Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan (JPK) was published by the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine of the Universitas Riau in 2007. Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan Universitas Riau accepts manuscript in the form of original research, and review in all area of fisheries sciences, included but not limited to:

  • Aquaculture
  • Fish diseases,
  • Fisheries biology,
  • Fisheries socioeconomic,
  • Fisheries technology,
  • Management of aquatic resources,
  • Fisheries product technology,
  • Utilization and management of fishery
  • Oceanography


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted at a maximum of 4 weeks' time. Although rare, it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts reviewers for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is blind peer review.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically research
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

The response of the reviewers will be the basis for the Editor to conclude

  1. Revisions Required
  2. Accept Submission
  3. Decline Submission
  4. Resubmit Elsewhere

An article was rejected for publication due to various considerations, including:

  1. The article does not fit the scope
  2. The article does not follow the rules of writing scientific papers / do not follow the author's guidelines 
  3. The fundamental methodological errors
  4. The author refuses to make suggestions for improvements provided by the reviewer without a logical basis.
  5. There are indications of plagiarism of more than 25%


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan publishes three times , every February, June and October


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan (JPK) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As an open-access journal, all content in JPK is freely available to be studied without charge to users or/institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full-text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author(s) as long as the users acknowledge the original author as stated in Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



This journal utilizes the GARUDA by Kementerian Riset Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia and the LOCKSS to create a Distributed archiving system and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Plagiarism Policy

The peer-review process is at the core of scientific publishing. As part of Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan (JPK) commitment to protecting the integrity of the scholarly record, Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan (JPK) feels a strong obligation to support the scientific community in all aspects of research and publishing ethics. All submitted manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking before submitting their manuscript to the journal (please use iThenticate or Turnitin to check the similarity). Editors will also check the similarity of manuscripts in this journal by using Turnitin or iThenticate software. The manuscript will instantly be rejected if there is plagiarism indicated or detected. The final camera-ready also will be checked again for the similarity rate. The overall similarity rate of a manuscript should not exceed 25 percent, and the similarity rate to a single source should not exceed 10 percent.



Journal of Fisheries and Marine are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors retain the copyright to their work. Users may read, copy, and distribute the  work in any medium provided the authors and the journal are appropriately credited