The BOLETIM DO INSTITUTO DE PESCA (BIP; IP/SAA) - ISSN 0046-9939 (printed version); ISSN 1678-2305 (online version) - is the open access scientific journal. Published since 1971, the Boletim is the first scientific journal focused on the areas of Fishing, Aquaculture and Limnology in Brazil and provides a historical overview of the development of fisheries and aquaculture research in Brazil and abroad.
Its impact factor in JCR (2019/2020) is 0.556.
The BIP publishes results of basic and applied research, which contribute to a better understanding of the aquatic environment, as well as the development of technologies for the production of aquatic organisms (fish, prawns, shrimps, among others).
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.
All paper submitted to the BIP will be evaluated preliminarily by the Editorial Board. The initial selection of manuscripts will be performed after evaluation of the adequacy to the norms of submission, originality, quality and scientific merit. If overcome this initial screening will be sent to two expert reviewers in the covered area.
The evaluation process used by the Editorial Board of Instituto de Pesca is the system by peers "blind review", i.e., confidentiality of the identity of both authors and reviewers, which will be maintained throughout the process.
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).
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, recommended to maximize the dissemination and use of licensed materials.
A volume is published annually with 4 issues. Eventually, special volumes are published.