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 Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 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,
  • Yohei Nakamura
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

1.105 (2020)
Impact factor
1.203 (2020)
Five year impact factor
16 days
Submission to first decision
69,221 (2021)
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  • Editor's Choice Articles

    ◆Free access until 6 February 2022◆
    Editor’s Choice articles published in Ichthyological Research Volume 68 (2021).

  • Editorial Excellence

    Ichthyological Research is a top 25% rated Springer Nature journal for editorial excellence. Congratulations!

  • Announcement

    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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