Ichthyological Research is an official journal of the Ichthyological Society of Japan and is published quarterly in January, April, July, and November. The journal primarily publishes research papers on original work, either descriptive or experimental, that advances the understanding of the diversity of fishes. Ichthyological Research strives to cover all aspects of fish biology, including taxonomy, systematics, evolution, biogeography, ecology, ethology, genetics, morphology, and physiology.

Ichthyological Research also publishes timely reviews and commentary on recent progress in active areas of research on fish biology.

The Editor-in-Chief is Tomoyuki Kokita, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui, Japan.

  • Publishes original research that advances the understanding of the diversity of fishes
  • Covers all aspects of fish biology, including taxonomy, systematics, evolution, biogeography, ecology, ethology, genetics, morphology, and physiology

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Tomoyuki Kokita
Managing Editor
  • Mizuki Matsunuma,
  • Gen Kume
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.657 (2019)
Impact factor
0.958 (2019)
Five year impact factor
28 days
Submission to first decision
107 days
Submission to acceptance
57,868 (2019)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    Adherence to amendment of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature for articles including new names or nomenclatural acts in Ichthyological Research.

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Electronic ISSN
1616-3915
Print ISSN
1341-8998
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