Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication

A guide to writing and submitting a manuscript to the Water Productivity Journal (WPJ)


Those manuscripts submitted to this journal that does not comply with the contents of this guide will be returned in accordance with this journal for appropriate corrections. Submitting an article means not publishing it in the past, not submitting it simultaneously to other journals, the consent of all authors and all those who have directly or implicitly been responsible for the performance of the work. Manuscripts must be written in full compliance with the English writing code. It is noteworthy that the Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) complies with copyright laws and open access regulations for scientific manuscripts. WPJ Research manuscripts prepared in the field of water productivity and water resources conservation written in English and not sent to any other journal for publication in less than three months will be reviewed and The following framework is examined for publication in the journal:

Manuscript setup

General principles:

The article should be sent electronically through the magazine's website to the address: https://wsrcj.srbiau.ac.ir and all steps should be followed through this way. The authors' commitment form and conflict of interest form must also be submitted along with the article. Identify one of the authors of each article as the Corresponding author so that the journal correspondence can be done only through them and be communicated to others; The content of the article should be in line with the goals of the journal (it is up to the editorial board to determine this); The editorial board of the journal is free to accept or reject as well as delete or correct the received articles; Due to the policies of the editorial board, the journal is exempt from reviewing and publishing translated articles; If the article submitted to the journal is taken from a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis, the supervisor, the author of the article should be responsible. Unless the supervisor leaves the responsibility of the article to his student in the names of the article. The footnote on the front page of the article should read: From a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis.
The inclusion of articles in the journal does not imply endorsement by the editorial board of the journal, so the responsibility for the accuracy of the content of each article lies with the author or authors; Each article submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors:
The content of the article has been approved by all authors; Introduce the responsible author (and if necessary the interface author); The order of the authors' names has been approved by all; All copyright and publication of the content of the article should be assigned to the journal; The essay and spelling of the article should be correct, fluent and smooth, and the grammatical points should be observed in writing it; The original article should be typed on (A4), with a margin of 2.5 cm on all four sides, and a line spacing of 1 cm from each other, and all pages of the article should be numbered consecutively; It is emphasized that the article should not be arranged in two columns, or in the template of a strict magazine. (To better organize the article, read the sample preparation file and set it in the same format)
Articles not including Persian abstracts, English short abstracts, extended English abstracts, tables, diagrams, pictures should not exceed 4000 words (the list of references is 4000 words); The list of sources used should be set in English and those sources that are originally Persian should be marked with the phrase [in Persian] at the end of the source; To translate Persian sources into English, they should not be translated or Google translator should be used in any way, but should be used by referring to the main sources of the article in the English information publication of the article; In this quarterly, in-text and final bibliography according to the style of APA (American Psychological Association) and the latest version of this instruction will be considered. For better results, use the References feature of Word software. It is necessary to explain that in-text references should be written in English and Persian sources should be included in English with a Gregorian date; For example, instead of writing (Mohammadi and Alipur, 1399), we should write (Mohammadi and Alipur, 2021).


paragraph with the in-text citation:

(Grady et al., 2002) (Thomas, 2004)


Journal Manuscript:

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8 (3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185


Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., & Sue, D. W. (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. New York: John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642

Dissertation / Thesis:

Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/620615

Conference presentation:

Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. https://convention.apa.org/2019-video

Webpage on a Website References:

Toner, K. (2020, September 24). When Covid-19 hit, he turned his newspaper route into a lifeline for senior citizens. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/us/coronavirus-newspaper-deliveryman-groceries-senior-citizens-cnnheroes-trnd/index.html

Schaeffer, K. (2021, October 1). What we know about online learning and the homework gap amid the pandemic. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/10/01/what-we-know-about-online-learning-and-the-homework-gap-amid-the-pandemic/

Manuscript structure:

First page: Persian title, authors (determine the responsible author with *), authors' titles (offline) as a footnote (each author's description should be published using the software's Footnote system), detailed abstract including background and purpose (maximum 120 words), Research method (maximum 200 words), findings (maximum 200 words), results (maximum 150 words) and Persian keywords (3 to 5 words). Page 2: Extended English Abstract including: Introduction (120 words), Methods (200 words), Results (200 words), Conclusion (150 words), and Keywords (3 to 5 words).
Next pages: includes the original article and a list of sources and references.

The manuscript submitted to this publication must be typed and subject to the following points.

Use Microsoft Word 2003 or higher and Blotus fonts to type manuscripts.
Articles should be in a column without margins and gilding.
All notes are written in Footnote.
All words and expressions that are seemingly separate but are considered a word, be sure to use a short distance (Shift + Space) or (Ctrl + Space) to separate the components of the word;
To write the numbers 10-1 in the text of the article, its numerical form should not be used, but its letter form should be used. Unless the number in question is either within a formula or a calculation or, other than a quantitative concept, expresses a specific concept.
Be sure to use the software's own numbering method for numbering and bolting.
All items that are enclosed in punctuation marks such as brackets ('s) are enclosed in front of and after the parentheses, but the text inside begins without a space and closes without a space.
All the symbols ".", ",", ";", ":" And ... stick to the previous part without a space, but take a space from the next part.
The number inside the tables should be typed in Persian and the dot should be used. »Instead of the Persian" / "punctuation mark should be avoided.
Due to the fact that in the process of pagination, the place of figures, diagrams, tables are forced to change, in the text of the article, the number related to the relevant table or figure should be mentioned.
For quality printing of diagrams, shapes, and images used in the article, if possible, send the photo or pdf format with the article.
Maps should have coordinates and guides, and all charts should have guides.

The  Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) examines research papers on water productivity written in English that have not been submitted to any other journal for publication, in accordance with the following framework for publication in the journal, and  The articles submitted to this scientific research journal should be compiled according to the following writing guide which is available to download.

                                                                   Guideline for Authors



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