Opening for Water Policy and Planning Associate Editor

October 13th, 2015

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is seeking a new associate editor (AE) in water policy and planning. The successful candidate for this position ideally will  have expertise in analyzing public policy frameworks related to water management and assessing the effectiveness of water resources planning.  JAWRA water policy and planning papers commonly deal with, but are not limited to, public participation, conflict resolution, and water rights.

AEs serve as primary advisors to the editor-in-chief and their responsibilities fall into two primary areas: 1) supervising reviews of manuscripts and 2) recruitment of journal articles. The new AE can expect to handle 8 to 15 manuscripts per year. All manuscripts are processed online using the ScholarOne Manuscripts™ system, with the AE selecting reviewers and, when reviews return, making a recommendation to the editor-in-chief. AEs are encouraged to seek out qualified authors in their subject areas and encourage them to submit journal articles to JAWRA. These could be individual submittals or featured collections of topically related articles.

Associate editors are volunteers who earn our heartfelt thanks and are invited to our annual AE luncheon. Serving as an AE also offers the opportunity for an individual to make a difference in advancing the publication of cutting-edge multidisciplinary water resources research. The term of an AE is three years, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Interested individuals should e-mail a statement-of-interest and a CV to Dr. Parker (Jim) Wigington, JAWRA editor-in-chief, at JAWRA-editor@awra.org. The position will remain open for applications until at least November 20, 2015.

New Associate Editors

October 13th, 2015

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of two associate editors. Over the summer, Ken Lanfear, former JAWRA editor-in-chief, agreed to serve as an associate editor at-large. Dr. Jan Boll from Washington State University will become a water quality associate editor effective November 1.

May 28th, 2015

I am pleased to report the recent appointment of three new associate editors.

Dr. Scott Leibowitz, Research Ecologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, Oregon. Dr. Leibowitz is the associate editor responsible for a new section of JAWRA entitled: “Water Commentaries and Reviews”. Please see related post that describes this new section.

Dr. Ryan Morrison, Research Environmental Engineer, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Aquatic Sciences Branch, Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Morrison is associate editor for Surface Water Hydrology.

Dr. Sopan Patil, Lecturer in Catchment Modelling, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom. Dr. Patil is associate editor for Surface Water Hydrology.

New JAWRA Section: Water Commentaries and Reviews

May 28th, 2015

I am excited to announce the addition of a new section to JAWRA entitled: Water Commentaries and Reviews. This section of the journal consists of invited commentaries or reviews that provide new insights or concepts relevant to a broad range of multidisciplinary water researchers and practitioners. Articles will synthesize and build upon existing water-related research and will offer the opportunity for authors to present cutting edge ideas in a format not bound by the restraints of traditional technical papers. Manuscripts should be written in a style understandable to a broad multidisciplinary audience and should be limited to 3,250 words and 5 tables and/or figures.  All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to normal JAWRA practices and subject to standard publication fees. Invitations to submit articles to this section are made by the editor-in-chief or the associate editor for Water Commentaries and Reviews (AE-WCR). Invitation does not guarantee acceptance for publication. Authors interested in seeking an invitation to submit an article to this section may submit a one-page proposal for the article to the Dr. Scott Leibowitz, AE-WCR (leibowitz.scott@epa.gov).

BOGGESS AWARD FINALISTS

May 10th, 2015

The William R. Boggess Award is given to the author or authors of the paper, published in the JAWRA during the preceding year, that best describes, delineates, or analyzes a major problem or aspect of water resources from either a theoretical, applied, or philosophical standpoint. Established in 1973, the Award honors William R. “Randy” Boggess, a member of AWRA, one of the first Directors, and a former President of the Association, who has also made significant contributions to AWRA as an Editor of JAWRA.

I am pleased to announcement the JAWRA editorial board has selected three papers as finalists for the 2014 Boggess Award. They are:

Cockerill, K. and W.P. Anderson, Jr., 2014. Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting. JAWRA 50(2):468-482. jawr.12131.

DiFrancesco, K.N., and D.D. Tullos. 2014. Flexibility in Water Resources Management: Review of Concepts and Development of Assessment Flood Management Systems. JAWRA 50(6):1527-1539. jawr.12214.

Weller, D.E. and M.E. Baker. 2014. Cropland Riparian Buffers throughout Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Spatial Patterns and Effects on Nitrate Loads Delivered to Streams. JAWRA 50(3):696-712. jawr.12207.

The winner of the Boggess Award will be announced by the AWRA President.

Opening for Associate Editor, Water Quality

March 28th, 2015

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is seeking a new associate editor (AE) in water quality. The successful candidate for this position should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) processes and interactions controlling water quality, 2) monitoring of water quality, or 3) prediction of water quality. JAWRA water quality papers commonly deal with, but are not limited to, nonpoint sources of nutrients, evaluation of best management practices for water quality improvements, and water temperature issues. Water quality manuscripts submitted to JAWRA span a wide range of spatial scales and often focus on reporting large-scale research.

AEs serve as primary advisors to the editor-in-chief and their responsibilities fall into two primary areas: 1) supervising reviews of manuscripts and 2) recruitment of journal articles. The new AE can expect to handle 8 to 15 manuscripts per year. All manuscripts are processed online using the ScholarOne Manuscripts™ system, with the AE selecting reviewers and, when reviews return, making a recommendation to the editor-in-chief. AEs are encouraged to seek out qualified authors in their subject areas and encourage them to submit journal articles to JAWRA. These could be individual submittals or featured collections of topically related articles.

Associate editors are volunteers who earn our heartfelt thanks and are invited to our annual AE luncheon. Serving as an AE also offers the opportunity for an individual to make a difference in advancing the publication of cutting-edge multidisciplinary water resources research. The term of an AE is three years, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Interested individuals should e-mail a statement-of-interest and a CV to Dr. Parker (Jim) Wigington, JAWRA editor-in-chief, at JAWRA-editor@awra.org. The position will remain open for applications until at least April 30, 2015.

Opening for Associate Editor, Surface Water Hydrology

March 6th, 2015

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is seeking a new associate editor (AE) in surface water hydrology. The person in this position will evaluate journal article manuscripts about processes and interactions controlling surface water hydrology and about prediction of surface water hydrology. Surface water hydrology manuscripts submitted to JAWRA span a wide range of spatial scales but often focus on reporting large-scale research. AEs serve as primary advisors to the editor-in-chief and their responsibilities fall into two primary areas: 1) supervising reviews of manuscripts and 2) recruitment of journal articles. The new AE can expect to handle 8 to 15 manuscripts per year. All manuscripts are processed online using the ScholarOne Manuscripts™ system, with the AE selecting reviewers and, when reviews return, making a recommendation to the editor-in-chief. AEs are encouraged to seek out qualified authors in their subject areas and encourage them to submit journal articles to JAWRA. These could be individual submittals or featured collections of topically related articles.

Associate editors are volunteers who earn our heartfelt thanks and are invited to our annual AE luncheon. Serving as an AE also offers the opportunity for an individual to make a difference in advancing the publication of cutting-edge multidisciplinary water resources research. The term of an AE is three years, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Interested individuals should e-mail a statement-of-interest and a CV to Dr. Parker (Jim) Wigington, JAWRA editor-in-chief, at JAWRA-editor@awra.org. The position will remain open for applications until at least March 31, 2015.

 

 

JAWRA Editor Blog Resumes

March 6th, 2015

Effective today, I am resuming the JAWRA editor’s blog, but the purpose of the blog has changed.  The new purpose is to post information about the operation of JAWRA, including announcements for associate editor openings and calls for featured collection abstracts or manuscripts. In addition to the blog, I will be offering my perspective on JAWRA strategic directions in editorials that will appear in the journal itself. My first editorial will be in the April issue and will deal with the nature of JAWRA multidisciplinary water resources journal articles. I hope you will regularly check the blog and look for the editorials in the journal.

Parker J. (Jim) Wigington, Jr.

 

Thanks Ken!

January 9th, 2015

This is an exciting time for me. My tenure as JAWRA Editor-in-Chief (EIC) has begun. After only a few days on the job, all the reasons that I wanted to be EIC have been positively reinforced. Shaped by Ken Lanfear’s excellent leadership for nearly a decade, JAWRA is in great shape. We have a talented group of associate editors, a dedicated managing editor, and the strong support of a wonderful organization. The quality of the journal article submissions is impressive. I thank Ken for building JAWRA into a journal that addresses the needs of AWRA and the water resources community as a whole and for the gracious support he provided to me as I prepared to assume the role of EIC.

Parker J. (Jim) Wigington

Thanks!

December 16th, 2014

As my tenure at JAWRA draws to a close, it’s time for me to thank all those who make our journal possible and have contributed so much to its growth over the past nine years.

Thank you, authors, for choosing to publish in JAWRA! You are where it all begins. I hope your fresh ideas continue to inform and challenge our readers.  New ideas are good for the soul. I remain optimistic your science will eventually let us live in harmony on this beautiful blue planet.

Thank you, reviewers! You are more than gatekeepers; your best efforts turn good manuscripts into great papers. May you continue to hold authors to high standards.

Thank you, Associate Editors! You and I know who does the heavy lifting around here. If I have shown any wisdom in this job, it is in listening to your wise advice.

Thank you, AWRA Staff! I love you guys! I won’t say more because I suspect you will find a way to keep me involved with AWRA. There are, however, two of you I must single out.

Thank you AWRA Executive Director, Ken Reid! You deserve a Profile in Courage Award for listening to your nerdy Editor and partnering us with Wiley. You could have continued business as usual into a slow decline, but you took the bold path to success. Bravo!

Thank you JAWRA Managing Editor, Susan Scalia! We’re up against a page limit, so I won’t list all the good things you do. I’ll just say this: You’ve shown again and again you care, you really care JAWRA is the best journal it can be. If I have one piece of advice for the new Editor-in-Chief, it is: “Do what Susan says!”

Thank you, AWRA Board! You gave me the freedom to run this journal in an effective and ethical manner. You also provided an outstanding conference program, the source of so many JAWRA papers.

Thank you, our partners at Wiley! You gave us the support and guidance to help JAWRA advance to the next level. The modern publishing world is a turbulent place, but I feel JAWRA is in a good position with you behind us.

Thank you, Jim Wigington, JAWRA’s incoming Editor-in-Chief, for stepping forward. Leaving was not easy for me. But, I wanted to do so before I got stale, and I wanted to place JAWRA into good hands. I feel you are the perfect choice to lead JAWRA into the future.

Finally, thank you, readers! Your kind words have kept me going. And, thank you for citing us!

It’s been a great ride!

Ken Lanfear

JAWRA Editor, 2006-2014