Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, photo by Steve Beaupre

Ichthyology & Herpetology

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Edited by: W. Leo Smith
Impact Factor: 1.220
ISI Journal Citation Ranking: 70/166 Zoology
ISSN (print): 2766-1512
ISSN (online): 2766-1520

Published by the American Society
of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Aims and Scope

Ichthyology & Herpetology is the official publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. It has been continually published for over a century (originally as Copeia) and is a highly respected international journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research papers and reviews on the behavior, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, morphology, physiology, systematics, and taxonomy of extant and extinct amphibians, fishes, and reptiles. Ichthyology & Herpetology is available quarterly in print and electronically as each article is published through the Allen Press Meridian platform and BioOne. In addition to research articles, Ichthyology & Herpetology publishes symposium proceedings, book reviews, historical perspectives, scientist spotlights, obituaries, and information relevant to the Society's membership.

A subscription to Ichthyology & Herpetology is a benefit of membership.

Ichthyology & Herpetology 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
  • 50-day-open-access link to new papers for authors to share their research without membership or login


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