Aims and Scope


Limnology and Oceanography (L&O)  publishes research articles, reviews, and comments about all aspects of limnology and oceanography. The journal’s unifying theme is the understanding of aquatic systems. Submissions are judged on their originality and intellectual contribution to the fields of limnology and oceanography. Site-specific studies, laboratory experiments, and modeling exercises will be considered only to the extent they contribute to a broader understanding of aquatic sciences.


Abstracting and Indexing Information


  • Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases (CABI)
  • AgBiotechNet (CABI)
  • Agricultural Economics Database (CABI)
  • Agricultural Engineering Abstracts (CABI)
  • Animal Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Animal Breeding Abstracts (CABI)
  • Animal Production Database (CABI)
  • Animal Science Database (CABI)
  • Aqualine Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • BIOBASE: Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (Elsevier)
  • Biocontrol News & Information (CABI)
  • Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Biological Abstracts (Thomson Reuters)
  • Biological Sciences (ProQuest)
  • BIOSIS Previews (Thomson Reuters)
  • Book Review Index Online (GALE Cengage)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • Crop Science Database (CABI)
  • CSA Algology Mycology & Protozoology Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Engineering Research Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Technology Research Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Ecology Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Environment Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Environment Index (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Environmental Impact (CABI)
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ProQuest)
  • Expanded Academic ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • Forest Science Database (CABI)
  • Forestry Abstracts (CABI)
  • General Science Full Text (HW Wilson)
  • General Science Index/Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • GEOBASE (Elsevier)
  • GeoRef (AGI)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • Grasslands & Forage Abstracts (CABI)
  • Horticultural Science Database (CABI)
  • InfoTrac (GALE Cengage)
  • INIS: International Nuclear Information System Database (IAEA)
  • Irrigation & Drainage Abstracts (CABI)
  • Leisure Tourism Database (CABI)
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Oceanic Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Parasitology Database (CABI)
  • Plant Breeding Abstracts (CABI)
  • Plant Genetics and Breeding Database (CABI)
  • Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts (CABI)
  • Plant Protection Database (CABI)
  • Pollution Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Protozoological Abstracts (CABI)
  • Review of Agricultural Entomology (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Seed Abstracts (CABI)
  • Soil Science Database (CABI)
  • Soils & Fertilizers Abstracts (CABI)
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • TROPAG & RURAL (CABI)
  • Veterinary Science Database (CABI)
  • VetMed Resource (CABI)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Water Resources Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
  • Weed Abstracts (CABI)
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (EBSCO Publishing)
  • World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts (CABI)
  • Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters)

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NEW! Companion Virtual Issue to L&O Special Issue on Methane

Freely access 26 papers on research progress and current science on methane. Read Companion Virtual Issue to L&O Special Issue on Methane now!


NEW! L&O Video Abstracts

"Long-term alkalinity trends in the Baltic Sea and their implications for CO2-induced acidification"

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L&O Special Issue on Methane

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L&O 60th Anniversary Virtual Issue

L&O is celebrating its 60th Anniversary! Read the "Top 60 Papers from the First 60 Years of L&O" now!