Water (ISSN 2073-4441; CODEN: WATEGH) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. Water collaborates with the International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). In addition, the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) is affiliated with Water and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Ei Compendex and other databases.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 3.0, which equals rank 82/217 (Q2) in 'Water Science and Technology', rank 88/219 (Q2) in 'Aquatic Science' and rank 147/679 (Q1) in 'Geography, Planning and Development'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.544 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.709 (2019)
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Special Issue in Water
Membrane Technologies and Water Treatment Guest Editors: Luisa Vera, Luis E. Rodríguez-Gómez
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Special Issue in Water
Sustainable and Resilient Water Management in Regional, Vulnerable or Island Communities Guest Editor: Cara Beal
Deadline: 16 February 2021
Special Issue in Water
New Challenges: Modelling the Water Quality of Surface Waters with Ice Cover Guest Editor: Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Special Issue in Water
Long-Term Monitoring and Research in Forest Hydrology: Towards Integrated Watershed Management Guest Editor: Koichiro Kuraji
Deadline: 20 March 2021
Topical Collection in Water
Water Policy Collection Collection Editors: Meri Raggi, Giacomo Zanni, Davide Viaggi
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