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About the Editor-in-chief

EiCThe Editor-in-Chief of Smart WaterJoong Hoon "Jay" Kim, is a professor at Korea University. He specializes in water engineering and hydroinformatics, and is a member of IWA and IEEE. His research interests include applying optimization and machine learning techniques to water management systems such as smart water management systems and micro water grid systems in smart cities, real-time management of urban water systems involving smart monitoring, telemetered systems, and sensor networks.

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Aims and Scope

Smart Water is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. The journal covers areas like Smart City and Smart Water Issues, next-generation Smart Water Management, Artificial Intelligence for Smart Water, and others.

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Article Processing Charge (APC) Paying Options

The following are the APC payment options that authors can take upon the submission to Smart Water. The option has to be selected at the time of a manuscript submission and follow up actions to the selection will be take place if the review decision of the submission is decided as “Accepted for publication”. 

Option 1: Journal Affiliates Fee Coverage Request

There is full sponsorship available for some articles through Smart Water's affiliated societies. Please note that this not the same as requesting a waiver (see Option 2).

Option 2: SpringerOpen Fee Waiver request

Authors from low income countries or from SpringerOpen Membership institutions will be able to separately request waivers or discounts in Editorial Manager.

Option 3: Author self-paying APC

The authors will pay the full charge of APC of their manuscript (EUR 800 per paper). Self-paying authors will do so through Editorial Manager.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    60 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    56 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    96 days from submission to acceptance
    21 days from acceptance to publication

    11 Altmetric mentions

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