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 De Gruyter 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.