While the World Fisheries Congress Program Committee will not be hosting general conference proceedings, we encourage session organizers to guest edit special issues associated with their sessions.  Please consider the following journals to determine which would be most appropriate for your session content and follow up with the journal editor to coordinate next steps.

Impact Factor: 2.8
Editor-in-Chief: Steven Cooke ([email protected])

Fisheries is the monthly magazine of the American Fisheries Society, the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists. It features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as articles on professional issues, new ideas and approaches, policy, education, economics, administration, and law. Contains features, essays, Society news, current events, book reviews, editorials, letters, job notices, chapter activities, and a calendar of events.

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

Impact Factor: 1.2
Editor-in-Chief: Shona White ([email protected])

The Journal of Aquatic Animal Health serves the international community of scientists and culturists concerned with the health of aquatic organisms. It carries research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features.

Marine and Coastal Fisheries

Impact Factor: 1.7
Editor-in-Chief: Deb Murie ([email protected])

Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science publishes original and innovative research that synthesizes information on biological organization across spatial and temporal scales to promote ecologically sound fisheries science and management. This Gold Open Access journal provides an international venue for studies of marine, coastal, and estuarine fisheries, with emphasis on species’ performance and responses to perturbations in their environment, and promotes the development of ecosystem-based fisheries science and management. 

The journal encourages contributors to identify and address challenges in population dynamics, assessment techniques and management approaches, human dimensions and socioeconomics, and ecosystem metrics to improve fisheries science in general and make informed predictions and decisions. 

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Impact Factor: 1.1
Editor-in-Chief: Dan Daugherty ([email protected])

The North American Journal of Fisheries Management promotes communication among fishery managers with an emphasis on North America, and addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. It chronicles the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments.

Contributions relate to the management of fish populations, habitats, and users to protect and enhance fish and fishery resources for societal benefits. Case histories of successes, failures, and effects of fisheries programs help convey practical management experience to others.

North American Journal of Aquaculture

Impact Factor: 1.0
Editor-in-Chief: Reg Harrell ([email protected])

The North American Journal of Aquaculture publishes papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Topics include broodstock selection and spawning, nutrition and feeding, health and water quality, facilities and production technology, and the management of ponds, pens, and raceways. 

The journal will consider papers dealing with ways to improve the husbandry of any aquatic species—marine or freshwater, vertebrate or invertebrate—raised for commercial, scientific, recreational, enhancement, or restoration purposes that may be of interest to practitioners in North America. Its scope includes both basic and applied science, but applied scientific endeavors—including practical experiences, descriptive studies, and other nontraditional, but pertinent works—are emphasized.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Impact Factor: 1.4
Editor-in-Chief: Derek Aday ([email protected])

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, published continuously since 1872, is AFS’s most recognized scientific journal.  It seeks to publish scientific articles that appeal broadly, have high influence within fisheries science, and that are novel or represent seminal scientific results. 

Transactions features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments.

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

Impact Factor: 6.2
Editor-in-Chief: Ling Cao; Publishing Editor: Luciana Christante de Mello ([email protected])

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries is an international journal that publishes original and review articles on various aspects of fish and fisheries biology.

    • Coverage includes evolutionary biology, biogeography, molecular ecology, stock identification, genetics and genetic manipulation, physiology, and environmental stress responses

    • Provides an up-to-date synopsis for research workers with an outline of the next problems to tackle

    • Furnishes non-specialist fish biologists with an awareness and understanding of the field

See here for WFC Special Issue informational packet.

Fisheries Management and Ecology

Impact Factor: 2.0
Editor-in-Chief: Michael J. Hansen ([email protected])

Fisheries Management and Ecology is an aquatic biology journal that brings together studies and reviews of fishery management and ecology from across the world. Studies span from small-scale artisanal fisheries to large-scale industrial fisheries.

Join us in advancing our collective understanding in developing and developed countries. Together we can understand the maintenance, development, and management of conditions under which fish populations thrive. Our journal will help with conservation and enhance fish habitats globally.