Hydrological Sciences Journal

Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) is the official Journal of the IAHS and provides a forum for original papers and for the exchange of information and views on significant developments in hydrology worldwide. It is published by Taylor & Francis and available online and in print format. Volume 66 (2021) consists of 16 issues.

The scope of the journal includes:

  • the hydrological cycle
  • surface water, groundwater, snow and ice, in all their physical, chemical and biological processes, their interrelationships, and their relationships to geographical factors, atmospheric processes and climate, and Earth processes including erosion and sedimentation
  • hydrological extremes and their impact
  • measurement, mathematical representation and computational aspects of hydrological processes
  • hydrological aspects of the use and management of water resources and their change under the influence of human activity
  • water resources systems, including the planning, engineering, management and economic aspects of applied hydrology

The co-editors of Hydrological Science Journal generally select one paper per issue to highlight as a Featured Article to be available on a free-to-view basis for a limited period. The co-editors aim to select the most innovative papers with exciting science. Tison award papers are also available free-to-view.

Online access to papers in the two most recent volumes of HSJ is by library/personal subscription; all earlier volumes are available open access. The latest articles including accepted author versions are published online prior to being assigned to an issue and may be cited using the doi.

The Impact Factor
of HSJ is 3.787 (©2021 Clarivate Analytics, 2020 Journal Citation Reports®) with a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.5, ranking it 24th out of 98 journals in the Water Resources category (Q1).


The editors welcome original articles, scientific notes, opinion papers, technical notes and discussions. All papers submitted to HSJ are considered for peer review. Submissions should be made online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. New users should first create an account.Submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Authors are advised to follow the Instructions for authors before submitting a manuscript.


A preferential subscription rate (online/online+print - go to HSJLink to order) is available to IAHS Members for personal use. IAHS members in the poorest countries receive free online subscriptions.
Member subscriptions are accessed using your personal log in at HSJLink in the IAHS membership area. IAHS membership is free of charge.



Attilio Castellarin


Stacey Archfield


Aldo Fiori

Editorial Office

Editorial Manager
Lottie Rundall


Submission and Review Coordinator
Sara Rafferty



Associate Editors (year of appointment)

Ankit Agarwal (India), Marco Bianchi (UK), Slaven Conevski (Norway), Evan Davies (Canada), Subashisa Dutta (India), Tobias Heckmann (Germany), Daniel Kingston (New Zealand), Ozgur Kisi (Georgia), Michelle Newcomer (USA), Michelle Plampin (USA)


Karletta Chief (USA)


Georgy Ayzel (Germany), Marina Batalini de Macedo (Brazil), Mehmet Cüneyd Demirel (Turkey), Zheng Duan (Sweden), Elmira Hassanzadeh (Canada), Mohammed Hssaisoune (Morocco), Monica Ionita (Germany), Ghulam Jeelani (India), Oscar Link (Chile),  Michael Nones (Poland), Susana Ochoa-Rodriguez (UK), Christina Papadaki (Greece), Daniele Penna (Italy), Ilaria Prosdocimi (Italy), Mohammed Rahman (Bangladesh), Mojtaba Sadegh (USA), S. Vidya Samadi (USA), Hristos Tyralis (Greece)


Alessio Domeneghetti (Italy), Stephanie Kampf (USA), Olga Makarieva (Russia), Niko Malamos (Greece), Eduardo Mario Mendiondo (Brazil), Santosh M. Pingale (India), Ana Requena (Spain), Diego Rivera (Chile), Karen Ryberg (USA), Riddhi Singh (India), Pieter van Oel (The Netherlands), Xun Sun (China)


Hoori Ajami (USA), Krysztof (Chris) Kochanek (Poland), Andrea Petroselli (Italy), Jesus Rodrigo Comino (Spain), Konstantinos Soulis (Greece), Sergiy Vorogushyn (Germany)


Gabriele Chiogna (Germany), Mike Hutchins (UK), Steve Lyon (Sweden), Flavia Tauro (Italy)


Fi-John Chang (Taiwan, Republic of China), Thomas R. Kjeldsen (UK), Heidi Kreibich (Germany), Ian Overton (Australia), Ronald van Nooijen (The Netherlands)


Shaochun Huang (Norway), Nesa Ilich (Canada), Elena Volpi (Italy)


Benjamin Dewals (Belgium), Andreas Efstratiadis (Greece), Laurent Ruiz (France),  Julian R. Thompson (UK)



The policy of
Hydrological Sciences Journal, as agreed by the IAHS Bureau (General Assemblies of Baltimore, 1989, Perugia, 2007, and Gothenburg, 2013), is that the term of appointment of Associate Editors should be limited to a period of three years, renewable upon Editors' invitation, with new Associate Editors being invited to serve each year as existing ones retire from the panel. The number of Associate Editors was increased to 60 in total (in 2019).

The date of appointment is given after each entry.

Former Editors

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz 
  Demetris Koutsoyiannis
  Mike Acreman
Address by Demetris Koutsoyiannis   Address by Attilio Castellarin    


Former Associate Editors

Former Editorial Manager

 Frances Watkins
Address by Kate Heal

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