• Event Date : May 30th - 31st, 2019

Symposium on Sustainable Inland Fisheries
and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

Author Guidelines

Proceedings of the Symposium on Sustainable Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition will be published as a special edition of Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences. Articles in the fields of Innovative Aquaculture, Socio-Economics of Inland Fisheries and acceptable areas includesIntensive Aquaculture, Fish Feed and Nutrition, Fish Disease and Health Management, Fish Molecular Biology and Bio-technology, Impact of Climate Changes on Aquaculture, Aquaculture and Environment, Ornamental Fish/ plant Culture, Value-Chain Development and Livelihood Approaches, Socio-Economic Prospects from Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Better Management Practices for Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Culture based Fisheries, Fisheries enhancement and Culture based Fisheries

Only original, unpublished manuscripts not under consideration for publication elsewhere should be submitted. Articles must be technically sound and written in English. Spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the journal’s standards and instructions (http://www.slafar.lk) in order to facilitate prompt review and processing of papers.

(1) Organize the research paper logically and clearly as follows:


  • * Title page – contains specific title and author's name and affiliation.
  • * Abstract – Provides summary of the study in not more than 300 words, on a page by itself.
  • * Introduction – includes the problem addressed, current level of knowledge, the aim of the study, and the hypothesis tested.
  • * Materials and Methods – must give all information to allow replication of the study.
  • * Results – must give concise summary of data.
  • * Discussion – explains the results and places the study in a larger context of aquatic sciences and literature, and gives the scientific contribution of the study.
  • * Acknowledgement – credits contributors of expertise and funds.
  • * References – must substantially include the peer-reviewed primary literature. Authors are encouraged to include digital object identifiers (doi) of the references cited, when they are available.
  • * Tables, Figure captions and Figures.

  • (2) Type the manuscript on white bond paper (A4 or 21 cm x 29.7 cm) one side only with 2.5 cm margins all around. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including references, Tables and Figure legends. Use font size of 11 or 12 points.

    (3) Leave a triple space before and after the headings. Use capital and lower letters, never all capitals. Avoid footnotes, addenda or appendices as much as possible.

    (4) Give the Latin name of the species at first mention in the manuscript. Subsequent references may use the common name. Italicize Latin names.

    (5) Place a zero before the decimal in numbers less than 1. Give dates in the form of 10 January 1998. Spell out numbers less than 10 unless they stand beside standard units of measure. Do not spell out numbers larger than 10 unless they are used at the start of a sentence.

    (6)Use metric units or the International System of Units (e.g., metre, gram, second, litre, mole, joule, etc.). Common units such as day, hectare, watts, horsepower, o C and ppt are acceptable. Use abbreviations of units only beside numerals e.g., 5 m; otherwise spell out units. Use superscripts and subscripts instead of the bar (/) for compound units (for example 10 g m -2 instead of g/m 2 ).

    (7) In designing Tables and Figures, consider the journal’s printed page size (12 cm x 20 cm) and any reduction needed. Large tables should be avoided. If many data are to be presented, an attempt should be made to divide them over two or more tables. Each table should be typewritten on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables and figures should never be included in the text. They should be on separate pages after the references section of the main text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead. Number Tables and Figures consecutively, one per page. Figures must be neat line drawings in black Indian ink. Use a laser printer for computer-generated graphics. Good quality, glossy black and white photographs may also be submitted. Lettering on Figures must be of a size readable after reduction (up to 60%). Figure captions must be submitted on a separate page.

    (8)Cite references in the text as Authors (year). Cite three or more authors as First Author et al. (year) and references still in press as Author (in press). If a reference is unpublished, state Author (unpublished) or Author (pers. comm.), but try to avoid such citations. Arrange references in series by year.

    (9) In the references, arrange papers alphabetically by (first) author’s family name as follows:

  • (Book) Gulland, J.A. 1983. Fish Stock Assessment: A Manual of Basic Methods. Wiley-Interscience, Chichester, 223 p.
  • (Proceedings) Moreau, J., W. Ligtvoet & M.L.D. Palomeres 1993. Trophic relationship in the fish community of Lake Victoria, Kenya, with special emphasis on the impact of Nile perch (Lates niloticus). In: Trophic Models of Aquatic Ecosystems (V. Christensen & D. Pauly eds), pp. 141-152, ICLARM Conference Proceedings 26, 390 p. ICLARM, Manila.
  • (Book chapter) Macintosh, D.J. 1982. Fisheries and aquaculture of mangrove swamps, with special reference to the Indo-Pacific region. In: Recent Advances in Aquaculture (J.F. Muir & R.J. Roberts eds), pp. 3-85. Croom Helm, London.
  • (Journal article)* Jennings, S. & N.V.C. Polunin 1996. Effect of fishing effort and catch rate upon the structure and biomass of Fijian reef fish communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 400-412.*Journal title should be given in full.
  • (10) Number all pages consecutively, including Tables and Figures. Ensure that all copies of the manuscript are legible and clean.

    For Poster Presenters

    Posters are a creative and popular alternative to the oral presentation of a paper. In a poster session, there is no formal oral presentation; instead, each author is assigned a display area on which diagrams, graphics, data, pictures/photos, and a small amount of text are presented.

    The poster should be self-understandable, but the author should be available at certain times, such as refreshment breaks and during the devoted poster session, to interact with viewers and answer questions.

    A poster that considers the needs of the intended viewer as well as those of the presenter can be a highly successful form of communication.

    Posters allow more time for authors and viewers to discuss the topic, more personal interaction and exchange of professional experience, ample question time with focus on your subject, and the potential for continued display of the poster at your workplace.

    Poster Size

    Landscape: 36” high x 48” wide or 91.4 cm high x 121.9 cm wide

    Portrait: 48” high x 36” wide or 121.9 cm high x 91.4 cm wide

    Poster Submission

    Please ensure that you handover the poster to the organizing committee at the registration table on 30 th April 2019.

    Poster viewing session and Evaluation

    A time slot will be allocated for the poster viewing at the inauguration programme on 30 th April 2019 and Please ensure that you stand by your poster(s) during that session for discussion and questions.

    As visitors examine the display area, the poster presenters are then able to explain on material viewed, answer questions, exchange contact information, and fully discuss the subject matter.