Hydrological Research Letters (HRL) is an international and trans-disciplinary electronic online journal published by Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR), in collaboration with Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology (JAGH) and Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences (JAHS), aiming at rapid exchange and outgoing of information in these fields. The purpose is to disseminate original research findings and develop debates on a wide range of investigations on hydrology and water resources to researchers, students and the public. It also publishes reviews of various fields on hydrology and water resources and other information of interest to scientists to encourage communication and utilization of the published results. The editors welcome contributions from authors throughout the world. The decision on acceptance of a submitted manuscript is made by the journal editors on the basis of suitability of subject matter to the focus of the journal, originality of the contribution, potential impacts on societies and scientific merit.

One of the advantages of this journal is a prompt reviewing process; acceptance or rejection the decision on the submitted papers is aimed at being made within two months at best, and the accepted papers will be available on line after production process. All papers are published on the journal website under an open access policy.

The editors come from all over the world and are renowned subject specialists, both nationally and internationally. The aim of the Journal is to build and share a knowledge database consisting of the letters across the world. The new electronic online journal will provide the prompt publication of (1) new academic/industrial discoveries and findings, (2) new advances in understanding and (3) comprehensive and/or transdisciplinary research topics.

Your advantages as a contributor:

* Rapid publication.
* Time and cost savings through the online submission system via J-Stage.
* A strict yet very fast peer-review process within two moths at best.
* High international accessibility via the internet.
* Supplements in electronic form: Additional documents, figures, movies, source codes, and data can be attached.
* CrossRef and Google Scholar – the cross-publisher citation linking systems allow a researcher to click on a reference citation on one publisher’s platform and link directly to the cited content on another publisher’s platform.

Readership

academics / industry
hydrologists
water resources researchers
geophysical scientists
meteorologists and climatologists
geologists and geographers
civil engineers
agricultural engineering researchers
ecologists
forest scientists
erosion control engineering researchers
environmental scientists
hygienic engineering researchers
social and political scientists