Special Issue "Impact of Environmental Stress on Fish Reproductive Processes"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rosario Domínguez-Petit
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Guest Editor
Oceanographic Centre of Vigo, National Centre Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO, CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: fish reproductive ecology; growth; bioenergetics tradeoffs; life-history traits; stock dynamics and reproductive potential; senescence and resilience

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are preparing a Special Issue for Fishes focused on the impact of stress on fish reproductive processes. Fish reproduction determines population productivity and dynamics, influencing aquatic ecosystems structure and functioning. Stressors of various nature (pathogens, chemical pollutants, changes in temperature, noise level, fishing intensity, etc.) impact fish reproduction from the physiological to the behavioural level. These stressors act at both individual and population level, and affect dynamics and functioning of the entire ecosystem. Understanding how stress impacts on reproductive processes is key to understanding population dynamics and resilience in the context of a changing ocean that is highly influenced by human activities. We welcome the submission of original research, reviews and perspective articles on topics including (but not limited to) the impact of stress on the following:

  • Fish reproductive physiology (including energy tradeoffs)
  • Fish reproductive ecology (including behaviour, reproductive potential, reproductive success, senescence, transgenerational effects, etc.)
  • Fish population dynamics and life-history (including regime shifts and resilience driven by stress-induced reproductive changes).

Fishes is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific, open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI (Impact factor in 2021: 2.385).

Dr. Rosario Domínguez-Petit
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • reproductive physiology
  • reproductive ecology
  • reproductive behaviour
  • reproductive success
  • reproductive potential
  • population resilience
  • population dynamics
  • life-history
  • regime shift
  • stress-induced evolution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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