(Updated February, 2017)


The rules of Boletim do Instituto de Pesca may change. So be sure to check them before making the submission of a new article or note.

The BOLETIM DO INSTITUTO DE PESCA (BIP), ISSN 0046-9939(print) and ISSN 1678-2305 (online), site: http://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/index.php/publicacoes/boletim-do-instituto-de-pesca, is currently ranked at WEBQUALISas B1 in Animal Science/Fisheries Resources, Environmental Sciences and Food Sciences and as B2: Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences I. Its impact factor in JCR is 0.525.

The electronic files containing the original and other required documents should be sent to the Editorial Board of Instituto de Pesca, by e-mail: Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo..

The BIP is intended to publish original documents (scientific articles and scientific notes) that contribute to the expansion of knowledge in fisheries (fishing technology, fisheries biology, sociology and economy fishing), aquaculture, aquatic ecology, technology and fish inspection and pathology of aquatic organisms.

A volume is published annually with the relevant number of issues.

The evaluation process used by the Editorial Board of Instituto de Pesca is the system by peers "blind review", ie confidentiality of the identity of both authors and reviewers, which will be maintained throughout the process.

The journal also accepts and encourages submissions of articles written in English or Spanish. In case of non-native authors from countries that speak these languages, the article must be reviewed by a specialist who himself Editorial Board of Instituto de Pescamay indicate.

All paper submitted to the BIP will be evaluated preliminarily by the Editorial Boardand, if overcome this initial screening will be sent to two expert reviewers in the covered area. The publication will be made only with the approval of the document by the reviewers, being the Editorial Board of Instituto de Pescafinal decision accepted.

The selection of items will be based on originality, quality and scientific merit.

The Editorial Board will take care that the reviewers of each article are compulsorily of different institutions of origin of those authors.

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca has a tracking policy for plagiarism. Items that are detected will be automatically denied and returned.

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca uses the software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. The software checks content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage of overlap between the uploaded article and the published material. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca allows an overall similarity of 20% for a manuscript to be considered for publication.

The views expressed in the papers are the sole responsibility of their authors. The original Boletim do Instituto de Pesca reserves the right to make minor adjustments in order to maintain the uniformity of publication.

Types of Papers

Scientific paper

Paper resulting from scientific research, presenting original data obtained in a planned manner, based on scientifically accepted methods, strictly controlled and appropriate statistical planning that can be replicated and generalized. The discussion should be careful with sound scientific basis; should not be limited to comparisons of the results with the literature, but present inferences, assumptions and arguments about what was studied.

Short communications

Short communication unprecedented result of scientific research, whose immediate disclosure is justified, but with insufficient information to form a scientific article. Included in this category describing a technique, the record of the discovery of a new species, observations and results of surveys of experiments that can not be repeated, and other unique situations. It must have the same rigor of a scientific article and contain the elements necessary to assess the arguments presented.


Served Cost

The cost is US$ 15.00 (fifteen dollars) per final page typeset for publication. In the submission of the act is required a deposit of US$ 30.00 (thirty dollars) non-refundable, but deducted from the final cost of approved items.

To transfer


Beneficiary: Fundação de apoio a pesquisa agrícola – FUNDAG

Bank: Banco do Brasil S/A

Branch: 3360-X – Empresarial Campinas

Account: 4200-5

Beneficiary Route Number: BRASBRRJCAS

Beneficiary Account Number: 0013360X0000042005

Beneficiary Payment Method: R-SWIFT

Beneficiary address: Av. Jesuíno Marcondes Salgado, nº 160 – Nova Campinas, ZIP CODE 13090-732 – Campinas/SP - Brasil


Paper submission

The paper must be sent by e-mail, duly identified in Microsoft Word file.

In paper involving the handling of vertebrates should be sent a certificate that the research was approved by the Ethics Committee and Biosafety research institution of origin.

After the approval of the paper, shall be submitted to the Editorial Board the Copyright Assignment and Authorization document for publication in Electronic Media, containing only the signature of the author responsible for the submission of paper, and whose model is: http://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/index.php/publicacoes/boletim-do-instituto-de-pesca

Paper analysis

1. The submitted paper will be primarily evaluated by the Editorial Board.

2. After preliminary approval by the Editorial Board, and the chronological order of receipt, the paper is sent to at least two reviewers of recognized expertise. Then, if necessary, return to the (s) author (s) for changes / corrections. The return of the text may occur more than once, if the (s) author (s) request (in).

3. The paper will be accepted for publication if you have two favorable opinions, or rejected when at least two opinions are unfavorable. In case of conflicting opinions among reviewers, the paper is sent to a third reviewer.

4. The accepted paper will return to the (s) author (s) to finalize any proposed changes and perform rigorous review before the document is submitted to the process of editing and formatting the Boletim do Instituto de Pesca style. The deadline for return of this final revised version will be seven days.

Important: if the paper is rejected in the preliminary assessment of the editorial board (for the inadequacy of the BIP standards for not fit the theme of the journal scope for redaction problems [linguistic, morphological and syntax inadequacies] or lack of technical quality) or the final evaluation of the reviewers "ad hoc", the deposit will not be refunded or can be reused for other submissions of the authors.

Final dispositions

Omissions will be evaluated by the Editorial Board of Instituto de Pesca.



General instructions

The paper must be typed in Microsoft Word text editor, according to the following format: Book Antiqua font, size 11; line spacing: 1.5; page size: A4; left and right margins: 2.5 cm; top and bottom margins: 3.0 cm; maximum number of pages, including Figure (s) and / or table (s) and References: Scientific Paper: up to 25 pages; Short communications: up to 15 pages. Lines should be numbered sequentially, from first to last page. Pages should also be numbered.

Scientific paper structure

The Scientific paper format should follows the order: Title (written in English and Portuguese; the same for Spanish), Author(s), institutional addresses (complete) and electronic, Abstract and Keywords (written in English and Portuguese too; also in Spanish), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (optional) References.

The Title, Abstract and Keywords must be translated to English, in the case of papers written in Portuguese or Spanish, and Portuguese, in the case of papers written in English or Spanish.

The terms: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References should be aligned to the left and spelled in capital letters and bold.


Must be clear and concise (not to extend for more than two lines or ten words) written in Portuguese and English and, if applicable, in Spanish, English and Portuguese. It should be written in capital letters and centered on the page. In the case of paper with financial support, inform on the first page where the financing agent, indicated with an asterisk, also affixed to the end of the title. It is recommended that is not inserted the scientific name of the species and the reference to its descriptor, unless it is essential (for poorly known species).


(Are) to be presented (s) complete (s) and direct order (first and surname), with only the surname by which the (s) author (s) must (m) be identified (s) in capital letters. The affiliation (s) of author (s) as well as a complete mailing address and an e-mail should be placed on the first page, following the authors' names, being identified (s) by Arabic numbers, separated by commas when necessary.

Note: It not be accepted more than six authors

ABSTRACT  and Key words

The abstract must contain concisely the objectives, methodology, results and conclusions, using a maximum of 200 (two hundred) words. It must be written so that the reader is interested in reading the entire paper.

Keywords: at least three (3) and at most six (6) written in small letters and separated by semicolons. It should not repeat words already in the title.


Should occupy preferably no more than two pages, with the scientific problem to be solved and its importance (rationale for conducting the paper), and the development / current status of the researched subject. The last paragraph must express the objective, being consistent with that contained in the abstract.


Must briefly describe the applied methodology, organized preferably in the order of application and so the experiment can be reproduced. This item may vary depending on the thematic nature of the document, but in general should contain a description of the site sampling procedure, frequency, period, instrument and methods, other relevant variables or the design of the experiment, the description of the treatments and variables, the number of repetitions and characteristics of the experimental unit. It should contain information about the statistical methodos and data transformations. One should avoid unnecessary detail, the description of extensive use of current techniques and the use of unusual abbreviations.


The results should be presented separately from the discussion. And this can be done literally or under the form of tables and / or figures. Data presented in tables or figures should not be systematically repeated in the text.


Should be numbered with Arabic numerals and legend placed on the top of the table. It is recommended that the data presented in tables are not repeated in graphics, unless absolutely necessary. Tables should have a maximum of 16 cm wide. Should be avoided whenever possible, tables in a "landscape". Abbreviations should also be avoided unless for measuring units. If necessary, however, should have their meaning indicated in caption under the table.

Figures (graphs, drawings, maps or photos):

Should be no more than 16 cm wide and 21 cm high, numbered in Arabic numerals, with self-explanatory title below. Words in graphs and maps should be readable font. It is recommended not insert graphics, maps or photos in tables or frames. Graphics should not have grid lines or edges.

Original drawings, maps and photos should be sent in separate files, preferably in digital format "tif" or "jpeg, and allow reduction to 16 cm or 7.5 cm wide without loss of resolution.


Should be prepared and not just a comparison of data obtained with the available literature. Should focus on and demonstrate the main ideas and contributions made by paper, as well as comment on whether there is need for further research or on any limitations found. Avoid repeating already figures in the results.


Should be clear, concise and respond to the objective of the study.

Acknowledgements (optional)

Should be succinct, directed the institution or person who has effectively contributed to the realization of the paper. Preferably should not exceed five lines.



Should  follow the similar order of the scientific paper containing Title, Author, institutional addresses and electronic, Summary, Keywords, Title in English, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Methods, Results (s) and, eventually, Discussion, Acknowledgement (s) (optional) and References. Results and Discussion in this case may be presented as a single item.

The format follows the same pattern, but with a maximum 15 pages (including tables and figures).

Note: It not be accepted more than six authors


REFERENCES (for ALL types of paper)

Should be presented in alphabetical order of surname of the authors, unnumbered.

Should contain the names of all authors, publication year, article title (in full) and periodical (also full), volume number and / or editing and number and / or page range.

The accuracy and appropriateness of the references that have been cited in the text are those of the author.

Dissertations and theses should be avoided as references. However, it is accepted when absolutely necessary, but should be available online.

Papers completed undergraduate and abstracts presented at conferences are not valid references.

Note: inadequacies in the references also result in the refusal of paper and not return submission rate.

Text citations

Use the system author/date, ie the author's last name in capital letters and the year in which the paper was published. Examples:

* For an author: "MIGHELL (1975) observed ..."; "According to AZEVEDO (1965), the spawning ..."; "These statements were confirmed in later papers (WAKAMATSU, 1973)."

* For two authors: "RICHTER and EFANOV (1976) researching ..." If the article being submitted is written in English use "and" (RICHTER and EFANOV, 1976), in Spanish, use "y" (EFANOV y RICHTER, 1976).

* For three or more authors: the first author should be followed by "et al." (in italics). Example: "SOARES et al. (1978) found ... "or" This fact was found in Africa (SOARES et al., 1978). "

* To the same author in different years of documents, respecting chronological order, separated by commas year. Example: "According to SILVA (1980, 1985) ..."

* When citing several authors sequentially, the chronological order of publication year should be respected and separated by semicolons. Example: "... in commercial nurseries (SILVA, 1980; FERREIRA, 1999; GIAMAS and BARBIERI, 2002) ...."


Citations in the REFERENCES list


# Papers are listed as follows:

BARBIERI, E.; BONDIOLI, A.C.V.; DE MELO, C.B.; HENRIQUES, M.B.2014 Nitrite toxicity to Litopenaeus schmitti (Burkenroad, 1936, Crustacea) at different salinity levels. Aquaculture Research, 47(4): 1260-1268.


References should be ordered alphabetically by last name of the first author. If there is more than one paper with the same last name, it is considered the chronological order and, continuing the coincidence, the alphabetical order of the third reference element.

Recalling after the authors' names, enter the year of publication, article title, journal title (in italics, and that, to repeat, MUST NOT BE SHORT), volume (also in italics), the issue and the number / page range.


# The citation dissertation and thesis, types of documents that can be used only when necessary ABSOLUTELY and is available online, it must be made as follows:

BERNADOCHI, L.C. 2012 Captação de sementes em coletores artificiais e cultivo da ostra perlífera Pinctada imbricata (Mollusca: Pteriidae), São Paulo, Brasil. São Paulo. 75f. (Dissertação de Mestrado. Instituto de Pesca, APTA). Disponível em: <http://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/index.php/pos-graduacao/dissertacoes-defendidas> Acesso em: 22 ago. 2014.


# To book, also used only when necessary ABSOLUTELY, the citation should be:

GOMES, F.P. 1978 Curso de estatística experimental. 8ª ed. Piracicaba: Escola Superior de

Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz”. 430p.

ENGLE, R.F.; GRANGER, C.W.J. 1991 Long-run economic relationship: readings in cointegration. New York: Oxford University Press. 301p.

NEW, M.B.; VALENTI, W.C.; TIDWELL, J.H.; D’ABRAMO, L.R.; KUTTY, M.N. Freshwater prawns: biology and farming. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. 544 p.


# Book chapter or publication on collective paper, is cited:

MORAES-VALENTI, P.; VALENTI, W.C. 2010 Culture of the Amazon river prawn Macrobrachium amazonicum. In: NEW, M.B.; VALENTI, W.C.; TIDWELL, J.H.; D’ABRAMO, L.R.; KUTTY, M.N. Freshwater prawns: biology and farming. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. p. 485-501.


# Laws, Decrees, Normative Ordinances and instructions are included in the list as follows:

BRASIL, 1988 CONSTITUIÇÃO DA REPÚBLICA FEDERATIVA DO BRASIL. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília, 05 de outubro de 1988, nº. 191-A, Seção 1, p. 1.

BRASIL, 2000 LEI nº. 9.985, de 18 de julho de 2000. Regulamenta o Art. 225, § 1º., incisos I, II, III, e VII da Constituição Federal, institui o Sistema Nacional de Unidades de Conservação da Natureza e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília, 19 de julho de 2000, nº. 138, Seção 1: p. 45.

BRASIL, 1990 DECRETO nº. 98.897, de 30 de janeiro de 1990. Dispõe sobre as reservas extrativistas e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília, 31 de janeiro de 1990, nº. 22, Seção 1, p. 2.

BRASIL, 2007 INSTRUÇÃO NORMATIVA nº. 02, de 18 de setembro de 2007. Disciplina as diretrizes, normas e procedimentos para formação e funcionamento do Conselho Deliberativo de Reserva Extrativista e de Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Diário Oficial da União, 20 de setembro de 2007, nº. 182, Seção 1, p. 102.

ICMBIO – Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade. 2010b PORTARIA nº. 77, de 27 de agosto de 2010. Cria o Conselho Deliberativo da Reserva Extrativista Marinha de Arraial do Cabo/RJ. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília, 01 de setembro de 2010, nº. 168, Seção 1: p. 69.


2. ELECTRONIC REFERENCES (journals published exclusively online, documents  online consulted)


LAM, M.E.; PAULY. D. 2010 Who is right to fish? Evolving a social contract for ethical fisheries. Ecology and Society, 15(3): 16. [online] URL: <http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art16/>

CASTRO, P.M.G. (sem data, on line) A pesca de recursos demersais e suas transformações temporais. Disponível em: <http://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/textos.php> Acesso em: 3 set. 2014.

TOLEDO PIZA, A.R.; LOBÃO, V.L.; FAHL, W.O. 2003 Crescimento de Achatina fulica (gigante africano) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) em função da densidade de estocagem. In: REUNIÃO ANUAL DA SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA PARA O PROGRESSO DA CIÊNCIA, 55, Recife, 14-18 jul./2003. Anais... Recife: Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência. 1 CD-ROM.



1. Formula, expression and mathematical equation

If without special characters can be inserted in the text. Example: Weight Gain = end Weight - initial weight. If you have special characters, must appear in isolated line.

2. Measurement units

It should be presented in the International System of Units. Example: 10 m²; 100 fish m-1; 20 t ha-1.

3. Number of decimal places

Should be standardized for all text. For example, spelled the length of the specimens sampled to one decimal place, throughout the text the figures for this parameter should be spelled with one decimal place.

4. Appendices and attachments

They should be included only when essential to understand the paper. It will be left to the Reviewers and Editors the final decision to include them in the publication or not.