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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
  • 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 (in current publisher's site): 19,800 (2021); [111,149 in 2019, from former publisher's site]

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

Self-citation rate: <2% (2020)

CiteScore: 2.1 (2020)


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 1, March 2022, Pages 1-79 

Original Article

1. Effect of intestinal autochthonous Enterococcus faecalis on the growth performance, gut morphology of Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) and protection against Aeromonas hydrophila

Pages 1-12


Mohammod Kamruzzaman Hossain; Sairatul Dalian Ishak; Abol Munafi Ambok-Bolong; NoorDiyana Maat Noordin; Shumpei Iehata; Md. Abdul Kader

3. Can the colors of beach-stranded plastic pellets in beaches provide additional information for the environmental monitoring? A case study around the Santos Port, Brazil

Pages 23-40


Gabriel Mendes Izar; Giovanna Teixeira Gimiliani; Caio Rodrigues Nobre; Hideshige Takada; Roberto Fioravanti Carelli Fontes; Denis Moledo de Souza Abessa

4. Abundance of Vibrio populations in the gut of Japanese coastal fishes

Pages 41-50


Chia-Hui Chen; Kazuyuki Sagara; Ryosuke Minamishima; Yuka Yoshino; Daisuke Yamaguchi; Shiro Itoi; Haruo Sugita

5. Phytochemical composition, antioxidant, and antibacterial activity of the Philippine marine green alga (Ulva pertusa)

Pages 51-62


Rolando Pakingking Jr.; Roselyn Usero; Evelyn Grace de Jesus-Ayson; Dan Joseph Logronio; Christopher Marlowe Caipang

6. Flocculation of microalgae using calcium oxide nanoparticles; process optimization and characterization

Pages 63-70


Mamdouh Hussein; Ayman Zaki; Neveen Abdel-Raouf; Khawla Alsamhary; Wael Fathy; Mohamed Abdelhameed; Khaled Elsayed

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IAU (Tonekabon)- Iran

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