Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

      Journal of Oceanology and Limnology (JOL) (formerly Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology (CJOL)) was established in 1982 under the auspices of Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology and managed by Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is peer-reviewed and bimonthly co-published by Science Press, Beijing, China, and Springer. JOL aims to disseminate original research results, to promote interdisciplinary academic exchange, and to stress practical applications of achievements. JOL welcomes articles on most updated original research on all aspects of oceanology and limnology, including hydrology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geomorphology, environmental science, aquaculture and instrumentation. Manuscripts submitted are considered only on the condition that the contents have never been published elsewhere.

This journal is covered in SCI-E by Thomson Scientific services, and in other international indexing services including CA, AJ, BA, OA, CSA, etc.



A manuscript should be in MS Word format. Please visit the Instructions & Forms at the JOL submission site for all the templates and requirements specified for the structure of manuscript, the fonts of text and equation, styles of citation and references, and artwork of figure-drawing, etc.

The International System of Units (SI) must be used.

Abstract shall outline the research background, objective, method, main results, and conclusion; and the significance and novelty shall be stated explicitly; <300 words in length.

Keyword list shall include 3–6 words or phrases.

In-text citations should appear chronologically and the reference list alphabetically. Internet materials shall be listed with an accessible URL and the date accessed.

Tables and figures shall be inserted in the context in order and clearly labeled with self-explanatory captions. Color printing is encouraged.


Please visit or for submission, and follow all the templates and guidance available in the Instructions & Forms. Files for submission include but not limited to, the manuscript, title page, copyright transfer statement, and figures/images in original format in which they are created.


A manuscript is first evaluated in editorial and scientific perspectives, and it shall be hypothesis-driven, novel, and have a broad interest to researchers and public outside the immediate area. Then, the manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least two specialists. The decision will be made in about two months in general.


Manuscripts of poor English will be disqualified from peerreview. At the time of submission, authors of non-native English shall provide proofs indicative of the English proficiency, such as certificate/diploma/document of education/working in English-speaking countries/companies, or language polishing by recognized companies or native-speaking professionals.

Upon the manuscript acceptance, it will have English refined to correct language problems occurred during peer-review and revision of the manuscript at the JOL Office’s cost.


Possible charges include potential open access and manuscript processing costs, such as image drawing, language polishing, color printing, fast-track publishing, and page-amount based printing. For detail information or any concerns, please contact the editorial office. Authors may be granted discounts or complete waivers at the discretion of the editorial office.