JOSF, the Journal of the Ocean
BOARD OF EDITORS
Benjamin C. Victor, Guy Harvey Research Institute,
Dania Beach, FL, USA (editor)
John E. Randall, Bernice Bishop Museum, Honolulu,
Sergey Bogorodsky, Station of Naturalists, Omsk,
Gerald R. Allen, Western Australian Museum, Australia
JOSF accepts research articles
and notes pertaining to the taxonomy and ecology of
tropical marine fishes for an international audience.
Manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers
and the decision of the editor is final.
For each submission, the
authors confirm that:
1) All authors agree to its
submission and the corresponding author has been authorized
by all co-authors.
2) The manuscript has not
been published before in any significant part or all
and is not concurrently being considered for publication
3) The manuscript does not
violate any copyright or other personal proprietary
right of any person or entity and it contains no abusive,
defamatory, obscene, or fraudulent statements, nor
any other statements that are unlawful in any way.
4) All articles and notes
are OPEN ACCESS under a Creative Commons Attribution
CC-BY 4.0 license; authors acknowledge that all of
their production is released under that license and
they are fully permitted to release under that license.
FORMAT: authors should follow
the format in the latest issue of the journal-- critical
elements include: names and academic addresses of
all authors, with contact information for at least
the corresponding author; a full citation for each
reference cited, with doi if available; the source
of all material examined; the placement of all types
at accepted ichthyological museums with valid accession
numbers; all DNA sequences cited are to be submitted
to GenBank and provided with an accession number in
the manuscript; the article and each new species description
will be assigned a code number for taxonomic acts
at ZooBank.org; acknowledgments of colleagues' assistance
and grant funding for the project.
Authors will provide informative
journal titles, fully descriptive article titles and
author abstracts, complete bibliographic information
for all cited references, and full address information
for every author.
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed by two or more
experts in the field selected by the editors to maintain
the overall quality and integrity of the research
presented and the completeness of bibliographic elements,
especially cited references.
Ethical Publishing Practices
JOSF follows established ethical publishing practices-
there is no charge for any submission or publication,
or any charge for accessing articles or notes, which
are all open access by Creative Commons Attribution
CC-BY 4.0. Excessive self-citation, fraudulent citation,
misuse of copyrighted material, or misleading statements
will prevent acceptance of any manuscript for publication.
The journal is published in both print or electronic
format as PDF files. All publications are in standard
The journal is published in regular issues at a steady
but increasing rate due to increasing numbers of submissions-
each article is published electronically online individually
as finalized, with each assemblage of about 100 pages
combined into a volume and published in print immediately
after completion of a volume. The stated rate of publishing
is one volume quarterly with additional issues as