Journal of Lake Science was jointly commenced by the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the China Society of Oceanology and Limnology in 1989, and it mainly reports the latest research result of the changes of lakes (including reservoirs)and their watershed in resources, ecosystems and environment under the interaction of human beings and the nature, and has theoretical or applied research papers, briefings and summaries of lake science related to disciplines(such as physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, geology, geography, etc.), lake projects, integrated watershed management, etc. published.
Journal of Lake Science 2006 is changed to bimonthly, published by the Scientific Publishing House on the sixth date of January/March/May/July/September / November.
Journal of Lake Science has been already listed into core journals by all domestic databases (institutions), and has been collected by dozens of international specialized databases: Chinese Science Citation Database Core Journals (CSCD), China Science and Technology Statistics Source Journal (China Science and Technology Core Journals)(China Science and Technology Information Institute, Chinalnfo); A Guide to Chinese Core Journals (the 4th & 5th editions)(Peking University Library); Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database(VIPDA); Chinese Academic Journal Comprehensive Evaluation Database(Tsinghua CD); “Chinalnfo - Digital Periodicals; China Journal Net, China Academic Journals(CD-ROM)PubMed; China Geography and Resource Digest; Chinese Biology Digest; Paleontology Digest; Hydrology and Water Resources Digest; China Academic Journals Digest; AESIS; Bibliography and Index of Geology; BIOSIS Previews; Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources, 2: Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources, 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality); Chemical Abstracts; Current Geographical Publications; Environmental Engineering Abstracts; Environmental Knowledgebase; Georef; Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts; Ocean Abstracts; Pollution Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; Water Resources Abstracts; Zoological Records; etc.
According to statistics and analysis results of 2007 China Science and Technology announced published by China Science and Technology Information Institute in December 2008, the impact factor of Journal of Lake Science in 2007 is 1.242, ranking at the No. 78 national science and technology periodicals; and in 2007, Journal of Lake Science has a total of 1080 citation times, increased by 26% compared with 2006 (857 times). In addition, according to the latest statistics (December 2008) of Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), the impact factor of Journal of Lake Science in 2007 reached 0.9634, ranking at No. 53 national science and technology journals.
No manuscript processing fee is collected for Journal of Lake Science. Papers which meet specification and requirements of Journal of Lake Science in format will be sent to two peer-reviewers at least, and the editorial board of Journal of Lake Science will decide whether it is worthy of being published within 3 months upon the receipt.
Journal of Lake Science accepts electronic submissions, and provides full text download for free(http://www.jlakes.org).
Journal of Lake Science can be subscribed through either of the following ways: 1) post offices across the country. The post distribution code of Journal of Lake Science is 28-201, and it is changed into a bimonthly in 2006, and will be published on the 6th date of January/March/May/July/September/November. Its pricing throughout the year is RMB96 Yuan. 2) Direct remittance to the Newsroom of Journal of Lake Science to subscribe. Address: No. 73, East Beijing Road, Nanjing, Zip Code: 210008. Be sure to mention subscription, specific periodical and number of periods. Remittance Amount: (RMB16 Yuan) ×Subscription; and if send by registered letter, please remit RMB 17 Yuan per volume.