Inland Water Biology

ISSN: 1995-0829 (Print) 1995-0837 (Online)


Inland Water Biology is the only journal covering fundamental research into all trophic levels of aquatic organisms: from viruses to fishes and aquatic mammals. These results are useful in comparative analysis of ecosystem function in different Earth regions.

Contents include the appearance and development of a biota in newly created manmade water reservoirs; the impact of zoogenic factors on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems; and the role of small rivers in forming hydrobiological characteristics of recipient water reservoirs, and faunogenesis. Inland Water Biology benefits researchers studying all life forms in lakes, dam ponds and reservoirs, ponds, inner seas and rivers. It will also interest environmental officials and regulators, and graduate and post-graduate students in biology, ecology and geography. The journal partners with academics conducting research in its topical areas, and managers designing and supervising protection and rational use of water resources.


Inland Water Biology Institute is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 30 reviewers, both internal and external (50%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 7 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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