L&O publishes original articles about all aspects of limnology and oceanography. The journal's unifying theme is the understanding of aquatic ecosystems. Submissions are judged on the originality of their data, interpretations, and ideas, and on the degree to which they can be generalized beyond the particular aquatic ecosystem examined. The link at right leads to additional information on the scope and content of the journal, manuscript preparation, and manuscript submission.
A good review is a creative document that advances science. In addition to identifying shortcomings, a good review provides guidance to the author for improving the work and presentation. Guidelines for reviewers are available to assist you in the very difficult task of critically assessing another person's hard work. Click on "For Reviewers" for further information.
The Office Procedures link at right leads to information regarding procedures used by the L&O Editorial Office from receiving, reviewing and editing manuscripts, to copyediting, composition and publication of accepted articles.
The information links below provide general instructions for authors, reviewers, and subscribers, as well as general information on the Limnology and Oceanography office.