Publication Ethics

  • The journal is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published.
  • This journal has a Conflict of Interest policy in place.
  • The journal may use plagiarism detection software to screen the submissions. 
  • Content published in this journal is peer reviewed (Single Blind).


Ethical responsibilities of authors

This journal is committed to support the integrity of the scientific record. The journal follows the most recommended points raised by one of the world best-known Ethical Organization (Committee on Publication Ethics "COPE") guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct. 

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

    • The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
    • The submitted work should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work. (Please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the concerns about text-recycling (‘self-plagiarism’).
    • A single study should not be split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (i.e. ‘slicing/publishing’).
    • Concurrent or secondary publication is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. Examples include: translations or a manuscript that is intended for a different group of readers.
    • Results should be presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation (including image based manipulation). Authors should adhere to discipline-specific rules for acquiring, selecting and processing data.
    • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks (to indicate words taken from another source) are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions secured for material that is copyrighted.
The journal also considers the allegations of misconduct, complaints or appeals, which all authors and readers could make a complaint note in this area if happens, directly to chief editor of journal, e-mail:


Copyright agreement terms


When submitting manuscript, authors will recieve this Copyright agreement automately after completion of submission by our email server, to agree the content of journal's Copyright. In case of disagreeing with it, you can simply withdraw your manuscript as soon as possible before your manuscript being proceeded further. 


"Herewith the author(s) confirms this manuscript is your original work, that you have obtained permission for and acknowledged the source of any excerpts from other copyright works; that to the best of your knowledge your paper contains no violation of any existing copyright and no statements that are libellous, unlawful or in any way actionable; and that you have informed all co-authors of the terms of this agreement. Furthermore, in consideration of the publication of your paper in International Aquatic Research journal, author(s) hereby transfer to IAR journal (International Aquatic Research) (acting as agent for the owner of copyright) the present and/or future copyright throughout the world in any form. This transfer includes the exclusive right, for the full term of copyright and any extension thereof, to reproduce and/or distribute your paper (including the abstract) ourselves throughout the world in printed, electronic or other medium, and in turn to authorize others to do the same. If your work being accepted, you agree that we may publish your paper in the journal named above and that we may sell or distribute it within the journal, on its own or with other related material."