Guide for Authors

Authors are invited to prepare their article based on this guideline and submit it through the journal website. In order to complete the submission process, authors must consider the following points:

  • Articles must only be submitted through the journal website.
  • Authors who have already submitted an article in JWWSE must use their previous account instead of signing up with a new account.
  • Names and information of all the authors must be entered during the submission process.
  • During the submission process, authors must declare that the article is not under consideration by another journal, and has not been previously published.
  • During the submission process, authors must upload an MS word document declaring the transfer of copyright of the article to JWWSE and it must be signed by all the authors.

Submission requirements

Please ensure the following items are present:

  • Manuscript main file: This file must be uploaded both in MS word and pdf format without names of authors. If names are included in this article, the manuscript will not be considered for the review process and it will be sent back to authors for resubmission.
  • Authors’ information file: it must include the name, emails, and affiliations of the authors, and the order of authors must follow the order that is presented on the journal website. Information for affiliation must be provided in this order: Academic position/ Department/ Faculty/ university/ City/ Country. For those without an academic position, the last degree could be included instead of an academic position.
  • Copyright form: It is a form that authors declare that they transfer the copyright of the article to the journal.
  • Conflict of interests form: It is a form that must be signed by all authors declaring that they have committed to ethical standards for publication.

Types of paper

JWWSE publishes original article, review paper, technical note, and short communication. Accordingly, authors must choose the appropriate type of article in the submission process.

Manuscript format

JWWSE publishes articles in Persian with English abstract. Articles and review paper should not exceed 12 pages and technical notes must be in the range of 4 to 6 pages. For each page that exceeds these limitations, authors must pay an extra 1/000/000 Rials.

The manuscript must be in a one-column format with 1.5 cm line spacing.‎ It must include abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, references, figures, and tables. Acknowledgment could be included in the text before the reference list. B Nazanin of 12-point and Times New Romans of 10-point must be used for the Persian and English fonts, respectively.



Please provide a concise title for your article that does not exceed 15 words.


Abstract in Persian

Please provide a short abstract of 150 to 250 words which includes information from the introduction, methods, results, and discussion.


Abstract in English

It must be an exact translation of the Persian abstract.



Please provide 4 to 6 keywords, both in Persian and English, that best describes your article.


Figures and Tables

  • Figures and tables must be placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript.
  • Captions must be provided above the table and below the figure.
  • If they are taken from another article, they must be referenced in the caption and included in the reference list.
  • The original file of figures must be provided for the journal.
  • If any software is used for diagrams, data sheets must be provided for the journal.
  • For diagrams, each axis must be provided with legend and if necessary, a unit of measurement with fonts in the range of 9 to 11.
  • All the words and numbers in figures must be legible.


  • Equations must be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text.
  • Equations must be legible and must be inserted using Microsoft Equation Editor.
  • Units of measurements must be in SI.


  • The citation format used for this journal is Harvard referencing. For in-text citation, the name of the author and year of publication must be included in parentheses; for example, (Smith, 2010).  
  • A reference list must be provided at the end of the article in alphabetical order. Please avoid using abbreviations for the names of journals, publications, institutions, conferences, etc.
  • Total number of references should be less than 50 and 50% of them should be published less than 10 years of the submission date.
  • In text, the author’s name of Persian articles must be in Persian, and the author’s name of English articles must be in English.
  • For in-text citation, if the number of authors is two, both names must be included. For papers with more than two authors, use the name of the first author and the Latin phrase “et al.”.

Some examples for preparation of the reference list are provided in below:

  • Persian Article

تابش، م., بهبودیان، ص.، و بیگی، س.، (1393)، "پیش بینی بلندمدت تقاضای آب شرب (مطالعه موردی: شهر نیشابور)"‎، تحقیقات منابع آب ایران، 10(3)، 14-25.

عنبری، م. (1392)، "تحلیل ریسک سیستم‌های فاضلاب با استفاده از شبکه‌های بیزین"، پایان‌نامه کارشناسی ارشد مهندسی عمران-آب، پردیس دانشکده‌های فنی دانشگاه تهران، تهران، ایران.

  • English Article

Pasha Zanousi, S., Ayati, B. and Ganjidoust, H., (2010), " Investigation of tubifex worms potential in mass and volume reduction of sludge wastewater treatment plants in laboratory scale", Journal of Water and Wastewater, 24(4), 59-65.

  • Book

Briere, F.G. (2014), Drinking-water distribution, sewage, and rainfall collection, Presses Internationales Polytechnique, Paris.

  • Book Chapter

Meltzer, P.S., Kallioniemi, A. and Trent, J.M., (2002), "Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors", in: B.Vogelstein & K.W. Kinzler (eds.), The genetic basis of human cancer, pp. 93-113, McGraw-Hill, New York.

  • Institution

WHO, (2011), Nitrate and nitrite in drinking-water-background document for development of WHO guidelines for drinking-water quality, World Health Organ, Geneva.

  • Conference Paper

Murphy, L.J., Dandy, G.C. and Simpson, A.R., (1994), "Optimum design and operation of pumped water distribution systems", Proceeding Conference on Hydraulics in Civil Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 149-155.

  • Thesis

Hashemi, S.S., (2010), "Optimization of water networks by minimizing pumping energy", MSc. Thesis, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran.

  • Website:

Burka, L.P., (2003), "A hypertext history of multiuser dimensions", Viewed 5 Dec 2015,




Authorship is a way of making explicit both credit and responsibility for the contents of published articles. Credit and responsibility are inseparable. The guiding principle for authorship decisions is to present an honest account of what took place. Criteria for authorship apply to all intellectual products, including print and electronic publications of words, data, and images. Journals should make their own policies on authorship transparent and accessible. Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. The contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to a paper are given credit as authors, but also that contributors credited as authors understand their role in taking responsibility and being accountable for what is published. Because authorship does not communicate what contributions qualified an individual to be an author, Editors are strongly encouraged to develop and implement a contributorship policy, as well as a policy that identifies who is responsible for the integrity of the work as a whole. Such policies remove much of the ambiguity surrounding contributions, but leave unresolved the question of the quantity and quality of contribution that qualify an individual for authorship.



After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to send a request through the signed change of authorship form to add or remove an author or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript. In order to download the change of authorship form click here.



Everyone who has made substantial intellectual contributions to the study on which the article is based (for example, to the research question, design, analysis, interpretation, and written description) should be an author. Only an individual who has made substantial intellectual contributions should be an author. Performing technical services, translating text, identifying patients for study, supplying materials, and providing funding or administrative oversight over facilities where the work was done are not, in themselves, sufficient for authorship, although these contributions may be acknowledged in the manuscript. One author (a “guarantor”) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole. Often this is the corresponding author, the one who sends in the manuscript and receives reviews, but other authors can have this role. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript.  It is preferable that all authors be familiar with all aspects of the work. However, modern research is often done in teams with complementary expertise so that every author may not be equally familiar with all aspects of the work. Therefore, some authors’ contributions may be limited to specific aspects of the work as a whole.



Editors should not arbitrarily limit the number of authors. There are legitimate reasons for multiple authors in some kinds of research, such as multi-center, randomized controlled trials. In these situations, a subset of authors may be listed with the title, with the notation that they have prepared the manuscript on behalf of all contributors, who are then listed in an appendix to the published article. Alternatively, a “corporate” author (e.g., a “Group” name) representing all authors in a named study may be listed, as long as one investigator takes responsibility for the work as a whole. In either case, all individuals listed as authors should meet criteria for authorship whether or not they are listed explicitly on the byline. If editors believe the number of authors is unusually large, relative to the scope and complexity of the work, they can ask for a detailed description of each author’s contributions to the work. If some do not meet criteria for authorship, editors can require that their names be removed as a condition of publication.



The authors themselves should decide the order in which authors are listed in an article. No one else knows as well as they do their respective contributions and the agreements they have made among themselves. Many different criteria are used to decide order of authorship. Among these are relative contributions to the work and, in situations where all authors have contributed equally, alphabetical or random order. Readers cannot know, and should not assume, the meaning of order of authorship unless the approach to assigning order has been described by the authors. Authors may want to include with their manuscript a description of how order was decided. If so, editors should welcome this information and publish it with the manuscript.



Disputes about authorship are best settled at the local level, before journal reviews the manuscript. However, at their discretion editors may become involved in resolving authorship disputes. Changes in authorship at any stage of manuscript review, revision, or acceptance should be accompanied by a written request and explanation from all of the original authors.



Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents if the article remains only with the authors. The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but cannot be returned