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Journal of Water and Land Development

The Journal of Committee for Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering in Agriculture of Polish Academy of Sciences and Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty

4 Issues per year

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.215
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.767
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.674


Open Access

The Journal of Water and Land Development is the annual journal devoted to the publication of papers dealing with the following subjects:

  • development of water resources in small river basins: assessment of surface and ground water resources, drought and floods, the methods of assessment of man activity influence on water resources;
  • sustainable development of agricultural landscape: farm arrangement, wetlands protection, the role of forest and grassland;
  • protection of water resources quality: non-point contamination from agriculture, villages and farms, methods of surface and ground water pro-tection;
  • irrigation and drainage: management, maintenance and operation, water use, water-crop relations, the influence of drainage and irrigation on environment;
  • hydraulic structures for water management in small basins, earth structures, river conservation, etc.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

  • The articles present the latest trend in water and land development,
  • Premier source of high quality research from Europe,
  • Excellent articles authored by researchers from Europe, who appreciate our fast, fair and constructive peer review.

Why submit

  • Fast, fair and constructive peer review; promotion of each published article,
  • Language revision,
  • Articles abstracted by online indexing services.

Rejection Rate

  • About 40%

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

1. "Journal of Water and Land Development" is published four times a year in English, ar-ticles are followed by a short (not exceeding 300 words) summary in Polish.

2. Conciseness of style is a prequisite, avoid verbose phrases and abvious statements. Ma-nuscript should not exceed 1 printing sheet (20 standard pages of 1800 characters per page). Tables, figures and short summary should be typed at the end of the paper on separate pages.

3. Each article should contain the following elements: title, name and surname of the au-thor(s), authors' affiliation, short abstract no longer than 150-200 words, key words, text of the paper divided into Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, references (arranged in alphabetic order as shown below) and summary in Polish

BENCALA K.E., WALTERS R.A. 1983. Simulation of solute transport in mountain pool-and riffle stream: a transient storage model. Water Resources Research. Vol. 19 p. 718-724.

GÓRECKI A. 1987. Rozpoznanie i opis sztucznych pól odniesień przestrzennych. [Recognition and description of the artificial plots of spatial relations]. Wrocław, maszynopis, Uniwersytet Wrocławski.

JANKOWSKI M., 1990. Elementy grafiki komputerowej. [Elements of the computer graphics]. Warszawa, WNT.

STRZELECKI T., 1994. Rola systemów informacji geograficznej w zarządzaniu państwem, województwem i gminą. W: Komputerowe wspomaganie badań naukowych. [The role of GIS in the management of the state, voivodship and community. In: Computer aided research]. I Konferencja Środowiskowa. Wrocław. Wrocławskie Towarzystwo Naukowe.

Papers referred to should be quoted in the text as KOWALSKI [1997], [KOWALSKI, NOWAK, 1997]. If there are more than two authors, please add et al. after the first name i.e. NOWAK et al. [1997]. English version of the non-congress language title should be added in brackets.

4. Figures should be draw on tracing paper or delivered as laser printouts. Legends in the graphs should be restricted to numerical and letter descriptions, other explanations should be placed in the figure caption. Descriptions remaining within the graph should be in English and of the proportional size (i.e. they must ensure readability after graph size reduction).

5. Tables should fit to the width (16 cm) and height (24 cm) of the column.

6. Data illustrated in Figures should not appear in Tables and vice versa.

7. All variables in equations and in the text should be written in italic. Use SI units in the form g·cm-3 and not g/ml.

8. Manuscript should be sent in three copies with tables, graphs and English abstract and Polish summary with title and key words on separate pages. Enclose a floppy disc with the text written in Word for Windows with tables and figures saved in separate files.

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Waldemar MIODUSZEWSKI (water management, water resources)

Assistant Editor

Halina JANKOWSKA-HUFLEJT (agricultural landscape, grasslands)

Associate Editors

Szczepan L. DĄBKOWSKI (environmental engineering, hydrology, hydraulics)

Magdalena BORYS (hydraulic engineering, environmental geotechnics)

Josephine MAES-SMOLARSKI (language editor)

Lech KUFEL (language editor)

Tomasz SZYMCZAK (statistics editor)

Editorial Board

Jan ADAMOWSKI - McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Okke BATELAAN - Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Narayan R. BIRASAL - KLE Society's G H College, Haveri, India

Nicholas CLARKE - Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Ås, Norway

Dušan HUSKA - Agricultural University, Nitra, Slovak

Arvo IITAL - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Edmund KACA - Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Falenty, Poland

Stanisław KOSTRZEWA - Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Pyotr I. KOVALENKO - Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Engineering and Land Reclamation, Kiev, Ukraine

Irena KRISCIUKAITIENE - Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania

Anatolyi P. LICHACEWICZ - Institute of Melioration, Minsk, Belarus

Ferenc LIGETVARI - Agriculture University, Debrecen, Hungary

Hanna OBARSKA-PEMPKOWIAK - University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland

Ola PALM - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Uppsala, Sweden

Edward PIERZGALSKI - Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland

Czesław PRZYBYŁA - Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland

Joachim QUAST - Zentrum für Hydrologie ZALF, Müncheberg, Germany

Erik P. QUERNER - Alterra, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Antanas S. SILEIKA - Water Research Institute of the ASU, Kedainiai, Lithuania

Martin J. WASSEN - University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ingrid WESSTRÖM - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Muhammad AQEEL ASHRAF - University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Elżbieta Golubiewska,

Halina Jankowska-Huflejt - Leader

Grażyna Pucek


Halina Jankowska-Huflejt,

Institute of Technology and Life Sciences,

Falenty, al. Hrabska 3, 05-090 Raszyn,

tel. +48 22 720-05-98, e-mail: journal@itep.edu.pl

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