Limnology is a scientific journal published three times a year, in January, April, and August, by Springer in association with the Japanese Society of Limnology. The editors welcome original scientific contributions on physical, chemical, biological, or related research, including environmental issues, on any aspect of basic, theoretical, or applied limnology that present significant findings for the community of scholars. The journal publishes Rapid communications, Research papers, Review articles, Asia/Oceania reports, and Comments. The aims and scope of Limnology are to publish scientific and/or technical papers in limnological sciences, to serve as a platform for information dissemination among scientists and practitioners, to enhance international links, and to contribute to the development of limnology.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Noboru Okuda
Managing Editor
  • Toshiyuki Ishikawa
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.576 (2020)
Impact factor
1.645 (2020)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
45,850 (2021)
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  • Society

    Limnology is the official journal of The Japanese Society of Limnology.

  • Limnology Excellent Paper Award

    The Excellent Paper Award is presented each year by the Japanese Society of Limnology to the authors of outstanding papers published in Limnology.

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Electronic ISSN
1439-863X
Print ISSN
1439-8621
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