Limnological Review (LR) is a quarterly published by the Polish Limnological Society and provides an open, extensive, and important forum for the publication of original, peer-reviewed contributions in various disciplines of aquatic science. Several categories of contributions are published in the journal including research and review papers, reports and announcements. LR is devoted, but not limited, to the study of inland, both natural and manmade, water bodies. The goal of the journal is to keep records of the state-of-the-art studies of aquatic ecosystems and to promote limnology. The scope of the journal covers all aspects of freshwater environment studies, from lakes and rivers to wetlands, from physical and chemical to biological limnology. It encompasses field-based, experimental, as well as theoretical research, with particular emphasis on:
An excellent source of outstanding interdisciplinary original papers on limnology A forum for the dissemination of research data on various fields of aquatic science A wide range of freshwater environment studies A forum for exchange of the ideas between researchers from different countries High quality research from different regions of Central and Eastern Europe Good publishing quality
Publication in Limnological Review is free of charge Quarterly journal with all contributionspublished in English Extensive promotion of each published article through immediate world-wide accessibility Constructive peer review by experts from various fields of limnology Available in print and electronic formats
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Editor-in-Chief Dariusz Borowiak, Department of Limnology, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Deputy/Managing Editor Dariusz Borowiak, Department of Limnology, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Aquatic Biology and Ecology Mathias Chia, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria Piotr Klimaszyk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Kazimierz Tobolski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Naicheng Wu, Aarhus University, Denmark
Environmental Engineering Daniel Constantin Diaconu, University of Bucharest, Romania Ryszard Wiśniewski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland Martina Zeleňáková, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Geographical Information Systems Gheorghe Şerban, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Geosciences Petre Bretcan, Valahia University of Târgoviște, Romania Włodzimierz Marszelewski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Hydrochemistry and Aquatic Toxicology Jacek Kubiak, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland Piotr Rzymski, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Hydrology Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska, University of Gdańsk, Poland Adam Choiński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Lake Management Mariusz Rzętała, University of Silesia, Poland Gabriel Plavan, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Paleolimnology/Paleogeography Grzegorz Kowalewski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Krystyna Milecka, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Language Editor Hazel Pearson, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland Robert Kippen, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Statistical Editor Piotr Grzybowski, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board Ayman Batisha, Arab Sustainability Academy, Egypt Adam Choiński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Halina Falfushynska, Ternopil National Pedagogical University, Ukraine Petre Gâştescu, Romanian Academy, Romania Spyros Gkelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Kyoung Ho Kang, Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea Kęstutis Kilkus, Vilnius University, Lithuania Rita Linkevičienė, Nature Research Center, Lithuania Miquel Lurling, Wageningen University, The Netherlands Zdzisław Michalczyk, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland Mikhail Naumenko, Russian Academy of Science, Russia Gheorghe Romanescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania Irena Smolová, Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic Bogusław Zdanowski, Inland Fisheries Institute, Poland
Publisher De Gruyter Open Bogumiła Zuga 32 A 01-811 Warsaw, Poland
Limnological Review (abbr.Limnol.Rev.) is a scientific journal published by the Polish Limnological Society. The journal publishes original research papers, short communications and review articles. Limnological Review is devoted, but not limited to, the study of inland, both natural and manmade, water bodies. The scope of the journal covers all aspects of freshwater environment studies, from lakes and rivers to wetlands, from physical and chemical to biological limnology. The journal is peer-reviewed and is published quarterly in paper and electronic versions. The language of the journal is English. All manuscripts are reviewed by Editors and independent experts. Based on the referees' recommendations, the Editors make a decision on whether to accept or to reject a contribution.
Manuscripts delivered for publication in Limnological Review should contain absolutely original works. This condition does not apply to review articles. The corresponding author must verify that the manuscript has not been previously reported or published, and is not under consideration elsewhere while under review by the Limnol.Rev. If the manuscript is a revised version of the manuscript previously rejected by Limnological Review the author(s) must inform the Editor about the previous submission in the cover letter and explain the changes that have been made.
Submission of a manuscript implies that it has been read and approved by all co-authors and authors assigned exclusive copyrights to the Polish Limnological Society if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.
The manuscripts should be correctly written in a clear, easy to understand manner,and they should contain all essential features of a complete scientific paper (see detailed instructions for authors). Attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to a rejection of the paper, so authors who are not native-speakers of English can be provided with help in rewriting their contribution in correct English.
One paper copy of the manuscript and its electronic version along with an attached cover letter and Submission Form should be delivered directly to the Editorial Office (address information below). Electronic and printed versions must be identical. Delivering of the manuscripts only in electronic format, submitted via email to the Editorial Office (email@example.com), is also allowed. The cover letter should contain all important details about the submission such as: submitter’s full name, the full and short title of the article, full list of authors, status of the article (whether it is a new submission or a corrected version), contact address, number of attached files, details of any previous or concurrent submission, recommendations of reviewers for the Editor, as well as any other relevant information.
Editorial Office Limnological Review ul. Bażyńskiego 4 p. 321B 80-952 Gdańsk Poland
Peer Review Process
The Editors of Limnological Review seek advice from experts in the appropriate discipline of the aquatic sciences. All research papers and review articles are judged by two independent reviewers (Double-blind peer review). In the case of serious differences between these opinions, further reviewers may be asked for advice.
Authors may propose persons competent to review their manuscript. However, this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of the reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision.
A submission may be declined by the Managing Editor without review, if deemed inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit. Please note, that manuscripts that do not conform to the general criteria for publication will be returned immediately without detailed review.
Revised Manuscript Submission
When revision of a manuscript is requisited, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript within 2 months. If this deadline is not met, and no arrangements for completion have been made with the Managing Editor, the manuscript will be rejected and treated as a new one. If the revision is complete the Editor-in-Chief makes an ultimate decision about acceptance of the manuscript. Next, the manuscript is sent to the language proofreading, and only printer’s errors can be corrected and references updated after this stage.
All manuscripts accepted for publication will be posted on-line in the Versita platform as soon as they are ready for publication. Once a manuscript appears on the Web site it is considered as published.
Protection policy against plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship
The Editors of Limnological Review consider the plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest autorship as indication of scientific misconduct and dishonesty. In order to prevent such practices the authors of manuscripts are obliged to:
1. Disclose contribution of each author to preparation of a manuscript (with a list of their affiliations) in detail, provide information on who is the author of concept, premises, methods, etc. used in their paper. Main responsibility to disclose full information remains on author submitting manuscript; 2. Disclose information on sources of financing of their research projects and financial contributions of research institutions or scientific associations.
The authors of research papers are obliged to disclose financial obligations between them and the company whose product is described in the manuscript or a rival company. This information will remain confidential and will not affect the decision to publish the manuscript. All detected and documented cases of scientific misconduct will be reported to the adequate institutions (employers, scientific societies, scientific editors associations, etc.). Based on the decision of the reviewers and the thematic editors, the authors involved in dishonest scientific practices will be excluded from the future possibility of publication in Limnological Review.
Ghostwriting is a situation where a person contributes significantly to a publication and is not disclosed as one of the authors or named in the acknowledgments.
Guest authorship (honorary authorship) is a situation where an author's contribution is insignificant or non existent and he is still listed as co-author of a publication.
Plagiarism is the situation where significant parts of another author's publication are presented as one own's original work. Self-plagiarism is also considered as a wrong scientific practice, and means the reuse of significant (more than 10%), identical, or nearly identical portions of one's own work without acknowledging that one is doing so or without citing the original work. When scientific work already published in another language is offered for publication, the original publication should be mentioned.