Journal of Hydroinformatics
Official Journal of the IAHR-IWA-IAHS Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics
Instructions for authors
1. General policy
Journal of Hydroinformatics is a peer-reviewed journal: it welcomes the submission of contributions, which must be in English. Contributions may describe original research; novel applications of hydroinformatics
technologies; evaluations, including comparisons, of hydroinformatics products; developments in their enabling technologies; the reporting of experiences and related critical evaluation.
Technical papers, practice papers, technical notes and discussions.
Technical papers and practice papers are full-length, original contributions that must have fewer than 10,000 words, or word equivalents. Technical notes, i.e., short articles presenting preliminary or partial results of research, concisely presented research results, or innovative hydroinformatics techniques, will invite papers
that are no longer than 5,000 words. Discussions, i.e., a submission presenting significant comments or questions about the published work in the Journal, can be submitted after discussion with the Editor-in-Chief.
Papers written by non-English speakers should be checked and corrected by a native English speaker to avoid rejection on the grounds of poor grammar and style. The submitted paper should be accompanied by a list of 3 potential referees, including contact details.
Where requested to do so by the Editors, authors must revise their papers within one month of the request; otherwise the contribution will be considered withdrawn. No page charges apply for papers published in Journal of Hydroinformatics. The journal can accommodate colour figures, at a cost to the author of £300 per figure.
Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.
All papers should be submitted electronically to https://www.editorialmanager.com/hydro/
Upon acceptance of a paper, authors will be asked to sign a Transfer of Copyright Agreement releasing copyright of the paper to IWA Publishing. Provision is made on the form for work performed for eg the United States Government (for which Copyright cannot be assigned) and other extenuating circumstances.
Proofs will be sent by e-mail to the listed corresponding author. Any corrections must be returned within two days of receipt and should only cover typesetting errors. Proofs should be returned to Emma Gulseven at IWA Publishing in London.
2. Article content and format
(a) General. All pages in papers must be numbered consecutively. The main text should be typed flush left with no indents and double line spaced. Insert one return between paragraphs, and a double return between paper title, and authors' names and addresses on the first page.
(b) Title page. The title of the paper should be as concise as possible. The title page or section must also state the names and full addresses of all authors. Telephone, fax, e-mail numbers and, if appropriate, web site identifications must be included for the corresponding author to whom proofs will be sent. A short title of not more than 80 letters and spaces must be provided for printed page headings.
(c) An Abstract of 100-200 words should appear under the authors' names and addresses in printed papers, briefly specifying the aims of the work, the methods used, the main results obtained and the conclusions drawn.
(d) Under the abstract up to 6 Keywords should be listed in alphabetical order.
(e) Main text: for clarity this should normally be subdivided into:
Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References
A conclusions section is particularly valuable to readers and should always be included in papers. Do not number or letter section headings.
(f) Abbreviations and Notations. Nomenclature must be listed at the beginning of all printed paper contributions and must conform to the system of standard SI units. Acronyms and abbreviations must be spelled out in full at their first occurrence in the text and summarised at the start of the contribution. Write equations in dimensionless form or in metric units.
(g) References: citations in text. Use surname of author and year of publication: Jones (1982) or (Jones 1982). Insert initials only if there are two different authors with the same surname and same year of publication.
Two or more years in parentheses following an author's name are cited chronologically, and two or more references published in the same year by the same author are differentiated by letters a, b, c, etc. For example: Brown (1969, 1972, 1973a, b). Different references cited together should be in date order, for example: (Smith 1959; Thomson & Jones 1982; Green 1990).
(h) List of references. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of contributions and in the case of printed papers should conform to the following styles for a journal or book reference.
Journal: Robson, A.J., Jones, T.A. & Reed, D.W. 1998 A study of national trend and variation in UK floods. Int. J. Climatol. 18, 165-182.
Book: McIntosh, A.C. 2003 Asian Water Supplies. IWA Publishing, London.
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 1995 19th edition, American Public Health Association/American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation, Washington DC.
Edited book: Yoshida, Z. 1963 Physical properties of snow. In: Ice and Snow (W. Kingery, ed.). MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 124-148.
Report: WWC 2000 A Water Secure World: Vision for Water, Life, and the Environment. Report of the World Water Council. World Water Council, Paris.
(i) Figures All Figures (graphs, drawings, photographs, etc.) must be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals, in the order they are referred to in the text. Each Figure must have a caption, the general meaning of which can be understood without reference to the text. Figure captions should be concise, and not contain text that should be in the main text.
(j) Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order they are referred to in the text. Table titles should be concise and not include text that should be in the main text. The rows and columns of Tables should be generated using word-processor tabulation features; do not use text separated by tabs, or graphics of tabulated data.
(k) Equations should be in dimensionless form or in SI units. Use italic letters to denote
variables (in the text and in the equations). In Equation Editor, define the font of all Styles (except Symbol) to Times New Roman. Number all equations in parentheses at the right hand margin. Ensure that a given mathematical symbol in an equation and a corresponding symbol in the main text, or in a Figure or Table, are clearly identifiable with each other, i.e. use the same font type, size and style.