in Russian and English. Caption includes: sequential number of the image, its subject and explanation for all curves, numerals, letters and other conventional designations. In the text of the article, a reference should be made to each figure. Words and designations in the image itself should be kept to minimum; all explanatory notes (keys) should be restricted to caption, where it is not allowed to reiterate non-numeral and non-alphabetical symbols (squares, circles, etc.), used in the image.

6. Source references are given in square brackets in the order of reference placement in the text of the article (beginning from [1], [2], [3], etc.). List of references should be written on a separate page. References to unpublished works are not allowed. If the article, to which the reference is given, has doi, it is required to state it in the References.
In the case of the journal articles, you should state surnames and initials of all authors (if there are more than 4 authors, it is required to state all of them; if there are 5 or more, you should state the surnames of the first three, and then put “et al.”), the title of the article, a full name of a journal or an officially accepted short title in italics, year, volume (vol.), issue, number (no.), the first (pp.) and the last pages of the publications. For collected papers and monographies, surnames and initials of all authors (or editor(s), designated by (Ed(s).) are mentioned, as well as the title of the book in italics, the place and year of publishing with the name of the publishing house, the of number of the volume or issue, total number of pages (p.). For publications in the collected papers or chapters from the monographies, the surnames and initials of all authors should be mentioned, as well as the title of the publication or the chapter (In: Full name of the monography in italics), initials and surname(s) of editor(s), place of the publishing, publishing house and year, volume and/or issue, the first and the last pages of the publication (chapter). For Extended Abstracts of Candidate’s Theses: surname and initial of the author (period), title (period), Extended Abstract of Candidate’s Thesis (Biology) (period), city (colon), institution (comma), year (comma), total number of pages.
Articles from electronic journals and other on-line publications are described similarly to the ones in printed editions, with the addition of their access address (Available at:) and the date, when the source was accessed. The surnames of the authors are given in their original transcription, both in the reference list and in the text itself.
It is recommended that not less than 50 % of the literature sources, quoted in the article, were published recently (in last 5 years), except for the review articles upon agreement with the Editorial Board.
For the referenced sources, written in the language, not using the Latin alphabet, the language of the publication is stated: (In Russian), (In Japanese), etc.

7. The manuscript will be sent to reviewers for the process of peer review. For this Journal, the (anonymous) double-blind peer review is used: the authors and reviewers do not know the surnames of each other. The authors should respond to all reviewers’ remarks by making corresponding corrections or providing substantiated explanations, when they do not agree with any of them. The Editorial Board makes the decision, whether to publish the article, or not, on the basis of the reviewers’ opinions and the results of the discussion. The decision of the Editorial Board is final.

8. In the case that the article was returned to the author(s) for reworking according to the reviewers remarks, it should be submitted back to the Editorial Board no later than 2 month later as a corrected and revised version.

9. The manuscripts that were not executed according to the formatting requirements are returned to the authors without consideration. The Editorial Board reserves the right for necessary elaborations and abridgments in the text and the title of the article, as well as the right to give the author(s) a suggestion to scale the article back to short informational message (usually without any visuals).

10. After consideration and correction of the article, no further edits are allowed.

11. The manuscript with all required supplemental materials should be submitted in one message to the e-mail  journal@azniirkh.ru or address: 344002, Rostov-on-Don, Beregovaya St., 21v., the Editorial Board of the Journal “Aquatic Bioresources & Environment”.
Tel. / fax +7 (863) 262 48 50 (reception) +7(863) 262-05-05 (fax)
Website of the Journal: http://journal.azniirkh.ru
Manuscripts are published in the order of their submission; as a rule, there are about 10 publications in one Journal issue. The manuscripts that were not accepted for publication are not returned to the authors and will not be considered again. The manuscripts that were returned to the authors for revision and correction are reconsidered by the Editorial Board. Revised text should be resubmitted along with its original version and the responses to all reviewer’s comments. The date, when the manuscript is accepted for publication, is regarded as the date of submission.


Appendix 1
to the Provision on the journal “Aquatic Bioresources & Environment”
  
The Author's Agreement to Transfer the Publication Rights for His/Her Manuscript to the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment"
 

I, the undersigned,_________ ___________________________________________________
                                                                  (full name of the author)
the author of the manuscript_____________________________________________________
 
____________________________________________________________________________
 
____________________________________________________________________________
                                                                               (title of the manuscript)
 

transfer the nonexclusive right to publish this contribution manuscript (hereinafter – the Contribution) in printed and electronic editions of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment", as well as to distribute this Contribution through the posting of its electronic copy in the database "Scientific Electronic Library" ("SciEL"), represented as web information resource eLibrary.ru, on the official website of the Journal (http://journal.azniirkh.ru) and other websites, to the Editorial Board of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment" without charge for a term of 5 years. The territory, on which the aforementioned rights for the Contribution are in force, is unrestricted.

 

I confirm that this Contribution has not been published elsewhere.

I confirm that this Contribution does not violate any proprietary rights of any other person or entity.

I consent to the rules of manuscript submission to the Editorial Board of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment".

 
 
name of the               position held               date           signature                  clarification of signature
organization                                                                                                                                                                    



Appendix 2
to the Provision on the journal “Aquatic Bioresources & Environment”
 
The Authors' Agreement to Transfer the Publication Rights for their Manuscript to the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment"
(in case of co-authorship)
 
 
We, the undersigned, ________________________________________________________
                                                                  (full names of the co-authors)
 
__________________________________________________________________________
 
__________________________________________________________________________
 
__________________________________________________________________________
 
the authors of the manuscript___________________________________________________
 
__________________________________________________________________________
                                                                               (title of the manuscript)
 
 

transfer the nonexclusive right to publish this contribution manuscript (hereinafter – the Contribution) in printed and electronic editions of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment", as well as to distribute this Contribution through the posting of its electronic copy in the database "Scientific Electronic Library" ("SciEL"), represented as web information resource eLibrary.ru, on the official website of the Journal (http://journal.azniirkh.ru) and other websites, to the Editorial Board of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment" without charge for a term of 5 years. The territory, on which the aforementioned rights for the Contribution are in force, is unrestricted.

We confirm that this Contribution has not been published elsewhere.

We confirm that this Contribution does not violate any proprietary rights of any other person or entity.

We consent to the rules of manuscript submission to the Editorial Board of the Journal "Aquatic Bioresources & Environment".


                                                                                                                             
name of the                    position held            date                    signature             clarification of  signature
organization                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
name of the                    position held               date                  signature              clarification of signature
organization       
                                                                                                                                              

 


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