All manuscripts, whether presented orally or by poster at the Symposium, can be submitted for publication in a special issue of Journal of Sea Research. Manuscripts will be subjected to the normal review process of the journal. Accepted papers will be published in two special volumes scheduled for the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019.


Deadline for submission
The deadline for submission of manuscripts is February 1, 2018


The submission website for this journal is located at: 

To ensure that your manuscripts is correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important to select the name of the special issue when you upload the manuscripts: VSI: 10th IFS 


Guidelines for authors
Author instructions can be found in the Journal of Sea Research home page.

Your submission should also include a cover letter stating Proceedings 10th IFS and the names of 4 potential (international) reviewers.

1. Author(s) will receive an e-mail in which the submission of their manuscript is confirmed along with a reference number for their manuscript.
2. Guest editors will make a preliminary decision on whether the manuscript will be sent out for review. Selection criteria are in line with the scope of the journal, quality of the manuscript and especially whether the paper contributes to our knowledge in one of the fields of the flatfish symposium topics.
3. Papers selected for review will be sent out to three independent reviewers.
4. The editorial decision will include at least two referee reports. In case of large differences in opinion between referees, the manuscript may be sent out for additional reviews.
5. Except for papers that are rejected, authors will be invited to present a revised version of their paper in which the comments raised by the reviewers are addressed.
6. Revised versions of manuscripts will generally be reviewed and dealt with by the guest editors although additional external reviewing may be considered in some cases.
7. Authors will receive the editorial decision of the guest editors.
8. Authors will receive the final decision by the editorial board of the Journal of Sea Research.


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