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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The topic is of interest to the field.
  • Distinct novel aspects are treated in the paper, which are clearly indicated in the abstract.
  • The novelty is well substantiated by a thorough and complete literature review.
  • Clear objectives are given.
  • A sound methodology and correct mathematics are used.
  • The conclusions are supported by the data.
  • The paper is properly organized.
  • The paper is to the point and concise.
  • The paper is written clearly using correct grammar and syntax.
  • All illustrations and tables are useful and of good quality and are placed in the text where referred to.
  • The references are relevant and well-formatted in author-date style, with added URLs if available.
  • The submission file is made in the provided file format.
  • The text has continuous line numbering.
  • Appropriate and complete keywords are provided.
  • The submission file is made in the provided file format and no author information is included.
  • Notation and terminology in the article are consistent with accepted best practices in the field.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Please register all co-authors in the OJS system to avoid the double-blind review requests being sent to co-authors.
  • From all manuscripts that are submitted prior to acceptance, all author information should be removed, like:
    file info, header, title page. And leave the entire acknowledgements and credit sections blank.
  • Do not remove or blank out references to (co)authors! The literature review should give an objective overview of a large range of relevant literature anyway.

Author Guidelines

The manuscripts have to be submitted in the final formatting in all submissions. A formatting template / example is avaliable in Word and Latex.

Authors are encouraged to propose suitable reviewers to the editor upon submission of a manuscript (under comments to the editor). However, the editor handling the paper is free to select the reviewers that he/she thinks are most appropriate for the review.

Note that the journal management system sends automatic reminders to you and editors. However, sometimes these do not work or end up in spam folders. Use of e.g. gmail address can cause this. Please check the OJS system regulary, or send reminder emails if you think the handling of your paper is delayed.


Types of articles and requirements

For all articles in JCHS the following rules apply. All papers have an abstract. There is no formal maximum length for papers. But the length is subject to approval of the acting editor. The papers should convey their message clearly and concisely.

Research Articles describe original findings (e.g. measurements and/or computations) leading to significant advances within the field of coastal and/or hydraulic structures, as described in the JCHS scope. The paper should start with a clear literature overview that explains the knowledge gap that will be tackled. A typical length is 10 to 20 pages.

Case studies are papers that describe a project that was designed or executed. It follows the same structure as a research article. The literature overview will typically be more general, and will typically obtain a larger description of functional requirements and data sources. Similar to the research articles, the case study should discuss the methods that were used, and the uniqueness of the project compared to others.

Reviews are articles reviewing recent developments in the field. The structure of this type of article is rather free. Just like research articles this type of article should convey new findings. Here these do not come from a new test or computation, but typically from a thorough and systematic synthesis of existing literature.

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