cover of Copeia

Edited by: Christopher Beachy
Impact Factor: 0.901
ISI Journal Citation Ranking: 82/152 Zoology
ISSN (print): 0045-8511
ISSN (online): 1938-5110

Published by the American Society
of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Aims and Scope:

Founded in 1913, Copeia is a highly respected internatonal journal dedicated to the publicaton of high quality, original research papers on the behavior, conservaton, ecology, genetcs, morphology, evoluton, physiology, systematcs and taxonomy of extant and extinct fishes, amphibians, and reptles. Copeia is published electronically and is available through BioOne. Artcles are published online first, and print issues appear four times per year. In additon to research artcles, Copeia publishes invited review papers, book reviews, and compiles virtual issues on topics of interest drawn from papers previously published in the journal.

Copeia is the official journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). A subscripton to Copeia is a benefit of membership.


Ichthyologists, herpetologists, fish biologists, vertebrate organismal biologists, evolutonary biologists, taxonomists and systematsts, ecologists, fisheries biologists, conservaton biologists, marine biologists, palaeontologists, environmental policy and conservaton leaders, and marine and environmental educators.

Copeia offers:

  • The highest scientfic standards
  • Wide internatonal circulaton
  • Online archive back to 1913 (via BioOne and JSTOR)
  • Editorial decisions made by expert academic editors
  • Copyediting by experienced scientific editors
  • High-quality printng
  • Posting of final proofs as Online First in advance of printed issue
Diamonback Terrapin
Collard lizard basking on a rock
Giant Sea Bass