Dr. Limbu appointed Chief Editor of Taylor & Francis Journal of Applied Aquaculture

Thu, 17.Nov.2022 10.38

By Dotto Kuhenga, Communication and Marketing Office,


The University of Dar es Salaam  Aquaculture Scholar, Dr. Samwel Mchele Limbu has been appointed as Academic Editor (Chief Editor) of the Journal of Applied Aquaculture published by Taylor & Francis, effective from 31st October, 2022.

The information of this appointment, whose responsibilities include handling all manuscripts submitted to the journal through a review to the publication processes by following publishing ethics, was communicated to Dr. Limbu in a contract signed by Liz Marchant, a Journals Portfolio Director, Life and Earth Sciences from Taylor and Francis on 31st October, 2022.

According to the appointment information, in undertaking the related responsibilities, the academic editor has to adhere with particular publishing ethics in order to promote the reputation, academic success, and prosperity of the Journal and aquaculture field.

Dr. Limbu, who is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Aquaculture Technology, School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology (SoAF), and has served as an Associate Editor in the same Journal since 3rd February, 2021 to 30th October, 2022, has received this news with gratitude and honour to his department and the University of Dar es Salaam at large.

“This appointment is one of the most prestigious ones, and a great privilege any academic staff member would want to have. It shows great honour and appreciation conferred to me, the department of Aquaculture Technology, and the University of Dar es Salaam on aquaculture in this era of Blue Economy”, said Dr. Limbu.

Dr. Limbu extends his appreciation to Taylor and Francis for the confidence invented in him as their Academic Editor. “I expect support from the publisher and board members to accomplish the publishing of high quality aquaculture articles for the global industry development”, said Dr. Limbu.

Dr. Limbu, is a prolific and conscious aquaculture scholar who has researched extensively in the areas of aquaculture nutrition, aquaculture production, aquaculture water quality parameters and environmental health.

Currently, Dr. Limbu is also a Review Editor of Frontiers in Aquaculture - Production Biology, Frontiers in Tropical Diseases - Antimicrobial Resistance and Frontiers in Animal Science and Production - Product Quality; and Internal Editor of the Tanzania Journal of Science.

The Journal of Applied Aquaculture is a platform for sharing practical information that is essential for researchers to meet the needs of investors, farm managers, extension agents and policy makers working to adapt aquaculture theory to achieve economic and food security objectives throughout the world.

The journal emphasizes multi-disciplinary research and case studies that propose financially and logistically viable solutions to observable problems. It currently publishes four issues per year.