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 (Fisheries) / CiteScore - Q2 (Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 3.170 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.098 (2021)
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Topic in Agronomy, Applied Biosciences, Fermentation, Fishes, Foods
Production of Microbial Secondary Metabolites from Organic Wastes and Investigation of Their Potential Applications Topic Editors: San-Lang Wang, Van Bon Nguyen
Deadline: 25 July 2023
Topic in Diversity, Geosciences, Life, Quaternary, Animals, Fishes, Minerals, Heritage
Unanswered Questions in Palaeontology Topic Editors: Eric Buffetaut, Julien Claude
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Animals, Aquaculture Journal, Fishes, Life, Poultry
Feeding Strategies to Improve Sustainability and Welfare in Fish and Poultry Production Topic Editors: Sihem Dabbou, Giulia Secci, Hung Quang Tran
Deadline: 20 December 2023
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
Special Issue in Fishes
Shellfish Nutrition, Feeds, and Feeding Guest Editors: Erchao Li, Chang Xu
Deadline: 15 June 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Omics in Fish Aquaculture and Fisheries Guest Editors: Konstantinos Gkagkavouzis, Styliani Minoudi, Alberto Pallavicini
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Fish Parasite under Climate Change Guest Editors: Maria João Santos, Walter A Boeger
Deadline: 10 July 2023
Special Issue in Fishes
Advances in Endangered Aquatic Animals Protection Guest Editors: Hao Du, Jinming Wu
Deadline: 20 July 2023
Topical Collection in Fishes
Fishes in Mediterranean Environments Collection Editor: Rafael Miranda
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