Publishing Ethics

The Journal of Fisheries and Environment publishes articles following a double-blind peer review process to ensure the standards of its publications as well as the research presented therein. It is therefore necessary that the standards of ethical obligations are met by all those involved in the publication process: authors, reviewers and editors.

Duties of Authors

Authors must submit manuscripts of their own, original work. Authors should not submit a previously published paper for consideration in another journal. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to multiple journals is neither ethical nor allowed.

Authors are responsible for creating all components of the manuscript of their original work, with references to the words and research of other authors given proper citation. The failure to provide proper credit to referenced work is considered plagiarism and is unacceptable.

Authors are responsible for the quality and accuracy of the work. Reviewers and editors may request to view the original data collected during the research, and authors may be asked to provide public access to this raw data. Previous studies which created a foundation or inspiration for the submitted manuscript should be cited. All sources of data used in the development of the manuscript should be acknowledged. 

All sources of financial or material support for the research should be disclosed in the manuscript. In cases where there may be a real or perceived conflict of interest for the authors between sources of support and the results generated by the study, this should be clearly stated.

If significant errors or inaccuracies are discovered after publication of the work, authors must promptly notify the Editor-in Chief of the journal or its publisher, and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum. 

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers assist the journal’s Editors in determining the suitability of submissions and their readiness for publication. Reviewers may also offer suggestions to authors during the review process, thereby improving the quality of the manuscript.

Reviewers must treat all submitted manuscripts as confidential, and may not share or discuss their contents with other parties unless authorized by the Editor. All manuscripts must be reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of the authors.

Reviews should be conducted objectively in the context of the reviewer’s expertise in the field. Reviewers should comment accurately and constructively upon the quality of the author's interpretation of the data, including acknowledgment of its limitations. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

Reviewers must not make any personal or professional use of the data, arguments, or interpretations for publication unless they have the authors' specific permission or are writing an editorial or commentary to accompany the article.

In cases where the reviewer may have a conflict of interest based on either competition or collaboration with the authors or their affiliations, they should not participate in the review process for that manuscript.

Duties of Editors

It is the responsibility of the Editors of the Journal of Fisheries and Environment to select manuscripts for publication by using a double-blind peer review process. Submissions are confidential, and Editors may only discuss the manuscript and its content with the corresponding author and reviewers assigned to the manuscript. The content of the manuscript must not be used by the Editors for personal benefit. An editor’s final decision regarding acceptance and publication of a manuscript is dependent on it being without libel, copyright infringement, or plagiarism. 

In cases where the Editor may have a conflict of interest based on either competition or collaboration with the authors or their affiliations, they should not participate in the review process for that manuscript.

Editors should respond promptly and appropriately to ethical complaints related to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Any unethical behavior must be investigated, regardless of the time elapsed since publication.


Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Fisheries and Environment will be subjected to a plagiarism check using the software ‘Turnitin,’ which is supported by Kasetsart University. The overall similarity should not exceed 20% of the article and should not contain continuous phrases taken from other authors’ works (i.e., plagiarized) longer than two lines of text. Authors must rewrite the plagiarized phrases which do not meet this standard. If authors cannot avoid using the plagiarized phrase, they should discuss this with the Editor. The authors will be notified of the instances of plagiarism detected and an explanation of the revisions that are necessary.