About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Original research and critical review articles on fishery technology and peripheral area are considered for publication in Fishery Technology. The scope of the journal covers the areas of Fishery biology, Aquaculture, Fisheries hydrography, Capture fisheries, Fishing gear, Fishing gear selectivity, Responsible fishing, Bycatch and discards, Remote sensing, Potential fishing zone, Fish biochemistry, Nutritional quality, Fish preservation, Fish processing technology, Hygiene, sanitation and fish handling, Fish microbiology, Seafood safety and quality assurance systems, Fisheries and management, Fisheries statistics, Fisheries economics, Fisheries extension, Energy Conservation in fisheries, Antidumping, Marine products marketing, Fisheries co-management.

Peer Review Process

Once a submission is received, it is examined by the Editorial Board to see whether the article comes under the scope of the journal and whether it conforms to the journal‟s format. If these two criteria are satisfied, it is sent to 2 independent reviewers for peer review. The referees are selected based on:

  • Knowledge and expertise in one or more areas of paper
  • No conflicts of interest
  • Able to write a good critique
  • Reliable in returning reviews
  • Able to do the review in the allotted time-frame

Referees are expected to respond to the editor's request for advice within a limited period of time (21 days), which is clearly stated by the editor. A comment sheet is also provided to him for seeking his advice on all aspects of the article. He is advised to return the script immediately without comments if it is not possible for him to attend to a manuscript within this period, so that the editor can send it to another referee without further delay.

Comments from the referee are received by the editor

  • If the reports of both referees disagree with regard to the suitability of the paper for publication, advice of a third referee is sought.
  • Comments received from both referees: Article is sent to author for modification along with comments of referees. At this stage editor completes the preliminary editing. It includes checking in-house style (presentation of title, affiliations, present address, abstract, scientific nomenclature, text and reference presentation).
  • Comments not received from both referees: If comments are not received from both referees, reminder is sent to them.

Reminder to referee from whom the comments not received:

If comments are not received from one referee, reminder is sent to him. Comments not received from one referee: Reminder is sent to the referee who is not responding.

Reminder is sent to the referee who is not responding to editor's request. However if his reply is not coming in a stipulated time, editor takes suitable action on the basis of comments received from one referee.

In case of no reply from both the referees the article is sent to a new referee.

Rejection of the article on the basis of comments of referees: The article is rejected on the basis of comments of referee/referees. The author is informed accordingly.

Author does not agree with the adverse comments of the referee or in the mean time suitable comments are received from Second referee: Editor's decision independently or in consultation with editorial board, is final. Editor may ask the first referee or a third referee to go through the comments of first referee, reply of author to comments of referee and /or contradictory comments of second referee.

Favourable comments are received from second referee after the modification: Input of the second referee is incorporated in modified article. Author is contacted if referee asks for inclusion of more information in the form of table, figs or references.

Adverse comments received from the second referee at any stage: Author is informed of the adverse comments from second referee and action is stalled (even at proof stage) till final decision.

Editor's decision independently or in consultation with editorial board, is final. Acceptance of the article is sent to author.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published quarterly in January, April,  July and October months.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

The Society of Fisheries Technologists (India) (SOFTI) was established in 1962, as an independent non-profit making body and was subsequently registered at Ernakulam under The Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies' Registration Act XII of 1955. The Society has been publishing an international scientific journal, Fishery Technology (ISSN 0015 – 3001) in January and July, every year, since 1964. In 2013, the journal turned Quarterly publishing 4 issues in an year viz., in January, April, July and October. The journal publishes original peer reviewed research papers and reviews on fishery technology and peripheral area. The rate of subscription for the journal is Rs. 3000 (India) and US$ 150 (overseas). The Society instituted the Best Paper Award in 1992 for the best scientific paper appearing in the journal Fishery Technology published by the Society, every year. The Award carries a citation and a cash component of Rs. 5000/-