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Croatian Journal of Fisheries


4 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.69

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.157
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.383


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    The Croatian Journal of Fisheries was established in 1938 and today possesses a long-term tradition of publishing papers that deal with both freshwater and marine fisheries. Areas covered by the Journal include ichthyology, aquaculture, ecology and diseases of fish and other aquatic organisms, problems of open waters and other topics related to the fisheries field.

    Prior to publication, articles pass through rigorous review by senior scientists from around the world. The Journal features articles that reflect original research, interpretative content and subject matter of interest to the fisheries profession. The journal owner Faculty of Agriculture (FAZ) University of Zagreb, founded in 1919, is the leading higher education and scientific institution in the field of agriculture and related sciences in the Republic of Croatia, occupying an important position within the country's educational, scientific and research system. The FAZ organization is based on 28 departments with 417 members of the staff and 6 experimental stations.

    Aims and Scope

    The Croatian Journal of Fisheries (CJF) is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the CJF’s articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges (APCs) prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author (see Copyright). This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. To facilitate this the CJF depends upon the financial underwriting provided by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Faculty of Agriculture, Croatian Chamber of Economy, journal subscribers, the goodwill of its editorial team and the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers.


    Commercial distribution of journal articles in any form (printed or digital) is strictly forbidden. All published content in CJF is licensed under Creative commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 licence. Authors of articles published in CJF retain the copyright of their articles and they are free to reproduce and disseminate their work under the terms of the Creative commons Attribution which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

    Why subscribe and read:

    CJF is an English-language (additional abstract in Croatian language) peer-reviewed quarterly journal, publishing original research papers from the wide area of fisheries. It contains editorials, original scientific papers, preliminary and short communications, review papers, professional papers and supplements to fishing profession authored by researchers from all over the world, who appreciate fast, fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field of our profile. CJF reviewers have prompt and rapid response to the authors according to the schedule. At the time of paper submission, author will get unique paper ID and can check their paper status online. Also, CJF has simple and standard Template which can ease the submission procedure.

    Why submit:

    By submitting manuscripts in Croatian Journal of Fisheries authors can rely on fast peer review process and thorough editing by sector experts. CJF changed the Editorial Board to the Associate Editors system. In this way papers are more rigorously reviewed and the reviewing process is much faster. Consequently, the published papers are of much better quality.

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    Editorial Information

    Daniel Matulić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia
    Tea Tomljanović, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia ttomljanovic@agr.hr

    Zdenek Adamek, University of South Bohemia, Vodnany, Czech Republic
    Ivana Buj, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Zexia Gao, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
    Jorg Freyhof, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB, Germany
    Jonathan Gardner, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    Ana Gavrilović, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Leon Grubišić, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia
    Predrag Ivanković, University of Mostar, BiH
    Pavel Jurajda, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
    Damir Kapetanović, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
    Goran Klobučar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Duje Lisičić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Kai Lorenzen, University of Florida, USA
    Danilo Mrdak, University of Montenegro, Faculty of Science, Montenegro
    Ewen McLean, Claflin University, South Carolina, USA
    Perica Mustafić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Marina Piria, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Anđelko Opačak, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
    Meta Povž, Umbra, Institute of Natural Sciences, Slovenia
    Predrag Simonović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Raghavan Rajeev, Conservation Research Group (CRG), St. Albert’s College, India
    Ossur Skarpheđinsson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Island
    Merica Slišković, University of Split, Croatia
    Åsa Strand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Maria Špoljar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Douglas Tave, Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium, USA
    Ivančica Ternjej, University of Zagreb, Faculty of science, Croatia
    Marija Tomec, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
    Tomislav Treer, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Irena Vardić Smrzlić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
    Teppo Vehannen, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI), Finland
    Sanja Vidaček, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Lorenzo Vilizzi, Muğla Sıtkı Kocman University, Turkey
    Davor Zanella, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    Language Editors
    Jugana Sinovčić, Croatia
    Kyleisha Foote, Massey University, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand

    Technical Editors
    Daniel Matulić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia
    Tea Tomljanović, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

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    Email: ribarstvo@agr.hr

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