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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 should be submitted in English following the author’s guidelines. Papers should also contain Title, Abstract and Keywords in Portuguese. The translation of papers to English is of the author’s responsibility.
The submitted manuscript must not be submitted to another journal or publication and must not have been previously published, except in the form of a summary at a scientific event.
The manuscript should be sent by internet to the following address: http://www.abrh.org.br/RBRH according to the instructions for use. 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 when the manuscript is sent:
1) Commit to paying a deposit concerning for the publication fee charged after the review and final editing of the manuscript;
AUTHORS IDENTIFICATION FILE
This file should include:
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: ABRhidro (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/ABRhidro 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 https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbrh-scielo, 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 publication fee is fixed according to the framework of the corresponding author of the manuscript submission.
Publication fee value as follows:
The payments should be performed by Credit Card or bank slip issued by the ABRhidro system.
The process of publishing will begin only after the payment is identified by the ABRHidro system.
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
Citations in the text should be in small letters
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, abstract, and keywords (in English) título, resumo and palavras-chave (in Portuguese), The peer analysis will be single-blind.
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.
AUTHORS CONTRIBUTION: The authors must present the individual contribution in the manuscript (in English, after the References).APPENDICES AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: Appendices should be identified as A, B, etc at the end of the manuscript. It is also possible to add supplementary information on-line in different files.
CITATIONS: All citations in the text should be in the list of References. The citations in the text should appear in small letters and, when inserted between parentheses at the end of the paragraph, should be in capital letters. If there are other citations of the same author(s), in the same year (other publications), they will be identified by small letters (a, b, c), after the year of publication. When there are three or more authors only the first author will be cited in the text, followed by et al, without italics, but in the final bibliographic list, the other names should also appear. When making a citation the work consulted directly is identified: the author and/or the work cited in this is indicated as follows: SILVA(2010) apud Santos (2012). If there are any doubts, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org). It is advisable that before drafting the manuscript, the authors take an article published in the last issue of the journal as a formatting base.
It must present technological advances without presenting a hypothesis. When it is a case study, the conclusions should present propositions. It should be written in technical language, easy to understand, on an issue related to the fields of knowledge covered by the Journal, by author(s) showing experience on the subject matter, providing guidance for the different RBRH users. Only the presentation of articles that contribute to the subject is justified, not simply personal cases or cases with a limited interest. There is greater freedom of style than for scientific articles, and technical notes should mostly contain the following items: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Description of the Subject, Conclusions and References. The articles must be written according to the same guidelines for Scientific Articles, with the following particularities;
The header of the first page should show the identification:: TECHNICAL NOTE, in capital letters, underlined, bold, centered and spaced 1.1 cm from the top margin.
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
Three or more authors:
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 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org).
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