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From 2020 onward, the journal moves forward with the new publisher 




International Aquatic Research (IAR) is an international journal that publishes original research articles, short communications, and review articles in a broad range of areas relevant to all aspects of aquatic sciences (freshwater and marine). The Journal specifically strives to increase the knowledge of most aspects of applied researches in both cultivated and wild aquatic animals in the world. The journal is fully sponsored, which means it is free of charge for authors. The journal operates a single-blind peer review process.


The main research areas in aquatic sciences include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Ecology
  • Food science and technology
  • Molecular biology
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Water quality and pollution
  • Climate Change


Editor-in-Chief: Dr. M.R. Ghomi, SRH University Heidelberg, Germany

Associate editors:

  • Dr. Soottawat Benjakul, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Dr. Nicholas Romano, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, USA
  • Dr. Elena Tricarico, University of Florence, Italy
  • Dr. Wagner C. Valenti, Sao Paulo State University – UNESP, Brazil 


Print ISSN: 2008-4935

Online ISSN: 2008-6970

Frequency: Quarterly (March, June, September, December)

Publisher: IAU (Tonekabon)- Iran

Launch year: 2009

Publication platform: Open access, Free of charge for authors


Journal Metrics:

Downloads: 19,800 (2021)

Downloads: 111,149 (2019) from former publisher's site

Acceptance rate: 22.4% (2021); [5 years average= 17.8%]

Self-citation: <2% (2021)

CiteScore: 3.2 (2021)

Q2 (SJR 2021, Aquatic Science)


Authors are encouraged to submit their strongest works here in terms of having novelty, importance in the field, a good number of both dependent and independent variables with genuine originality, well-established statistics, and modified linguistic to be evaluated and proceeded in order.



For downloading the final PDF of published papers (2012-2019), you also could visit: http://link.springer.com/journal/40071.


IAR offers the authors to free use of color. 



Current Issue: Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2022, Pages 81-156 


Overexpressing key enzymes in lipogenesis to boost microalgae cellular oil content for biofuel production, A mini-review

Pages 81-94


Wael A Fathy; Ehab Essawy; Eman Tawfik; Rania Omar; Mohamed S Abdelhameed; Ola Hammouda; Neveen Abdel-Raouf; Khaled NM Elsayed

Effect of stocking density on water quality, plankton community structure, and growth performance of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) post-larvae cultured in low-salinity biofloc system

Pages 107-116


Weverson Ailton da Silva; Jorge Luiz da Silva; Carlos Yure B. Oliveira; Ana Paula Mariane de Moraes; Renata Akemi Shinozaki-Mendes; Ugo Lima Silva

The determination of the molecular weight profiles and biochemical compositions eight macroalgae species from Turkey

Pages 117-125


Eyup Ilker Saygili; Mehmet NAZ; Emine Sukran Okudan; Zafer Cetin; Necla Benlier; Eda Ogut; Meltem Gungor; Seda Busra Bakir; Pınar Gunel Karadeniz; Salih Veziroglu; Aydın Gulses; Tolga Depci; Oral Cenk Aktas; Selin Sayin

Salinity in the culture of Nile tilapia in a biofloc system: Influence on growth and hematological parameters

Pages 139-146


Julianna Paula do Vale Figueiredo; Ana Paula Mariane De Morais; Weverson Ailton da Silva; Ramires Eloise Queiroz Rafael; Ivanilson De lima Santos; Mauricio Laterça Martins; Felipe do Nascimento Vieira; Frank Belettini; Edemar Roberto Andreatta

Dynamics of Vibrio populations in the rearing water of tiger puffer (Takifugu rubripes)

Pages 147-156


Kazuyuki Sagara; Ryosuke Minamishima; Yusuke Takahashi; Shiro Itoi; Haruo Sugita

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