Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia is a journal published by the Associação Brasileira de Limnologia (Brazilian Association of Limnology) that publishes original articles in Limnology, comprises physical, chemical and biological aspects of fresh water ecosystems. The scope includes all fresh water ecosystems, such as, streams, Rivers, lakes, floodplains, wetlands, reservoirs and estuaries. Taxonomic papers may be included if it contains ecological information. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia was first published in 1986 after the first Brazilian Congress of Limnology that occurred in the same year. Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia is the official journal of the Brazilian Association of Limnology, an association without lucrative gains that was funded in 1982 (with the name Brazilian Society of Limnology) and have in it statute the mission to divulge the scientific knowledge of Limnology by a journal. The first numbers of the journal had biannual periodicity after the congress realization. After 1992 the journal had annual periodicity. Between 1998 and 2001 two numbers by year were published, and in 2002 and 2003 three numbers by year and after 2004 four numbers by year. After 2016 the journal started publishing one volume by year in a continuous flow. The journal has an Editorial board composed by an Editor in Chief, 13 Associate Editors and an Editorial Comission with 15 Limnologists.
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
All contents published in Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia are of sole responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the journal's Editorial Board. The authors assume intellectual and legal responsibility for the results and for the considerations presented.
The online journal has open and free access.
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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, opinion articles and methods 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.
Authors are entirely responsible for manuscripts and they 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 listed below. Manuscripts are initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief. As long as it adheres to the journal’s standards, the Editor in Chief forwards it to an Associated Editor, wich indicates the paper for two peer reviewers. The reviewers submit their reviews to the Associate Editors that also elaborates a review based on the reviewer’s reviews. After that, the Associate Editor can accept the submission with minor revisions, accept with major revisions, decline the submission or decline with the possibility of a new submission. The journal uses the double-blind procedure. After examination of the content of the work, the editor sends the reviews to the author’s reformulation. The Associate Editor notifies the Editor in Chief his decision, which then takes his final decision. After a paper has been accepted, a “proof print” of the article is sent (online) to the authors for a final revision.
Authors should prepare their papers for submission following the instructions listed 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.
Authors should prepare their papers for submission following the instructions listed below. Manuscripts are initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, and whether the paper is within the journal’s standards, the Editor-in-Chief allows to proceed to an Associated Editor, which may oversee peer review by two peer reviewers. The reviewers submit their review comments to the Associate Editors that also elaborate a review based on the reviewer’s comments. After that, the Associate Editor may accept the submission with minor revisions, accept it with major revisions, decline the submission or decline it with the possibility of a new submission. The journal uses the double-blind review. After evaluating the content of the work, the Editor sends the reviews to the author’s reformulation. The Associate Editor notifies the Editor-in-Chief his/her decision, which then takes his final decision. After a paper has been accepted, a “proof print” of the paper is sent (online) to the authors for a final revision.
Doubts and questions about the papers workflow may be sent through de e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are six 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 papers. 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 papers. 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 those of the author(s) and do not reflect the view of Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia.
5. Methods. These articles should approach new methods regarding data sample and analysis, regarding the journal scope.
6. Thematic sections. Sections regarding a specific theme proposed by the journal’s Editorial Board or by a Limnologist. It may be referring to a specific event in the area.
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 a title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese must also be included. We strongly recommend that authors whose native language is not English to have their manuscript checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission.
The following order must be used. First page: title in English (in bold type) and Portuguese, authors’ full name (e.g., Antonio Fernando Monteiro Camargo), affiliation, address, email address and ORCID adress of all authors. All the authors should be identified by a superscript number. Second page: Abstract (in English and Portuguese), Keywords and a graphical abstract. Third and following pages: text of the article (Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References). The text should be in Times New Roman font, size 12, 1,5 spaced throughout. The following information should accompany all species cited in the text: a) for zoology, author name and the publication date of the original description should be given the first time that species is cited in the article; and b) for botany, only the name of the author who made the description should be given the first time that species is cited in the article.
The concise abstract (250-300 words) should be structured and itemized into the following topics: aim, methods, major results, and conclusions. The topics should be highlighted in bold. Abstracts should be writen in English and Portuguese. Four to five keywords (also in English and Portuguese) should be supplied and should be distinct from those used in the title.
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals (Table 1, 2, 3 etc. and Figure 1, 2, 3, etc.). In the first version, the tables and figures should be inserted in the text as they are cited. In the final version, the tables and figures should be inserted after the references. Figures should be in high resolution (300 DPI or more). Tables should follow the model below, with lines between the header and the data and at the top and bottom of the table. We encourage the use of colored figures by the authors, as we only publish in digital version. Tables and figures must be mentioned in the text.
Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia does not publish supplemental material, as it is only published online. We encourage authors to include external links with raw data at the end of the article.
Citation from dissertations, theses, undergraduate monographs, technical reports or abstracts for congresses should be avoided as much as possible and only in exceptional circumstances and with the reviewers and the Editors consent may be used.
Citation in the text: Use the name and year system:
Carneiro, F.M. & Bini, L.M., 2020. Revisiting the concept of longitudinal gradients in reservoirs. Acta Limnol. Bras. (Online), 32, e8. https://doi.org/10.1590/S2179-975X1319.
Faria, L., Frehse, F.A., Occhi, T.V.T., Carvalho, B.M., Pupo, D.V., Disaró, S.T. & Vitule, J.R.S., 2021. Occurrence of non-native species in a subtropical coastal River, in Southern Brazil. Acta Limnol. Bras. (Online), 33, e101. https://doi.org/10.1590/S2179-975X2320.
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There is no limit on the number of authors per article. However, simple articles with a modest amount of information and within a single specialty are expected to have few authors (two or three). Articles with data from different geographic regions sampled by different research groups and with the need for specialists in different knowledge areas (taxonomy, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, landscape ecology, etc.) are expected to have a large number of authors (eight, 10 or more). For example, in the preparation of a scientific article, there are five steps to be completed, as following: 1. Elaboration of the question (what one intends to answer) and elaboration of the project with the sampling or experimental design. 2. Sampling or execution of the experiment. 3. Data analysis (laboratory determinations, preparation of tables and graphs, application of statistical analyses, etc.). 4. Interpretation of the results regarding the existing scientific knowledge. 5. Writing of the work itself. Only those who actively participate in at least three of the five steps must be in the authorship of the work.
Submit a cover letter including the work principal contributions, suggesting three potential reviewers (full name, e-mail and why you suggested them). Inform in the letter the contribution of each author in the five steps of the preparation of the paper mentioned above (1. Elaboration of the project; 2. Execution of the experiment; 3. Data analysis; 4. Interpretation of the results; 5. Writing the paper).
Ethics committee approval
If necessary, submit the ethics committee approval.
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.