The International Journal of Aquatic Sciences

ISSN: 0018-8158 (Print) 1573-5117 (Online)


Hydrobiologia publishes original research, reviews and opinions investigating the biology of freshwater and marine environments, including the impact of human activities.Coverage includes molecular-, organism-,community -and ecosystem-level studies dealing with biological research in limnology and oceanography, including systematics and aquatic ecology. In addition to hypothesis-driven experimental research, it presents theoretical papers relevant to a broad hydrobiological audience.

Hydrobiologia Key Statistics
days from submission to first decision
10 days from final acceptance to online publication
35% acceptance rate (2017)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.447 (2016) - Cited half-life: 10.0 years
JCR®, Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar h5-index: 45Ranks 6th in the category “Marine Sciences and Fisheries” (2016)

New Special Issues online:
Advances in Cichlid Research III: Behavior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (vol. 832)
Guest editors: Stephan Koblmüller, R. Craig Albertson, Martin J. Genner, Kristina M. Sefc & Tetsumi Takahashi

Phytoplankton and its Biotic Interactions (vol. 831)
Guest editors: Hugo Sarmento, Irina Izaguirre, Vanessa Becker & Vera L. M. Huszar

Shallow Lakes Research: Advances and Perspectives (vol. 829)
Guest editors: S. Nandini, S.S.S. Sarma, Erik Jeppesen & Linda May

Forthcoming Special Issue(s):
Crossing Disciplinary Borders in Rotifer Research
Guest editors: Steven A. J. Declerck, Diego Fontaneto, Rick Hochberg & Terry W. Snell

Interdisciplinary research in support of marine management
Guest editors: Steven J. Degraer, Vera Van Lancker, Silvana N.R. Birchenough, Henning Reiss &  Vanessa Stelzenmüller

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