About This Journal


Submittals are due by February 10 for consideration of acceptance into the peer-review process for that year's issue.


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 the sustainable growth of South Carolina’s economy, while preserving its natural resources.

(BANNER Photo Credit: Sarah White, Ph.D.- Clemson University, Associate Professor of Horticulture)

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.

Dawn Anticole White, dawnw@clemson.edu


  • 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 explanation for why dissemination of the information prior to a full study is beneficial.
  • Articles should be submitted as PDF files and have line numbering inserted. Please view the formatting and style guidelines at this link.
    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.

    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.

    Limited print copies of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 issues are also available for $8 each. Please visit the South Carolina Water Resources store on Clemson Marketplace.