ISSN 1679-6225 printed version
ISSN 1982-0224 online version



Scope and policy

Submitted manuscripts must be relevant contributions within their specific research area and must provide clear theoretical foundations of the subject, description of the objectives and/or hypotheses under consideration, in addition to sampling and analytical designs consistent with the proposal. Descriptive original works of high quality and relevance will be considered for publication. Casual observations, scientific notes or studies merely descriptive not associated with relevant theoretical issues will not be considered.

Editor-in-Chief and Section Editor will evaluate submitted manuscript to determine if its content is suitable for publication in Neotropical Ichthyology. The journal is open for submissions to all researchers on Neotropical ichthyofauna.

Hitherto the journal does not charge any fee for publication. However, it is recommended that at least one of the authors be member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia (SBI) to receive printed copies of Neotropical Ichthyology, sent only to members. SBI is a non-profit organization established to advance the scientific study of fishes that is maintained mostly by annual fees of members.

Articles accepted for publication become property of the journal.


Submission of manuscripts

Submission of manuscripts 
All Neotropical Ichthyology submission system is exclusively online through the portal ScholarOne. Manuscripts must be submitted as digital files at

With each new manuscript submission, authors must include a cover letter with a statement that it constitutes original research and is not being submitted to other journals.

In multi-authored papers, author responsible for submission must declare in the cover letter that all coauthors are aware and agree with the submission.

All coauthors and respective mailing addresses and active e-mails must be registered in the appropriate forms along with manuscript submission.

During submission, indicate the area of Ichthyology (Biochemistry and Physiology, Biology, Ecology, Ethology, Genetics and Molecular Biology or Systematics) to which the manuscript is referable, along with three possible referees (name, institution, country, and e-mail).

Manuscripts that are not formatted according to instructions to authors will be returned to authors. Please, download the checklist to review your manuscript before submission. Each item of the checklist must be filled and the file must be sent as supplemental file for review when submitting the manuscript. Only items not applicable for the article must be kept empty. Manuscripts submitted out of format, without some required file or in poor English will be returned without review.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Text must be submitted in English. 

Text must be in MS-Word or rtf file formats, font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing.
Figures and tables must be uploaded separately as individual files.

Figures must to be sent in the final format at this time, separately of the main manuscript. For b&w figures, they must be saved in TIFF format, gray scale, 8.5 or 17.5 cm width, 600 dpi. Color figures must be in TIFF format, CMYK, 8.5 or 17.5 cm width and 300 dpi. Do not duplicate information in the text, Figures and Tables. Submit only Figures and Tables that are strictly necessary.

Supplementary files such as appendices, videos and others can be uploaded already formatted, as pdf or video files, and will be available only in the on line version.

For taxonomic papers check also: Neotropical Ichthyology taxonomic contribution style sheet.

Manuscript must contain the following items, in bold, unnumbered, not using pages break, in the cited order: Title, Abstract (in English), Resumo or Resumen (in Portuguese or Spanish), Keywords, Running Head, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (optional), and References.


Further information

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