Fishes is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. It covers fishes and aquatic animals research. The Iberian Society of Ichthyology (SIBIC) and the Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology (Aquabio) are affiliated with Fishes and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science)PubAg, FSTA, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Marine & Freshwater Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Testimonials: See what our editors and authors say about Fishes.
Impact Factor: 2.3 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animals, Fishes, Poultry
Sustainable Development of Natural Bioactive Compounds/Products in Animal Resource and Agriculture Science: Volume II Topic Editors: In Ho Kim, Balamuralikrishnan Balasubramanian, Shanmugam Sureshkumar
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Aquaculture Journal, Fishes, Foods, Nutrients, Oceans
Future Foods from the Sea Topic Editors: Haohao Wu, Yanbo Wang, Na Sun
Deadline: 5 September 2024
Topic in Animals, Aquaculture Journal, Biology, Fishes
The Importance of Fish Phenotype in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Conservation Topic Editors: Zonghang Zhang, Xiumei Zhang
Deadline: 31 January 2025
Topic in Animals, Fishes, Veterinary Sciences
Application of the 3Rs to Promote the Welfare of Animals Used in Scientific Research and Testing Topic Editors: Johnny Roughan, Laura Calvillo
Deadline: 20 September 2025
Special Issue in Fishes
Immune Response in Fish Guest Editors: Yinnan Mu, Xiaohong Huang, Xujie Zhang
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Fishes
Fish Pathogens: Infection and Biological Control Guest Editors: Ulisses De Pádua Pereira, Mateus Matiuzzi Da Costa, Vasco Azevedo
Deadline: 15 May 2024
Special Issue in Fishes
Diagnosis and Management of Small-Scale and Data-Limited Fisheries Guest Editors: Mohamed Samy-Kamal, Célia M. Teixeira
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Fishes
Potential Application of Probiotics for Sustainable Aquaculture Guest Editor: Salvador Arijo
Deadline: 15 June 2024
Topical Collection in Fishes
Fishes in Mediterranean Environments Collection Editor: Rafael Miranda
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