About Hydrology

Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338) is an international, multi/interdisciplinary open access and peer-reviewed journal that focuses on hydrological sciences. The journal encompasses all aspects of hydrology: groundwater, surface water, soil water, and atmospheric water, as well as snow and ice. Papers advancing the quantitative, qualitative, ecological, and managerial aspects of hydrology are welcome. Particularly welcome are those papers that discuss such aspects’ interrelationships.

Research addressing issues in integrated water management, policy, and socio-hydrology are also invited. We encourage colleagues to submit their original theoretical, field, experimental, and numerical studies and literature reviews and especially look forward to multidisciplinary approaches and interdisciplinary topics, which cross the typical boundaries of our science.

Themes encompassed in Hydrology include:

  • Surface water hydrology
  • Groundwater hydrology
  • Vadose zone hydrology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Hydrochemistry
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Isotope hydrology
  • Water management
  • Socio-hydrology
  • Water quality

Examples of relevant cross-disciplinary subjects are (but not limited to):

  • hydraulics
  • geography
  • irrigation and drainage
  • environmental engineering
  • meteorology
  • ecology
  • geology
  • geophysics
  • geomorphology
  • cryosphere
  • climate
  • agriculture
  • forests
  • wetlands
  • limnology
  • oceanography
  • energy
  • biology
  • soil
  • 3S techniques (RS, GIS, GPS)
  • economics
  • law
  • sociology
  • history

Indexing & Abstracting

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MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Hydrology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel
E-mail: support@mdpi.com

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Hydrology will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is hydrology@mdpi.com

Editorial Office

Dr. Le Zhang
Managing Editor
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
Tel. +86 10 81521170; Fax: +86 10 59011089

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Journal Contact

Hydrology Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
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