Announcements

Editorial Policy of African Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies (AJFARM)
General
The African Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies (AJFARM) supports and agree with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for animal experiments http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/s23000.htm; Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals http://www.nejm.org/general/text/requirements/1.htm.
Submitting a manuscript to AJFARM means that the authors have properly read the policies and agreed that the manuscript meets the requirements of these policies.
Affirmation of interest

Authors are expected to make known, any probable or real conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within two years of beginning the submitted research that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence their work.
Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article to AJFARM implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint. That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, submitted articles may be checked originality detection softwares.
Authors and Contributors
Persons claiming authorship of a manuscript and publication in AJFARM must have met the following criteria:
1. Substantial participation in conception and design of the study, or in analysis and interpretation of data;
2. Substantial participation in the drafting of the manuscript or in the substantive editing of the manuscript;
3. Final approval of the version of the manuscript to be published;
4. Ability to explain and defend the study in public or scholarly settings
Corresponding author
AJFARM requires one author, called the corresponding author, to take responsibility for all aspects of the publication, including:
1. the correctness of the data and texts,
2. the list of authors names ensuring no deserving author is neglected,
3. approval of the final draft by all authors, and
4. performing all correspondence.


Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors’ names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor- in- Chief. To request such a change, the Editor –in- Chief must receive the following from the corresponding author:
1. the reason for the change in author list and
2. written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Acknowledgements
The acknowledgement section of a manuscript should be used to list all contributors to the study that do not meet the requirement for authorship stated above. Financial contributors should be acknowledged.
Submission of Manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted online through email to the Editor- in- Chief. Submitted manuscripts should conform to the requirements of AJFARM. Therefore, authors should endeavour to read our Editorial Policies and Instruction for Authors before submitting a manuscript to our editorial office. In addition, the accurate contact information of all authors (Surname, other names in full, affiliation, email for each author, and a phone number) should be available on the manuscript. Disclosure of conflicts of interest should also be available on the manuscript.
Materials and Data Availability
Authors should make materials, data, and related procedures available. This will allow others to replicate and build on the work after publication. Upon submission, authors must disclose if any restriction was made on the accessibility of materials or information. With the unavailability of data and materials, there will be no proof to support claims in the study.
Correction and retraction of articles
On rare occasions, AJFARM may make corrections so as to maintain the standard of the articles in its academic archive. Minor or major corrections will require authorization of the Editor – in- Chief of the journal. In other cases where the content of an article is observed to be violating certain rights or offensive, AJFARM, even after giving manuscript acceptance notice, reserves the right, NOT TO PUBLISH that article. Article may also be retracted or refused publication due to scientific errors, misconduct, or plagiarism.
Embargo Policy
Authors and their representatives should avoid releasing details about their article to representatives of the media until that article has been published. Authors may only present detailed information at professional conferences before publication, but authors should abstain from giving out significant material from their articles before publication. Officers of the press, public affairs, and others can have free access to copies of articles after publication.
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