Taylor & Francis

Australian Journal Of Water Resources

(ISSN 1324-1583)

Aims and scope

The Australasian Journal of Water Resources ( AJWR) is a multi-disciplinary regional journal dedicated to scholarship, professional practice and discussion on water resources planning, management and policy. Its primary geographic focus is on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Papers from outside this region will also be welcomed if they contribute to an understanding of water resources issues in the region. Such contributions could be due to innovations applicable to the Australasian water community, or where clear linkages between studies in other parts of the world are linked to important issues or water planning, management, development and policy challenges in Australasia. These could include papers on global issues where Australasian impacts are clearly identified.

The journal will consider original, innovative and interesting scholarship, practice case examples and reviews on topics that are relevant to a multi-disciplinary and professional audience (e.g. water policy-makers, managers, planners, scientists, engineering consultants, NGOs and interested community members). Papers can focus on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas:

water resources management

hydrology (surface water, groundwater, floods, droughts)

water planning

water policy, regulation and governance

hydraulics (including issues of erosion and sediment transport)

water development

water quality, pollution and treatment technologies

monitoring, remediation and protection of water resources

water systems (distribution and drainage networks, rivers, catchments, urban systems, wetlands, aquatic ecosystems, hydrogeology, aquaponics)

climate variability and change (including hydro-climatology, water-related extreme events)

water-related engineering and planning practice

cultural aspects of water (including indigenous knowledge and management practices)

water use behaviours and consumption practices (including water re-use and export)

water-related development studies, sociology, anthropology and politics

history, arts and philosophy of water and its management

water law

water economics

psychology and decision-making processes in water management

water nexus issues (e.g. with energy, food, soil, health, resources and environmental systems)

water sensitive design

issues of environmental water (including environmental flows and eco-hydrology)

Papers submitted for publication in AJWR will first be screened by the Editorial Panel for quality and relevance. Papers passing this initial screening will then be submitted for independent peer review by at least two reviewers with relevant expertise. Editors will endeavour to ensure a timely turnaround of papers in review. Accepted papers will be published on the website with a DOI as soon as they have passed through the production process. This ensures timely publication before the articles are grouped and published in the printed journal issues.

Category of Publication

The AJWR Editorial Policy distinguishes between the following categories of publications:

Fully refereed papers (preferred)

Formal Professional and Scientific Papers - reporting on research, development of new methods or innovative applications of existing methods

Review Papers - on topics of significant current interest

Policy Perspectives - on topical areas of public policy and decision-making

Technical Notes - providing practical guidance on water management and technological applications and processes

Other articles and communications (occasional)

Conference Papers - reprinted keynote papers or orations and refereed invited conference papers from Engineers Australia and affiliated groups' sponsored conferences

Position Papers and Editorials - prepared by members of the Editorial Panel of the Australasian Journal of Water Resources, the National Committee on Water Engineering (Engineers Australia), IPENZ and affiliated groups

Discussion Papers - exposing issues for feedback by the profession

Practice Notes - updates to current guidelines (after completed peer review)

Discussions of published papers

Occasional Communications - notices of general interest to the Australasian water community.

This journal is typeset by Scientific Publishing Services (P) Ltd., Chennai, India. Printed and bound by Markono Print Media Pte Ltd., Singapore.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • architektura i urbanistyka
  • inżynieria środowiska
  • górnictwo i energetyka
  • rolnictwo i ogrodnictwo
  • biotechnologia
  • nauki o Ziemi i środowisku