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,
  • Yohei Nakamura
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Journal metrics

1.105 (2020)
Impact factor
1.203 (2020)
Five year impact factor
18 days
Submission to first decision
123 days
Submission to acceptance
69,221 (2020)
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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
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1341-8998
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