cover of Copeia

Edited by: Christopher Beachy
Impact Factor: 0.901
ISI Journal Citation Ranking: 82/152 Zoology
ISSN (print): 0045-8511
ISSN (online): 1938-5110

Published by the American Society
of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Aims and Scope:

Founded in 1913, Copeia is a highly respected international journal dedicated to the publication of high quality, original research papers on the behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, evolution, physiology, systematics and taxonomy of extant and extinct fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. Copeia is published electronically and is available through BioOne. Articles are published online first, and print issues appear four times per year. In addition to research articles, Copeia publishes invited review papers, book reviews, and compiles virtual issues on topics of interest drawn from papers previously published in the journal.

Copeia is the official journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). A subscription to Copeia is a benefit of membership.


Ichthyologists, herpetologists, fish biologists, vertebrate organismal biologists, evolutionary biologists, taxonomists and systematists, ecologists, fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, marine biologists, paleontologists, environmental policy and conservation leaders, and marine and environmental educators.

Copeia offers:

  • The highest scientific standards
  • Wide international circulation
  • Online archive back to 1913 (via BioOne and JSTOR)
  • Editorial decisions made by expert academic editors
  • Copyediting by experienced scientific editors
  • High-quality printing
  • Posting of final proofs as Online First in advance of printed issue
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three small frogs (Pseudacris ornata) in the palm of a hand