Guidelines for publishing materials by members and non-members of the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters(PFBW)


Peer-reviewed publications:
publications in scientific journals, books(and book chapters)and official reports by governmental institutions. 

Non peer-reviewed publications:
Grey literature, such as reports, white papers, fact sheets,proceedings, abstracts, posters, videos, podcasts, etc. 

Process to submit and get materials/content posted

On Resources/Post  Materials  section  of  the  website,  the  following  information  will  be required  to  submit  before  your  material is  considered  to  be  posted: Name  of  the Authors, Year, Title of the publication, venue where it was published (Journal, unpublished material, etc); short description, upload the file, and if the material ispeer-reviewed or not.

If the material has been peer-reviewed, then it is assumed that it has been scientifically approved. The Director or Associate Director will skim the document, read the abstract, conclusions and discussion and the material will be posted. If the material has not been peer-reviewed, then the Executive Committee will revise the content. If there is no potential conflict with our Values and Philosophy, the materials will be sent to the entire forum community asking for comments a week before their publication on the website.

If the Executive Committee identifies any potential conflict with our Values and Philosophy,
the materials will have to be routed to the Advisory Committee and they will submit a voted recommendation to the Executive

The Director and Associate Director will make a final decision according to the materials at
hand and the recommended decision submitted by the Advisory Committee. The materials will be then
published or a rejection for publishing the content will be sent to the author on behalf of the
Executive Committee with an explanation of why it was rejected.