While WE&T strives to offer a variety of voices and writing styles in each issue, each article must follow some basic guidelines.
WE&T readers are an international audience of more than 36,000 utility professionals, consulting engineers, academics, and others in the water quality field.
Feature articles typically contain between 1500 and 3000 words. Longer articles will be cut or published as multipart series.
Submitted articles should resemble a magazine feature rather than an academic paper.
- All articles should have a headline, as well as one or two short introductory paragraphs that hint at (but do not give away) the outcome.
- Short subheads should be used to break the article into accessible chunks of information.
- The article should have a logical flow from beginning to end, whether it is chronological, spatial, or by order of significance.
- Footnotes are not used; any references, which should be kept to a minimum, should be attributed within the text of the article.
- Information that is relevant but not central to the story — such as a list of Internet resources — should be listed separately in a sidebar.
Feature articles should be of interest to the general water sector audience, informational, and free from any promotional language. Specific product information should be made generic unless its inclusion is essential for the reader’s understanding.
All WEF technical periodicals use the international system for units of weights and measures.
Authors submitting articles that contain English units will be asked to provide conversions.
Brief author bio
Authors should submit biographical information, including title or professional discipline, company name, office location, and company headquarters.
Professional or educational degrees, titles, and certifications are not included in the biographical information.
Authors are encouraged to submit artwork, especially original photos, to accompany their articles. Original graphic files (photos, figures, tables, and charts) must be sent separately from text files.
Photos and figures should be
- TIFF, JPEG, or EPS format and
- high resolution (file sizes should be at least ~1 MB)
Tables must be in Microsoft Word or Excel format. Charts must be accompanied by original (Excel or Word format) spreadsheet files.
Authors submitting photos also must provide and photo credit information.