Journal of Fish Biology (J Fish Biol)

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: 1.66

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.658
2013 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 1.86
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.46
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.60
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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  • Post-print
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  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
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    • Non-Commercial
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher source must be acknowledged with citation
    • Must link to publisher version with set statement (see policy)
    • 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

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A revised diagnosis for the smiliogastrin genus Clypeobarbus is provided and a new species, Clypeobarbus breviclipeus, from the Kwilu River (Kasai Basin) of central Africa, is described. Another species co-occurring in the Kwilu system, 'Barbus' matthesi, shares all diagnostic morphological synapomorphies of Clypeobarbus and its generic reassignment is proposed with a taxonomic redescription provided. Nine species are now placed within Clypeobarbus: Clypeobarbus pleuropholis, Clypeobarbus congicus, Clypeobarbus pseudognathodon, Clypeobarbus bomokandi, Clypeobarbus hypsolepis, Clypeobarbus schoutedeni, Clypeobarbus matthesi, Clypeobarbus bellcrossi and Clypeobarbus breviclipeus n. sp.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Fish Biology
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    ABSTRACT: This study explores how muscle and liver energy stores are linked with social status and the social environment in Neolamprologus pulcher, a cooperatively breeding fish that lives in colonies comprised of up to 200 distinct social groups. Subordinate muscle energy stores were positively correlated with the number of neighbouring social groups in the colony, but this pattern was not observed in dominant N. pulcher. Furthermore, liver energy stores were smaller in dominants living at the edge of the colony compared with those living in the colony centre, with no differences among subordinates in liver energy stores. Subordinate N. pulcher may build up large energy stores in the muscles to fuel rapid growth after dispersal, which could occur more frequently in high-density environments. Dominant N. pulcher may use the more easily mobilized energy stores in the liver to fuel daily activities, which could be more energetically demanding on the edge of the colony as a result of the increased predation defence needed on the edge. Overall, this study demonstrates that both subordinate and dominant physiology in N. pulcher varies with characteristics of the social environment. Furthermore, dominant and subordinate energy storage strategies appear to differ due to status-dependent variation in daily activities and variation in the need to prepare for future reproductive or dispersal opportunities.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Fish Biology
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    ABSTRACT: A dorsal-fin photo-identification technique paired with a non-invasive parallel laser photogrammetry technique was used to non-invasively identify individual Sphyrna mokarran over time. Based on the data collected over a duration of 59 days, 16 different S. mokarran (mean±s.d. pre-caudal length: 220⋅82±13⋅66 cm; mean±s.d. cephalofoil width: 71⋅38±7⋅94 cm) were identified using dorsal-fin photo-identification, with a mean±s.d. shark re-sighting frequency of 4⋅05±3⋅06 at-sea days. The results illustrate a high S. mokarran sighting rate and therefore, the utilization of parallel laser pho- togrammetry and dorsal-fin photo-identification may be a plausible multi-year approach to aid in non-invasively determining the growth rate and inter-annual site fidelity of these animals.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Fish Biology
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    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to compare American eel Anguilla rostrata life history in two inland river systems in Arkansas, U.S.A., that ultimately discharge into the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River and the Red-Atchafalaya catchments. From 21 June 2011 to 24 April 2014, 238 yellow-phase A. rostrata were captured in the middle Ouachita River and tributaries using boat electrofishing and 39 in the lower White River using multiple sampling gears. Most of them were caught downstream of dams in both basins (61%). Medium-sized A. rostrata ranging from 225 to 350 mm total length (LT ) were the most abundant size group in the Ouachita River basin, but they were absent from the White River. Mean LT at age 4 years (i.e. youngest shared age) was 150 mm greater for the White River than the Ouachita River basin. Anguilla rostrata appeared to have a greater initial LT (i.e. minimum size upon arrival) in the White River that allowed them to reach a gonado-somatic index (IG ) of 1·5 up to 4 years earlier, and downstream migration appeared to occur 5 years earlier at 100 mm greater LT ; these differences may be related to increased river fragmentation by dams in the Ouachita River basin. Growth and maturation of A. rostrata in this study were more similar to southern populations along the Atlantic coast than other inland populations. Adult swimbladder nematodes Anguillicoloides crassus were not present in any of the 214 swimbladders inspected. Gulf of Mexico catchments may be valuable production areas for A. rostrata and data from these systems should be considered as range-wide protection and management plans are being developed.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Fish Biology