Author Guidelines

Guide to authors for preparing the manuscript:

  • The paper should be prepared using Microsoft Word and submitted through the 'Submit Menuscript' option. No pdf file is accepted.
  • The margins of the papers are 2.5 cm on top, 2 cm at bottom, 2.2 cm on left and 1.5 cm on right sides.
  • The paper should be written using Times New Roman font, 1.5 lines spaced and justified on both sides.
  • The title of the paper is 18 point Times Roman font size, centred, with the first letters of keywords as capital.
  • The text in the body of the paper is of 11 point Times Roman font size.
  • The major headings are of 12 point font size and bold, the sub-headings are of 11 point font size and bold and the sub sub-headings are 11 point font size and italics.
  • The headings and sub-headings in the papers are to be numbered.
  • The structure of the paper may vary depending on the type of the paper, but the typical structure of a paper in the JHER consists of Abstract: 250 words, Keywords: Three to five keywords, Introduction, Methods, Data, Results, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References and Appendix.
  • The figures and tables should be numbered by Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3 …) and titles should be centred. The table texts are of 10 font size.
  • The equations should be numbered by Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3). Equations should be left justified, with equation numbers to be written at the far right end of the margin. The equations should be quoted in the body of the paper following the style: It is found in equation 2 that temperature changes inversely with wind velocity.
  • References: (i) In the body of the paper: depending on the number of authors or organisations, the following styles are acceptable: Smith (1980), Smith and Jones (2008), Smith et al (2010), Sydney Water (2011), ABS (2012). (ii) All the quoted references are to be listed in the reference section of the paper. The following styles are acceptable:

    Smith KL, Rahman A, Jones PR, Haddad K (1999). Towards a new regional flood methods in Australia, Australian Journal of Water Resources, 4, 23-32.

    Dawson JL, Rahman A (2012). A new regional flood estimation technique for north Australia, Technical report, University of Western Sydney, 46 pp.

    Yang X, Lu K, Henry R (2011). Water data analysis, 3rd edition, Wiley, 306 pp.


Authors are encouraged to use the word template in preparing the manuscripts. Click here to download it.