Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Acta Aquatica: Aquatic Sciences Journal is a scientific open-access journal in the field of aquatic sciences, published periodically (April and October) by the Institute of Research and Community Service (LPPM) Universitas Malikussaleh (Malikussaleh University) in cooperation with Department of Aquaculture Universitas Malikussaleh . Acta Aquatica publishes original research, overviews and reviews relating to aquatic environments (wetlands, freshwater and marine waters) and the border limits of these environmental systems and the impacts of human activities on the environmental systems. Acta Aquatica has a related study in aquatic bioecology, aquaculture, hydrology, biodiversity of aquatic biosphere, oceanology, exploitation and exploration technology of aquatic resources, fisheries product technology, aquatic microbiology, aquatic modelling, aquatic geographic information systems, and socio-economic of aquatic resources.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All Acta Aquatica journal manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers, and usually three reviewers, of the journal’s  Editorial Review Board of experts in fields specifically matching the journal topics. Papers are reviewed, double-blind, in full publishable form; no journal manuscripts are accepted based only upon submission of an abstract. Reviewers are required to provide the author with comments intended to improve the content, style, and other issues which should improve the quality of the article.



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Article Processing and Submission Charges

Acta Aquatica: Aquatic Sciences Journal is scientific open access journal and freely available in internet. We guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of the journal. Acta Aquatica: Aquatic Sciences Journal DOES NOT CHARGE fees for any submission, article processing (APCs), and publication of the selected reviewed manuscripts. Journal subscription is also open to any individual without any subscription charges.