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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts to Fishery Technology published every January, April,  July and October by Society of Fisheries Technologists, India are to be submitted online through the URL:





Type of contributions

  • Review article:Critical review articles on areas related to the scope of the journal and limited to 3000 words.
  • Research papers: Original research papers on fishery technology and peripheralareas of research limited to 2000 words
  • Research notes: Short research communication of immediate interest limited to 1000 words.

The papers should be written in clear and concise English, normally in the past tense. All vernacular names, e.g., “Kattumaram”, must be in italics and briefly described when appearing for the first time.All scientific names must be given in full with authority (Liza parsia Hamilton-Buchanan) at the first mention and abbreviated thereafter (L. parsia), but must be given in full (without authority) in the headings of sections, tables and figures (Liza parsia).

Authors should make sure that they are not infringing on any copyright.


Permission must be obtained from the copy right holder for reproducing the material and the source acknowledged.


The Society and the Editorial Board assume no responsibility for the statements and views expressed by contributors.


Manuscript preparation

It is important that the manuscript should be prepared using  MS Word in a single column format.

All pages as well as lines need to be numbered.

The articles submitted should conform to following:

Title page: The Title should be brief (6-12 words) and informative followed by a Running Title of not more than 60 characters. List all authors with their initials and affiliations.Identify a corresponding author and provide a contact e-mail address.

Abstract : The abstract must be a single paragraph of not more than 400 words. The abstract should include the purpose of the study, design/methodology employed and clear statement of the results and conclusions.

Keywords: Three to five key words for indexing purposes must be listed at the end of the abstract.

Introduction: Introduction should clearly describe the aims of the investigation, scope and rationale of the study.It should include a brief statement of the previous relevant work with references, essential for the reader’s orientation.

Materials and Methods: Documentation of materials and methods used should be sufficient to permit replication of the work.The source of specialized materials, diets, chemicals and instruments and other equipment, with model/make/brand where appropriate, are to be given.Specify kits, analyzers and commercial laboratories employed in the investigation. Give full references to standard methods used. Only new techniques and modifications to known methods need to be elaborated.Reports of human studies must include a statement that the protocol was approved by the appropriate institutional authority.Describe all statistical tests and indicate the probability level (p) at which differences were considered significant. Specify any statistical computer programme used.

Results  and Discussion:A combined Results & Discussion section is preferable as it avoids repetition of the result in the latter.Results should be concisely presented using tables or illustrations and are not to be repeated in the text. Discussion of the results and their interpretation should follow the Results.

In Research Notes, Materials & Methods and Results & Discussion sections should not have headings.

Tables and Figures: Tables & Figures should be included as a separate file and should not be embedded in the text. Tables are to be numbered and given a concise title.It should not have more than 10 columns.

Illustrations/graphics: Illustrations should be digital files and number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text. Submit each figure as a separate file. The figures/ images should be submitted in one of the following formats: EPS, TIFF minimum 300 dpi for colour or gray scale photopgraphs and 1000 dpi for bitmapped line drawings or Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Colour art and illustrationswill be reproduced at no additional cost to the author in the online publications. However, for colour reproduction of figures in print, the author will receive information regarding the cost from the Editor after acceptance of article. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately.

Abbreviations: Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field at their first occurrence in the article in the abstract and also in the main text after it. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Nomenclature and units: Use the international system of units (SI) throughout the manuscript. Rules governing biologicalnomenclature,as laid down in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature,the International Codeof Nomenclature of Bacteria, and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature should be followed. All biota (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names when the English term is first used. All organic compounds must be identified by their Geneva names when first used in the text. Active ingredients of all formulations should be identified. For chemical nomenclature, the conventions of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the official recommendations of the IUPAC- IUB Combined Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature should be followed.

Acknowledgements: Technical assistance and advice may be acknowledged in a section at the end of the text.

References: At the end of the paper, references should be listed alphabetically according to the first named author. Papers with three or more authors should be listed chronologically after any other paper(s) by the first two authors. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is present in the reference list (and vice versa). Listing of references in the text should be chronological. Personal communications and unpublished data cannot be included in the references, but should appear in parenthesis in the text. Name and year system is used for citations in the text.One or two authors should be represented as Edwin & Thomas (2000) or (Edwin & Thomas, 2000) and three or more authors as Gopakumar et al. (2001) or (Gopakumar et al., 2001). Unpublished work should be cited only in the text (Smith, J., unpublished) or Smith, J. (Personal communication). Use subscripts a,b,c etc., (1990a; 1990b) to distinguish papers by the same author(s) in the same year.

Title of the journal should be abbreviated according to ISSN’s List of Title Word Abbreviations, the resources for which can be obtained from Index Medicus journal abbreviations:         

CAS Source (CASSI) Source Tool:

List of title word abbreviations:


Genamics Journal Seek:

The following order and styles should be followed for various literary sources published


Dhanya, R., Mohan, M., Sankar, T.V. and Anandan, R. (2009) Physico-chemical and functional properties of myofibrillar proteins of fishes from different habitats. Fish.Technol. 46: 151-158


Gopakumar, K. (1997) TropicalFishery Products, 491 p, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India

Reports by specified authors/Institutions
Balachandran, K.K. and Madhavan, P. (1998) National audit of         fish waste in the Republic of Maldives – Consultancy Report.         121p, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, India

Chapters in edited books/papers in symposium proceedings

Kamal, M.Y. (2002) Effect of impoundment on the indigenous fish population and their management.In: Riverine and Reservoir Fisheries of India (Boopendranath, M.R., Meenakumari, B., Joseph, J., Sankar, T.V., Pravin, P. and Edwin, L., Eds), pp 1-5, Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin

Web references

Singh, S. (2007) Agribusiness in south Asia. A fact sheet. http:// Agribusiness_South _AsiaFinal27-04-07pdf (Accessed 06 September 2009)


Adler-Nissen, J. (1978) Enzymatic modification of corn gluten, US Patent 4100

Papers presented at Symposia/Conference

Dixitulu, J. (2002) Utilization of tuna resource of Indian EEZ. Paper presented at the Symposium on Management of Scombroid Fisheries, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, 10-12 September, 2000







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