Call for Papers for Volume 12 Issue 3 (September - December 2023):

The editor of Depik journal invites the researchers and practitioners in the field of fisheries and aquatic studies, in general, to submit the best quality manuscript through online submission (please Login or create a new account for a new user).

The papers will be considered for publication in September - December 2023 issue (Volume 12 Issue 3). The author must follow the author instructions strictly or use one of the papers that have been published as a guideline. The author(s) must also propose the name and email address of three potential reviewers. The manuscript should be written in good Indonesian or English languages.The submission can be done through

Starting on Volume 6 Number 1 The year 2017, Depik has changed the format and layout, therefore the authors should adhere to publication guideline strictly and download the Paper Template

In addtion, starting from Volume 7 Number 2 year 2018, Depik has not published paper dealing with social economic aspects.

Starting on 2021 this journal publishes article in English.


Publication Ethics and Malpractices Guidelines of Depik Journal


Depik Journal is a peer-reviewed journal to publish articles in the field of Aquatic, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Limnology, Oceanography, Hydrology, Coastal, and Climatology. Depik Journal committed to the ethical standards set for all entities involved in the publication of the article.


Responsibilities Depik Journal Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief Editor


The Depik Journal has an editorial team consisting of an editor-in-chief, a managing editor, and board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the Depik Journal article. The Depik Journal editors led by the editor-in-chief. The Depik Journal editors have a duty and responsible as follows:

  1. Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor accept articles submitted by the author to the Depik Journal.
  2. Articles submitted by the authors to the Depik Journal are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor to the editors in the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Distribution of the articles is well-regulated by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor so workload can be fairly distributed in number to all editors. Review process Depik Journal using a double-blind peer-review system, performed by using the Referee's Appraisal Form.
  3. In reviewing an article, the 1st review process is done by the editor (at point 2) as the first reviewer. Then, the editor sent the article to at least two external independent reviewers for the 2nd review process. The results of the review process are sent to Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor. Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor makes the decision and send it to the author with the article status being with accepted, accepted with changes or rejected.
  4. If changes are required as the outcome of the review process on the article, the second round of review process (point 2 to 3) is taken into account.
  5. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
  6. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. Editorial board meetings conducted at least 1 (one) times in 1 (one) issue, to finalize the issue for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Managing Editor or one of the editors to do the duties.



A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of the article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.


Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The Depik Journal editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the article. Information in a text can be released to others Depik Journal editor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest:

Articles and the materials related to the article that is not accepted for publication in Depik Journal must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the Depik Journal editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.


Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.


If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the Depik Journal editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. Then, the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.


Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.


Responsibilities of Authors

Reporting standards:

Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. The author should follow the Depik Journal guidelines in preparing the article to submit.


Authors should prepare original research results which have not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism on the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.

Multiple Submissions:

The authors should submit their article to the Depik Journal only. When it is not accepted to publish in the Depik Journal as the result of peer-review and officially reported by Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to another journal. The article will be rejected if there are plagiarism and multiple submissions on the article.

Errors in Publication:

The authors will receive their article to conduct final checking of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.


Responsibilities of Publisher

The Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries Syiah Kuala University as the publisher of Depik, encourages the editors and all bodies involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every pparty The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and other party in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.

Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency and integrity.

Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.


Animal Ethics

The Depik Journal and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals. 



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