Instruction for Authors

Currently, the Environment and Water Engineering, EWE, journal publishes Persian articles with an extensive English abstract. The format of the articles is described in the Persian section of the site and the relevant files are available for the authors. This format is compatible with the APA system.

The review process of the articles is Double-Blind Peer Review and the journal uses the similarity-finding system powered by Sinaweb (Samimnoor) to determine the similarity rate of articles. 

Respecting the rules of ethics in publications, this journal is subject to the rules of the Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE) and follows the executive regulations of the Law on Prevention and Combating Fraud in Scientific Works.


Kindly use American Psychological Association, APA 6th edition style for paper preparation.


Types of Papers

The EWE journal publishes original research papers, review papers, short papers, and case studies on topics related to the environment and water engineering.


  • Original research papers are original manuscripts that contain new findings in research consistent with the EWE journal’s aims and scope. The length of original research papers is 5000 - 6000 words (including all components of the article); In a minimum of 13 and a maximum of 16 pages.
  • Review articles do not contain new information, but rather summarize emerging trends or recent developments. These papers critically evaluate and summarize existing data and fields of research.
  • Case Study is a research paper in which the researcher studies a specific scientific case by examining it in depth from different aspects and mentioning complete details.  The writing of the Case Study article is exactly the same as the original research papers in terms of structure and number of words.
  • Short paper can include new research, technologies, and practices related to environmental and water engineering.  A short paper should contain about 3000 words of text, a maximum of two tables and/or figures, and no more than 20 references.

Paper Format

Title Page

The title page includes the paper title, author names (the byline), author affiliation(s), author note, running head, and the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s). Upload the title page separately during the article submission process.


Headings identify the content within sections of a paper. Use only the number of headers necessary to differentiate distinct sections in your paper. Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

Paper structure

The text of original research articles, case studies, and short papers should be divided into the following sections.



Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The unstructured abstract should be written in a single paragraph. The abstract contains the aim, the research method, and the main results of the research. The abstract should not contain any details, table, form, reference, or formula, and avoid unnecessary cases. In the abstract, the need for the study, methodology, and results of the research are presented. (Persian words: B-Nazanin 12 and English words: Times New Roman 11). All cases are similar in writing the original paper and the short paper, except that the maximum number of pages in a short paper should be six pages.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes alphabetically, preferably different from the words used in the title. 


The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and identify clearly the gap of knowledge that will be filled in this study. The length of this section is about 1.5 pages. Provide the background, the importance of research work, hypothesis, review of relevant scientific literature, summed up the results of previous research, and description of the research aim. The objectives of the research should be clearly stated at the end of the Introduction section.

Materials and methods

The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information to permit the repetition of the research. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, essential sample characteristics, descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, the number of data involved in statistical tests, etc.

Results and Discussion

The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors.


This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references. Provide the main results with the number and in 3-4 cases. Limitations of the research, suggestion for continuation, and practical application of the research need to be given at the end of this section without numbers and in a few lines.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Figures and Tables

Each table or figure is preceded by a number and title. Number all figures and tables with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, regardless of whether a more detailed discussion of the figure occurs later in the paper. The title should clearly and straightforwardly describe the content of the table or figure. Place tables and figures throughout your text, shortly after the parts of the text that refer to them. Place the table title directly above the table itself and below the figure.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the references list if applicable. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


Data Availability

Authors need to provide a data availability statement indicating whether the data, methods used in the analysis, code, and materials used to conduct the research will be made available to any researcher/reader for purposes of reproducing the results or replicating the procedure. Read about APA’s commitment to data sharing and find guidance on informed consent and data availability statements here.


Conflict of Interest

All manuscripts that are submitted to the EWE journal must be accompanied by a conflict of interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare. Read more about Conflict of Interest on the APA site here.



The references mentioned in the text of the paper should be listed in alphabetical order of the surname of the first author (or the name of the relevant organization, if it is not specified by the author). All references should be in English and the translated one should be indicated by putting the word [in Persian] at the end of the reference. Articles should be arranged alphabetically. All references are written from left to right.


  • Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Amini 2010).
  • This result was later contradicted by Mellvile and Amini (2021).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Mellvile 1991; Shahmoradi et al. 2009).
  • If the authors are two, the names of the two authors and, if more than two are, use the phrase "et al." In the text of the paper: at the beginning and between sentences as Amini and Ahmadi (2015) or Amini et al. (2015) and, at the end of the sentence as (Amini and Ahmadi 2015) or (Amini et al. 2015).
  • If several references of a researcher are cited, the order of insertion will be based on the year of publication from the old to the new one. Moreover, if a researcher has several reference sources in a year, they will be distinguished from each other by letters a, b, and c in front of the publishing year: (Ahmadi, 2010a), (Ahmadi, 2010b).

 Kindly use American Psychological Association, APA 6th edition style for the references list.

References list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

Journal article

Author, A. A., Author, B. B. and Author, C. C. (2005).  Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol. (Issue), pages. DOI.

Amini, A., Ghazali, H., Melville, B., and Ali, T. (2012). Clear-water local scour around pile groups in shallow-water flow. J. Hydraul. Eng., 138(2), 177–185. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000488

Isalou, A. A., Ebrahimzadeh, H. and Shahmoradi, B. (2014). Feasibility study of intervention urban inefficient and old texture using analytic network process (Case study: Qom City, District No.6). Geogr. Develop. 12(34), 57-68, DOI:?????? [In Persian].



Melville, B. W. and Coleman, S. (2000). Bridge scour. Water Resources Publications, LLC, Colorado. 572 pp.



Amini, A. (2009). Physical Modeling on Local Scour at Complex Piers. University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia).


Conferences paper

Sheppard, D. M., & Glasser, T. (2004). Sediment scour at piers with complex geometries. In Proc., 2004 2nd Int. Conf. on Scour and Erosion (pp. 1-14). Singapore: World Scientific.


Internet Documents

FAO. (2008). Land and plant nutrition management service. Available online at:, Accessed 25, April 2014.


Publication with unknown authors:

Anonymous (2021). Consistent information on the Zanjan wastewater treatment plant. Zanjan Water and Wastewater Company. Available on:


Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word. Save your file in docx format (Word 2010 or higher).


Online Submission

Please prepare your manuscript following the 'Guidelines' in the author's Instructions. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit Manuscript” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.


Please refer to the Word file in the Forms and Format Template section for details on preparing the article.