Open access journal

Water Research X is a peer reviewed, full open access journal. Water Research is a journal offering both subscription and open access publication.
The Editors and editorial process for Water Research X are the same as for Water Research, providing the same reputable peer-review and high standards.New articles should be submitted to the Editorial Board of Water Research, who will handle the peer review for both Water Research X and Water Research. The author choice of access model will be blinded to the Editors, ensuring the final content is the same as for Water Research.

User Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by your choice of one of the following user licenses:

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY): lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Open Access Publication Fee
The gold open access publication fee for this journal is USD 3750, excluding taxes. For articles submitted before 31 December 2020, a 50% discount applies, so authors pay USD 1875, excluding taxes.

If you or your institution can't afford the APC, we'll consider your request to waive the fee. We do this on a case-by-case basis, and we may be able to grant waivers in some instances. If you're from a country that's eligible for the Research4Life program, we'll give your application priority. Please make any requests to waive the APC upon the submission of your paper to Water Research X.

Research4Life Article Publishing Charge waiver and discount options
We automatically apply Article Publishing Charge waivers or discounts to those articles in gold open access journals for which all authors are based in a country eligible for the Research4Life program.
Find out more about the APC waiver and discount eligibility.

Funding Body Agreements
As a Water Research X author, you'll be complying with your funding body's requirements, and may be eligible to get your APC refunded by your funding body. Visit Elsevier's Funding Body Agreements list for details about agreements and arrangements.

Author Rights
For open access publishing this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights and Elsevier will be granted publishing and distribution rights.

Publishing Schedule
This journal is a daily publication; content is made available without delay.

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Publishing open access with Elsevier
Funding body agreements
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