Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science (AMBIAGUA) is a journal edited by the Institute for Environmental Research in Hydrographic Basins (IPABHi) that publishes original articles which contribute to the advancement of Environmental Sciences and Water Resources. The journal began in 2006 and published an edition every four months until December 31st, 2013). Between 2014 and 2022 issues were published every three months, but on January 2023 the journal adopted a continuous publication model in volumes.
Its abbreviated title is Rev. Ambient. Água, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references.
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Scope and Policy
AMBIAGUA now publishes papers only in English. It accepts submissions of unpublished manuscripts in the interdisciplinary scientific thematic areas related to Environmental Sciences, Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental and Sanitation Engineering, Forest Engineering and Forest Resources, Ecology, Aquiculture, Oceanology and Fishing Resources, Agronomy, Agrometeorology and Agricultural Engineering, Global Change, Fishing Engineering, Environmental Zootechny, Geography, Geology, Remote Sensing, Geoinformation, and Spatial Analysis related to Water or Environmental Sciences.
Review articles can be accepted if they include substantial critical analysis of recent relevant topics.
Beginning on January 2017, all submissions must be in English and an issue will be published every other month. Starting on January 2018, the journal adopted a continuous publication model.
Manuscripts should be original and submitted exclusively to AMBIAGUA (Revista Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science).
APCs charges are required as instructed in http://www.ambi-agua.net/splash-seer/?access=fees.
The Journal adopts iThenticate system for plagiarism identification.
Acceptance of Preprint
A preprint is defined as a manuscript ready for submission to a journal that is deposited on trusted preprint servers (a preprint repository that adopts the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) principles (FAIRsharing.org), before or in parallel with submission to a journal. The corresponding author must indicate in the Cover Letter that the manuscript has been uploaded to a preprint server and inform its DOI number. In case of acceptance and publication of the article in Revista Ambiente & Água, the authors must update the registration status on the preprint server and inform the complete reference of the publication in our journal.
AMBIAGUA Peer Review Process
Each submission will be reviewed by the editor to verify whether or not its content falls within the focus of the journal and if it was prepared in accordance with outstanding instructions. The editor may reject the manuscript if it lacks adherence to the instructions, inappropriate textual description, scientific misconduct, or if the manuscript has insufficient scientific or technological merit. Only articles with potential international interest or with significant social importance will proceed for peer evaluation. Once this process is completed, the editor may send the article to one or two members of the Editorial Committee, so that they can recommend at least two peer reviewers for further evaluation. The reviewers will be scientists who work in areas closely related to the subject area of the manuscript and will therefore be fully qualified to evaluate the manuscript and to recommend acceptance or rejection. In many cases, they will suggest improvements in order to make the manuscript acceptable for publication. The reviewers will receive the manuscript along with instructions concerning the review procedure and an evaluation form where they may write their comments and recommendations on the acceptance, correction or rejection of the manuscript.
The authors of the submissions are not identified to the reviewers, or the reviewers to the authors. The exception to this rule will occur when the authors choose to submit a manuscript previously deposited on a Preprint server, in this case the authors will not know the identity of the reviewers, but the reviewers will be able to access the information of the authors in the Preprint portal.
Upon receiving the reviewers' recommendations, the editor has several options:
When the final acceptable version of the manuscript is received by the editor, he will confirm its acceptance to all authors. Concurrently, all authors will receive proofs to be returned electronically within 48 hours by the corresponding author. When the corresponding author returns the final corrections, he implicitly authorizes the publication in name of all authors and attests that the manuscript has not been previously published.
Editing mistakes, references mentioned in the text that don't appear in the reference list and small discrepancies between the English and Portuguese abstracts are examples of small changes. When larger modifications are required, the editor will return the article with a list of suggestions that the corresponding author should implement before the manuscript may be considered. Examples of larger modifications include data analysis using statistical proofs, substantial revision of tables and figures, repetition of experiments, or substantial changes in the text language.
In the case of rejection after peer revision, the editor may inform the authors the reasons for rejection. In general, the reasons for rejection involve inappropriate content of the article for this journal, serious violations in the publication structure, and manuscripts without scientific or technological merit. Immediate rejection by the Editor will be mostly based on lack of international interest or low social impact and poor language and lack of adherence to instructions.
Manuscripts that have been published in proceedings of symposia, conferences, etc., as well as translated articles from foreign journals, should not be submitted. Presentations at scientific meetings and publications of short abstracts only do not preclude submission.
The target audience of this scientific journal is the academic community of postgraduate courses, as well as of research institutions, especially those in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Water Resources Science.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
I - Submitted manuscripts should be original, destined exclusively to Ambi-Agua (Revista Ambiente & Agua-An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science).
II – Only submissions in English will be accepted.
III - The manuscripts directed to this journal will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee and Peer Reviewers, according to their specialty, following the criteria:
a) International scientific interest;
Please, be aware that will be considered not ethical withdraw a submission before final decision of the Editorial Committee.
IV - In each issue, the Editorial Committee will select, among the favorable manuscripts, those that will be published based on the above criteria. There is no commitment with submission sequence or time for an editorial decision. This depends on peer reviewer’s and author’s response and also on the administration tasks and limitations.
Formatting the Text:
All manuscripts should also have a Portuguese version of the title, abstract, and keywords.
You can insert images in the article without increasing the file size, just follow the tips below:
Use image files in JPG, PNG or GIF formats. These files usually have good quality standards and do not consume too much disk space and memory;
To insert the figures in the text, do not use Copy / Paste (or Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V), save the images on your computer that you want to insert into the document;
Then, go to the menu option available for insertion of the image of your text editor (e.g. in MSWord, select Insert / Image / From File or “This device”) and locate the image you want to insert into the document. Finally, insert the selected image in the text.
These tips will be useful to get the manuscript uploaded successfully.
It is essential that tables are text format, not as a figure or image. Ensure that they can be edited. Make sure that columns are edited as columns and not separated by space or tab. All columns should have a title. Send an additional copy of tables in Excel.
Figures must have readable texts, using upper/lower case as appropriate and high resolution. Do not use titles on top. Be sure that they allow editions.
TITLE in English, followed by an ABSTRACT (followed by three keywords, in alphabetical order); TITLE of the manuscript in Portuguese; ABSTRACT in Portuguese (followed by keywords, in alphabetical order, in Portuguese); 1. INTRODUCTION (including literature review); 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS; 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; 4. CONCLUSIONS; 5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (if it is the case, include only acknowledgment to funding agencies, including the number of the grant); and 6. REFERENCES.
See the "Evaluation Form" to verify the expected content of each section. Check articles already published to see which texts should be in bold.
Author's last name mentioned with just the first capital letter, following by the year between parentheses, when the author is part of the text. When the author is not part of the text, between parentheses, put the last name, following by the year separated by comma. When there is more than one author, their last names are separated by “and”.
Cited references should be preferably published recently in the SciELO base (www.scielo.br and www.scielo.org) or in international journals of high impact. Preferably, do not cite more than 15 references.
FALKNER, E. Aerial Mapping: methods and applications. Boca Raton: Lewis Publishers, 1995. 322 p.
WEBB, H. Creation of digital terrain models using analytical photogrammetry and their use in civil engineering. In: Terrain Modelling in Surveying and Civil Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991. p. 73-84.
MEYER, M. P. Place of small-format aerial photography in resource surveys. Journal of Forestry, Washington, v. 80, n. 1, p. 15-17, 1982.
Manuscripts presented in events (Printed paper) – These references should be avoided but if essential:
DAVIDSON, J. M.; RIZZO, D. M.; GARBELOTTO, M.; TJOSVOLD, S.; SLAUGHTER, G. W. Phytophthora ramorum and sudden oak death in California: II Transmission and survival. In: SYMPOSIUM ON OAK WOODLANDS: OAKS IN CALIFORNIA’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE, 5. 23-25 Oct. 2001, San Diego, Proceedings… Berkeley: USDA Forest Service, 2002. p. 741-749.
Manuscripts presented in events (electronically) – should be avoided, but if essential:
COOK, J. D.; FERDINAND, L. D. 2001. Geometric fidelity of Ikonos imagery. In: ANNUAL CONVENTION OF AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING, 23-27 Apr., St. Louis. Proceedings… St. Louis: ASPRS, 2001. 1 CD-ROM.
Thesis and Dissertations – should be avoided – instead cite the derived papers in scientific journals:
AFFONSO, A. G. Caracterização de fisionomias vegetais na Amazônia oriental através de videografia aerotransportada e imagens LANDSAT 7 ETM+, 2003, 120f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Sensoriamento Remoto) - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, 2003.
Sites in the Internet – only if absolutely essential):
WORLD WILD LIFE FUND. Ecoregions. 2004. Available in:
Please notice that all initials in the author’s name have a space between them.
The properties of the file that identifies the author should be removed. Tips for doing this:
All content of the articles is solely authors' exclusive responsibility.
In any case, authors grant Revista Ambiente & Agua the license to use any of the manuscript published image to be used as the issue cover unless expressly stated the contrary.
Before you begin submitting, have ready:
1) The final version of the manuscript according to author’s guidelines
2) The Cover Letter text following the model.
3) The digital copy of the receipt of the payment of the submission fee described in:
4) A list of four Reviewers (name, e-mail, expertise), according to the Cover Letter instructions
Start new submission, following the instructions. See that help is available in a link (Resources).
Remember that you will not be able to complete the submission without all items above. Doubts? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org after reading carefully all instructions.