Latest Journal Impact Factors for AFS Journals

The newly released 2017 Impact Factors show gains for four of six AFS publications, with the North American Journal of Fisheries Management and Marine and Coastal Fisheries making substantial jumps. Journal 2017 IF 2016 IF 2015 IF 2017 Ranking 2016 Ranking Eigenfactor Score Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 1.017 0.906 0.859 33/50 Fisheries; 64/140 Veterinary... Read More

New AFS Journal Editors-in-Chief

One the primary recommendations of a special publications workshop held in May 2017 in Reno, Nevada, was the creation of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) positions for four of the AFS journals. EIC duties include assigning manuscripts to the appropriate Editor and Associate Editor, recruiting and mentoring Editors and Associate Editors, soliciting manuscripts, ensuring that journal objectives and... Read More

AFS seeks new Constitutional Consultant

Interested in learning the basics of Roberts Rules of Order? Do you get frustrated by poorly run business meetings and endless motions and seconds? Would you like to develop meeting management skills that will help not only in your AFS work but in many other aspects of your career or personal life? If so, the... Read More

Second Vice President Election Now Open

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is conducting an election for Second Vice President for the coming year. All current members are eligible to participate. The election begins May 15, 2018 and closes June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The candidates for Second Vice President are Margaret Murphy and Leanne Roulson. Please see your email for voting... Read More

2018 Annual Meeting Skinner Memorial Raffle

Preparations for the Skinner Memorial Raffle at the 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City are being made. We are contacting members nationwide to help in obtaining items for this exciting raffle. Activity Items such as vacation stays, restaurant meals, and outdoor activities (such as fishing trips, aquarium/museum tickets, etc.) as well as big ticket prizes... Read More

AFS Helps Rebuild Estuaries in Puerto Rico

Impressive Turnout as AFS Volunteers Help Rebuild Estuaries in San Juan Nearly 100 AFS and partner volunteers turned out to support the San Juan Chapter as it helps rebuild estuaries on the island. The first effort was at Ocean Park Beach, since the Aviones Beach suffered too much damage to allow volunteers. Piñones is an... Read More