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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 (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. 



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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