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Limnology And Oceanography Lettersopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States
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John Wiley & Sons Inc.



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Limnology and Oceanography Letters (L&O Letters) is a platform for communication of the most innovative and trend-setting research in the aquatic sciences. Manuscripts should present high impact, cutting-edge results, discoveries or conceptual developments in any area of limnology and oceanography or its integration. Manuscripts will be selected based on their broad interest to the field, the strength of their empirical and conceptual foundations; their insightful, succinct and elegant conclusions; and their potential to advance knowledge in the aquatic sciences. Submissions must be short-format articles that are concise, highly focused analyses, with few display items. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Aquatic Science2021Q1
Aquatic Science2022Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20218.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20228.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20218.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20227.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20217.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20227.310
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20186
Self Cites201913
Self Cites20203
Self Cites202113
Self Cites202220
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201726
Total Cites2018113
Total Cites2019393
Total Cites2020597
Total Cites2021978
Total Cites2022791
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20160
External Cites per document201726.000
External Cites per document201817.833
External Cites per document201912.667
External Cites per document202018.563
External Cites per document202129.242
External Cites per document202264.250
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20174.333
Cites per document20183.897
Cites per document20195.384
Cites per document20206.633
Cites per document20218.579
Cites per document20227.191
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents201823
Non-citable documents201943
Non-citable documents202058
Non-citable documents202181
Non-citable documents202298
Citable documents20160
Citable documents20171
Citable documents20186
Citable documents201930
Citable documents202032
Citable documents202133
Citable documents202212
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents20171
Uncited documents20183
Uncited documents20195
Uncited documents20207
Uncited documents20217
Uncited documents20225
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20175
Cited documents201826
Cited documents201968
Cited documents202083
Cited documents2021107
Cited documents2022105
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