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.

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JAWRA Webinars

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.

What’s New In Publishing with the JAWRA

View the recording of our October 18, 2023 webinar where Editor-in-Chief, Momcilo Markus, addresses the stumbling blocks every researcher encounters at the beginning of their careers and provide practical guidance to help you get published. Access the recording.

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.

JAWRA in the News!

Take a look into our trending early view article "Drivers of future streamflow changes in watersheds across the Northeastern United States," as authored by Charlotte Cockburn, Jonathan M. Winter, Erich C. Osterberg, and Francis J. Magilligan. Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Momcilo Markus says, "The information in this article contributes to better understanding of complex interdependencies among various climate variables and flooding and their future changes, enabling scientists and practitioners to better understand the future evolution of floods, and consequently, to better prepare for projected climate changes." Get your free access now.

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 institutions 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. See more of what JAWRA has to offer! Browse a sample issue today.

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