Author Guidelines

General Instructions

The Journal of Fisheries Development contains research findings by fisheries and marine science faculty members, as well as development observers in the field of fisheries and marine, and other relevant scientific works. It aims to provide valuable information to all stakeholders interested in fisheries and marine development in Papua, specifically, and in Indonesia in general. The journal is planned to be published every 6 months. It focuses on research findings related to the field of Fisheries and Marine Science. Articles can be written in either Indonesian or English, following the rules of good and proper written language.

Articles should be written in manuscript form using MS Word, with an A4 page size (210 x 297 mm) and 3 cm margins on all sides (left, top, right, and bottom). The articles should be written in a double-column format with a simple text layout. It is recommended to use only the writing facilities provided in MS Word (bold, italics, subscript, superscript, equations, etc.) and avoid using other facilities not available in MS Word (embedded graphic designs, embedded symbols, embedded equations, etc.). All text in the manuscript should be written using Times New Roman font, size 12 pt, and single spacing.

Specific Instructions

First and foremost, it is important to create a concise, clear, and reflective title that represents the content of the manuscript. The title should be written in Indonesian using bold capital letters, size 12 pt. Following that, write the authors' names and affiliations using font size 12 pt. Also, include the authors' email addresses for contact purposes.

The abstract is an important part of journal writing. It should be written in both English and Indonesian. The abstract should briefly include the research background, research objectives, research methods used, research findings, and research conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be written in single spacing. The abstract in English should be in italics. Below the abstract, include keywords consisting of a maximum of six words, with the most relevant word first. If necessary, the editor has the right to edit the abstract for clarity of content.

Next, write an introduction that includes the general background, state of the art literature review, scientific novelty statement of the article, and research problem or hypothesis. At the end of the introduction, state the objectives of the article. In scientific article format, a literature review as found in research reports is not allowed. Instead, the literature review should be presented in the form of a state of the art literature review, followed by the scientific novelty statement of the article. Additionally, make sure to use the bodynote citation format such as (Uwuigbe & Ajibolade, 2013), (Wang, 2016), (Muttakin et al., 2015), and adhere to the recommended bibliography format (such as using Mendeley application).

The research methodology should be explained in detail, including the analysis methods used. If necessary, provide information about the research location, sample population, sampling technique, research instrument, and data analysis in this section. Also, include figure captions and table captions as part of the figures and tables.

The research results should be presented clearly and concisely. The data obtained can be presented in the form of tables, graphs, or images. The data presentation should support the research objectives and be accompanied by relevant analysis. If there are variations or significant differences in the research results, they should be explained in detail.

In the discussion section, the authors should explain and interpret the previously presented research findings. Comparisons with previous research can also be made to support or clarify the research findings. Identify the weaknesses or limitations of the research and provide recommendations for further research in this section.

The conclusion is a summary of the research findings and the answers to the research questions. The conclusion should align with the predetermined research objectives. If necessary, practical or theoretical implications of the research can also be explained.

Finally, include a reference list that contains the cited references in the article. The reference list should follow the established writing style, such as APA, MLA, or IEEE. Ensure that all cited sources in the article are included in the reference list with the correct format.

Additionally, endnotes can be used to include relevant additional information about the article, such as research funding sources, individual contributions from each author, or explanations regarding the use of copyrighted data or materials.

These are the guidelines for journal writing that can be followed. It is important to always refer to the official writing guidelines set by the journal or publisher to which you will submit the article. Good luck with your journal writing!