From the Editors

The Life of an Article: Insight into the ASLO Journals

One of the primary motivations of a professional scientific society such as ASLO is facilitating publications for the research community. ASLO publishes 4 journals with varying scope and audience, which are hosted by its publishing partner Wiley and Sons at the Wiley Online Library. Every year, ASLO meets with Wiley staff to discuss initiatives to improve the performance of the ...

Webinar on Effective Peer Review hosted by ASLO RCE Fellows

On September 21, 2021, ASLO presented a special webinar entitled, “Your Roadmap to Effective and Efficient Peer Review: A Webinar with ASLO Editors”.  The webinar was hosted by the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows in collaboration with our partners at Wiley. Scholarly peer review is an essential part of the scientific process, yet many early career researchers enter the role of ...

Laura Falkenberg Named Next Editor of Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography is pleased to announce that Laura Falkenberg has been named the next Editor of Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. Laura joined ASLO as the inaugural Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow in the spring of 2017. Laura is currently serving as Contributing Editor for L&O Bulletin and was approved for the Editor position by ...

Announcing the 2023 L&O Special Issue on climate change

Cascading, interactive, and indirect effects of climate change on aquatic communities, habitats, and ecosystems Climate change is rapidly altering the biogeochemistry and physical forcing of aquatic environments; however, quantifying and predicting the effects of these changes on aquatic organisms remains a major and pressing challenge. While changing seawater chemistry and temperature have been shown to have profound direct effects on ...

ASLO Publications Make Big Impact: Journals Receive Bump in Impact Factors in 2020

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography publishes four journals: three peer-reviewed publications Limnology & Oceanography (“L&O”), Limnology & Oceanography: Methods (“Methods”), and Limnology & Oceanography: Letters (“Letters”), as well as the quarterly Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin (“Bulletin”). Each of the three peer-reviewed journals vary in specific aims and scope, but all strive to publish the highest quality ...

Video Abstracts for ASLO Publications

Was your manuscript recently accepted by one of ASLO's publications? Limnology and Oceanography and Limnology and Oceanography: Methods  both offer authors the opportunity to present a short video abstract of their article.  The video abstracts are  hosted on the WileyVideoAbstract YouTube Channel.  When the article is published and available in the Wiley Online Library, a link back to your published ...

L&O Special Issue: Carbon sequestration in aquatic ecosystems

Announcing the 2022 Limnology and Oceanography Special Issue Manuscripts due 1 October, 2021 Aquatic ecosystems from headwater streams to the deep ocean play a major role in the global carbon cycle. Long term carbon sequestration occurs through a variety of mechanisms in sediments of natural and artificial lakes, wetlands, estuaries, coastal vegetated habitats, and marine systems. Natural and anthropogenic carbon ...

Julia Mullarney named Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Julia Mullarney will join the ASLO editorial team as Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography (L&O). Mullarney has served as Associate Editor for L&O since 2019 and has been an active ASLO member since 2012. Julia’s appointment from the established, experienced ranks of L&O Associate ...

Career Corner – Take a break from your research to grow professionally

By Eilea Knotts A coffee corner is a great space for sharing personal stories, food, and drink to help us get to know one another and to build trust. It is a place to pick up bits and pieces of information that may informally provide the foundation to get things done later in our lives. These “corners” provide the perfect ...

Special Issue on Linking Metagenomics to Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles

A general aim of microbial ecology is to observe, understand, and predict the distribution and interactions of microorganisms in the context of environmental conditions. Taxonomic profiling of different microbial communities often reveals significant but unexplained variations across aquatic environments both in space and time. Functional differences among organisms are often invoked as an explanation; and variation in gene content (assessed ...
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