Guideline to contributors
The Japanese Society of Fish Pathology



The Japanese Society of Fish Pathology News Volume and Number

THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF FISH PATHOLOGY

The Japanese Society of Fish Pathology (formerly the Japan Research Group of Fish Pathology) was organized in 1966. Its objectives are promotion of studies of fish pathology and dissemination of knowledge about fish diseases and related subjects. Persons interested in the Society and its objectives are eligible for membership. Annual due for a foreign member is 8,000 Japanese Yen or equivalent foreign currency payable to the Society. Due should be prepaid. Membership includes subscription to the journal, and members will receive all back issues published in the current year. Correspondence relating to subscriptions should be directed to the Exhibition Technologies shown in the following "Membership Application".

The journal, FISH PATHOLOGY, publishes research articles, short communications, notes and reviews on disease phenomena of fishes and shellfishes. It is issued quarterly: the volume is open on the March issue and closed on the December issue. Articles are accompanied with an English abstract of about 200 or 100 words. The guideline for contributors is printed in the forward supplement of the June issue of each volume.

SOCIETY OFFICERS (April 2011 - March 2013)
President:N. Okamoto
Vice President:K. Inou
Secretaries:T. Katagiri, O. Kurata, K. Futami and M. Sano

EDITORIAL BOARD (April 2011 - March 2013)
Editor-in-chief:T. Yoshinaga
Vice editor:T. Nakai
Senior editors:K. Kanai, T. Nishizawa and M. Ototake
Editors:K. Hatai, I. Hirono, T. Iida, T. Itami, S. Miwa, T. Nakanishi, K. Ogawa, M. Sano, M. Yoshimizu and S. Wada
Managing editor:O. Kurata
Editorial office:Laboratory of Fish Diseases, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1-7-1 Kyonan-cho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-8602, Japan (E-mail: fishpathol@nvlu.ac.jp) (Fax: +81-422-31-6796)




GUIDELINE FOR CONTRIBUTORS

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Papers prepared as electric files should be submitted via E-mail to the editorial office (see inside front cover of the latest issue). They shall be considered for publication only if they have not been published elsewhere. Papers are accepted on the basis of their originality and the discussion presented. Every paper is read and criticized by reviewers in whose field the paper lies. Final responsibility for the selection of papers rests with the editors.
Accepted papers become the permanent property of the society and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of both the society and the author(s) of the article in question.

I. RESEARCH ARTICLES
1)MANUSCRIPTS Manuscripts may be written in English or in Japanese and should be typed and double spaced on one side of A4 paper with a wide margin.
The first page of manuscripts should contain the title, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of affiliation, the name and address for correspondence (including facsimile number and e-mail address) and an abbreviated running title (50 characters or less including spaces). An English abstract of about 200 words and 3-8 key words, should be typed on the second page. The desirable organization of manuscripts is (1) introduction (no heading used in this section), (2) Materials and Methods, (3) Results, (4) Discussion, (5) Acknowledgement(s) and (6) Reference(s). The author(s) may modify the style, if necessary.
2)TABLES AND FIGURES Each table should be typed on a separate sheet. All original figures should be in a finished ready form for the photoengraver. Drawings should be made in India ink on a white paper. Photographs should be glossy prints with strong contrasts, and a scale bar should be applied to individual prints. Letters and numbers should be at least 1.5mm high in the final reproduction. Tables and figures should be arranged so as to be referenced consecutively. They are cited in the manuscript, as "Fig. 1" (not "Figure 1"), "Figs. 1 & 2","Figs. 1, 2 & 5", "Figs. 1-3", "Fig. 1A & B", "Fig. 1C-H" and "Table 1". Indicate where each figure and table should fit into the article. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce tables and figures from other publications.
3) REFERENCES
Reference list
The reference list should be in alphabetical order and include the full title thus: Journal article
Hoshina, T. (1966): On the Japanese monogenetic trematodes: a review. Fish Pathol., 1, 47-57. (In Japanese)
Secombes, S. J. and T. C. Fletcher (1992): The role of phagocytes in the protective mechanisms of fish. Ann.
Rev. Fish Dis., 2, 53-71.
Fryer, J. L., C. N. Lannan, L. H. Garces, J. J. Larenas and P. A. Smith (1990): Isolation of a rickettsiales-like organism from diseased coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Chile. Fish Pathol., 25, 107-114.
Book
Egusa, S. (1978): The infectious diseases of fishes. Koseisha Koseikaku, Tokyo, 554 p. (In Japanese)
Bauer, O. N., V. A. Musselius and Yu. A. Strelkov (1969): Diseases of pond fishes (transl. from Russian by A. Mercado). Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 220 p.
Chapter in edited book
Wedemyer, G. A., B. A. Barton and D. J. McLeay (1990): Stress and acclimation, In "Methods for fish biology"
(ed. by C. B. Schreck and P. B. Moyle). Am. Fish. Soc., Bethesda, pp. 451-489.
When more than two publications by the same first author are cited, they should be arranged according to the number of authors: single author, two authors and three or more authors. Where more than one reference is given for a single author, the publications should be listed chronologically. Publications with two authors should be arranged alphabetically, then chronologically. Publications with three or more authors should be arranged chronologically.
"Abstract of oral presentation", "Personal communication" and "Unpublished data" should not be listed as references.
References in the text
References should be cited in the text as follows.
Hoshina (1966) or (Hoshina, 1966)
Secombes and Fletcher (1992) or (Secombes and Fletcher, 1992)
Fryer et al. (1990) or (Fryer et al., 1990)
(Hoshina, 1966; Fryer et al., 1990; Aoki et al., 1995)
4)SCIENTIFIC NAMES Scientific names should appear in full the first time mentioned in the text. Omit author's names. If necessary, they should be spelled out: Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus (not Cyprinus carpio L.)
5) UNIT ABBREVIATIONS SI units are recommended. Basic SI unit abbreviations are:
Length , Area , Volume; nm (not mµ), µm (not µ), mm, cm, m, km
 mm2 , cm2 , m2 , mm3 , cm3 , m3 , µL, mL, L, kL
Mass; ng, µg, mg, kg, t, Da, kDa
Concentration; nM, µM, mM, M, % or percent, µg/L, mg/L, g/L
Time; s(not sec), min, h, day, wk, mo
Others; xg

II. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS•NOTES
1)MANUSCRIPTS Manuscripts may be written in English or in Japanese and should be typed and double spaced on one side of A4 paper with a wide margin.
The first page of manuscripts should contain the title, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of affiliation, the name and address for correspondence (including facsimile number and e-mail address) and an abbreviated running title (50 characters or less including spaces). Texts may not be divided into conventional sections. An English abstract of about 100 words and 3-5 key words should be typed on the second page of the manuscript. Manuscripts should include minimal numbers of tables, figures and references so as to be arranged within four printed pages, which are equivalent to not longer than 2,400 words, but the journal may approve cases in which articles exceed four printed pages.
2)TABLES AND FIGURES/SCIENTIFIC NAMES/UNIT ABBREVIATIONS the same as in RESEARCH ARTICLES.
3) REFERENCES References should be numbered consecutively in the order of their citation in the text. Titles of articles when cited from journals should be omitted thus:
Hoshina, T. (1966): Fish Pathol., 1, 47-57. (In Japanese)
Secombes, S. J. and T. C. Fletcher (1992): Ann. Rev. Fish Dis., 2, 53-71.
Fryer, J. L., C. N. Lannan, L. H. Garces, J. J. Larenas and P. A. Smith (1990): Fish Pathol., 25, 107-114.
Egusa, S. (1978): The infectious diseases of fishes. Koseisha Koseikaku, Tokyo, 554 p. (In Japanese)
Bauer, O. N., V. A. Musselius and Yu. A. Strelkov (1969): Disease of pond fishes (transl. from Russian by A.
Mercado). Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 220 p.
Wedemyer, G. A., B. A. Barton and D. J. McLeay (1990): In "Methods for fish biology" (ed. by C. B. Schreck and
P. B. Moyle). Am. Fish. Soc., Bethesda, pp. 451-489.
References should be cited in the text as Hoshina1), Secombes and Flethcer2) and Fryer et al.3) "Abstract of oral presentation", "Personal communication" and "Unpublished data" should not be listed as references.

REVISION OF MANUSCRIPT The editors, on the basis of the reviewers' recommendations, may return the manuscript (MS) to the author for revision. Unless an MS requiring revision is returned to the editorial office within two months, the revised MS will be treated as a new article. When sending finalized MS, a CD-R disk with the document file (name of word processing program should be noted) and the simple text file should be submitted as well as the usual paper copies.
CORRECTING PROOFS The first galley proof reading is the author's responsibility. Corrected proofs must be sent back by air mail or fax to the publisher within 48 hours from the date of receipt.
PAPER CHARGES No paper charges will be imposed to the author for any types of articles, except for special printings (e.g. color printing of photographs) at the author's request and major changes in proofs, if only allowed by the editors.
REPRINTS No free reprints will be provided. Reprints may be ordered at reasonable costs (¥15 for every two pages, ¥30 for binding and ¥15 for cover). Order for reprints must be made when proofs are returned. Postage for sending reprints will be charged to the author. The minimum quantity of a reprint order is fifty. No cover will be bound for reprints of short communications and notes. PDF file of each paper will be provided free of charge.
Original manuscripts, figures, tables or plates are not returned to the author, unless they are requested.

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