Ichthyology & Herpetology (formerly Copeia) is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in ichthyology and herpetology that was originally named after Edward Drinker Cope, a prominent American researcher in these fields. It is the official journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.220, ranking it 70th out of 166 journals in the category "Zoology".
On December 27, 1913, John Treadwell Nichols published the first issue of Copeia. This issue consisted of a single piece of paper folded to form four pages of information with five articles. The cover of the pamphlet bore the inscription: "Published by the contributors to advance the science of coldblooded vertebrates." In 2020, the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists voted to rename the journal, Ichthyology & Herpetology.
The journal was named after Edward Drinker Cope, a renowned 19th century herpetologist, naturalist, and paleontologist, who identified thousands of vertebrate species. In 2020, members of the Society raised the issue that the name of the journal be changed because Edward Drinker Cope held views on race that are undeniably offensive. The editor of the journal, W. Leo Smith, formally recommended the change of the journal's name on 29 June 2020 to the Society's Board of Governors. The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists' Executive Committee and Board of Governors voted to change the name of the journal on 2 July 2020. The journal will be renamed Ichthyology & Herpetology in 2021.
1913 (Number 1):
- Fowler HW. "An Interesting Form of the Snapping Turtle. (Chelydra serpentina)". pp. 1–2. (DOI:10.2307/1436101)
- Franklin D. "Color Changes in Collared Lizards". pp. 2–3.
- Phillips RJ, Fowler HW. "Fishes in the Water-Supply of Wilmington, Delaware". pp. 3–4.
- Nichols JT. "Notes on Fishes near New York". p. 4.
- Miller WW. "Late Activity of Pickering's Hyla ". p. 4.