Journal of Ichthyology is an international peer-reviewed journal published in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences. It covers original studies in fish taxonomy, evolution, molecular biology, morphology, species diversity, zoological geography, genetics, physiology, ecology, behavior, reproduction, embryology, invasions, and protection. Some problems of applied ichthyology are also covered. The journal welcomes manuscripts from all countries in the English or Russian language.


Journal of Ichthyology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 250 external experts. The average period from submission to first decision is 30 days. The average rejection rate for submitted manuscripts is 38%. The final decision regarding acceptance of the manuscript for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief upon recommendation of one of the Deputy Editor-in-Chief after studying the reviews or upon the conclusion of the Editorial Board after considering all the materials on its meeting.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

  • English version of the Russian journal Voprosy ikhtiologii
  • Covers fish ecology, morphology, genetics, physiology, embryology, systematics, and fisheries biology
  • Established in 1953, and long considered a leader in the field

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  • Dmitry S. Pavlov
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0.603 (2020)
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18,941 (2020)

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