Open Access Policy

Environment and Water Engineering is an open access journal and all articles published in EWE, journal are fully open access; which means that all articles are available immediately freely to read, download and share. Articles are published in the EWE journal is under the terms of a  Creative Commons Attribution License International (CC-BY  4.0)  which permits users to read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes. 

An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:

  1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.
  2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.

Publishing open access offers a number of benefits, including 1.6x more citations and 4x more downloads of OA articles than non-OA articles. Open access also enables compliance with many major funder policies internationally.