Scope and Policy
Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia is a journal by the ‘Associação Brasileira de Limnologia’ (Brazilian Association of Limnology) which publishes original articles, short notes, review articles and opinion articles aiming to contribute to the scientific development of Limnology.
The Journal covers a broad spectrum, including any theme of the ecology of continental waters from ecosystems, such as streams, rivers, lakes, floodplains, swamps, reservoirs and estuarine zones. The scope of Acta Limnologica Brasiliensiacomprises all aspects of theoretical and applied continental aquatic ecology, management and conservation, ecotoxicology, and pollution. Taxonomic works may also be accepted, provided that they contain ecological and geographic distribution information. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original with no simultaneous submission to other periodicals. The authors assume the intellectual and legal responsibility for the results and the considerations presented.
Authors are entire responsible for manuscripts and its do not reflect the opinion of the journal editors. The authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of the information and citations. The academic plagiarism at any level is a crime.
Submitted manuscripts will first be checked for language, presentation, and style. Scientists who use English as a foreign language are strongly recommended to have their manuscript read by a native English−speaking colleague.
Authors should prepare their papers for submission following the instructions given below. As long as it adheres to the journal’s standards, each manuscript will be sent (online) to two peer reviewers for evaluation. The journal uses the double-blind procedure. After examination of the content of the work, the Editor in Chief sends the opinions (online) to the author’s reformulation. After a paper has been accepted, a “proof print” of the article is sent (online) to the authors for a final revision.
There are four categories of contributions to Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia:
1. Primary research papers (generally comprising up to 25 printed pages (including tables, figures and references). See below “Form and preparation of manuscripts”.
2. Short research notes, 2-4 printed pages, presenting concise information on timely topics. Abstract (English and Portuguese), keywords (English and Portuguese), and references are required; the remainder is presented as continuous text.
3. Review articles. Review articles should cover subjects falling within the scope of the journal which are of active current interest. They may be submitted or invited.
4. Opinion articles. These articles should approach academic discussion on a topic relevant to the journal scope. The opinion articles should contain up to 3000 words and express views on theoretical, methodological or current topics in limnology and should be supported and justified by bibliographic elements. At the Editorial Board criterion, the journal will publish responses or considerations of other researchers stimulating discussion on the topics. The views expressed in the opinion articles are full responsibility of the author (s).
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts submitted to Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia should be original and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Submission should be done in a single file by SciELO Publication System in the journal link: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/alb/index. Manuscripts should be submitted in English, and an abstract in Portuguese must also be included. We strongly recommend that authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscript checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission.
Tables and Figures
ESTEVES, K.E., LÔBO, A.V.P. and HILSDORF, A.W.S. Abiotic features of a river from the Upper Tietê River Basin (SP, Brazil) along an environmental gradient. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia, 2015, 27(2), 228-237.
Chapter or Section in Book:
THOMAZ, S.M. and ESTEVES, F.A. Comunidade de macrófitas aquáticas. In: ESTEVES, F.A., ed. Fundamentos de limnologia. Rio de Janeiro: Interciência, 2011, pp. 461-518. 3 ed.
Send of the manuscripts
The manuscripts prepared according to the aforementioned instructions need to be sent in Word for Windows by SciELO Publication System (http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/alb/index). Brazilian Association of Limnology does not charge any fee for submission and evaluation of manuscripts. Manuscripts submission by SciELO Publication System will be done from January 4, 2016. Submissions prior to this date must be made by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. From January 4, 2016, all procedures for manuscripts evaluation (between author, editor and reviewers) submitted by SciELO Publishing System will be done via system.
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