Topics on any subject pertaining to groundwater will be considered for publication. Manuscripts must not have been previously published, or currently submitted elsewhere for publication, while in review for Groundwater®.
There is no charge for the first six typeset, published pages of a research paper or issue paper, or for the first eight typeset, published pages of a review paper. Each additional page of a research or issue paper exceeding the stated limit will
be billed to the author at a rate of US $250 per page. Review papers will be billed US $250 per page after the eighth page. To estimate length, assume approximately 850 words per page; reduce that if you have a significant number of equations, subheads,
figures, or tables. To estimate figures and tables, reduce to 8.25 cm (one column) or 17 cm (two columns) and determine how many will fit on a 6 3/4 x 10-inch page. Add to the pages of text to obtain the total number of pages.
NGWA cannot publish any works without a properly effected exclusive license form. Authors still retain all proprietary rights, the right to present the information orally, and the right to reproduce figures, tables, and extracts properly cited.
It is highly recommended that authors utilize some of the many online search engines to ensure that all publications relevant to their research are identified.
If your paper is accepted, you will be emailed page proofs prior to publication. The purpose of the page proofs is to allow authors to check for possible typesetting errors. Other major changes to page proofs require consultation with the editor-in-chief. The
author will be billed US $50 per change. Regular page charges still apply.
Groundwater encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository
they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. If unpublished software (that not available to public) is cited, it must be made available to readers upon request.
When citing or making claims based on data, Groundwater authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. We recommend the format proposed by the Joint
Declaration of Data Citation Principles:
Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)
Submitting a preprint
Articles “prepublished” as preprints or in similar “early-submission repositories” can be submitted to Groundwater. If the article has been rejected for formal publication elsewhere, Groundwater will only accept a
substantially revised version of the prepublished manuscript. Mention of prepublication and manuscript status must be made at time of submission.
If accepted and published in Groundwater, a special footnote will be added that mentions the repository the preprint is housed in as well as the preprint’s DOI number.