Publication Ethics

Publication Ethic

The journal publishes articles, short communications, and reviews that contribute to a scientific understanding in the areas of Aquatic Science and Fisheries Science.

The Department of Aquatic Resources Management is the publisher of Habitus Aquatica Journal that applies a publishing process with ethical standards for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the Habitus Aquatica Journal. The ethics of this publication are adopted from COPE's Core Practices and Elsevier Publishing Ethics.

Review Process

All submission, review, publication, and all kinds of communication processes are carried out in the OJS Habitus Aquatica Journal. The assessment of manuscripts included in the Journal of Habitus Aquatica is carried out by the peer reviewer and editorial board. The review process is conducted in a double blind review. So that the review process runs objectively. Chief Editor makes an initial recommendation to acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

The Manuscript will be reviewed by two peer reviewers at different times or at the same time. Peer reviewers are directly selected by Chief Editor. Peer reviewer will conduct the review process of the manuscript with a span of two to three weeks. Each peer reviewer will provide publishing recommendations. If one of the peer reviewers makes a recommendation in the form of rejection, Chief Editor will ask Section Editor's opinion for consideration.

If the manuscript is rejected, the notice will be delivered by Chief Editor along with the reasons. Rejection of manuscripts can be caused by several things such as incompatibility of the contents of the manuscript with the focus and scope of the Habitus Aquatica Journal; does not meet the standards applied by Habitus Aquatica Journal; manuscript writing does not follow the INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS and AUTHOR GUIDELINES that have been established by Habitus Aquatica Journal.

Originality and plagiarism

Journal of Habitus Aquatica applies checking of manuscripts to be published using software assistance (Turnitin). We strongly oppose any form of plagiarism in the manuscript preparation process and manuscripts that are proven to commit plagiarism will be prohibited in the further publication process.

Fair Play

Journal of Habitus Aquatica evaluates manuscripts based on scientific content. All considerations do not involve religion, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, race, or political views of the authors.

Authorship and Contributors

Authorship are all parties who have a real and significant contribution in terms of the preparation, design, implementation, and interpretation of research reported in scientific manuscripts.  All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should ensure that studies involving animals are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the Habitus Aquatica editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Habitus Aquatica editors should refuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors Habitus Aquatica should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.


Reviewer must provide clear comments and opinions to the editor of the Habitus Aquatica Journal as material for consideration in making publication decisions.