Journal of the American Water Resources Association

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal, featuring original papers that examine the multidisciplinary and complex issues surrounding water resources. JAWRA has been in publication for more than 55 years, has 6,000+ subscriptions around the world, and receives over 150,000 downloads each year! JAWRA gets referenced in news outlets such as CNN, ABC Action News, and the Gazette. Published on behalf of AWRA by Wiley and hosted in the Wiley Online Library, JAWRA is the flagship product of AWRA.

JAWRA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

JAWRA aims to foster inclusion and diversity that reflects disciplinary, human, and geographic diversity. We recognize that many groups are underrepresented in research, including women, people of color, and socio-economic disadvantages, we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in research and publishing from applicants of all ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, disabilities, ages, and/or other individual status.

Message from the Editor-in-Chief of JAWRA

JAWRA is unique as it seeks to publish integrative research spanning across a broad range of water issues. It provides a single forum to bring together social, physical, natural, and computational sciences to solve pressing water resources issues in a systems-oriented manner. The readership of JAWRA is also wide, so the journal emphasizes clear writing which is understandable to a broad range of multidisciplinary audiences. As such, writing a paper for JAWRA is different than writing for “discipline-specific” journals. ~Dr. Venkatesh Uddameri . See more of what JAWRA has to offer! Browse a sample issue today.

Reasons to Publish in JAWRA

JAWRA is indexed in ISi and highly cited so that your paper is published alongside high quality, impactful research. You'll get discovered by a global audience - over 6,000 institutes worldwide and 1,500 AWRA members will have access to your research. A streamlined submission process enables quick turnaround times with a median time of 84 days to first decision. Plus, you'll receive full support with our author services and self-promotional toolkit, and can increase the reach of your research and choose to make your articles open access with JAWRA's OnlineOpen option.

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