|Aims and scope|
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 not cheap, someone who has little money cannot
publish his 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
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.