Call for Papers for 3 Special Issues: ‘Emerging Trends in Aquatic Ecology IV (ETAE IV)’, ‘Effects of induced changes in salinity on inland and coastal water ecosystems’, and ‘Ecosystem services provided by aquatic communities and ecosystems’. Check out the Journal Updates. for all the details!

The Aquatic Library in 21 Issues

  • Covers biological research in both limnology and oceanography
  • Publishes research on molecular, organism and ecosystem / community levels
  • Presents theoretical and experimental research
  • No page restrictions
  • No colour charges

Hydrobiologia publishes original research, reviews and opinions investigating the biology of freshwater and marine environments, including the impact of human activities. Coverage includes molecular-, organism-,community -and ecosystem-level studies dealing with biological research in limnology and oceanography, including systematics and aquatic ecology. In addition to hypothesis-driven experimental research, it presents theoretical papers relevant to a broad hydrobiological audience.

Hydrobiologia Key Statistics
 days from submission to first decision
10 days from final acceptance to online publication
32 % acceptance rate (2020)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.781 (2019) - Cited half-life: 13.9 years JCR®, Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar h5-index: 42 - Ranks 13th in the category “Marine Sciences and Fisheries” (2020)


Why publish with us

  • Our highly ranked, peer-reviewed journal publishes original research, reviews and opinions investigating the biology of freshwater and marine environments, including the impact of human activities.
  • We welcome molecular-, organism-, community- and ecosystem-level studies in contributions dealing with limnology and oceanography, including systematics and aquatic ecology.
  • We deliver high levels of author satisfaction, with 91% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

Journal information

  • Koen Martens
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.694 (2020)
Impact factor
2.781 (2020)
Five year impact factor
53 days
Submission to first decision
201 days
Submission to acceptance
761,325 (2020)

Latest issue

Volume 848

Issue 16, September 2021

Advances in Cichlid Research IV: Behavior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Latest articles

Journal updates

View all updates


Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles starting 1997
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2021

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  2. ANVUR
  3. BFI List
  5. Biological Abstracts
  6. CAB Abstracts
  7. CNKI
  8. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  9. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO Academic Search
  12. EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  13. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  14. EBSCO Discovery Service
  15. EBSCO Engineering Source
  16. EBSCO Environment
  17. EBSCO Food Science Source
  18. EBSCO STM Source
  19. EBSCO Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
  20. EMBiology
  21. Gale
  22. Geobase
  23. Google Scholar
  24. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  25. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  26. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  27. Meta
  28. Naver
  29. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  30. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  31. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  32. ProQuest Algology, Mycology and Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C)
  33. ProQuest Animal Behavior Abstracts
  34. ProQuest Aqualine
  35. ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  36. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  37. ProQuest Central
  38. ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  39. ProQuest Ecology Abstracts
  40. ProQuest Entomology Abstracts
  41. ProQuest Environmental Science
  42. ProQuest Genetics Abstracts
  43. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  44. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  45. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  46. ProQuest Toxicology Abstracts
  47. ProQuest Water Resources Abstracts
  48. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  49. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  50. SCImago
  51. SCOPUS
  52. Science Citation Index
  53. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  54. TD Net Discovery Service
  55. UGC-CARE List (India)
  56. Zoological Record
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG