Lauterbornia has been published since 1989. It deals with the faunistis and floristics of inland waters in Europe, the mediterranean area und Minor Asia including contributions to taxonomy, identification, distribution and ecology. Further reviews of books and research accounts are published. Authors are requested to submit their contributions to the editor; they must be in accordance with the instrucions for authors. Accepted languages are German and English. The contributions are forwarded to reviewers experienced in the field dealt with and accepted with their agreement. Lauterbornia is indexed by BIOSIS, UK (Zoological Record) und Dokumentation Natur und Landschaft.