Submission Instruction

Authors Instruction for China Rural Water and Hydropower

Section 1: Publishing Scope
Section 2: Requirement for Manuscript
Section 3: Fees
Section 4: Method of Submission

Section 1: Publishing Scope

  China Rural Water and Hydropower is a technological journal of water engineering. The publishing scope includes the academic research, engineering design, construction and management of water conservancy and hydropower facilities, focusing on the research and publicity of technologies and the application of theories. The journal now has five columns: Farmland Water Conservancy, Hydrology and Water Resources, Water Environment and Water Ecology, Water Supply Engineering and Hydropower and new energy sources.

Section 2: Requirement for Manuscript

1.General Requirement: The manuscript shall be innovative, scientific and readable, and shall comply with the specifications and standards of physical quantity, legal unit of measurement, figures, tables and format. In addition, review manuscript should have unique perspectives and viewpoints. In addition to this instruction, authors should follow the guide of the Requirement for Figures and References and Manuscript Format Template in "Download".
2.Structure: The order of each part of the article should be: Title, Authors’ Names, Institute, City, Postal Code, Chinese Abstract, Keywords, Main Text (Footer in Title-page, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Analysis, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References), English Title (consistent with Chinese), Authors’ names in English, Institute in English, City name in English, Postal Code, English Abstract, English Keywords.
3.Title: The title of manuscripts should briefly and accurately outline the main idea of the article and non-popular acronyms should be avoided. Generally, Chinese title should not exceed 20 Chinese characters and the English title should not exceed 10 notional words. The subheadings at all levels of the text should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. At most three levels can be adopted, for example: 1, 1 1. 1.1.1. Introduction should have no subheading.
4.Author and Institute: A number should be marked at the up-right corner of the names of authors who are from different institutes, and the same number should be marked before the institute title. Following the full title of the institutes should be the province, city and the postal code. The institute title, province and city shall be separated by comma "," and the three items shall be enclosed by parentheses "()". Semicolon ";" shall be inserted between institutes. For English names, surname comes first with all letters capitalized while only the initial letter of the given name is capitalized. A hyphen should be added in the middle for two-syllable names, for example, Liu Xiao-hong, Guo Peng. The author's contact information should be indicated in the footnote.
5.Abstract: Abstract should include four parts: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions, without comment or explanation. Descriptive abstract should be adopted for articles such as reviews and comments. Abstract should not be a repetition of conclusion. Formula, citation and acronym should be avoided in abstract. The Chinese and English abstracts shall have the same content. The length of the Chinese abstract should be between 300 and 500 words. For original research articles with major innovations, it is recommended to have a long abstract with at least 1000 English words.
6.Footnote of the Title Page:
  Received/Accepted (Date):filled in by editors.
  Funding Project: all articles having funding shall indicate the name of the funding project and the project number in parentheses. The format is: fund type (project number). For example, “the National Natural Science Foundation Project (209183746)”. The funding project can be marked only if at least one of the authors is a member of the project team and the team leader agrees to sign a consent letter.
Authors Information: Name (birth year), gender, professional title, degree, research domain, E-mail.
  Corresponding Author: Name (birth year), gender, professional title, degree, research domain, E-mail.
  For example, WANG Yi (1987-), Male, Profession, Doctor, Hydrology and water resource, E-Mail:

7.Introduction: This part shall include the background of the article, the research achievements in related fields, the author's intention and analysis basis, objective, research scope and theory, technical scheme, etc. Professional terms or acronyms used in the text shall be defined and explained in advance. Author should make a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the originality and application value of the article.
8.Materials and Methods: This part shall include the experimental time, place and materials, and introduce the general situation of the research area, experimental scale, design idea, rationale, equipment, measuring items and methods, statistical methods, etc., The reproducibility of the research should be manifested.
9.Figures, Tables and Formulas: Figures shall be numbered according to the order in which they appear and directly inserted at the corresponding position of the text. Headings and notations shall be marked below the figure and headings should be both in Chinese and English. (a), (b), (c) and other labels can be used for partitioned graphs. Tables adopt three-line style (auxiliary lines can be added if necessary) and should be placed at the corresponding position of the text. Unit of measurement should be placed in the up-right corner of the table if it is consistent for the whole table. The serial numbers for figures and tables should be coded in sequence, eg, Figure 1, 2, 3..., and should not be coded according to chapters. Formulas are numbered in sequence. In Word documents, the “formula editor” shall be used for typesetting. For details, please refer to the Requirement for Figures and References at "Download" section of this website.
10.Results and Analysis: This part mainly introduces the results of the study and analyzes the rationality of the results according to the experimental process and the information displayed by the results.
11.Conclusion: Conclusion should be well structured, concise, explicit and clear.
12.References: References should be literatures closely related to the research, especially in the last five years. Generally, original research articles should have no less than 10 references and reviews should have no less than 20 references. The journal adopts a sequential coding format for references. When there are no more than three authors, all of them should be listed. If there are more than three, the first three shall be listed and followed by “等” or “et al” . Names are separated by ",". For English names, the format is: “last name, the initial letter of other names”. (For example, Liu Xiao-Hong can be written as Liu XH; Albert Einstein can be written as Einstein A). References such as journal articles or dissertations should be translated from Chinese to English. The translation should be put under the same serial number in another line below the Chinese. For books, standards, patents and conference proceedings which do not have official English titles, the translation can be omitted. For details, please refer to the Requirement for Figures and References at the "Download" section of this website.

Section 3: Fees
  Once the manuscript publishing is confirmed, an APC shall be payable (RMB 4000 per article; RMB 2000 for urgent processing). The editorial office will remunerate the authors with a one-off payment and two copies of the current issue of the journal.

Section 4: Method of Submission
  The journal adopts online submission system. Please visit, carefully read the instructions and policies before register for submission. Once the manuscript is submitted, the supplementary documents listed below should be provided.
1) Copyright Transfer Agreement
2) Authors Contribution Form
3) Statement of Competing Interests
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