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Limnological Review

The Journal of Polish Limnological Society
Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
17 Mar 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Ecology, other
Journal Metrics
Cite Score
MEiN score (PL)
40 points

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:

  • Physical Geography
  • Limnology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Hydrology
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Hydrochemistry and Aquatic Toxicology
  • Sedimentology
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geoinformatics (GIS)

Limnological Review is a double-blind peer reviewed journal.

Cite as: Limnol. Rev.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Preparation and publication of the electronic version of the quarterly Limnological Review, Volume 19/2018 and 19/2019, was funded under the contract 791 / P-DUN / 2018 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science

Why subscribe and read

  • 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

Why submit

  • 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

Rejection Rate

  • 30-35%


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Dariusz Borowiak, Department of Limnology, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Piotr Rzymski, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland

Deputy/Managing Editor
Dariusz Borowiak, Department of Limnology, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Associate/Subject Editors

Aquatic Biology and Ecology
Mathias Chia, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Piotr Klimaszyk, 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

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

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

Eliana Henao, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
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

Limnological Review (Editorial Office)
University of Gdańsk, Department of Limnology
Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
Tel. 58 523 65 21

Polish Limnological Society
Gagarina 9/274, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Tel. 56 611 26 12

De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32 A
01-811 Warsaw, Poland

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Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

General Information

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.

Manuscript Submission

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 (, 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

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.

On-line Service

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.

Useful definitions:

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.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
17 Mar 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, Ecology, other
Journal Metrics
Cite Score
MEiN score (PL)
40 points