Aims and scope
Nowadays, online journals are raging, it is hard to say that the review system works in some or many of them. There are also many so-called malicious predator journals that charge exorbitant publishing fees. The reason for such a situation is that the author's desire for rapid publication meets the publisher's business interests. Publishers seeking more profit should not normally handle academic manuscripts. Most academic journals in Japan are published by academic societies, and a manuscript cannot be submitted unless the corresponding author is a member of the society. Since the publication costs for many of the academic journals are surprisingly expensive, someone who has little money cannot publish his or her data. In addition, nowadays there is an increasing number of academic presentations by middle and high school students, and there are excellent results that should be widely disseminated as well as published.
Aquatic Animals is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes such important data on all aspects of aquatic animal life.
All articles published in Aquatic Animals are made freely and permanently available online, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Authors own the copyright and the right to use, reproduce and distribute their articles.