Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation

Cover image for Vol. 37 Issue 1

Edited By: Neil Thomson

Impact Factor: 0.848

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 63/85 (Water Resources)

Online ISSN: 1745-6592

NGWA Journals Alter Titles

NGWA Technical Publications Adopt One-Word Treatment of Groundwater in Titles

The technical publications of the National Ground Water Association, Ground Water and Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, will undergo slight title changes in 2013 as they adopt the one-word treatment of “groundwater.”

Beginning with the first issues of 2013, the publication titles will read as Groundwater and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation.

The change comes after confirming that the process will not affect those doing research, online tracking, or the status of the journals in the scientific community.

Prior to the change, NGWA contacted Thomson Reuters and confirmed such a change would not affect indexing in its Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge) or disrupt issuing an Impact Factor/journal citation report.

Similarly, the U.S. National Library of Medicine stated the change would not affect indexing in its PubMed database.

Finally, the U.S. ISSN Center confirmed that because the proposed change is so minor that assigning new International Standard Serial Numbers—typically required for a publication name change—would not be necessary.

The NGWA Board of Directors voted to allow the one-word spelling to appear on the covers of the publications on April 17 2012.

The move to make the change on the covers follows the decision of the NGWA Board on June 12, 2009, to allow the one-word spelling in journal papers and other content inside the publications.

Coincidentally, the U.S. Geological Survey switched to one-word usage for all of its publishing efforts on March 26, 2009.

Ground Water is a leading technical publication for groundwater hydrogeologists. Published bi-monthly, 2012 marks its 50th volume.

Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation is a quarterly publication focusing on the field of groundwater monitoring and cleanup. It is in its 32rd year.

“The title changes will be a seamless transition for the thousands of groundwater researchers and practitioners who rely and depend on our journals for content,” said Thad Plumley, NGWA’s director of publications and information products.