About This Journal

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The Journal of Water Resources is published by Clemson University Press under the Clemson Cooperative Extension Publishing Imprint.
Managing Staff Editor Contact Information:
Dawn Anticole White, MMC
Clemson Cooperative Extension
112A Barre Hall, Clemson SC 29634
(864) 656-9872, dawnw@clemson.edu

Please review the Policies and Article Preparation Guidelines prior to beginning a submittal.

For 2021, there two issues will be published including a special issue with the theme Water Quality and Public Health in addition to the regular annual issue.


The 2021 JSCWR Special Issue is sponsored by the NIEHS-sponsored Center of Excellence for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions. The theme is water quality and public health. Student submittals are welcome. Submittals are to be related to South Carolina water resources or applicable to water resource professionals within the private, public, or academic sectors in South Carolina.


Submittals are to be related to South Carolina water resources or applicable to water resource professionals within the private, public, or academic sectors in South Carolina.


The Journal of South Carolina Water Resources is an annual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to scientific research and policy on all aspects of water management to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources for sustainable growth of South Carolina’s economy while preserving its natural resources.

The aim of the Journal of South Carolina Water Resources (JSCWR) is to provide a forum for peer-reviewed articles focused on South Carolina's water resources, with the goals of influencing science-based management decisions and heightening awareness. General categories of submissions include data-driven analysis and policy or case study management. South Carolina is a water-rich state, and as our population and economy continue to expand, access to reliable and clean water resources is critically important for the resiliency, health, and well-being of South Carolinians. Wider knowledge and awareness of the issues is of utmost importance to protect and make the most of our water resources.

JSCWR was established in 2013 with the formation of an editorial committee by a group of South Carolina Water Resources Conference (SCWRC) committee members. The SCWRC is a biennial conference and provides an integrated forum for discussion of water policies, research projects, and water management in order to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina's economy. For more information about the SCWRC, please visit www.scwaterconference.org.


Funding for JSCWR is provided by contributors to the South Carolina Water Resources Conference. There is no publishing fee for authors.


Clemson University Press is pursuing indexing for JSCWR.


Full Articles and Short Communications

Templates are available for Full Research Articles and Short Communications.

  • Submittals are to be related to South Carolina water resources.
  • There is an 8,000 word limit for full articles (using 10.5 point font in Times Roman) approx. 20 pages; this includes tables and figures. A half-page-sized table or figure is equivalent to 200 words; a quarter-page figure or table is 100 words.
  • For those authors who may not have a full study but would like to submit content for new ideas or topics, recent advances, or significant matters related to South Carolina water resources, JSCWR now accepts short communications. Short communication submittals are concise articles, usually no longer than 2,500 words, that introduce impactful research or topics and provide an explanation for why dissemination of the information prior to a full study is beneficial.
  • Articles can be submitted as PDF or Word files and should have line numbering inserted. Please view the formatting and style guidelines at this link.
  • SCWRC Conference Proceedings
    Submittals with the same work that was submitted as a manuscript for the proceedings of a past South Carolina Water Resources Conference should not contain more than 1/3 of the information presented in the conference manuscript.

    Content Currently Available on the Internet
    If more than one-third of the content of a submission is available on the Internet, and the source on which it is posted is not a publishing body, the editorial committee will evaluate the submittal in order to determine if it can be accepted for the review process. These types of accepted submittals will be assigned a different category name instead of being named a full article or short communication. The purpose of accepting publications of this type is to apply a formal peer-review process to improve and validate the content, as well as provide long-term archival placement.


    Acceptance into the review process does NOT mean the article will be published, rather it means the author’s submitted manuscript will proceed through a mandatory peer-review process with an appointed editorial committee member and guest reviewers.


    Print copies of the journal will be provided to all authors after the print run is done, usually, about 1-2 months after the issue is published in digital format.