Instructions to authors


The manuscript should be typed, 1.5 or double-spaced throughout, on paper of A4 size or 8.5 x 11 inches, leaving a margin of 2 cm all around. Number pages consecutively at the top right. Use italic fonts for scientific names of genera and lower categories, as well as words derived from Latin (et al., in vitro, etc). Leave another formatting to the editor.


The sequence should be: Title, Author (s), Running Head, Abstract, Keywords, Text, Acknowledgements, Literature Cited, Address(es), E-mail Address of corresponding author, Tables, Figure Captions, and Figures.


The first page should give the Title, Author(s), and Running Head only. A running head should be simple, not exceeding 50 characters. 

The abstract should be 200 words or less.  

Keywords should be words that are not present in the title. 


Tables and figures should be self-explanatory, not requiring reference to the text. Each table should start on a separate page. Headings and format should be consistent. Vertical lines should be avoided.


Figures will be reduced to 140 mm in width and a maximum height of 205 mm, including captions.


All papers referred to in the text should be listed alphabetically by the name of the authors under the heading "Literature Cited."  For further particulars consult the following examples:


Haig, J., 1981. Three new species of Petrolisthes (Decapoda, Anomura, Porcellanidae) from the Indo-West Pacific.   Journal of Crustacean Biology, 1: 265 - 271.

Mayr, E., 1966. Animal Species and Evolution. xiv + 797 pp. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Morgan, G. J., 1987a. Two new species of Paguristes (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae) from southwestern Australia.   Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 100: 726 - 734.

Morgan, G. J., 1987b. Abbreviated development in Paguristes frontalis (Milne Edwards, 1836) (Anomura: Diogenidae) from southern Australia.   Journal of Crustacean Biology, 7: 536 - 540.

Poore, G. C. B., 1991. Crustacea Isopoda: Deep-sea Chaetiliidae (Valvifera) from New Caledonia and the Philippines.   In: A. Crosnier, (ed.), Resultats des campagnes MUSORSTOM, Volume 9. Memories du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, (Zoologie), 152: 139 - 153.

Poupin, J., & Lemaitre, R., 2003. Hermit crabs of the genus Calcinus Dana, 1851 (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae) from the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, with a description of a new species.   Zootaxa, 391: 1 - 20.

Tanaka, K., & Aoki, M., 1998. Crustacean infauna of the demosponge Halichondria okadai (Kadota) with reference to the life cycle of Gnathia sp. (Isopoda: Gnathiidea).  In: Y. Watanabe & N. Fusetani, (eds.), Sponge Science-Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, pp. 259 - 267. 

Gayanilo, Jr, F.C., Sparre, P., & Pauly, D., 2002. The FAO-ICLARM Stock Assessment Tools II (FiSAT II Ver. 1.0). FAO. (URL: 7, 124pp.



    (AA) Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University, 459 Shirahama, Nishimuro, Wakayama, 649-2211 Japan


E-mail address of corresponding author

    (AA) asakura.akira @

Supplementary material 

   Crustacean Research accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance the manuscript, including animations, video clips, sound recording, supporting high-resolution color images, and background datasets.   Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the other manuscript files. 

   Supplementary files supplied will be published online at J-Stage.



   Manuscripts are reviewed by the board of editors and two appropriate referees.


After acceptance

   When the manuscript is accepted, we require electronic artwork of high resolution or original illustrations. All line figures should be scanned into JPEG or TIFF files at 600-1200 dpi, color figures at 300 dpi, and grayscale images at 300-450 dpi. Electronic figures can be sent as attached files on e-mail or on CD by post to the editor. Original illustrations should be available if requested by the editor.



   Authors will receive the first proofs for correction and approval and be asked to return them within 48 hours. Changes other than printer's or editor's errors will be charged to authors. References listed as “in press” may be updated without charge.


Publication cost

   Members of Carcinological Society of Japan: The cost for 20 printed pages is paid by the Society, and all color pages [20,000 Japanese yen (ca. US$ 200) per page] and any additional pages [3,000 Japanese yen (ca. US$ 30) per page]  must be financed by the author(s). 

   Non-members: Authors other than the Society members must pay full page charges  [3,000 Japanese yen (ca. US$ 30) per page; color page: 20,000 Japanese yen (ca. US$ 200) per page].



   Printed reprints and a PDF file may be requested using the order form that will be sent with the first proof.



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