Submit your paper
If you have a project that you feel has made a significant improvement, or an innovation you'd like to share with your peers, we encourage you to submit a paper.
Submission are welcome in the following areas of endeavors:
- Urban drainage
- Sanitary sewers
- Watershed modeling
- Surface water quality
- Water supply
- Water infrastructure
- Water management
- Water systems planning
- Water systems design
- Water systems operation
- Numerical analysis in hydraulics and hydrology
- Computer programming in hydraulics and hydrology
Notices of intent to submit an abstract are invited at any time, however, if you wish to present at the upcoming conference we suggest submitting immediately.
One-page abstracts are due as soon as possible, though, we would like abstracts submitted by February 3 if going to be apart of the conference. However, at anytime you may submit a paper to be published on JWMM without being presented at the conference.
Acceptance will be followed up shortly and further instruction will be emailed to the authors.
Conflict of Interests
But he that filches from me my good name/Robs me of that which not enriches him/And makes me poor indeed. - Othello, Act 3 Scene 3
To be in a conflict of interest, or even appearing to be so, damages reputations. CHI's reputation, and those of our employees, authors, editors and reviewers, are important to us. They reflect our brand and the way we do business.
The possibility of a conflict of interest arises when one person or organization, or an individual or entity related to them, receives a benefit from another such that the recipient’s objectivity or autonomy regarding the benefactor may be questioned.
At CHI we are committed to publishing the results of high quality original research. We believe that conflict of interest is best avoided by openness and transparency. To this end we expect authors to acknowledge the support and benefits they have received for their work. We expect our editors and reviewers to recuse themselves if they have any relationship with an author or business that may influence their judgment.
We also expect authors to fully acknowledge the sources of financial support for work or research that they have carried out. This support includes not only grants or other funding but also donations of materials or time which benefit the researchers.
Your correctly-formatted paper must be submitted as an MSWord file, in finished form (complete with all figures etc.) at the conference; or, for abstracts accepted immediately before the conference, must be emailed by March 31st. Be sure to include your completed transfer of copyright and formatting check sheet with your submitted paper (all information below).
The review process in brief
Upon receiving the full submission, a member of the Editorial Board will usually review the article him or herself and solicit at least one other external reviewer. An online consultation session is opened with the reviewer(s) once two reviews have been received, with any outstanding reviewers prompted to submit their review and join the discussion. The Reviewing editor will draft a decision letter, with input welcome from the other reviewer(s). A Senior editor is available at each stage to provide guidance and oversight of the process as a whole. Our aim is to provide clear and decisive instructions to authors, so that they know what they need to do to get the article published. If a revision is requested, the decision letter will usually include a single set of instructions; the full reviews in this case are not sent to the authors. If the decision is that the article cannot be revised in a reasonable time frame for publication in The Journal of Water Management Modeling and must therefore be rejected, the letter will usually include the full reviews, with the reasons clearly explained.
While preparing your paper for CHI’s Journal of Water Management Modeling there are lots of instructions on what is required. Our editors and contributors are proud of this high quality peer reviewed journal, and to maintain our standards and control our publication costs, we all rely on our authors to produce quality manuscripts.
There is unfortunately a lot to remember, and your paper must comply with these instructions. This checklist is to help you ensure that you've covered the various points.
Your paper will be peer reviewed on value, originality, readability, language, mechanics, and freedom from commercialism/personalities. Consider these attributes, described at the end of this table, as you plan your paper.
Please include the completed form with your paper submission, follow this link to download the full Author Checklist.
Journal Paper Template
Simply open the template file as you would a normal Word file and immediately save it as "CHI paper (your last name).doc". This is your working copy. In your working copy of the file, replace the contents with your own paper. Please follow this link to download the Journal Paper Template.
If you are unused to working with styles, you will be surprised how simply they can be employed: just place your cursor in the text (e.g. on a sub-heading) and select Format/Styles and Formatting from the toolbar. This will open the styles menu and you can select e.g. "CHI Subtitle" or "CHI Subsubtitle" as appropriate. Each Style in the menu is written in its own style so you can see what format your text string will take. Styles apply to paragraphs so every hard return allows you to employ a different style.
The paper template has the correct margins in place, and you must use the provided styles (all starting with "CHI" in the Styles menu - please ignore the default styles). The document you saved as a sample file illustrates the correct use of the styles. All figures and tables must fit within the page size constraints, and their contents must be clearly readable. Moreover, illustrations must be legible and useful to the reader when printed in black and white in the size available.
Note: pasting content from other documents will more than likely import styles into the provided paper, which may prove problematic to you (and later, for us). It is strongly recommended that you move your content to Microsoft Notepad before pasting it into the provided paper. This will strip out all formatting data and provide a much cleaner and efficient working environment in the provided paper. To do this simply copy and paste your content into the Notepad application, then copy and paste from the Notepad application to the provided MS Word paper.
Title: Use style CHI title. Keep it short. (125 characters incl. spaces is absolute maximum).
Authors: Use style CHI authors. Include only the author(s)' names (full first names) and follow the grammar of the author line in the template. Authors' contact information is listed in the endmatter of the book, and we ask you to give this information for at least one author of your paper at the end of your paper. Give as much detail as you wish [names, PE/P.Eng, company, address, tel,email]. Do not include this information in the front page of your paper, where only the authors' names appear.
Margins: The correct margins are set in the paper template and should not be adjusted.
Case: Use lower case throughout (except of course for initial capitals and acronyms).
Text: Use style CHI book for the normal paragraphs in the book (paragraphs will be indented). Use style CHI book (non-indent) for the first paragraph in each subsection (i.e. this paragraph is not indented).
Subheadings: A short paragraph of introductory abstract should precede your first heading. This means your paper should start straightaway with text and no heading. Thereafter distinguish heading levels by using the styles and numbering scheme as follows (see sample paper for reference):
Sub-title: Use style CHI sub-title. Number as "X.1" then "X.2", then "X.3", etc. where X will be the paper number (assigned later by the editor).
Sub-sub-title: Use style CHI sub-sub-title. Number as "X.1.1" then "X.1.2", then "X.1.3", etc. where X will be the paper number.
Sub-sub-sub-title: Use style CHI sub-sub-sub-title. Do not number. This heading should be in italics (as applied by the style).
Stress/Quote: All emphasis/quotations should be in italics. No underlining, bold, uppercase or quotation marks please.
Equations: Use style CHI equation. Equations should be numbered sequentially in parenthesis (), on the right. Use a single tab between the equation and the equation number (the tab spacing is set by the style). Center the equation on the line by using spaces before the equation (tabs or the center alignment feature will not work) Equations must be in Microsoft Equation format.
Tables: Use style Table simple 1, CHI. Tables must fit within the set margins (see above). Tables should be slightly narrower than the page width if possible, and centered. Portrait orientation is preferable. (In extreme cases a table can be split between two facing pages in either landscape or portrait orientation). Tables must be in Microsoft Word Table format. (No other table editors are acceptable). Font in tables: Times New Roman, 8 pt.
Table captions: Use style CHI figure & table captions. Table captions should not be part of the table, but should be separate text; centered above the table. Captions should (a) start with the table number, (b) be in sentence case, and (c) end with a period.
Figures: Use style CHI figure. Figures must fit within the set margins. Figures should be slightly narrower than the page width if possible, and centered. Portrait orientation is preferable. Figures should not be boxed, should not be reversed image (light lines on dark background), and should not use bold fonts. Please keep the original tiff, gif or jpg for each figure on hand, in case the editor asks for a figure to be adjusted. Please see the points below for figure/illustration formatting requirements:
Figure captions: Use style CHI figure & table captions. Figure captions should NOT be part of the figure, but should be separate text; centered below the figure. Captions should (a) start with the figure number, (b) be in sentence case, and (c) end with a period.
Illustration/figure formatting requirements
If graphics or illustrations are in vector or metafile format, then all embedded fonts and symbols must be common true-type Arial or Times New Roman fonts. NB Please ensure that you do not use ESRI Geometric Symbols in any of your graphics.
- TIFF, GIF or JPEG file format preferred. Use JPEG format for complex pictures (photographs and maps with multiple shadings). Use TIFF/GIF format for graphs and simpler maps).
- Use a high quality setting when saving to a lossy compressed file format (e.g. JPEG).
- Image must be 300dpi or higher and fit into either:
- Vertical (portrait) orientation: 4.5" width max (and anything up to 6.75" height max), or
- Horizontal (landscape) orientation (i.e. sideways on the page): 7.0" width max and anything up to 4.25" height max).
- Do not include a caption within the graphic (captions are separate text elements).
- Any labels (text) appearing in the graphic should be in either Arial or Times New Roman font. And should be small, non-bold, and in lower case.
- Maintain a copy of your original graphics (figures/illustrations) on your computer, in case we need to ask you to adjust or improve the resolution of a figure.
Lists: Use style CHI list. Listed material (i.e. one item below the other) should be numbered 1. 2. 3. 4. ...or bulleted. Where numbered items are listed within the text of a sentence (i.e. not one item under another) then they should be numbered (i), (ii), (iii) etc.
Variables: Use style CHI variables. Variables should be defined, where used, with full explanation and units of measurement. Please list these, one below the other, rather than incorporating them in the flow of the text.
SI Units: If using American units, include the metric equivalent in parentheses. Please see conversion table below.
Units of Measurement: These should be abbreviated. Please see conversion table below.
Numerals: Numbers over 21 should always be in numeral (digit) form. Numbers under 21, when used colloquially, should be written out in full e.g. "we ran thirteen tests"; "ten gauges were distributed." Numbers under 21, when used precisely or scientifically should be in digit form. A rule of thumb is that if the reader should be able to quickly find the number in the text, then it should be in digit form.
Bibliography: Use style CHI references. See below.
Footnotes: Footnotes will not be accepted. Please incorporate such material in the text.
Footers: Do not edit or insert your own footers. We will insert footer material later.
Headers: Do not edit or insert your own headers. We will insert headers later.
Acronyms: Acronyms should be fully defined in the text on the occasion of their first use. The plural form should add a lower case 's' to the acronym (no apostrophe)
The following gives examples of the main formats of references used in CHI’s Journal of Water Management Modeling.
We follow the in-text citation and reference list method, known as Author-Date References, detailed in the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press 2010, chap. 15). As we move to online publishing it is important to get the format of references (and citations) correct so Google Scholar can parse the reference and ultimately give citation counts.
Spacing, capitalization, italicisation, punctuation and commas are the main things to look out for. In the first example, the title of the paper is italicised, capitalised and appears in quotation marks. That is the format for just about anything (papers, conference proceedings, chapters …) except a book. Notice that the name of the first author is inverted but subsequent authors are presented initials first. There is no comma before the “and”, and a period (full stop) and space separate the authors from the date of publication. The journal title is italicised; take note of the punctuation after the journal volume number, and notice that an en dash is used in the page range.
Aronica, G., G. Freni and E. Oliveri. 2005. “Uncertainty Analysis of the Influence of Rainfall Time Resolution in the Modeling of Urban Drainage Systems.” Hydrological Processes 19 (5): 1055–71.
If the annual volume number of the journal is used alone, rather than with the particular issue number, the page reference is slightly different.
Coles, S., L. R. Pericchi and S. Sisson. 2003. “A Fully Probabilistic Approach to Extreme Rainfall Modeling.” Journal of Hydrology 273: 35–50.
Fowler, H. J. and C. G. Kilsby. 2003. “A Regional Frequency Analysis of United Kingdom Extreme Rainfall from 1961 to 2000.” International Journal of Climatology 23 (11): 1313–34.
In the two following examples the title is a two-parter and we prefer a colon as a separator rather than a dash. Notice also, in the book example, the place of publication and the publisher name is given. If you wish to include an ISBN it should be as a separate sentence after the publisher data. The book title is italicised and capitalised.
García-Ruiz, J. M., J. Arnaéz, S. M. White, A. Lorente and S. Beguería. 2000. “Uncertainty Assessment in the Prediction of Extreme Rainfall Events: An Example from the Central Spanish Pyrenees.” Hydrological Processes 14 (5): 887–98.
Hosking, J. R. M. and J. R. Wallis. 1997. Regional Frequency Analysis: An Approach Based on L–Moments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-01940-8.
In the following two examples, issues of a journal have been published together. We go with however the publisher indicates the combination.
Rauch, W. and S. de Toffol. 2006. “On the Issue of Trend and Noise in the Estimation of Extreme Rainfall Properties.” Water Science and Technology 54 (6/7): 17–24.
Semadeni-Davies, A., C. Hernebring, G. Svensson and L.-G. Gustafsson. 2008. “The Impacts of Climate Change and Urbanisationon Drainage in Helsingborg, Sweden: Combined Sewer System.” Journal of Hydrology 350 (1–2): 100–13.
The following is an example of a paper from a set of conference proceedings. The editors of the proceedings are not given, but if they were the names would be in regular typeface between the proceedings title and the page range. Note that the doi information is given as a separate sentence after the publisher data. We prefer the unspaced colon to any other separator after “doi”.
Shepard, D. 1968. “A Two-Dimensional Interpolation Function for Irregularly Spaced Data.” In ACM ‘68: Proceedings of the 1968 23rd ACM National Conference, 517–24. New York: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). doi:10.1145/800186.810616.
Note that the ISBN is not mandatory for a book.
Stedinger, J. R., R. M. Vogel, E. Foufoula-Georgiou and D. R. Maidment. 1993. Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Thanks to Yi Wang and Ed McBean (Wang and McBean 2014) for allowing the use of their reference list in this outline. Note the lack of comma in the citation.
University of Chicago Press, ed. 2010. Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Wang, Y. and E. McBean. 2014. "Uncertainty Characterization of Rainfall Inputs used in the Design of Storm Sewer Infrastructure." Journal of Water Management Modeling C367. doi: 10.14796/JWMM.C367.
Transfer of Copyright
Submission of your paper (for inlusion in the Journal of Water Management Modeling) constitutes:
- The understanding that authors retain copyright of their paper.
- The authors confirmation the paper has not been published previously, is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and is not a violation of copyright or prior ownership.
- The understanding that if parts of the material (i.e., text, figures, or tables) have been published elsewhere, permission for their reproduction must be obtained from the copyright owners and full acknowledgement made in the paper.
- The understanding that CHI will have the right to publish the paper, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium.
- The understanding that authors have the right to publish versions of the paper in a dissertation/thesis or on their organization’s website, with an acknowledgment and link to the JWMM published version.
Follow this link to download the full form for Transfer of Copyright, please fill it out and send in with your completed paper.
Unit Conversion Table
Converting SI to U.S. Customary Units
We use Canadian spelling here (metres for meters and litres for liters)
|To convert from (SI)||Conversion factor||To get U.S. Customary|
|Length and velocity|
|Metres (m)||Multiply by 3.28084||Feet (ft)|
|Metres||Multiply by 1.09361||Yards|
|Metres per second (m/s)||Multiply by 2.23694||Miles per hour (mph)|
|Centimeters (cm)||Multiply by 0.3937||Inches (in.)|
|Milimeters (mm)||Multiply by 0.03937||Inches|
|Kilometers (km)||Multiply by 0.621371||Miles (mi)|
|m3/(m2-day) = m/day||Multiply by 24.5421||gpd/ft2|
|cm2||Multiply by 0.155||Square inch|
|m2||Multiply by 10.76391||Square foot (ft2)|
|Hectare (ha = 10 000 m2)||Multiply by 2.471054||Acre|
|km2 ( = 100 ha = 106 m2)||Multiply by 0.38610216||Square mile|
|Volume and Flow|
|Litres ( = 1 dm3)||Divide by 28.31685||Cubic foot (ft3)|
|Cubic metre (m3)||Multiply by 35.31467||ft3|
|Litres (L)||Multiply by 0.264172||U.S. gal|
|Litres (L)||Multiply by 0.219969||Imp. gal|
|Litres/(s-ha)||Multiply by 0.014||Inches/hour|
|m3||Divide by 3 785.412||Million U.S. gal (mg/MG)|
|m3||Multiply by 8.521662||Barrel (US)|
|m3||Divide by 1 233.481||Acre-ft|
|Liters per second (L/s)||Divide by 43.8126||Million U.S. gal/day (mgd/MGD)|
|(L/s)||Multiply by 15.8508||gal/min (gpm)|
|Liters/m2||Divide by 40.7458||gal/ft2|
|Liters/m2||Divide by 40.7458||gal/ft2|
|Gram (g)||Divide by 453.5924||Pounds (lb)|
|Gram||Multiply by 15.432||Grain|
|Kilograma(kg = 1 000 g)||Multiply by 2.204623||Pounds|
|Newton ( = 0.1 kgb)||Multiply by 0.2247||Pounds|
|Tonne, Metric ton (= 1 000 kg)||Multiply by 1.10231||U.S. ton|
|Tonne (t)||Multiply by 0.984206||English ton|
|Milligram per liter (mg/liter = g/m3)||Multiply by 1.0||Parts per million (ppm)|
|mg/liter||Divide by 2.28835||Grain/ft3|
|Microgram per liter (ug/liter = 10-3 g/m3)||Multiply by 1.0||Parts per billion (ppb)|
|kg/m3||Multiply by 0.062428||lb/ft3|
|g/m3||Multiply by 6.2428 x 10-5||lb/ft3|
|m3/kg||Multiply by 16.0185||ft3/lb|
|g/m2||Divide by 4 882.43||lb/ft2|
|Bar ( = 105 N/m2)||Multiply by 14.5038||psi ( = lb/in.2)|
|kg/m2||Divide by 4.88243||lb/ft2|
|kg/cm2||Multiply by 14.2233||psi|
|Watt (W = N x m/s)||Multiply by 3.41214||Btu/hr|
|Kilowatts (kW = 1 000 W)||Multiply by 1.34048||Horsepower (hp)|
|Kilowatt-hours (kW-hr)||Multiply by 3 414.4259||Btu|
|W/m3||Multiply by 5||hp/mg|
|kW-hr/(m2xoC)||Multiply by 176.228||Btu/ft2/oF|
|kW-hr/(m3xoC)||Multiply by 53.714||Btu/ft3/oF|
|Calories (gram)||Divide by 251.9957||Btu|
|1 calorie = 1.16 x 10-6 kW-hr|
|Degree celsius (oC)||Multiply oC by 1.8 and add 32||Degrees Fahrenheit (oF)|
|1 m3 of water weighs 1 000 kg.|
|1 ft3 of water weighs 62.4 lb.|
|1 U.S. gal of water weighs 8.34 lb.|
|1 Imp. (English) gal of water weighs 10 lb.|
|1 day has 1 440 minutes and 86 400 seconds.|
|Some magnitude prefixes for SI units|
aMetric kilograms in this table are weight kilograms, which equal 9.81 (m/s2) x kg (mass) = 9.81 Newtons.