Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

This journal publishes novel and original research papers as well as the reviews and analyses of the current papers providing that they are not published in or issued for other journals. Papers shout at most be presented in 20 pages (Microsoft Word format: .doc and .docx ) written based on either British or American English spellings and terminologies. The journal is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the internet.

Related Subjects

  • Optimum use of water;
  • Rainwater and floodwater harvesting;
  • Traditional and modern ways of water harvesting;
  • Reducing pollution from harvested water;
  • Reservoir evaporation and the reduction methods

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts are submitted to the journal of Water Harvesting Research through the website:

 

Table 1. Style of manuscript

Section

Font

Size

Description

General Text

Times New Roman

12

Line spacing: 1.2, justified

Title

Times New Roman

14

Bold, centered

Author

Times New Roman

12

Bold, centered

Affiliation

Times New Roman

11

Italic, centered

Abstract

Times New Roman

12

Justified

Keywords

Times New Roman

10

Justified

Figure and Table

Times New Roman

11

Centered

Equation

Times New Roman

11

Justified

Headings

Times New Roman

12

Bold, justified

Subheadings

Times New Roman

11

Bold, italic, justified

Reference

Times New Roman

11

Justified

 

 

Author and Affiliation

Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) are shown under the Title on the first page. The name of corresponding author should be asterisked. Full mailing address of the corresponding author should be footnoted on the first page.

Abstract

Abstract is expected to be less than 250 words without any undefined abbreviations or citations. As abstracts mostly summarize the work reported, try not to include background information or speculative statements in abstracts.

Keywords

5 to 7 key words are listed in alphabetical order separated by comma.

Introduction

This section should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background without any inclusion of findings or conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area and is expected to be finished with a clear statement of the question being addressed. Provide a context for the report with respect to previous works done in the field. The literature should be cited, page and line number are to be inserted, and novelty of the manuscript should also be added clearly.

Materials and Methods

Sufficient methodological details allowing future competent researchers to repeat the work are expected to clearly be presented.

Results and Discussion

This section highlights the results and their significance while placing them in the context of other works. The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions. A comparison between your results and those of previous works should be given in Discussion.

Conclusion

A summary of evidence and results obtained through your study has to be given in this part. The author should include any significant conclusion drawn from the work. These conclusions should carefully be worded so that the readers can easily identify and understand them. Necessary and very specific suggestions and recommendation related to the study would be given here.

Acknowledgements

In the acknowledgements of your thesis or dissertation, you should first thank those who helped you academically or professionally, such as your supervisor, funders, and other academics. Then you can include personal thanks to friends, family members, or anyone else who supported you during the process

Disclosure statement

Disclosures are required for each author to be included within the manuscript text.

Each statement must include the author's name and declare the conflict of interest, or “No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.

 

References

The reference section lists the literature cited in the paper. Authors are encouraged to cite only published, significant and up-to-date references in their papers.

The references in the text have to be given in the following format:

Name-year system e.g. (Bouma, 2016) or Bouma (2016), depends upon the manner of referring. For two authors, name both (Bouma and Hegde, 2016) or Bouma and Hegde (2016). With three or more authors, use et al. (Bouma et al., 2016) or Bouma et al. (2016). For two or more articles by the same author(s) in the same (or different) year (or years), designate them as Bouma et al. (2016a, 2016b) or (Bouma et al., 2016a, 2016b); Bouma et al. (2015, 2016) or (Bouma et al., 2015, 2016). To cite the references, authors could use APA referencing style briefly identified in below samples:

1. Journal Article

An, K. J., Lam, Y. F., Hao, S., Morakinyo, T. E., & Furumai, H. (2015). Multi-purpose rainwater harvesting for water resource recovery and the cooling effect. Water Research, 86, 116-121.

2. Book

Gould, J., & Nissen-Petersen, E. (1999). Rainwater catchment systems for domestic supply. Intermediate Technology.

3. Conference Paper

Jacobs, H. E., Geustyn, L. C., & Loubser, B. F. (2006, May). Water–How is it used at home?. In Proceedings of the Water Insfitute of South Africa Biennial Conference.

4. Report

Critchley, W., & Siegert, K. (1991). Water harvesting. FAO, Rome.

Headings

Headings should be in upper case and in bold type. Subheadings should be in lower case and in italics. Three subheadings are possible to use in preparation of manuscript.

Figures and Tables

All figures and tables should be embedded while correctly positioned. Please use "Fig." and "Table" in both text and captions. All photographs, figures, tables and graphs should be provided with high quality.

 

Fig. 3. Average annual rainfall (a) and monthly mean rainfall (b) in Hong Kong (An et al., 2015).

Equations

The mathematics equations must be left aligned on the page, with numbers (e.g., Eq (1)). Citation of the equation in the text is done using the "Eq (1)" abbreviation.

Units

The SI system unit is adopted as standard. As for abbreviations, if any non-standards are to be used, they should be defined in the text.

Copyright and Permissions

Submitting a manuscript, you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript.