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.

All papers published in JA&WMA are subject to a modest publishing fee: Current fees are US$69 per printed page for A&WMA members 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.

Author Guidelines

A&WMA is pleased to annouce 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.

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.