Information For Authors

Author Checklist

While preparing your paper for the Journal of Water Management Modeling, there are many instructions on what is required. The following link provides an author's checklist you can download and use to ensure all the instructions are met before submission: Author Checklist.

JWMM Paper Template

Before submitting your paper, it must be formatted to use the JWMM Paper Template. This step must be completed before submission for consideration. The template is downloadable using the following link: JWMM Paper Template.

For instructions on using the JWMM Paper Template, please watch the following video.

Adding Figures

Any figures added to the paper must be high quality to display clearly when presented in HTML and .pdf formats. We suggest figures are in .SVG or .PNG formats and at least 750 pixels wide, especially for more detailed figures such as maps or plans. If a figure is less detailed and still clear, a smaller resolution image may be acceptable.

For instructions on how to add figures to your paper using JWMM's requirements, please watch the following video:

Adding Tables 

If starting your paper using the template, you can add a table into the paper, and select the CHI table style available from the Table Design tab. Once the table style has been applied, you can use the table font style and add a caption.

For instructions on how to add tables to a paper, use the JWMM Paper Template or format an existing paper, please watch the following video:

Submitting a Paper

To submit your paper to the JWMM:

  1. Go through the Author Checklist and ensure the paper meets JWMM's requirements.
  2. Click on the Login link located at the top-right side of the window. 
  3. Create a new account and log in to your newly created account.
  4. Click on your username located in the top-right corner of the page, and select View Profile.
  5. Click on the New Submission button located on the left side of the page.

Publication time

The publication time from start to finish is between 6 months - 1 year, depending on the quality of the paper and response time of the author and editor/reviewers. 

When received, each submission is reviewed for suitability and then submitted to Crossref Similarity Check to identify any plagiarism. Once the paper is determined to be an original submission, a formal decision to proceed is made. The paper is redacted at this stage and then sent to review and assigned to an Editor. Upon receiving the full submission, the Editor will usually review the article him or herself and solicit at least two other external reviewers. Once two reviews have been received, the Editor will record an editorial decision in the JWMM Management site, with input welcome from the other reviewer(s). A senior editor is available at each stage to provide guidance and oversight of the process. Our aim is to provide clear and decisive instructions to authors, so that they know what they need to do to get the article published. If a revision is requested, the communication will usually include a single set of instructions; the full reviews in this case are not sent to the authors. If the decision is that the article cannot be revised in a reasonable time frame for publication in the Journal of Water Management Modeling and must therefore be rejected, the communication will usually include the full reviews, with the reasons clearly explained. The figure below illustrates the detailed process of the paper publication.