Guidelines to Authors


Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Progress in Fishery Sciences’ online submission website at Submission via email is not accepted.

The manuscript should be accompanied by (1)a cover letter stating the importance of the article in the related research field, and the manuscript has not been and will not be considered for publication elsewhere; (2)a declaration stating that all the authors agreed to submit the manuscript toProgress in Fishery Scienceswith the signature of the corresponding author; (3)an agreement to transfer the copyright from the author to the Publisher.


Format of papers


Titles can occupy no more than three lines of type. The title should conveya brief declarative statement of the major findings of the research.

Author names should be spelled out in full rather than set in initials. Affiliations should contain the following core information: department(s)/subunit(s); institution; city, state/region, postal code; country.

Additional Footnotes
The correspondence line should include the E-mail address and phone/fax numbers of the corresponding author. Footnotes are only allowed on page 1 of the text (or in tables). They may include a present address or statement of equal contribution to the manuscript.

The abstract should (no less than 300 words) describe the scope of the investigation, the results obtained and the major conclusions. 3-7 keywords should be given after the abstract.References should not be cited in the abstract.


The introduction should be succinctwith no subheadings.

Materials and Methods

The materials and methods should be described clearly to permit a qualified reader to repeat the experiments reported

Results and Discussion

These sections may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.The results should present the experimental data in tables and figures with suitable descriptions. The discussion should focus on the interpretation and significance of the findings with concise objective comments. Nonstandard abbreviations should be defined when first used in the text.

References should be listed alphabetically to the most extent.


Figures and images should be labeled sequentially, numbered and cited in the text. Figures should be referred to specifically in the text of the paper and embedded within the text. If a table or figure has been published before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in both print and electronic formats from the copyright owner and submit it with the manuscript.

Figure Legends
Legends should contain sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood.


Please use the Microsoft Word table function. Tables should include a title and concise footnotes and/or legend.


Article Processing Charges

Progress in Fishery Sciences is an open access journal supported by article processing charges (APCs).

The base APC for articles published is 220 Yuan per page. Several surcharges may apply. Surcharges may apply for authors selecting to publish their articles in color printing (500 RMB per color-printed page), and for authors who want to express publication. In the latter case, the author will be charged extra 1000RMB.

Please contact Progress in Fishery Sciences Editorial Board if you have APC questions.


Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Mail address:

Progress in Fishery Sciences

Yellow Sea Fisheries Institute,ChineseAcademy of Fishery Sciences

106 Nanjing Road, Qingdao, 266071, China

Tel: +8653285833580