The Texas Water Journal Updates its Publication Styles

Based on accumulated feedback from our authors and changing preferences within the water community, the Texas Water Journal (TWJ) has made changes to the publication styles that we will accept.  Beginning June 22, 2023, TWJ will no longer use the Council of Science Editor’s (CSE) style.  In place of CSE three styles have been added.  The first of these styles is now our preferred publication style found in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition.  However, we will now also accept The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago), 17th Edition, and Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 8th Edition.  Chicago was added because it is commonly used within the water community, and USGS was added to accommodate USGS’s internal publication requirements.  For legal articles, the preferred style guide is still The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 21st Edition.

Some specific exceptions apply to the styles listed above. We therefore have updated our own style guidelines, which authors should use in conjunction with the their selected style. See our Author Guidelines for more information about the journal's style and formatting.

TWJ is an online, peer-reviewed, and indexed journal devoted to Texas water resources management, research, and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective integrating science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines.  You can find out more about the Texas Water Journal and register to receive the journal on our website,  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Texas Water Journal needs your support.  Please consider making a donation through our website.