About the Journal

Focus and Scope

InaJL publishes research articles and reviews about all aspects of tropical limnology including theory, experiments, instrumentation or modelling. Papers can cover the following subject areas, which are used to categorize manuscripts:

  • Physical Limnology
  • Chemical Limnology
  • Biological Limnology
  • Paleo-Limnology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Aquatic Toxicology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Environmental Engineering
  • Inland Waters Management
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Socio-Limnology

Manuscript submitted to the editor will be evaluated through a review process appointed in accordance with the relevant areas of competence before they are published.

Peer Review Process

All contributions submitted to InaJL that are selected for peer-review are sent to at least one, but usually two or more, independent reviewers, selected by the editors. Authors should suggest suitable independent reviewers and may also request that the journal excludes individuals or laboratories. The journal sympathetically considers such requests and usually honours them, but the editor's decision on the choice of referees is final.

As a condition of agreeing to assess the manuscript, all reviewers undertake to keep submitted manuscripts and associated data confidential, and not to redistribute them without permission from the journal. If a reviewer seeks advice from colleagues while assessing a manuscript, he or she ensures that confidentiality is maintained and that the names of any such colleagues are provided to the journal with the final report. By this and by other means, InaJL endeavour to keep the content of all submissions confidential until the publication date other than in the specific case of its embargoed press release available to registered journalists. Although we go to every effort to ensure reviewers honour their promise to ensure confidentiality, we are not responsible for the conduct of reviewers.

Reviewers should be aware that it is our policy to keep their names confidential, and that we do our utmost to ensure this confidentiality. Under normal circumstances, blind peer-review is protected from legislation. We cannot, however, guarantee to maintain this confidentiality in the face of a successful legal action to disclose identity in the event of a reviewer having written personally derogatory comments about the authors in his or her reports. For this reason as well as for reasons of standard professional courtesy, we request reviewers to refrain from personally negative comments about the authors of submitted manuscripts. Frank comments about the scientific content of the manuscripts, however, are strongly encouraged by the editors.

Publication Frequency

InaJL is published in March and September each year.

Open Access Policy

InaJL provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.