Submit a Manuscript

The Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) uses the ScholarOne manuscript review system. All eligible manuscripts must be submitted through ScholarOne.

Papers published in JA&WMA are subject to a publishing fee: Current fees are US$69 per printed page for A&WMA members (valid ID number required) and US$99 per printed page for nonmembers. This modest charge helps to (1) defray the publication costs, and (2) provide open access for all JA&WMA papers after one year from their print publication date. A&WMA will cover the cost of up to two pages for Letters to the Editor. If you wish to join A&WMA to receive the discounted publication fees, please go to:

Alternatively, you can choose to publish Open Access (further information below).

Author Guidelines

A&WMA is pleased to announce that JA&WMA now utilizes format-free submission.

What Is Format-Free Submission?
Authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout. Manuscripts may be supplied as single or multiple files. These can be Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt), or PDF files. Figures and tables can be placed within the text or submitted as separate documents. Figures should be of sufficient resolution to enable refereeing.
  • There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript: abstract, implications statement, author affiliation, figures, tables, funder information, and references. Further details may be requested upon acceptance.
  • References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended, but not essential.
  • The journal reference style will be applied to the paper post-acceptance by Taylor & Francis.
  • Spelling can be US or UK English so long as usage is consistent.
Note that, regardless of the file format of the original submission, an editable version of the paper must be supplied at the revision stage.

Please review the general guidelines for authors for more information.

Open Access

Authors have the option to publish open access in this journal via our Open Select publishing program. Publishing open access means that your paper will be free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility, readership and impact of your research.

Your research funder or your institution may require you to publish your article open access. Visit our Author Services website to find out more about open access policies and how you can comply with these.

Authors will be asked to pay an article publishing charge (APC) to make your article open access and this cost can often be covered by your institution or funder. Use our APC finder to view the APC for this journal.

A&WMA members can take advantage of a 36% discount on APCs by applying a member code after their manuscript is accepted. For more information, please contact Note: Papers published Open Access will not be charged Article Page Charges.

Please visit the Author Services website if you would like more information about our Open Select Program.

Publication Policy

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that its publication has been approved by all coauthors and the responsible authorities at the institute where the work was conducted. Submission also implies that the authors have already obtained all necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted materials, such as figures and tables from other publications. Previously published work will not be considered for publication. JA&WMA will, however, accept manuscripts based on presentations made at conferences sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association, at the discretion of the Technical Editor-in-Chief.