(Updated February 2019)

*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/publicacoes/boletim-do-instituto-de-pesca. Its impact factor in JCR (2016/2017) 0,349.

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.

Published papers present results from both fundamental as well as applied, or directed research.

Emphasis is given to results on interdisciplinary contributions, on innovative methodological or technical developments, on items with wide general applicability, and on local or regional experiments that can be a source of inspirations to other regions.

In terms of editorial management, the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is used, an editorial system that is used in Brazil under the name of Electronic Journaling System (Sistema Eletrônico de Editoração de Revistas - SEER) customized by the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia – IBICT).

A volume is published annually with the relevant with 4 issues.

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca will still accept publications in English only. Translation costs will be borne by the authors. 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 Pesca may indicate.

Why to publish in Boletim do Instituto de Pesca?

Open access journals are freely available via the Internet for immediate worldwide open access to the full text of articles serving the best interests of the international research community. Open access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal.

Publishing in Boletim do Instituto de Pesca

Your article will be peer-reviewed and made available on-line very fast. All interested readers can read, download, and/or print open access articles (or the whole journal) at no cost. Your article can be read by potentially millions of readers (which is incomparable to publishing in a traditional journal) what increases the potential to obtain more citations and consequently an increase on the impact index.


All paper submitted to the BIP will be evaluated preliminarily by the Editorial Board, 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 Boletim do Instituto de Pesca final decision accepted.

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

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. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editorial Board will take care that the reviewers of each article are compulsorily of different institutions of origin of those authors. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. 

Plagiarism Policy

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca has a tracking policy for plagiarism. Items that are detected will be automatically denied and returned. This journal aims to publish original high quality research work. Submission of manuscript to this journal indicates that the study has not been published anywhere or not been submitted elsewhere for publication. If author(s) are using any part of published paper (in English or any other language), they should give proper reference or in any case, if required they should get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder (whichever is suitable). Plagiarized manuscripts would not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is found in any published paper after internal investigation, a letter would be immediately sent to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agency, if applied and subsequently the paper will be retracted.

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.

Author rights

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca  (BIP) uses the CC BY License for all articles published after March 2018. The CC BY License allows others to distribute, remix, adapt and create from their work, even for purposes duly quoted. It is the most flexible license of all available licenses. It is recommended to maximize the dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Thus, by submitting your article to the BIP, the author agrees to its publication under the CC BY License, mentioned above. Consistent with this license, the BIP also follows the recommendations of the DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals - which encourages the publication of open access journals. In this way, once you have your article approved and published, the author retains all copyright and copyrights of the published version, transferring to the magazine the right to publish and keep updated this version of official registration, under the terms indicated above. The authors are encouraged to archive this version of official registration, published by BIP, both in social media dedicated to scientific communication and in personal or institutional repositories.

As the author, you (or your employer or institution) have some rights to reuse your work, always bearing in mind the terms of the above CC BY license. In this case, the authors have the right to:

  • Share your article in the same manner as allowed to third parties, under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY license, provided that the work used is referenced and quoted:
  • Preserve patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Appropriate allocation and credit for the published work.


Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in two places: 1. A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file (if double-blind) or the manuscript file (if single-blind). If there are no interests to declare then please state this: Declarations of interest: none This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted. 2. Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal's official records. It is important for potential interests to be declared in both places and that the information matches.


Animal and Human rights 

In works that involve the manipulation of vertebrates, a certificate must be sent that the research was approved by the Ethics and Biosafety Committee of the institution of origin of the research. Human Research Also, a certificate that the project was approved by the Ethics Committee in Research with Human Beings should be sent in case of socioeconomic or ethno-ecological studies. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed


Ethical Standards

The act of publishing involves the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher and there are clear responsibilities that all involved to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article. 

The Boletim do Instituto de Pesca is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow the Council of Science Editors (CSE) that has set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements, with respect to: Monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics by editorial board; Rules for retracting articles; Maintaining the integrity of the academic record; Precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards; Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. Banning any form of plagiarism and/or fraudulent data.

The Chief Editor, Associate Editors and Editorial Board guarantee the needs of readers and authors, ensure the quality of the material they publish, maintain the integrity of  the academic record, guarantee intellectual standards and are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies in the implementation of Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics, intellectual and ethical standards.


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$ 30.00 (thirty dollars) per final page typeset for publication. For Brazilians this cost per page will be R$ 90.00 (ninety Reais).

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


The proof of deposit or transfer must be sent to the e-mail of the Editorial Committee (Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo.).

In order not to be paralyzed the paper evaluation process and FUNDAG payment receipt, authors must send the following information: Name, CPF only Brasilians), telephone and full address (include the neighborhood and zip code). Without the filer's ID, the job evaluation process will not start.

For the issuance of FUNDAG payment receipt, the authors must send the following data: Name, CPF, telephone and full address (include the zip code).



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:

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, Material and 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, Material and 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 Keywords

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.


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, Material and 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

Text citations

Use the system author/date, ie the author's last name 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 ...

* For three or more authors: the first author should be followed by "et al." (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.


Barbieri, E.; Coa, F.; Rezende, K.F.O. 2016. The exotic species Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) occurrence in Cananeia, Iguape and Ilha Comprida lagoon estuary complex. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, 42(3): 479-485. http://dx.doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305.2016v42n1p479.

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 (to repeat, MUST NOT BE SHORT), volume, 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/dissertacoes.pg.php> 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Measurement units

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

  1. 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.

  1. Appendices and attachments

Not accepted