Modeling: papers that lack appropriate validation through either experimental data or available and reliable datasets will not be considered for publication.
New materials or technologies for water treatment: emphasis must be placed on one of the following: Papers in this area are strongly discouraged from focusing solely on technology demonstrations in model systems with model pollutant targets.
Rather, they are encouraged to consider performance in complex (that is, environmentally relevant) systems and performance metrics (for example, efficacy across multiple pollutant targets, longevity, regeneration during application, and sustainability assessment) most relevant to real world application.
Technology papers: we will not consider papers that focus solely on any of the following: Sustainability assessments: papers that cover, for example, life cycle assessment or life cycle cost analysis, of water-related technologies and systems must emphasize the fundamental insight into the factors governing technology or system performance.
Manuscripts should be written to be accessible to scientists and engineers in all disciplines associated with the Journal.
All manuscripts must highlight their novel features and explain the significance of the work relative to related studies in their field as well as the likely impact on relevant water communities in industry, government or academia.
The journal aims to provide a comprehensive and relevant forum that unites the diverse communities and disciplines conducting water research relevant to engineered systems and the built environment.
This includes fundamental science geared toward understanding physical, chemical, and biological phenomena in these systems as well as applied research focused on the development and optimisation of engineered treatment, management, and supply strategies.
One or two paragraphs of speculation about possible future developments may also be appropriate in the conclusion section.
Frontier reviews may also cover techniques/technologies that are too new for a Critical review or may address a subset of technologies available for a given area of research within the journal scope.