Journal of Fish Biology Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Wiley

Journal description

The Journal of Fish Biology is a leading international journal for scientists engaged in all aspects of fish and fisheries research, both freshwater and marine. The journal publishes high-quality papers relevant to the central theme of fish biology and aims to bring together under one cover an overall picture of the research in progress and to provide international communication among researchers in many disciplines with a common interest in the biology of fish. Research Areas Include: Aquaculture; Behaviour; Biochemistry; Diseases; Distribution; Ecology; Genetics; Growth; Immunology; Migration; Morphology; Parasitology; Physiology; Pollution; Population studies; Reproduction; Taxonomy; Toxicology.

Current impact factor: 1.73

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.734
2012 Impact Factor 1.834
2011 Impact Factor 1.685
2010 Impact Factor 1.33
2009 Impact Factor 1.226
2008 Impact Factor 1.246
2007 Impact Factor 1.404
2006 Impact Factor 1.393
2005 Impact Factor 1.188
2004 Impact Factor 1.198
2003 Impact Factor 1.2
2002 Impact Factor 1.186
2001 Impact Factor 1.249
2000 Impact Factor 1.14
1999 Impact Factor 1.161
1998 Impact Factor 1.112
1997 Impact Factor 0.918
1996 Impact Factor 1.02
1995 Impact Factor 0.749
1994 Impact Factor 0.82
1993 Impact Factor 0.942
1992 Impact Factor 0.867

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.84
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.47
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.58
Website Journal of Fish Biology website
Other titles Journal of fish biology (Online), Journal of fish biology
ISSN 1095-8649
OCLC 36944310
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • If OnlineOpen is available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors, may self-archive after 12 months
    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Wiley'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • B A Fost, C P Ferreri
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    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to determine if short-term exposure of brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis and brown trout Salmo trutta to a lower pH than found in their source stream results in a shift in preference or avoidance pH. The lack of a shift in preference or avoidance pH of adult S. fontinalis and S. trutta suggests that these species can be held at a pH different from the source waterbody for a short period of time without altering preference or avoidance pH behaviour. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 07/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12723
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    ABSTRACT: Comparisons of three sets of surveys in the Ria Formosa lagoon, Portugal over a 13 year period (2001-2002, 2008-2009, and 2010-2013) revealed significant population fluctuations in at least one of the two seahorse species living there, and that those fluctuations were potentially associated with changes in the lagoon’s habitat. After a significant decline between the first two survey periods (2001-2002 vs. 2008-2009), long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) populations increased significantly between 2008-2009 surveys and new 2010-2013 surveys. There were no significant differences in H. guttulatus populations between 2001-2002 and 2010-2013 surveys. In contrast, there were no significant differences in H. hippocampus densities among the 16 sites surveyed throughout the three sampling periods, although the ability to detect any change was hampered by the overall low densities of this species in all time periods. Fluctuations in H. guttulatus densities were positively correlated with the percentage of holdfast coverage but with none of the other environmental variables tested. These results highlight the importance of holdfast availability in maintaining stable seahorse populations. While population fluctuations are certainly more promising than a consistent downward decline, such extreme fluctuations observed for seahorses in the Ria Formosa lagoon could still leave these two species vulnerable to any additional stressors, particularly during low density periods
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; in press.
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    ABSTRACT: Whether fluctuation in density influenced the growth and maturation variables of three aggregated cohorts (fish born during the 1986-1993, 1996-2003 and 2004-2008 periods) of Pacific sardine Sardinops sagax caeruleus collected off the Californian coast from 2004 to 2010 was investigated. Using a von Bertalanffy mixed-effects model with aggregated cohorts as covariates, estimated growth rate significantly covaried with aggregated cohorts. Growth rate (K) was modelled as a fixed effect and estimated to be 0·264 ± 0·015 (±s.e). Statistical contrasts among aggregated cohorts showed that the 1996-2003 cohorts had a significantly lower growth rate than the other two aggregated cohorts. The theoretical age at length zero (t0 ) and the standard length at infinity (LS ∞ ) were modelled as random effects, and were estimated to be -2·885 ± 0·259 (±s.e) and 273·13 ± 6·533 mm (±s.e). The relation of ovary-free mass at length was significantly different among the three aggregated cohorts, with the allometric coefficient estimated to be 2·850 ± 0·013 (±s.e) for the S. sagax population. The age-at-length trajectory of S. sagax born between 1986 and 2008 showed strong density dependence effects on somatic growth rates. In contrast to the density-dependent nature of growth, the probability to be mature at-size or at-age was not significantly affected by aggregated cohort density. The size and the age-at-50% maturity were estimated to be 150·92 mm and 0·56 years, respectively. Stock migration, natural fluctuations in biomass and removal of older and larger S. sagax by fishing might have been interplaying factors controlling growth parameters during 1986-2010. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12718
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the full-length complementary (c)DNA of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 1 gene (irak1) was cloned from common carp Cyprinus carpio. The complete open reading frame of irak1 contained 2109 bp encoding a protein of 702 amino acid residues that comprised a death domain, a ProST region, a serine-threonine-specific protein kinase catalytic domain and a C-terminal domain. The amino-acid sequence of C. carpio Irak1 protein shared sequence homology with grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus (84·5%). The phylogenetic tree of IRAKs separated the polypeptides into four clades, comprising IRAK1s, IRAK2s, IRAK3s and IRAK4s. Cyprinus carpio Irak1 fell into the cluster with previously reported IRAK1s including teleost Irak1s. The irak1 gene was highly expressed in gills, followed by brain, skin, hindgut, buccal epithelium, spleen, foregut, head kidney and liver, and was expressed at lowest levels in gonad and muscle. The irak1 messenger (m)RNA expression was up-regulated in liver, spleen, head kidney, foregut, hindgut, gills and skin after stimulation with Vibrio anguillarum and poly(I:C), and significantly high up-regulated expression was observed in liver and spleen. These results implied that irak1 might participate in antibacterial and antiviral innate immunity. These findings gave the indications that irak1 may participate in antibacterial and antiviral immunity. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12714
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    ABSTRACT: Two morpho-groups (i.e. small, MGS and big, MGL) of the small freshwater fish Amblypharyngodon mola were studied for their feeding behaviour in the natural environment. Both the morpho-groups fed on a variety of phytoplankton including Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Euglenophyceae. The fish had more Chlorophyceae and Bacillariophyceae in their gut than other phytoplankton. Costello's selectivity plots revealed that the MGS fed on the smaller phytoplankters (2-6 µm in size), whereas the MGL fed on both the small and large (up to 12 µm in size) phytoplankters. The differences in mouth areas between the two morpho-groups were explained as a possible reason of size-selective feeding and contribute to overcome gape limitation in A. mola. This is further accompanied by the uniform pore size of the gills (2 µm) in all the morpho-groups. This study concluded that A. mola exhibits a size-dependent feeding strategy regulated by gape limitation at the ingestion level. With ontogenetic shifts, flexibility appears to overcome such a limitation in the MGL, having a wider mouth area supported by jaw opening ability. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12706
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a homologous gene named plzfa was identified and characterized in medaka Oryzias latipes. Oryzias latipes plzfa was detected in all the tissues including brain, gill, muscle, liver, intestine, kidney, spleen, testis and ovary using reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR. plzfa was detected in the oocytes of the ovary and in the spermatogonia and somitic cells of the testis by in situ hybridization. plzfa had a maternal origin with continuous and dynamic expression during embryonic development. plzfa was observed in the brain, neural rod and sensor organs including the eyes, ears and nose during embryogenesis. plzfa was also detected in the neural crest, somite, pectoral fin, intestine and skin. These results indicate that plzfa is a pleiotropic gene that may play major roles in various tissues. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12713
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    ABSTRACT: This study presents life-history descriptions for 12 species in the subgenus Limia, which are endemic to the Greater Antilles. All species in this study lack evidence of superfoetation, producing a single brood of offspring before developing subsequent broods. Interbrood intervals (number of days between parturition events) are also consistent with intervals of species that lack superfoetation. Maternal provisioning, characterized by matrotrophy index, is <1.0 for all species of Limia. This is consistent with species that provide little or no maternal provisioning to developing embryos after ovum fertilization (lecithotrophic). Four species exhibit potentially bi-modal size distributions of mature males. Work on other poeciliids suggests that such bimodal distributions can be caused by genetic polymorphisms in some species. Principle component analyses revealed an axis of interspecific variation in life histories that separated species with small size at maturity and the production of many, small offspring from those with large size at maturity and that produce few, large offspring. This pattern of life-history diversity occurs in many other groups of organisms. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12695
  • Journal of Fish Biology 06/2015; 86(6). DOI:10.1111/jfb.12666
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    ABSTRACT: Round gobies Neogobius melanostomus were observed readily consuming soft tissue from carcasses of larger fishes under both laboratory and field conditions. Consumption normally progressed in a typical sequence, starting with soft and easily accessible tissues such as the eyes, followed by puncture of the abdominal cavity, gut consumption and then muscle consumption. Carcass feeding has not previously been seen in N. melanostomus and has potential consequences for transfer of nutrients and contaminants. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 05/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12708
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    ABSTRACT: The ontogenesis of the saccus vasculosus (SV) of turbot Scophthalmus maximus is described using histological and immunohistochemical methods to assess the general morphology, as well as the distribution of proliferative cells and several calcium-binding proteins (CaBP). The results reveal that the SV begins to differentiate on hatching, when immature coronet cells are morphologically distinguishable. Further morphogenesis involves the formation of a tubular avascular SV, which remains until premetamorphic larval stages. Folding and vascularization of the SV occurs mostly during metamorphosis, when S. maximus settle down on the bottom. Proliferative cells were placed within the SV itself and in the neighbouring infundibular hypothalamus. Their putative relationship with the growth of the SV is discussed. The CaBPs analysed are expressed in coronet cells. Parvalbumin is expressed in these cells from the beginning of their differentiation, while calretinin expression arises in the tubular SV and becomes more widespread over time. These data emphasize the importance of calcium buffering in the function of coronet cells. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
    Journal of Fish Biology 05/2015; DOI:10.1111/jfb.12681