Fish and Fisheries

Cover image for Vol. 16 Issue 4

Edited By: Tony Pitcher, Paul Hart and Gary Carvalho

Impact Factor: 8.258

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 1/52 (Fisheries)

Online ISSN: 1467-2979


Fish and Fisheries - The leading fisheries journal*

Impact Factor: 8.755
*ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/50 (Fisheries)

Aims and Scope

Fish and Fisheries adopts a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of fish biology and fisheries. It draws contributions in the form of major synoptic papers and syntheses or meta-analyses that lay out new approaches, re-examine existing findings, methods or theory, and discuss papers and commentaries from diverse areas. Focal areas include fish palaeontology, molecular biology and ecology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, behaviour, evolutionary studies, conservation, assessment, population dynamics, mathematical modelling, ecosystem analysis and the social, economic and policy aspects of fisheries where they are grounded in a scientific approach. A paper in Fish and Fisheries must draw upon all key elements of the existing literature on a topic, normally have a broad geographic and/or taxonomic scope, and provide general points which make it compelling to a wide range of readers whatever their geographical location. So, in short, we aim to publish articles that make syntheses of old or synoptic, long-term or spatially widespread data, introduce or consolidate fresh concepts or theory, or, in the Ghoti section, briefly justify preliminary, new synoptic ideas. Please note that authors of submissions not meeting this mandate will be directed to the appropriate primary literature.


behaviour, conservation, ecology, ecosystems, evolution, fish, fisheries, genetics, modelling, molecular biology, physiology, assessment, population dynamics

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