FSBI Publications

The Journal of Fish Biology


The Journal is the leading international, peer-review journal encompassing all aquatic ecosystems: marine, estuarine and fresh water. The journal was ranked in 2008 amongst the 100 most influential journals of Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years.

The Journal of Fish Biology, the official journal of The Fisheries Society of the British Isles, publishes high-quality papers relevant to the central theme of fish biology. It aims to bring together, under one cover, an overall picture of the research in progress and to provide international communication among researchers in many disciplines with a common interest in the biology of fish. Topics covered include: Aquaculture, Behaviour, Biochemistry, Diseases, Distribution, Ecology, Genetics, Growth, Immunology, Migration, Molecular and cell science, Morphology, Parasitology, Physiology, Pollution impacts, Population studies, Reproduction, Taxonomy, and Toxicology.

Each volume of the Journal of Fish Biology consists of six issues. Generally a volume comprises five regular issues and one Special Issue (the proceedings of the annual FSBI Symposium and one other special topic). Occasionally a regular issue may be replaced by a Special Issue. There are two volumes per year.

Recent Special Issues have been: The Current Status of Elasmobranchs: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation and Fish Migration in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges.

The Journal of Fish Biology is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
Key contact at Wiley-Blackwell is: Rosie Trice.


The Journal of Fish Biology has become a preferred site for publication of papers, with submission rates at an all time high. Whilst this is greatly welcomed, it can pose problems for authors whose first language is not English. Previously editors and referees have provided some assistance in correcting the English, but this is becoming more and more difficult due to the continued increase in the number of manuscripts received. For authors in this situation help is at hand.

The Lucidus Consultancy (a pre-submission editorial service) will provide assistance in the revision of text to bring your manuscript to a standard acceptable for consideration by the Journal. The editors will check and amend your text but will not express an opinion about its suitability for publication, as that is the prerogative of the Journal's Editor.

The cost of this service is £9.00 per page. For further details and for submission of draft manuscripts send your requests to: edit@lucidusconsultancy.com.