Abstracted and indexed in:

ADL (Asian Digital Library)
BIOSIS Previews (ISI, web of science)
Biological Abstracts (ISI, web of science)
CAB Abstracts
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Discovery Service
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ISI, web of science core collection)
Google Scholar
IFIS Publishing
INIS Atomindex
Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
ProQuest Aqualine
ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
ProQuest Biological Science Database
ProQuest Central
ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
ProQuest Environmental Science
ProQuest Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A)
ProQuest Natural Science Collection
ProQuest Oceanic Abstracts
ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
ProQuest Toxicology Abstracts
ProQuest Water Resources Abstracts
ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
Semantic Scholar
Zoological Record (ISI, web of science)

From 2020 onward, the journal moves forward with the new publisher (Some of the weak points of the former publisher are detailed in bottom of page). 




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 (IAU, Tonekabon, Iran)

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: 111,149 (2019)

Acceptance rate: 13.9% (2019)

Self-citation rate: <2% (2019)

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), please visit: http://link.springer.com/journal/40071.


For downloading the final PDF of published papers (2009-2011), please visit: http://intelaquares.com/intelaq/.




IAR offers the authors to free use of color 





January 15, 2020:


For all respected authors and readers that might be inquiring the journal (in spite of its good scientific bases and metrics) not being indexed in JCR yet to have an IF, the reasons in details are as follows:


IAR was launched in late 2009, received the indexing in Scopus (2011) and ISI (Zoological Records, early 2012). A huge mistake to come to agreement with the publisher (Springer) from very first beginning (2012) to publish IAR caused that IAR had just 14 papers published (https://link.springer.com/journal/40071/5/1) instead of 19 papers accepted in 2013. In fact, Springer's stream became ceased in 3-4 months approaching to end of 2013, by changing in its internal platform of publishing from BiomedCentral to regular basis, brought about such tremendous damages to the journal's promotion. In our communication with ISI they confirmed that what it came down to this failure to lose the JCR (getting IF) yet was exactly what happened there (the minimum number of publication (14) in spite of having more available accepted ones (19)). However the journal had the acceptance rate of 11% in 2013, the journal had not sacrificed its quality for achieving the quantification.


The journal absolutely believes that if it had not been published with Springer, it would have gotten the IF years earlier. Because in publishing with any external publisher, the journal's control is normally limited up to acceptance stage of an individual paper, afterward it will be gone to production department that is inaccessible from the journal per se.   


In overall, not taking the responsibility of mismanagements, a distinct weakness in necessary communications to get the other indexing databases in time, not having a simple-based linguistic check and improvement of English over the accepted papers, and a lot more, are the major weak points of such publisher, that this journal recommends others to rather publish with their own regular publishing service to avoid such great inconvenience accordingly.


Hence, nowadays the international publishers must be more aware of their actions are being done to real criticisms might be then deserved by readers, authors, and journal's team. Relying on just quantification development (adding the new journals) with a complete lack of technical and scientific bases (qualifications), urges any journal to escaping from being published with such international publishers in practice in future. Needless to say, it is not an honor for a publisher advertising that is running about 3000 journals at the moment, perhaps in a wiser approach, handling up 300 stronger ones better serves its real reputation in effect, as well as being less hurtful to "science" too. Their alienation from "real science" rooted in their intrinsically preferences in business prosperity rather than scientific perspectives.




Current Issue: Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 163-232 

2. Quality assessment and molecular identification of bacteria across the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) supply chains in Southern Bangladesh

Pages 173-184


Md. Sazedul Hoque; Md. Abu Sayed Ripon; Md. Belal Hossain; Md. Arifur Rahman; Md. Mahmudul Hasan; Biplob Dey Mithun; Avirup Saha; Suprakash Chakma; Mst. Niloy Jaman; Akhinur Rahman; Muhammad Manjurul Karim

5. Can shrimp farming wastewater negatively affect water quality and zooplankton community structure of a Neotropical estuary? A case study during a productive cycle of Litopenaeus vannamei

Pages 209-217


Ítala Gabriela S. Santos; Glauber Pereira C. Santos; Carlos Yure B. Oliveira; Clarissa Vilela F. S. Campos; Luis Otávio Brito; Alfredo Olivera Gálvez

Short communication

6. Predominant gut microbiota in the early life stages of red seabream (Pagrus major) raised in indoor tanks

Pages 219-226


Mikihei Kurosaki; Mayu Kunimoto; Shiro Itoi; Nobuhiko Akiyama; Haruo Sugita

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IAU (Tonekabon)- Iran

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