Manuscripts submitted to the Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences must comply with the following ethical principles:
Manuscripts must be original, not published before (except in the form
of an abstract, or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), not
under consideration for publication elsewhere.
When applicable, they must be approved by all authors as well as by the
responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute
where the work has been carried out, prior to submission.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors
in order to include their names in the publication. Only the authors
will be responsible for any disagreement arising after their article is
published online at Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences' site.
Once published, no request from any co-author to delete his/her name
from the publication, or any sort of modification in the publication's
content will be accepted. In order to avoid authorship issues, please
state in the cover letter that all co-authors agreed with its content
and submission to our Journal, and that everyone meriting authorship
have been so named.
For studies including experimentation with humans, in the submission
letter authors should make clear that the investigation was approved by
the appropriate institutional and/or specific research ethics
committee, and that it was performed in accordance with all relevant
ethical and legal standards. Please note that in many cases anonymity
must be observed. For accepted manuscripts a statement will be included
immediately after the Acknowledgments section disclosing these matters.
For studies which involve experimentation with animal or harm to
animals in any way, in the submission letter authors must inform that
appropriate permits for animal collection and all relevant animal
welfare issues were observed and approved by the local committee(s) or
authorities responsible for such permits. For accepted manuscripts a
statement will be included immediately after the Acknowledgments
section disclosing these matters.
Authors should make sure they have permissions for the use of
proprietary software, questionnaires/(web) surveys and scales in their
Our Journal will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
(electronically to panamjas (at)
gmail.com), the manuscript will
be pre-reviewed by the Editors and/or one of our Permanent Advisors (in
area of the manuscript). This might take some time. If pre-approved, it
will be forwarded to three
Reviewers according to the scope and specific area. Anonymity for both
and reviewers will be preserved.
Acceptance will be based on
the quality of
the science, the appropriateness of the manuscript for our Journal and
quality of the English grammar. Authors whose mother tongue is not
have their texts revised by a professional translator or an English
native speaker colleague, otherwise such manuscript would be rejected.
Each manuscript must stand on its own merits
and be a substantial contribution to the field.
Original manuscripts must
submitted in a document attached to a formally sent e-mail to the
in ODT, SXW, DOC, DOCX or RTF file formats are
Authors are asked to use A4 page size with 2 cm margins, Times
11 font and 1.5 lines as paragraph spacing. Figures may have high
allow electronic (PDF) viewing with enough details.
During the publication
might be asked to change some formatting or submit equations, tables or
pictures separately, if necessary.
Submitted files must not
exceed 2 MB in
total to allow e-mailing. If high quality images are to be included in
article and that excessively increases the size of the file, authors
them separately to the Editors who will create a draft version of fair
to be sent to the Reviewers. However, we strongly recommend sending the
complete manuscript in a single file, with Figures and Tables inserted
correct place. Please, be aware that simply pasting figures in
editors will create unnecessarily large files. Paste them properly to
this (using the "paste special" utilities, for instance). Full quality
pictures will be
included, though, in the article when editing the final (corrected)
Manuscripts not formatted according to
Instructions for Authors will be immediately returned to the authors.
see one of our published articles or contact the Editors to eliminate
Submit, along with the
names and e-mail addresses of 3 or more potential Reviewers (Referees),
not from the
same institution and with no recent collaboration links with the
All manuscript must be sent by e-mail to the following electronic
(at) gmail.com, exclusively.
Authors are responsible for
the content of
submitted manuscripts, which have to be written in English. Non-English
speakers must submit the manuscript to a native speaker or professional
translator prior submission to Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences.
Sentences must not start
abbreviation. Acronyms must be written in full on their first
occurrence and SI
units should be used. Scientific names should be italicized (not
and not abbreviated in legends of Figures and Tables.
1) Research articles:
Title: concise and informative.
higher taxa containing the taxa dealt with in the paper
indicated in parentheses: e.g. A taxonomic revision of the genus Atlantoraja
Running headline: a short
running headline of no more than 45 characters (including spaces) must
Author(s): first names, middle
names/initials, last names; postal addresses and e-mail addresses
(Telephone/Fax number is not required). When authors belong to
institutions, an Arabic superscript number must be added and their
detailed below. Only the e-mail of the corresponding author must be
immediately after the postal address as in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Do not add all authors' e-mails. Also, information on the professional
academic status (professor, PhD., student, trainee, etc.) must be
avoided. Please inform the way the authors'
names should be abreviated (and, later, cited), for this differs
in English, Spanish and Portuguese cultures.
Abstract plus one Resumen
or Resumo (Portuguese): It must concisely outline the scope of
manuscript (no more than 200 words for Research articles, or three (3)
Scientific notes), informing the main findings and conclusions without
methodologies or discussions. Any new names or new combinations
proposed in the
paper should be mentioned. The second language abstract must include
of the article in the corresponding language.
Key Words: up to five, that do not
the title, in English and in the language of the second abstract. Do
a full stop after the last key word.
Following sections should include:
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion,
(optional and brief) and References (see format
below), as usual.
Sections names must appear in low case and bold font and centered.
titles must appear also in low case and bold font aligned to the left.
first initial and full surname (do not list professional titles), and
institutions. Author may include collecting permits acknowledgments and
additional information concerning research grants, etc. If used,
voucher-specimens must be identified with catalog number and name of
Tables: Should be numbered
in Roman numerals and embedded in the manuscript as text, not pasted as
figure. If sent in a separate file (ex. in a spreadsheet file) consider
either the length or the width must fit an A4 page with 2 cm margins. Avoid
abbreviations, except in the case of units. Each table must have its
on the top, formatted in Times New Roman 10 font. In the text, tables
referred as Table I, Tables II and III, Tables II-V, etc. The font in
tables as well as inside the figures must be Times New Roman, as for
Figures: all figures must be
the text. Please choose high resolution pictures. Prefer figures with
following extensions: jpg, tiff, png, bmp, gif. Other formats may be
after consulting the Editorial Board. Please, try not to exceed 1 MB
in the initial submission. High quality color or black and white
or computer-generated figures (e.g. maps) are acceptable. After the
acceptance authors may be asked to send original, higher resolution
Figures should be referred to in the text as Figure 1, Figures 1 and 2,
1-4, Figure 2a, (Fig. 1), (Fig. 1a), (Figs. 1-4), (Figs. 1a-1d), etc.
use bar scales to indicate the size of photographed items. The legends
concise but informative, formatted in Times New Roman 10 font. The
must not be abbreviated in the legends.
Formulas: may be written in a
even if they require special fonts (Symbol, Courier New or Wingdings),
be part of the text. Ex: H2O, y=a+xb, etc. We
the use of an appropriate equation editor for better results.
Citations: Author citations in the
follow the pattern: Garcia et al. (2004) or (Garcia et al.
(Loebmann & Vieira 2006), Velasco et al. (2007), Oddone
referring to several publications in a row they must be cited in
order; e.g. (Bertalanffy 1938, Kinas 2000, Christensen & Walters
or more publications by the same author must be cited as (Walters 2003,
or (Bakun 2009a,b).
Personal communication of
must be accompanied by the person's full name and professional address
References: see format
examples below (please note spaces, bold, italic, commas and full stop
Grey literature must be avoided (e.g. symposium abstracts,
institutional reports and monographs). If included (for example, being
cited reference the only publication of a particular subject), theses
include the full name of the institution, along with its city and
Note that a space must be
authors (and eventually editors) initials, as follows: Compagno, L. J.
instead of Compagno, L.J.V. Moreover, authors' initials must always
surname and not the opposite, for instance: Compagno, L. J. V &
M. instead of Compagno, L. J. V. & C. M. Vooren.
R. 1995. Ecología. Omega, Barcelona, 951 p.
U., Odebrecht, C. & Castello, J. P. (Eds.). 1997. Subtropical
Convergence Environments: The coastal and sea in the Southwestern
Springer, Berlin, 380 p.
L. N., Vieira, J. P. & Pereira, L. E. 1985. Estuarine fish
community of the
dos Patos Lagoon, Brazil: A Baseline Study. Pp. 429-450. In:
A. (Ed.). Fish community ecology in estuaries and coastal lagoons:
an ecosystem integration. UNAM Press, Mexico DF, Mexico, 654 p.
R. W. 1994. Diversidad e historia natural de los anfibios: Una
5-15. In: Heyer, W. R., Donnelly, M. A., McDiarmid, R. W.,
Hayek, L. A.
C. & Foster, M. S. (Eds.). Medición y monitoreo de la
biológica: Métodos estandartizados para Anfibios. Editora
Universitaria de la
Argentina, 348 p.
J. N., Mackinson, S., Stanford, R. J., Sims, D. W., Southward, A. J.,
S. J., Ellis, J. R. & Hart, P. J. B. 2006. Modelling food web
variation in plankton production and fisheries on the Western English
ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 309: 175-187.
D. & Antezana, T. 2001. Diel feeding rhythm of zooplankton
from Coliumo Bay, Central Chile. Scientia Marina, 65(4):
K. M. F., Christensen, V. & Pauly, D. 2007. Assessing fishing
northeastern Brazil. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences,
and Symposium Proceedings:
J. P. 1990. Synopsis on the reproductive biology and early life history
Engraulis anchoita and related environmental conditions in Brazilian
Annex VII. IOC Workshop on Sardine/Anchovy Recruitment Project
(SARP) in the
Southwest Atlantic, UNESCO, 65: 1-5.
A. R., Campos, E. J. D., Moller, O. O., Charo, M. & Martinez. C.
Continental shelf water masses off eastern south America - 20° to 40°
Symposium on global change studies, Dallas, Texas, USA, 9-12.
E. G. 1992. An assessment of the exploitation of the white croaker
Micropogonias furnieri (Pisces, Sciaenidae) by the artisanal and
fisheries in coastal waters of southern Brazil. PhD. Thesis.
of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 223 p.
R. & Pauly, D. 2007 (Eds.). FishBase - World Wide Web
publication, accessible at http://www.fishbase.org. (Accessed
2) Scientific notes:
Must include the title,
authors' names and
addresses, and the two abstracts as the regular papers (see above), but
abstracts must have up to three lines, each. The following text must be
without the regular sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Acknowledgments and References must follow, and Tables and Figures
as in the Research articles.
Overall, submitted notes
must have less
than nice (9) pages, including tables, figures and references.
It is not recomendable for
such short communications to have more than three (3) authors.
must be organized
as follows: the first paragraph must contain the information that would
correspond to the Introduction; the second paragraph must briefly
collection of the samples and the methodology. Finally the results and
discussion must be presented in the following paragraphs (no more than