PRESENTATION

The Water Management Journal in Latin America (REGA) is a journal of the Brazilian Association of Water Resources – ABRH, published in partnership with Latin American institutions and registered under International Standard Serial Number - ISSN 2359-1919. It aims to publish, disseminate and promote the exchange of studies and research developed in Latin America in the area of Water Resources Management.

The scope of REGA covers topics related to water resources management, institutional and legal aspects, management tools, integrated water management, among others.

REGA initiated its publication in 2004, on biannual frequency, and is administered by an Editorial Board consisting of an Editor in Chief, Associate Editors and an executive editor.

 

Mission and Editorial Policy

The Water Management Journal in Latin America (REGA) is a scientific journal published by Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRH) in partnership with institutions from Latin America. Its goal is to publish a volume on manuscript biannually basis with unquestionable scientific and technical contribution, and to provide a forum for knowledge exchange among the interdisciplinary community in the area of water resources management.

The judicious editorial policy of REGA aims to produce a journal with excellent international quality, focused on the scientific community from Brazil and Latin America. In this context, the publication of manuscript papers that contain unprecedented scientific and technologica.

 

Ethical Guidelines for publication in the REGA journal
 
The REGA journal maintains the highest ethical standards regarding articles published in its issues. The content of the articles published in the  REGA journal are the authors’ responsibility and should provide a contribution to technical and scientific knowledge in water resources.
 
The article should not contain commercial aspects and advertising of any kind, it should avoid personal polemics and discrimination of gender, race or of any other kind.
 
The articles submitted must show the work objectively and precisely, besides discussing the importance of the results. Data used must be described objectively and the article must contain sufficient details to allow others to reproduce the work done.
 
When the authors submit their papers to the REGA journal for publication, they certify that the work presented is original, not copied or plagiarized, completely or in part. The authors must guarantee that the works are entirely original except for parts previously presented at congresses or that are part of a thesis or dissertation. If the authors have used the work or words of others, the appropriate citations and references must be included.
 
Authors of the papers are considered to be those who made a significant contribution to its concept, implementation or interpretation. All who made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors.
 
People who participated in some substantial aspects of the research project but whose contributions do not justify co-authorship must be recognized or mentioned as contributors in a final Acknowledgments section. All the authors must received a copy of the manuscript, and agree to share the responsibility for the results, signing a letter of responsibility.
 
The article review process is double-blind, where the reviewers to do not the name of the authors of the paper and the authors do not know the   name of the reviewers.
 
The editors and reviewers have a commitment to maintain confidentiality, professional respect without discriminating the authors, objectivity, impartiality in the decision processes and to not use privileged information to further their own interests.
 
The following attitudes are antiethical and unacceptable behavior by the authors who are subjected to measures taken by the editorial committee of the journal:
  • Submitting the manuscript describing essentially the same research to more than one journal or publication;  
  • Submitting the same manuscript to the RBRH journal and to another journal at the same time;
  • Plagiarism ;
  • Untrue or incorrect statements;
  • Suppressing, altering or making fraudulent use of the data on which the article is based.

 

Intellectual Property

  • All published material, unless otherwise stated, is licensed by the Creative Commons CC-BY (CC BY 4.0).
  • The journal is and Open Source with free access.