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Highlights of the Journal

- Authors' e-mails are answered within 48 hours.

- The journal has a famous editorial board.

- The journal is committed to the highest standards of double-blind peer-review.

- Accepted articles will be published as open access very soon.

- The author will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection within 4-6 months of submitting the article.

- All authors receive a copy of the certificate and acceptance letter of the article.

- The journal has a good number of readers and is one of the top journals in its field.

- The journal is indexed in international and national databases.

- All accepted articles can be viewed, downloaded, and printed in PDF format.

- The journal has a high citation rate and research impact rate.

- The journal has organizational support and a complete archive of articles.

Bibliographic Information of the Journal 

Title Water Productivity Journal (WPJ)

 Online ISSN:  2821-1103

Print ISSN: 2717-3062

Subject Coverage


WaterFoodEnergy Ecosystem Nexus

 Water management in the field with the aim of improving irrigation management indicators

 Watershed management and water extraction

 Aquifer Management and Artificial Recharge

 Rainwater catchment surface systems and green water management

 Optimal management of water and soil resources

 New topics in irrigation and drainage

 Hydrology, hydraulics, and water transfer buildings

 Application of computer in water and soil issues

 Utilization of unconventional water resources

 Cultivation pattern optimization

 Ecological water footprint for improving water productivity

 Drought in meteorology and agriculture

 New topics in soil physics for improving water productivity

 Smart irrigation for improving water productivity

 Advanced Water resources management



Start Year

 2021 - Vol. 1, No. 1 -




 Saeid Eslamian, Ph.D.


Mahdi Sarai Tabrizi, Ph.D.

Place of Publication

 Iran, Tehran



 Veresk Ettesal




 Yes; Double-Blind Peer-Review.

Manuscript turnaround time of the serial publication

 8 Weeks

Manuscript acceptance rate






Type of Access

 Open Access (OA)

Type of License


CC BY-NC 4.0


Open Access Statement

 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) is a fully open-access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Web to all users immediately upon publication. All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC BY-NC 4.0

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

 Benefits of open access for authors include:

     - Authors retain copyright to their work.

     - Free access for all users worldwide.

     - Increased visibility and readership.

     - No spatial constraints.

     - Rapid publication.

  No publication charges are required from the author(s).

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

 All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal.

 Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) using the Grammarly detection software (www.grammarly.com), and iThenticate (www.ithenticate.com).

The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).

Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)

 No publication charges are required from the author.

 Full-text access: Open Access

Revenue Sources

 Organizational and institutional support, Donations

Type of Material

 Serial (Periodical)


 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) is an open-access peer-reviewed quarterly journal in English devoted to the fields of Water Productivity. It is a quarterly scientific publication of the Veresk Ettesal. It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, review articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.

Copyright owner / Copyright holder

 Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights. The author has complete control over the work (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish, etc.).


 The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions, has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer-review process, providing retractions/corrections /amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.


 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Digital Archiving Policy

 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) works with some organizations as Civilica, MagIran, SID. This makes possible the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by converting and upgrading digital file formats to comply with new technology standards.

Data Citation

 Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations, and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. The Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.

Data Sharing Policy

Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology, and reporting standards. The Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) encourages authors to cite and share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials. Authors are encouraged to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) requires authors of Original Investigation, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository; and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed.

 Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript. Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available and provides a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories.

 The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

 Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to the Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest and fund related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend removing this from the anonymized version of the manuscript. Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare cases in which de-identified data cannot be shared due to their proprietary nature or participant privacy concerns. Exceptions to policy and restrictions on data availability are granted for reasons associated with the protection of human privacy, issues such as biosafety, and/or to respect terms of use for data obtained under license from third parties. Confidential data, e.g., human subject or patient data, should always be anonymized, or permission to share should be obtained in advance. If in doubt, authors should seek counsel from their institution’s ethics committee.

 Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples.

Informed Consent

All participants in human subjects' articles have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, etc., should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participants (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent in this situation requires that an identifiable participant be shown the manuscript and provide consent prior to publication. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication.


 The ORCID identifier is required.


OA Policies


 The journal adheres to DOAJ's definition of open access.