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Croatian Journal of Fisheries

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2016
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Genetics, Biotechnology, Ecology, other
Journal Metrics
Cite Score

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.

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.

Rejection rate:

  • 30%


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Tea Tomljanović
, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

Zdenek Adamek, University of South Bohemia, Vodnany, Czech Republic
Jacopo Aguzzi, Marine Science Institute, Spain
Ivana Buj, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Luca Camanzi, University of Bologna, Italy
Alexis Conides, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
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
Yeamin Hossain, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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
Daniel Matulić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia
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
Predrag Simonović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Sanja Matić Skoko, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia
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
Ivančica Ternjej, University of Zagreb, Faculty of science, 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, University of Łódź, Poland
Davor Zanella, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Language Editor
Jugana Sinovčić, Croatia

Technical Editor
Tea Tomljanović, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

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Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Peer review

Principles peer reviewers should adhere to:

Review all articles objectively, without bias or favouritism based upon the origin of the article, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation or age of the authors, or commercial considerations. Review articles solely in subject areas in which they have expertise. Before consenting to review an article, ensure sufficient time and resource availability to complete a comprehensive assessment of the article in a timely manner. Decline to review articles that create a conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof, which can arise from the content of the article, its authors and/or its funders. When in doubt, peer reviewers should disclose the potential conflict of interest to the publisher and seek advice before proceeding with the review. Provide reviews that are constructive and impartial, devoid of any hostile, inflammatory, libellous, unfair or unnecessarily derogatory comments. During and after the peer review process, maintain the confidentiality of unpublished articles and refrain from discussing them with others. Refrain from using research or information contained in unpublished articles for any purpose, including personal gain or the advantage or disadvantage of any other person or organisation. Promptly disclose to an article’s editor that the article has not properly cited its sources, or contains errors or material omissions.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The Croatian Journal of Fisheries has no publication charges.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2016
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Genetics, Biotechnology, Ecology, other
Journal Metrics
Cite Score