From the Editors

Special Issue on Microplastics in marine and freshwater organisms: Presence and potential effects

Microplastics and microfibers (hereafter referred to as “microplastics”) are a pressing threat to aquatic ecosystems and have been the topic of much recent research. This research has documented quantities and locations of microplastic accumulation in many marine and freshwater environments. However, an important emerging topic is the extent to which these microplastics are making their way into the aquatic organisms ...

ASLO Signs Letter Opposing Potential Trump Executive Order

by Teresa L. Curto, ASLO Executive Director; Mike Pace, ASLO President; Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science   This week, ASLO joined over 125 scientific societies and journal publishers to respond to a rumored forthcoming Trump Administration executive order that would make all papers produced by federally funded research freely available upon publication. If implemented, this would completely eliminate the ...

A Virtual Issue on the Remote Sensing of Oceans, Estuaries, and Lakes

By Paul F. Kemp Oceans, Lakes, and Inland Seas: A Virtual Issue on the Remote Sensing of Oceans, Estuaries, and Lakes Great Lakes from space (Credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.) Since 1978, more than 85 articles have appeared in the Limnology and Oceanography family of journals describing the development and use of remote sensing tools to study processes ...

What does it mean that Limnology & Oceanography: Letters is now indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI)?

By Patricia Soranno, L&O: Letters ASLO’s newest journal has passed an important milestone! Limnology & Oceanography: Letters is now indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which is a new index (as of 2015) that is part of Clarivate’s Web of Science Databases. This is one of the first steps that a new journal must take on the road to getting ...

Virtual Issue: Stable Isotopes in Limnology and Oceanography

By Marguerite A. Xenopoulos Conceptual diagram of the elements for which the most common stable isotopes are used in ecology. Stable isotope analysis is a common and extremely useful tool for studying aquatic ecosystems from single cells to whole ecosystems. Over 600 papers using stable isotope studies have been published in L&O over the past 60 years. These papers include studies ...

The Hawaii Ocean Time-series: 30th Anniversary Collection

By Marguerite Xenopoulos Map of the Hawaiian Islands showing the location of Station ALOHA (red circle) at 22°45′N, 158°W and the cable route (yellow) for the ALOHA Cabled Observatory. Bathymetric synthesis from Hawaii Mapping Research Group. Thirty years ago, on October 30th, 1988, the first scientific cruise sailed to a deep-water subtropical station as part of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series ...

L&O Bulletin Chapter One Challenge: Call for Papers

Still haven't published that first chapter of your dissertation that you worked so hard on? Eager to let your peers in those "other" sub disciplines of aquatic science know why what you study is so important, novel, and cutting-edge? Well here's your chance! The editors of the L&O Bulletin invite you to submit a one paragraph summary of your first chapter (or ...

Cross peer review: what is it and how is it being used at Limnology & Oceanography: Letters?

By Laura J. Falkenberg One my central activities as a Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow (more information on the fellowship can be found here) is to learn more about the editorial process. An obvious step towards this is to be involved as a peer reviewer. While I had reviewed for a range of journals in different sub-fields of biology and ecology before ...

A Tribute to Raelyn Cole, long-time L&O Managing Editor

It is with great sadness that ASLO announces the passing of long-time L&O Managing Editor Raelyn Cole. Raelyn Cole served ASLO as Managing Editor of L&O from 1965 to 1996, spanning the editorships of Francis A. (Dick) Richards, Yvette H. Edmondson, and Peter A. Jumars. She stayed on for much of the term of David Kirchman, overseeing the closing of the Seattle “office” of L&O. Lyn ...
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