Fishes is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. It covers fishes and aquatic animals research. The Iberian Society of Ichthyology (SIBIC) and the Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology (Aquabio) are affiliated with Fishes and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science)PubAg, FSTA, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Marine & Freshwater Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Impact Factor: 2.3 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Diversity, Geosciences, Life, Quaternary, Animals, Fishes, Minerals, Heritage
Unanswered Questions in Palaeontology Topic Editors: Eric Buffetaut, Julien Claude
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Animals, Aquaculture Journal, Fishes, Life, Poultry
Feeding Strategies to Improve Sustainability and Welfare in Fish and Poultry Production Topic Editors: Sihem Dabbou, Giulia Secci, Hung Quang Tran
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animals, Fishes, Poultry
Sustainable Development of Natural Bioactive Compounds/Products in Animal Resource and Agriculture Science: Volume II Topic Editors: In Ho Kim, Balamuralikrishnan Balasubramanian, Shanmugam Sureshkumar
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Aquaculture Journal, Fishes, Foods, Nutrients, Oceans
Future Foods from the Sea Topic Editors: Haohao Wu, Yanbo Wang, Na Sun
Deadline: 5 September 2024
Special Issue in Fishes
Economics of Fish Farms and the Impact Marketing Guest Editors: Yang Liu, Cheng-Ting Huang, Man-ser Jan, Yao-Jen Hsiao, Ben Drakeford
Deadline: 5 October 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Biology and Ecology of Eels Guest Editor: Jose Martin Pujolar
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Causes and Consequences of Cognitive Variation in Fishes Guest Editors: Ines Braga Goncalves, Ben Ashton, Stefan Fischer
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Land Based Aquaculture-Environment Interaction: Climate Change and Aquatic Pollution Guest Editor: Cosmas I. Nathanailides
Deadline: 10 November 2023
Topical Collection in Fishes
Fishes in Mediterranean Environments Collection Editor: Rafael Miranda
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