Submission Details

All submissions are processed through ScholarOne™ Manuscripts.

Even if you have previously published in JAWRA, we recommend reading the instructions below BEFORE you submit, since instructions and style are continually updated.

Instructions for Authors  Submit a Manuscript

Publication Charges

JAWRA recognizes an obligation to the water community, and to its authors, to distribute the knowledge contained within its pages as widely as possible. To accomplish this in an economically sustainable manner, publication charges partially covering the costs of producing JAWRA are assessed to the author. Rates are subject to change and charges will be incurred at the prevailing rates at the time of acceptance. Current rates are based on article type.

Article Type (Member / Non-member Rate)
  • Research Articles/Literature Review = $1,425 / $1,900
  • Technical Note/Commentaries = $750 / $1,000
  • Discussions = $225 / $300
  • Errata = $90 / $120
  • Open Access = $3,000 additional
Further details are found in the Instructions for Authors document. The preferred method of payment is credit card; however, if payment is made with a check and mailed to AWRA, the manuscript number (MS#) must be included on the check or payment will be returned. When paying via wire transfer, you are responsible for covering the wire transfer fee or your payment will not be accepted.

Pay a Publication Charge

Data Policy

JAWRA encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the paper by archiving it in an appropriate public archive.

Pre-print Policy

JAWRA will consider for review articles previously available as pre-prints on non-commercial servers such as ArXiv, bioRxiv, psyArXiv, SocArXiv, engrXiv, etc. Authors may post the submitted version of their manuscript to non-commercial servers at any time. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.

Webinar: Impactful Writing Tips: A JAWRA Author Workshop

View the recording of our August 16, 2023 JAWRA author workshop that provides insights into how to publish a paper from pre-submission through to production, instruct on the best practices for authors to increase the success and discoverability of their manuscripts, and conclude with an explanation around publishing open access and the benefits of publishing open access. Access the recording.


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