Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation

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 Monitoring & Remediation®.

Page charges

There is no charge for the first six published pages of a paper. Each additional page exceeding the stated limit will be billed to the author at a rate of US $250 per page. Lead or corresponding authors who are members of the National Ground Water Association get one additional free page and will not be charged for the first seven pages of a paper. 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.

Exclusive license

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.

Search engines

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.

Page proofs

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.

Open access

Published materials in Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation can be made freely available through Wiley’s open access program, OnlineOpen. After their content has been accepted, authors can order open access through an author services dashboard they will be assigned by Wiley.

NGWA members save 20 percent on their open access fees. Find out more information about membership in NGWA’s Scientists and Engineers Section.

Conflict of interest policy

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation requires all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript.

Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, the following — patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for, or receipt of, speaker’s fees from a company.

The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission all pertinent commercial and other relationships.


You should list all funding sources in the acknowledgments section. You are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature.

Guidelines on publishing and research ethics in journal articles

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation follows the core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and handles cases of research and publication misconduct accordingly.

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation also uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read Wiley’s Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors and Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines.

Reproduction of copyright material

If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is your responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners. For more information visit Wiley’s Copyright Terms & Conditions FAQs.

The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the material “in print and other media” from the publisher of the original source, and for supplying Wiley with that permission upon submission.


Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 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 Monitoring & Remediation 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 Monitoring & Remediation. If the article has been rejected for formal publication elsewhere, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 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 Monitoring & Remediation, a special footnote will be added which mentions the repository the preprint is housed in as well as the preprint’s DOI number.​​

Early View

Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation is covered by Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised, and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue, or page numbers, so they are cited in the traditional way. They are given a digital object identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Author name change policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, the journal will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify coauthors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s editorial office with their name change request.