Peer Review Process

Octopus: Journal of Fisheries Science applies a Double-blind Peer Review Process. All submitted manuscripts are read by the Chief Editor of Octopus: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan initially for table evaluation. Submissions that are inappropriate in terms of focus and scope will be rejected immediately without external review. Submissions that are evaluated of potential interest to our readers will be assigned to the relevant section editor for further handling. The section editor will ask at least two scientists to review the manuscript. Based on comments from reviewers, Section Editors, and Chief Editors will make a decision on the manuscript.

Determination of articles to be published in Octopus: Journal of Fisheries Sciences was carried out through double blind peer review by considering two main aspects, namely: relevance and contribution of articles on medical and health theory and practice development. Editors and reviewers provide constructive feedback on the evaluation results to the author. Editor in Chief of Octopus: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan has the right to determine which manuscripts will be published in the journal.

The manuscript review process usually takes 4 to 12 weeks. This review period depends on the duration of the editor and reviewer in reviewing the manuscript. If the old author does not get confirmation from Octopus: Journal of Fisheries Sciences, the author can confirm via email at The stages of the review process implemented in Octopus: Journal of Fisheries Sciences are as follows:

  • Submission of manuscripts is only processed online, namely OJS Octopus: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan, website:
  • The submitted manuscripts will be checked according to the focus and scope of Octopus: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan. The editor will inform you whether the manuscript is in accordance with the focus and scope of Octopus: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan. If appropriate, the next process will be carried out. If not, we will recommend submission to other journals. Octopus Editor: Jurnal Ilmu Perikanan will immediately notify you via email.
  • Then the script will be checked with Turnitin (similarity check). If the similarity level is more than 20%, then the manuscript will be asked to be corrected or rejected by the Editor in Chief of Octopus. This decision is entirely the prerogative of the editor in chief of the Octopus and cannot be contested.
  • Then, the manuscript will be reviewed at the editorial level to determine whether it is sufficient to contribute to the development of science and practice in the field of medicine. The editor will inform the author of the results of this review. Manuscripts that pass this stage will be continued to the review stage by two peer reviewers.
  • For manuscripts received with revisions (minor or major) will contain comments from peer reviewers and are returned to the authors for revision. Referring to the policies on Octopus, reviewers only provide suggestions whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Meanwhile, the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the manuscript rests with the editorial staff and editor in chief.
  • Authors are given time to revise the manuscript no later than one month. Additional time for revisions should be asked to the editor via email ( If there is no notification after the specified period, the author is considered to have resigned.
  • Manuscripts that have gone through the final revision and are accepted by the editorial staff will be published in Octopus in the edition determined by the editor in chief. The author can ask the editor in chief whether he wants to publish his article in a certain edition (volume and numbers). For this purpose, the author must submit a written request to the editor in chief of Octopus by emailing Octopus.