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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Types of papers that can be submitted for consideration by the Editorial Board are:
  • a) Original research papers
  • b) Conference papers
  • c) Preliminary reports
  • d) Short communications
within the board field of marine and fishery sciences, referring preferably to the area of the Mediterranean or dealing with other areas, providing they relate to the Mediterranean in some aspect.

Submission of manuscripts

We kindly ask authors to carefully follow the Instructions to Authors. We shall not be able to consider inappropriately arranged papers for further processing due to latter technical problems.

The official language of the journal Acta Adriatica is English. Summaries, Title and Author's addresses of all papers submitted in English will be translated into Croatian by the Editorial Board.

Preparation of manuscripts

Papers should be submitted in doc format (example: paper.doc).  If the author(s) use some other alternative text processors, the paper should be submitted in ASCII code.

Manuscripts should, in general be organized in the following manner:
  • Title, Author(s) name(s) (with/indicate e-mail address),
  • Affiliation(s) - in italics,
  • Abstract,
  • Key words,
  • Introduction,
  • Material and methods,
  • Results,
  • Discussion (or Results and Discussion),
  • Conclusions,
  • Acknowledgements,
  • References,
  • Tables,
  • Figure captions.

For Croatian scientists a summary in Croatian providing the complete title, name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s). The titles of chapters (Introduction, ect.) should be typed in block capitals. Titles and subtitles should be typed on a separate line and not interfere. For the text please use Times New Roman with font size 11, for names in capitals, size 9. Names of autors in species quotations please write in lowercase.

Measurements should be given in International System of Units (SI).

Key words should be identified by using ASFA theasaurus aviable online at: www.

Vouchers of the material used in biological papers should be clearly quoted.

Maximum number of pages for each paper in final version is 25.


Text citations are given as SMITH (1974) or (SMITH, 1974). If reference is made in the text written by more than two authors, the first author should be followed by et al. (SMITH et al., 1974). In the list of references all authors must be mentioned. Surnames of authors are written with a comma and initial: SMITH, D. The initials of any additional co-authors, excluding the first, precede the surname: SMITH, D. & A. ROBERTS; SMITH, D., A. ROBERTS & R. BLACK.

The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors names and chronologically per author. If an author on the list is also mentioned with co-authors, the following order shouled be used: publications of a single author arranged chronologically, followed by publications of the same author with more than one co-author. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1974a, b, c etc., both in the text citations and in the list of references.

Journal abbreviations should be in accordance with the World List of Scientific Periodicals.

References should be arranged in the following manner:

  • Periodicals:
    • WALNE, P.R. 1964. Observation on the fertility of the oyster (Ostrea edulis). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 44: 293-310.
    • FALCONER, D.S. & M. LATYSZEWSKI. 1965. The environment in relation to selection for size in mice. J. Genet., 51: 67-80.
    • AULSTAND, D., T. GJEDREM & B. SKJERVOLD. 1972. Genetic and environmental sources of variations in length of rainbow (Salmo gairdneri). J. Fish. Board Can., 29: 237-241.
  • Books:
    • BOOLOOTIAN, R.A. 1966. Physiology of Echinodermata. Interscience Publisher. New York, N.Y., 882 pp.
    • ALEXANDER, G., J.P. SIGNORE & E.S.E. HAFEZ. 1974. Behavioural aspects of reproduction. In: E.S.E. Hafez (Editor). Reproduction in Farm Animals. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia. Pa., pp. 222-254.
  • Edited symposia:
    • O’CONNOR, C. 1975. Reproductive periodicities and population dynamics of some New South Wales sea urchins with a view to open sea culture. In: G. Persoone and E. Jaspers (Editors). 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, 17-23 September, Vol. 1. Universal press, Wetteren, Belgium, pp. 285-301.
  • Quoting only one page:
    • SINOVČIĆ, G. 1995. First data on some aspects of biology and population dynamics of Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus L. In the Adriatic. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 34: p. 258.
  • Theses:
    • DABROWSKI, K. 1976. Studies on the utilisation of non-protein compounds in common carp nutrition. Thesis, University of Olsztyn, 96 pp.

    If referred text is mimeographed, the note (mimeo) should be added at the end of the reference.

  • The papers which are not written in English, should be referred in original language with translated title in English (in brackets):
    • GAMULIN-BRIDA, H. & A. POŽAR-DOMAC. 1974a. Bentoske biocenoze Jadranskog mora kao novi izvori hrane i raznih sirovina s posebnim obzirom na spužve i koralje (Benthic biocoenoses of the Adriatic as new sources of food and various raw materials, with special consideration for sponges and corals). Acta Adriat., 16(4): 71-95.
  • The titles translated in English should indicate the original language in brackets:
    • TOULGA, M. 1977. The studies on population dynamics of red mullet (Mullus barbatus, Lin. 1758) in Izmir Bay (in Turkish). Ege University, Journal of Faculty of Science, Series B, C.I., S. 2:175-194.


Tables should be written on separate sheets and numbered consecutively with all remaining pages. Tables are numbered using Arabic numerals. Avoid vertical lines. Avoid unnecessary bolded text. For the legends use Times New Roman font size 9 (italics).


Graphs, maps and other illustrations should be of such a size as to allow a reduction by a factor of 4.

Figures captions should be typed in italics on a separate sheet of the manuscript. They should be referred to in the text:
  • They showed no differences in survival (Fig. 1).
  • The corresponding values of the test solutions are shown in Fig. 1.
Photographs with high quality resolution (300 dpi) are also acceptable. Preferable size of photos is 15x10cm. Originals of illustrations and photographs are required.

Latin names

Latin names of genera and species should be printed in italics.


Proofs will be sent to author (first named author if no corresponding author is identified of multi-authored papers) and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typsetting erors.


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