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Open Access articles are free for anyone to read and download, all over the world. In order to sustain this model, we charge authors an article processing charge (APC) which covers the cost of editorial assistance, article production, indexing, and marketing. As a not-for-profit society publisher, any surpluss generated by our publishing activities are rechanneled towards the charitable missions of the International Water Association; including contributions to sustainable development in a water-wise world

IWA Publishing has four tiers of publishing fees, which vary according to the size and scope of the journal, the maturity of the journal, and whether the journal is a hybrid journal or fully Open Access. 

The following journals are fully Open Access. Submissions are made on the understanding that, following acceptance, the APC must be paid before the paper can be published.

Tier    

Journal

Article Processing Charge

 

H2Open Journal (previously IWA Open Water Journal)

APC waived until 2019

4

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

$850 / £660 / €780

Hybrid journals

The following journals are subscription-based, meaning that readers with a subscription can access the content. Authors can choose to make their accepted paper open access. The APCs are as follows.

Tier    

Journal

Article Processing Charge

3

Water Science and Technology

$1500 / £1050 / €1385

3

WST: Water Supply

$1500 / £1050 / €1385

2

Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

2

Journal of Water and Health

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

2

Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

2

Water Quality Research Journal

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

2

Journal of Water and Climate Change

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

2

Water Practice and Technology

$1850 / £1400 / €1650

1

Hydrology Research

$2250 / £1700 / €2005

1

Journal of Hydroinformatics

$2250 / £1700 / €2005

1

Water Policy

$2250 / £1700 / €2005

APC waiver for authors from low income countries

 

OA Grants & Institutional Agreements

To encourage our authors to publish OA, IWA Publishing is actively engaged in setting up institutional agreements and OA grants. Think your institution should be on our list, or have a question about OA funding? Get in touch

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