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

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 a Journal Impact Factor and to being considered for indexing in one of the Web of Science™ main databases (in our case, the Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE)). The other great feature of being indexed is that all articles that have been published in Limnology & Oceanography: Letters since the first issue will be available in Web of Science searches.

Being accepted in this database means that Limnology & Oceanography: Letters has “passed the initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in SCIE” and all articles are now “searchable, discoverable, and citable”. This also means that all authors who have published in our journal will have the citations for their articles apply to their h-index, total citation counts, and other publication metrics. We greatly appreciate all the authors who have submitted to our journal during these early years as we have built the journal. We dedicate this new development to every single author who has published in our journal to date--your willingness to share your excellent science with our new journal in these early stages has allowed us to reach this milestone – THANK YOU! And, a big thanks to our reviewers and editors who have been working hard to ensure that our journal is running smooth, upholding the highest standards, and providing authors with an open-access journal option in the aquatic sciences. We look forward to continuing to hold these high standards and to publish influential articles in limnology and oceanography. If you’re interested in submitting to Limnology & Oceanography Letters and would like to learn more about the journal, please contact me (loletters-eic@aslo.org).

-- Patricia Soranno, Editor-in-Chief, Limnology & Oceanography Letters

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