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This journal uses Editorial Manager to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for Editorial Manager authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.
Use these instructions if you are preparing a manuscript to submit to Water International. To explore our journals portfolio, visit http://www.tandfonline.com/, and for more author resources, visit our Author Services website.
Water International is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editorial team, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by one or more independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind.
Water International considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:
Please note that Water International uses CrossCheck™ software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material. By submitting your manuscript to Water International you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.
Any author who fails to adhere to the above conditions will be charged with costs which Water International incurs for their manuscript at the discretion of Water International’s Editors and Taylor & Francis, and their manuscript will be rejected.
This journal is compliant with the Research Councils UK OA policy. Please see the licence options and embargo periods here.
1. General guidelines
Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an acknowledgement in a separate Funding paragraph as follows:
For single agency grants
This work was supported by the
For multiple agency grants
This work was supported by the
2. Style guidelines
Please provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour.
Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the manuscript file.
Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).
All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)).
Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the manuscript, and numbered correspondingly.
The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Figure1, Figure2a.
4. Publication charges
There is no submission fee for Water International.
There are no page charges for Water International.
Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will apply. Charges for colour figures in print are £250 per figure ($395 US Dollars; $385 Australian Dollars; 315 Euros). For more than 4 colour figures, figures 5 and above will be charged at £50 per figure ($80 US Dollars; $75 Australian Dollars; 63 Euros).
Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to Value Added Tax.
5. Reproduction of copyright material
If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, audio clip, video clip, film still, and screenshot, and any supplemental material you propose to include. This applies to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).
You must ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given to the permission granted to you for reuse by the copyright holder in each figure or table caption. You are solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.
The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.
For further information and FAQs on the reproduction of copyright material, please consult our Guide.
6. Supplemental online material
Authors are encouraged to submit animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.
All submissions should be made online at the Water International Editorial Manager website.
New users should first create an account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.
Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard editable format, including Word and EndNote. These files will be automatically converted into a PDF file for the review process.
Click here for information regarding anonymous peer review.
Copyright and authors' rights
To assure the integrity, dissemination, and protection against copyright infringement of published articles, you will be asked to assign to International Water Resources Association, via a Publishing Agreement, the copyright in your article. Your Article is defined as the final, definitive, and citable Version of Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final form, including the abstract, text, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material hosted by Taylor & Francis. Our Publishing Agreement with you will constitute the entire agreement and the sole understanding between International Water Resources Association and you; no amendment, addendum, or other communication will be taken into account when interpreting your and International Water Resources Association rights and obligations under this Agreement.
Copyright policy is explained in detail here.
Free article access
As an author, you will receive free access to your article on Taylor & Francis Online. You will be given access to the My authored works section of Taylor & Francis Online, which shows you all your published articles. You can easily view, read, and download your published articles from there. In addition, if someone has cited your article, you will be able to see this information. We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article and have provided guidance on how you can help. Also within My authored works, author eprints allow you as an author to quickly and easily give anyone free access to the electronic version of your article so that your friends and contacts can read and download your published article for free. This applies to all authors (not just the corresponding author).
Reprints and journal copies
Corresponding authors can receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Article reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when you receive your proofs. If you have any queries about reprints, please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org. To order a copy of the issue containing your article, please contact our Customer Services team at Adhoc@tandf.co.uk
Taylor & Francis Open Select provides authors or their research sponsors and funders with the option of paying a publishing fee and thereby making an article permanently available for free online access – open access – immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This option is made available once an article has been accepted in peer review.
Full details of our Open Access programme
Last updated 7 March 2014