Instruction for Authors

Types of Manuscripts

The following types of manuscripts are accepted: a Full Paper, a Review Paper or a Short Communication. Comments on published papers are welcome.
A FULL PAPER is a contribution describing original research, including a theoretical exposition, extensive data and an in-depth critical evaluation, and is peer reviewed. The length of a manuscript, including figures, tables and references, must not exceed 8000 words (40 pages).
REVIEW PAPERS are encouraged. The format and length of a review paper are more flexible than for a full paper. Review papers are peer reviewed.
SHORT COMMUNICATIONS should not exceed two printed pages (i.e., 3-4 manuscript pages), including an abstract and essential references. Short communications should present original studies, interesting single findings of wider interest, or the results of preliminary research.
COMMENTS on papers already published are welcome, subject to the criteria of interest, originality and approval by the Editor. Comments can include extensions to, or criticisms of previously published papers. They will be forwarded for response to the author(s) of the original paper. Comments will be accepted or rejected unaltered, following an exchange of correspondence with the author(s) of the original paper. Comments should not exceed two manuscript pages, including one table or figure.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board selected by the Editor- in-Chief and two referees. Authors may suggest three to five potential reviewers, with full affiliations. The Editorial Board tries to keep the reviewing process as short as possible and to notify authors within two months after submission.
Manuscripts with poorly narrated text or those that do not include a proper synthesis of results will not be considered for publication. Only manuscripts that provide an original contribution to the knowledge of water research and management will be eligible for review.

Instructions for Authors

These instructions are given to help authors prepare papers that may be selected for publication in the Water Research and Management Journal.
Authors may submit an electronic or printed copy of their manuscript. We prefer an electronic copy in Word format, with tables and figures enclosed in separate files/attachments.
Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
A cover letter with full affiliation (name, postal address, postal code, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address) of the corresponding author must accompany each manuscript. To assist the initial selection process, the author(s) may include a brief opinion/explanation of the importance of the topic addressed in their manuscript.  The cover letter should indicate the year of birth of each author (for UDC purposes), confirm that all authors concur with the submission, and clearly state that the manuscript has not already been published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, in the same or similar form.

Preparation of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be prepared in English (UK or US consistently used throughout the manuscript). Please check your paper several times to avoid grammatical or typing errors.
The manuscript should be prepared in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, using the Unicode Times New Roman font, size 12 pt, paper size A4, margins 2.5 cm from each side (top, bottom, left and right).
The typescript should contain the following features: Title, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s), and information about the corresponding author with contact details (address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address).

First page

The first page should contain:
The Title [as short as possible, not more than 80-100 characters, followed by the name(s) and full address(es) of the author(s)];
The Abstract [should not exceed 200 words]; and
Key Words [not more than 7];

Main Body of the Text

The main body of the text should be separated from the first page by a page break and should contain the following sections:
•    Introduction;
•    Materials and Methods;
•    Results and Discussion;
•    Conclusions, if applicable;
•    Acknowledgments, if any; and
•    References.
Please do not number section titles. Titles should be written in the same font size as the main body of the text, but bolded. 


References must always be given in sufficient detail for the reader to locate the work cited.

1.1.     References should be listed alphabetically and written as follows:
Allan, D. J. (1995). Stream Ecology - Structure and function of running waters. Chapman & Hall, London, Weinheim, New York, Tokyo, Melburne, Madras, 1-388.
Lowry, O. H., Rosebrough, N. J., Farr, A. L., and R. J. Randall (1951). Protein measurement with the Folin phenol reagent. J. Biol. Chem. 193, 265-175.
Simić, V., Petrović, A., Rajković, M., and M. Paunović (2008). Crayfish of Serbia and Montenegro – the population status and the level of endangerment. Crustaceana 81, 10, 1153-1176, DOI:10.1163/156854008X374496
References in languages other than English should have the translation of their title into English inserted after the original title, in square brackets, as shown below:
Dimkić, M. (2007).  Samoprečišćavajući efekti podzemnih voda [Self-purification effects of groundwaters]. Zadužbina Andrejević, Beograd.

1.2.  Referenced books should include the name(s) of the author(s) and the date of publication, title, edition, page(s), publisher’s name, and place of publication, as follows:
Maclntyre, R. J. (1982). Regulatory genes and adaptation: Past, present, and future, In: Evolutionary Biology, 15 (Eds. M. K. Hecht, B. Wallace, and T. G. Prauce), 247-285. Plenum Press, New York.
A reference to a chapter of a book should be written as follows:
Sommerwerk, N., Hein, T., Schneider-Jakoby, M., Baumgartner, C., Ostojić, A., Paunovic, M., Bloesch, J., Siber, R., and K. Tockner (2009). Chapter 3, The Danube River Basin, 59-112, in: “Rivers of Europe”, Tockner, K., Uehlinger, U., and C. T. Robinson (eds.). Elsevier, Academic Press, San Diego.

1.3. In the main body of the text, works should be referred to as: Doane (1969) or (Doane, 1969).

1.4. If a cited reference includes more than two authors, e.g., Doane, Abraham, and Kolar, the reference should be cited in the main body of the text as Doane et al. (1975).

1.5. If works by the same author(s) in the same year are cited, they should be distinguished by the letters a, b, c, etc.

1.6. Two or more years in brackets following an author’s name should be cited in ascending order, for example: Brown (1999, 2002, 2003a, b).

1.7. Different references cited together should be in date order, for example: (Smith, 1959; Thomson and Jones, 1992; Green, 1999).

1.8. If a work has been accepted for publication but has not yet been published, “(in press)” should be used instead of a date.

1.9. Please do not refer to works that are in preparation or those that have been submitted but have not yet been fully accepted.

1.10. For “Open Access Journals” and other online references, please specify the full URL for the reference, with an indication of the date (year) on which it was consulted, e.g. (2011). Please check to ensure that the work you are citing is still accessible.

1.11. If available, please insert the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) at the end of the reference.

1.12. Please make sure that all works cited in the main body of the text are included in the list of references, and that the dates and authors stated in the text match those in the reference list.