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 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
40 days from submission to first decision
11 days from final acceptance to online publication
31% acceptance rate

5-Year Impact Factor: 2.321 (2014) - Cited half-life: 10.0 years
JCR®, Thomson Reuters
Google Scholar h5-index: 39 - Ranks 9th in the category “Marine Sciences and Fisheries”

New Special Issues online:
Multifunctionality of Large Rivers (vol. 814)
Guest editors: Helmut Habersack, Roswitha Samek & Markus Eder

Plants in Aquatic Systems – a 21st Century Perspective (vol. 812)
Guest editors: Matthew T. O’Hare, Francisca C. Aguiar, Elisabeth S. Bakker, Kevin A. Wood

Aspects of cyanobacterial biogeography, molecular ecology, functional ecology and systematics (vol. 811)
Guest editors: Eugen Rott, Allan Pentecost & Jan Mares

Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves (vol. 810)
Guest editors: Manuel P. M. Lopes-Lima, Ronaldo G. Sousa, Lyuba E. Burlakova, Alexander Y. Karatayev & Knut Mehler

Forthcoming Special Issue(s):
Andean Patagonian Lakes as Sensor of Global Change
Guest editors: Beatriz E. Modenutti & Esteban G. Balseiro

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