|Aims and scope|
journals are raging, it is hard to say that the review system is working in
some or many of them. There are also many so-called malicious predator
journals that charge for exorbitant publishing costs. The background behind
this kind of situation is that the author's desire for rapid publication
meets with the interests of publishers for business purposes. Publishers
pursuing more benefit should not normally handle academic manuscripts. Most
academic journals in Japan are published by academic societies, and
manuscript cannot be submitted unless the corresponding author belongs to the
society. Since the publication costs for many of academic journals are not
that inexpensive, someone having little funding cannot publish their data.
Furthermore, nowadays, the number of academic presentations by junior-high
and high school students is increasing, and there are excellent results that
should be widely disseminated as well as being disserted.
Aquatic Animals is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal to publish such important data on all aspects of aquatic animal life.
All articles published by Aquatic Animals are made freely and permanently accessible online, without subscription charges or registration barriers. The authors have the copyright, right to use, reproduce or disseminate their article.