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Scope and Policy
The scope of the journal is to cover topics involving the following fields of knowledge: hydraulics, hydrology, relationship between water resources and environmental engineering, hydrometeorology, irrigation, drainage, qualitative and quantitative management of water, limnology, hydrogeology, erosion, sedimentation, environmental technologies, water resources economics, measurement and instrumentation in water resources.
Manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese or English. Papers are published in English, and should contain Title, Abstract and Keywords in Portuguese. The translation of papers to English of accepted papers written in Portuguese is of the authors responsibility.
The manuscript should be sent by internet to the following address: http://www.abrh.org.br/RBRH according to the instructions for use, omitting the names of the authors and footnotes identifying them in the manuscript file. Besides the identification of the authors via the system, it is requested that (also via the system) the file be sent in Doc with the complete name and affiliation of the authors. This information will be used if the article is accepted for publication. The author must agree to the following conditions (via the system) when the manuscript is sent:
2) Take responsibility for the other authors, if any, as co-responsible for the technical and scientific content of the article, according to Article 5 of Brazilian Law N. 9610, regarding Copyright
The authors are fully responsible for all statements published in the article. All the material published becomes the property of the RBRH, which then holds the copyright and will be available with free and unrestricted access at: ABRH (www.abrh.org.br/RBRH) and SciELO (www.scielo.br) or other databases where the RBRH - Brazilian Journal of Water Resources is or eventually becomes indexed. Total or partial reproduction of the work is allowed since the original work is explicitly referred.If the manuscript is accepted for publication, a copyright transfer agreement form to RBRH/ABRH will be requested from the authors
The manuscripts subdivided into parts I, II, etc, must be registered separately, but will be submitted to the same reviewers. The manuscripts may contain figures in color (pictures, graphs, plots, and other), but the maximum permissible size of the complete file is 30Mb (Megabytes). Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the authors to correct the problems. The classification of manuscripts sent as Scientific/Technical, and that Editors and/or Reviewers interpret as being in the style of a Technical Note should be altered, and they will be reevaluated if alterations are requested. If the authors do not agree with the change to the Technical Note, the manuscript will be rejected.
Processing and Peer Review system/ Criteria for refereeing
The manuscripts are sent to two reviewers for evaluation and should present a technical and scientific contribution to the community.
The manuscripts should be submitted through the RBRH’s electronic system for manuscript submission at http://www.editorialmanager.com/rbrh, where the author responsible will be informed, as well as all the data for the identification of the co-authors. The manuscript received will be treated according to the procedures established by the Journal Editorial Board.
The manuscript-reviewing process in the RBRH is meticulous. Voluntary reviewers apply their knowledge and dedicate many hours of their precious time to ensure that the articles will be published within a defined period and will be appropriate for publication in the Journal.
Technical review: The papers will be evaluated first as to compliance with the rules of publication and documentation required to submit the manuscripts. If they are not in accordance with the instructions, they will be returned to the authors to adapt them to the scope of the journal. If the manuscript is not within the expected parameters, it will be returned to the corresponding author by the Chief Editor.
The concepts issue in the papers published will be the exclusive responsibility of the authors and are not obliged to reflect the opinion of the Chief Editor or Editorial Board.
Appeals against an Editorial Decision
The payments should be performed by Credit Card or bank slip issued by the ABRH system.
The process of evaluation will begin only after the payment is identified by the ABRH system.
This process is automatic, and the author does not have to do anything.
The submission fee will not be returned if the manuscript is rejected for publication by the RBRH.No processing charges (APCs) are applied after the manuscript is accepted.
RBRH adopts the "Crossref Similarity Check" system offered by SciELO for plagiarism identification.
All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY (CC BY 4.0).
The online journal is free and open access.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The text should be compatible with the Microsoft Word editor format (Doc or Docx). The following guidelines should be obeyed:
* Configuration of the page
Whenever possible, prepare mathematical characters and equations using the Microsoft Equation available in all versions of Word from Microsoft Office, 2003. Users of Word 2007/2010 can send files in the Docx format and use the new equation editor available in these versions.
This refers to the report on an original research, with a well defined hypothesis, favoring innovative topics. The texts should cover the items highlighted in capital letters and in bold, without a paragraph and without numbering, leaving two spaces (twice ENTER) after the previous item and one space (a single ENTER) to begin the text in the following order: title (English), name of authors; abstract, keywords; title (Portuguese), resumo and palavras chave. To make sure that peer analysis will be blind, the papers submitted should be presented without authors and footnotes.
INTRODUCTION: This presents the topic to be discussed, its objectives and purposes, informing what methods were used, precise delimitation of the research in relation to the field of knowledge, periods covered, and other elements needed to situate the topic of the work, using recent bibliography (last 5 years) and, preferably periodicals.
INTRODUCTION: should contain a brief history, explaining the importance, the current status of the subject based on a review of literature, clearly presenting the purpose of the article.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT: with different titles that can be divided into sub-items, one should discuss the subject, pointing out the theoretical bases, presenting experiences and recommendations, discussing and critiquing situations, based as much as possible on bibliography and technical standards.
CONCLUSIONS: when appropriate, they should be written clearly and concisely, consistent with the goals set. It should not be a simple restatement simply presenting the other paragraphs of the article again.
CITATION IN THE TEXT
Documents by the same author, published the same year:
Include only the references cited in the text, in tables and illustrations that have already been published, organized in alphabetic order by surname of author (s) and in capital letters. Use the typographic resource of italics to highlight the title of the work. At least 70% of the references should be from the last 5 years and 70% from articles in periodicals. If there is any doubt, consult the ABNT-NBR-6023 standard.
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Authors interested in submitting their manuscript to RBRH, should visit www.abrh.org.br/RBRH and follow the Instructions to Authors.
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