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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (recommended), OpenOffice, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining or bold; and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text does not exceed 8000 words in total.

The instructions given below can be used as a guide for preparing your manuscript. Although it is not mandatory to strictly follow this guide in your intitial submission, consistency and correct type area margins are the most important aspects. The template available here may be also used for your convenience.

Prepare your paper in full-size format, on A4 (210 x 297 mm) size in portrait orientation only. In formatting your page, set all margins to 20 mm. No text or figures should fall out of this text area. Authors are asked not to add any header or footer. Footnotes should be avoided, unless absolutely necessary. Do not use page breaks or section breaks in your manuscript.

The paper must be uploaded in MS Word format (.doc or .docx file) through the Publishing Manager platform. All manuscript components (figures and tables) must be included in a single complete file. If the submission also contains any Supplemental Material, this must be prepared and uploaded separately from the main manuscript file.

The text should be fully justified, single-spaced and the first line of all paragraphs should be indented to the right by 5 mm. Times New Roman font should be used throughout the paper. No free line will be left between the paragraphs, while one free line will be left between the title and the following paragraph.

The text will include the following sequence of parts:

  • Title: Bold Upper/lower case letters, 15-point type, left alignment.

  • Subtitle: Italic Upper/lower case letters, 13-point type, left alignment.

  • Author(s): Upper/lower case letters, 11-point type, left alignment.

  • Affiliation of author(s): Italic Upper/lower case letters, 9-point type, left alignment.

  • Abstract and keywords: Sentence case letters, 9-point type, position justified.

  • The main text: Sentence case letters, 12-point type, position justified.

  • References: Sentence case letters, 9-point type, position justified, hanging indent by approximately 4 mm.

Level of subheads should be easily distinguishable from each other. There should be a 24-points space before each subhead and a 12-points space after each subhead. The first level subhead should be 13 points bold capital letters, the second level should be 12 points bold-italic upper/lower letters and the third level subheads should be 12 points italic upper/lower case letters. All the subheads should be aligned left.

Figures and tables may appear directly in the text. A legend should be typed into the manuscript directly beneath the figure and directly above the table using 10-point type italic sentence case letters and should be aligned at the centre as well as the figures and tables. Legends are to be listed in numeric order, labeled as “Figure 1”, “Figure 2”, “Table 1”, “Table 2”, etc.

Equations will be numbered with arabic normal (not bold) digits between parentheses, placed at the right end of the line.

Any reference style is acceptable, as long as consistency is maintained throughout the manuscript.

The author is responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to quote or reproduce material from already published works. An appropriate credit line should be included.

By submitting your paper to Water Utility Journal you automatically agree on the following:

  • You give consent for the publication of your article in Water Utility Journal.

  • You are not entitled to submit the same material for publication in another periodical of any type.