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

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 of impactful research in the aquatic sciences. The teams behind the ALSO journals are committed to increasing the reach, representation, and inclusion of its authorship and subject matter.

ASLO is proud to report that each peer-reviewed journal received an increase in their IFs across the board; L&O with an IF of 4.745 (from 3.778); Methods with an IF of 2.634 (from 2.458); and Letters with an IF of 7.875 (from 5.242). These IFs are the highest ever for all three journals. Additionally, Letters debuted its first impressive 5-year IF (7.554) this year. Among all journals publishing in the field of limnology, all three of the ASLO peer-reviewed journals remain ranked within the top 5 (with Letters ranked #1, L&O ranked #3, and Methods ranked #5). In the field of oceanography, Letters ranked #3 and L&O moved from #6 to #4.

The success of the ASLO journals is due to the hard work of the incredible ASLO members who serve as journal Editors, Deputy Editors and Associate Editors, the dedicated efforts of our peer reviewers, the support of ASLO and Wiley staff, and, of course, the outstanding ASLO authors! This success yields more than impressive metrics and exceptional science. As society-published journals, the ASLO Limnology & Oceanography publications provide significant support of the many public outreach, professional development, and education initiatives run by the society.

ASLO President, Roxane Maranger states: “On behalf of the ASLO Board, I sincerely wish to thank everyone involved in the success of our journals and their remarkable success in this last year. The efforts from all are particularly applaudable in this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are proud of the continued success of our ASLO journals, and we invite all of you to make supporting scientific society journals part of your practice given the important feedbacks they have in supporting science more broadly. Join me in congratulating the teams that made this happen!

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