Editorial Statute


The journal "Recursos Hídricos" was created in 1980 and, as a periodical, filled an important gap in the scientific and technical universe in the area of water resources in Portuguese, becoming an important means of disseminating articles in this area. In 2010 the online version was made available and in 2016 the journal acquired a new profile.

With this new profile, the aim is to strengthen the role of the journal "Recursos Hídricos" as a privileged vehicle for presenting opinions, launching debate and bringing together suggestions for proposals on various critical issues at national level, while also echoing the major issues on the international agenda.

On the one hand, we will continue to disseminate the developments achieved in knowledge production centers, as well as the high-quality work carried out in Portuguese companies and consultancy firms that can be considered benchmarks in solving complex problems in our field.

In addition, we want the magazine to be a priority medium for the administration to set out its vision of possible legislative and institutional changes, for the dissemination of the internal reflections of APRH, its members and the technical-scientific community, and also for the presentation of commented summaries of the conclusions of the events we organize.

With the new profile of "Recursos Hídricos" we want to bring our members closer together and motivate other specialists in the field to join what is the oldest association in the sector, the founder and creator of an intervention dynamic that has been essential for us to achieve a level of response to water problems that is internationally recognized as exemplary.

Why publish in the journal Recursos Hídricos?

Articles are carefully evaluated relatively quickly by accredited and independent reviewers.

The articles (as well as the entire journal) are available online, so they have a target audience of millions of readers and a high chance of being cited, making it possible to increase impact rates.

The articles published in this journal are identified with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), unique to each article, making it easier to locate and download them independently from the internet.