Journal Information

Nature Water is a new online journal, to be launched in January 2023. 

Nature Water is a monthly, online-only journal publishing the best research on the evolving relation between water and society, covering natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Aims & scope

Nature Water publishes in the natural sciences (primarily Earth and environmental science), in engineering (including environmental, civil, chemical and materials engineering), and in the social sciences (economy, human geography and sociology, among other disciplines), with a particular interest in regards to interdisciplinary research. Our aim is to publish studies that will have an impact on fundamental understanding, on practical technological applications and on the potential for policy implementation.

Online publication

Nature Water is an exclusively online publication. Articles are published using an Advanced Online Publication process, giving our authors an earlier publication date and allowing our readers to access papers several weeks before they appear in a specific issue. Note that papers published online are definitive and may be altered only through the publication of an Addendum or Correction, so authors should make every effort to ensure that the page proofs are correct.

Content types

We publish a range of content types, including research Articles, Analysis, Reviews, Perspectives, Correspondence, News & Views, Comments, Features, and Policy Briefs that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues. 

Editors and contact information

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Water has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of full-time professional editors. For information on their research backgrounds and scientific interests, see About the Editors.

General editorial enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editors at

Enquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant at

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The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Water.


The electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) for Nature Water is 2731-6084.