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Aims and Scope

Water Research publishes refereed, original research papers on all aspects of the science and technology of water quality and its management worldwide. A broad outline of the journal's scope includes:

Treatment processes for water and wastewaters, municipal, agricultural and industrial, including residuals management.
Water quality monitoring and assessment, based on chemical, physical and biological methods.
Studies on inland, tidal or coastal waters and urban waters, including surface and ground waters, and point and non-point sources of pollution.
The limnology of lakes, impoundments and rivers.
Solid and hazardous waste management, including source characterization and the effects and control of leachates and gaseous emissions.
Environmental restoration, including soil and grou

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 6 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.9 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.8 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.2 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 4.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 8.1 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

Review process a bit slow - this was a review article and since the review phase took so long we had to update the review with the new papers that had come out since then (quite a lot actually). Besides one of the reviewers was overzealous, picking on things that made no sense. The other two were quite fine. The editor is charming. Once the revised version was submitted the decision happened fat. Overall a nice experience.