by luizmilani

Neotropical Ichthyology is the official journal of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia (SBI). It is an international peer-reviewed Open Access periodical that publishes original articles and reviews exclusively on Neotropical freshwater and marine fishes and constitutes an International Forum to disclose and discuss results of original research on the diversity of marine, estuarine and freshwater Neotropical fishes.

  • Frequency: Four issues per year published only online since 2020, using the ‘rolling pass’ system, which posts articles online immediately as soon as they are ready for publication. A searchable and citable Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is assigned to each article immediately after online publication, with no need to await the issue’s closing.
  • Areas of interest: Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Ecology, Ethology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Systematics.
  • Peer review process: The Editor-in-Chief screens each manuscript submitted to Neotropical Ichthyology to verify whether it is within the journal’s scope and policy, presents original research and follows the journal’s guidelines. After passing through the initial screening, articles are assigned to a Section Editor, who then assigns an Associate Editor to start the single blind review process. 

Open Access Policy: Neotropical Ichthyology is published under an Open Access model and it is consequently free for anybody to read, download, copy, and disseminate the articles for any purposes, provided that they credit the authors and journal.

Neotropical Ichthyology prioritizes articles on native species in their original basins. Articles focusing on aquaculture should be submitted to journals focusing on Animal Science.

Submitted manuscripts must report on original research, provide clear theoretical foundations, describe the objectives and/or hypotheses under consideration, and employ appropriate sampling and analytical designs. Descriptive studies which have a clear conservation or management focus and/or demonstrate relevance to a broad audience by addressing interesting scientific questions can be eventually published only when they (i) focus on important species lacking critical information about their biology and natural history; (ii) investigate species occurring in highly disturbed environments, especially those impacted by mining, large hydroelectric plants and urban areas, with an explicit conservation or management problem; or (iii) investigate species in a threat category or the DD (Data Deficient) category on red lists. Ultimately, the decision to consider a descriptive study is a prerogative of the editors.

Casual observations, scientific notes or descriptive studies not associated with relevant theoretical issues will not be considered.

Since 2015, Neotropical Ichthyology publishes under a Creative Common BY license (Attribution). Articles accepted for publication become property of the journal.


Impact Factor:

2019: 1.741

The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020).




2019: 2.7

CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in Neotropical Ichthyology. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years to peer-reviewed documents published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years (Scopus, 2020).


Current issue – v. 18, n. 4

Oct / Dec 2020


Though authors retain the copyright of their articles, by submitting manuscripts to Neotropical Ichthyology, they grant the journal a license to publish the article electronically, to identify itself as the original publisher, and to distribute and promote the article on the journal’s website and via social media.

Neotropical Ichthyology publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same license.


Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia – SBI
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – CAPES

All the content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons License

Universidade Estadual de Maringá
Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura / Coleção Ictiológica
Colombo, 5790, 87020-900 Maringá, PR, Brasil
Fone (55 44)-3011-4632



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