Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Larhyss journal is an international peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the research laboratory in subterranean and surface hydraulics since 2002.

Aims, scope, and original topics

Larhyss Journal is directed to initiate public, scientists, academic researchers, and experts in the field. The scope of the Journal covers the fields in which the teams of the research laboratory in subterranean and surface hydraulics are active. Original research papers, short communications, and critical reviews from all fields of science and engineering related to water are welcomed. Larhyss journal is devoted to the rapid publication of research in water engineering, acting as a link between the diverse research communities and practitioners in the field of hydraulics. Larhyss journal publishes articles on hydraulics, water treatment associated with statistical methods, hydraulic structures such as dams, spillways, stilling basins and ancestral hydraulic structures, Underground infrastructures such as sewerage pipes and inferoflux dams. the design, optimization of the performance and safety of hydraulic structures, coupling of hydraulic and economic models applied to development studies and risk forecasting, hydrology, hydrogeology, resource protection, pumps and pumping stations, surface and groundwater protection, free and pressurized flows in canals and conduits, the impact of climate change on water resources regarding quality and quantity, Modeling of aquifers and the transport of solutes, Hydraulic modeling. Larhyss Journal also published original articles on the siltation of dams and the mechanisms of sedimentation as well as the techniques recommended for their de-siltation, in particular the withdrawal of density currents... etc.

Larhyss Journal publishes discussions on all articles since its inception. There is no time limit for sending discussions. The article published in Larhyss Journal in the form of discussion has become essential in the dialogue between researchers. It identifies unanswered questions, describes work in progress, gives conclusions of recently completed research, describes applications of research, and reviews the state of knowledge.

The journal accepts manuscripts in English (or French exceptionally) and publishes abstracts in both official languages.

From the next issue of Larhyss Journal (n ° 42, June / July 2020), the scientific committee encourages the authors to write their articles in English. As the English language is currently the language of the scientific community, English should be preferred. It is an international language that will allow you to be read and through which our colleagues from around the world will understand us. The English language is, without a doubt, the language of scientific publication.

Why Larhyss Journal is different from several other journals?

Larhyss Journal is exclusively dedicated to problems related to hydraulic sciences. It is not a multidisciplinary journal as most journals are.

Larhyss Journal is not published by a classic publishing house or by an association. It is edited by a hydraulic research laboratory that is at the heart of water-related problems.

Common themes in journals dealing with water sciences are water quality, water treatment, hydrology, and hydrogeology. In addition to these themes, larhyss journal publishes articles on works that allow the treatment of water such as desalination plants which remains a means of the future account of the scarcity of ground and surface water due to climate change. Larhyss Journal has published and still publishes articles on water treatment based on local raw material which increasingly shows its effectiveness and its ability to establish itself as an essential process, especially for developing countries which have significant deposits of these local materials (bentonite, lime, clays, bio sorbents, peels of various fruits, etc.). In addition, this treatment is ecological giving it the quality of green treatment. Treatments based on local materials do not require a large investment, it is economical.

Among the favorite themes of Larhyss Journal are hydraulic works that use the capacity of water to produce energy such as hydroelectric stations. Hydroelectric energy has multiple advantages. Hydro-energy is renewable, we cannot exhaust our resources. Hydraulic energy is green and non-polluting, it is reliable, flexible, and safe.

Larhyss journal also publishes articles on hydraulic works that neutralize the harmful effects of water, such as dams and spillways of any type...

Larhyss journal is among the very few journals that publish articles on the Foggaras, these ancestral ingenious systems for collecting groundwater conveyed through underground galleries that return water for irrigation purposes, without any motorization and therefore without energy consumption. Despite advances in research on these structures, their operation and socio-economic impact have not yet revealed all their secrets. Larhyss journal continues to publish the latest developments on this topic. This is the outstanding theme of the journal given the huge number of readings to its credit.

Larhyss journal also publishes articles on the evaporation of bodies of water such as that of a dam. These studies are important as they focus on the increase in the water resource stock capacity, especially in arid or semi-arid areas. Many countries are affected by this problem. This is not often addressed by water science journals. 

Another theme that Larhyss Journal favors, and which is not covered much by other journals on water, is the impact of climate change on water resources. In addition to the environmental and health impacts, climate change is likely to cause a profound disruption of the availability of water resources affecting, consequently, many sectors such as industry, energy production, agriculture, drinking water, sanitation, etc. Regarding drinking water and sanitation, global warming negatively impacts the quantity by increasing water stress and also the quality by the multiplication of pathogens, the salinization of soils and groundwater, etc. of water resources

Larhyss journal is also different from many other journals in that it allows discussion of all of its published articles, even if these are peer-reviewed. The research is based on discussion and exchange that allow other perspectives to emerge. On the other hand, diffusion is the pivot on which this exchange should be based. Thus, Larhyss journal makes its contents visible and accessible without asking neither readers nor authors to pay. Larhyss Journal follows the sponsor-pays model, the funding of the journal is supported by a learned society, namely the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It is opposed to the author-pays and reader-pays models.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


 

Section Policies

ARTICLE

Editors
  • Bachir Achour
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer-review policy 

The integrity of the review process depends on well-established principles and policies that aim to ensure fairness and efficiency of the evaluation. The review principles are as namely: Confidentiality, Conflicts of interest, Equity, Transparency.

Information about an individual must not be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to anyone without that individual's express consent. Information provided by authors in their applications should be protected and are made available to external reviewers for evaluation purposes only. Using this information for any other purpose violates the Privacy Act and could lead to an investigation. Reviewers are instructed to refrain from disclosing to authors or anyone outside the peer review process information related to the review of a particular application or to offer their opinion on the likelihood of success. or failure of a log. Authors, on the other hand, should not contact participating peer reviewers at the final stage of the review to inquire about their requests.

Larhyss Journal does everything in its power to ensure that its decisions are fair and objective by identifying and managing conflict of interest situations between an author and a reviewer. It is recalled that a conflict of interest is a conflict between the obligations and responsibilities of a participant in an evaluation process (eg an evaluator) and his private, professional, commercial, or public interests. There may be a real, apparent, or potential conflict of interest when the reviewer:

  • could receive a professional or personal advantage resulting from an item that is the subject of an evaluation;
  • maintains a professional or personal relationship with an author or the author's establishment;
  • has a direct or indirect financial interest in connection with the evaluation of an article.

A conflict of interest can be considered real or apparent when a reviewer:

  • is a relative or close friend of an author, or has a personal relationship with an author;
  • has a long-standing scientific or personal difference of opinion with an author;
  • has an affiliation with an author's establishment, organization or company (including with affiliated research institutes);
  • has a close professional affiliation with an author due to any of the following situations that have arisen in the past six years:
  • have frequent and regular interactions with an author within the framework of functions carried out within the same department, the same establishment, the same organization or the same company,
  • have been the supervisor or trainee of an author,
  • have collaborated, published or shared funds with an author or plan to do so soon or work for the establishment of the author submitting an article; or believes, for whatever reason, to be unable to perform an unbiased evaluation of the paper.

The success of the peer review system depends crucially on the willingness and ability of all reviewers: to exercise sound judgment; to be impartial and reasonable; understand the specific context of each article, while taking it into account in a balanced way; to provide a quality constructive review that assists the author by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses that contributed to the rating and ranking of the article.

Larhyss Journal ensures transparency of the evaluation through various mechanisms. All articles submitted to larhyss journal are reviewed by reviewers who perform an overall rating of each article.

Review process

Once an article is submitted to Larhyss Journal, a journal editor reviews the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for further peer review. It is only after completing the initial selection that the manuscript is sent to one or more peer reviewers. Finally, the journal editors or journal editorial board review the reports of the peer reviewers and make the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript for publication. Some papers can be rejected before peer-review. Larhyss Journal editors reject about 45% of the submitted papers at the initial screening stage.

During the initial screening, Larhyss Journal editors mainly check the following: 

  • Does the paper fit Larhyss Journal scoop and will it be of interest to the readership?
  • Is the content and writing good enough to make the paper worth reviewing?
  • Is the paper of minimum acceptable quality?
  • Is the paper compliant with larhyss journal instructions for authors?

It is imperative that authors write a well-written cover letter that emphasizes the importance and strength of their research and provides a good reason why the manuscript is a good fit for the journal. Editors will then review the summary and can even scan the introduction, figures, and tables, or other sections of the article to determine if the article exceeds their quality threshold.

If the paper is clearly outside the scope of the journal, a quick rejection allows the author to quickly find and submit their manuscript to another journal. Reviewers' time is wasted when they have to spend time reviewing and providing feedback on a significantly inferior manuscript.

Once the paper clears the initial screening, it is sent for peer review. The paper then undergoes a single-blind review, i.e. names of the reviewers are not revealed to the authors. Reviewers should not be influenced by authors, therefore reviewers' names are hidden from the author.

Editors carefully select reviewers who have sufficient subject matter expertise to do justice to the manuscript. Therefore, highly technical articles or articles in specialized fields may take longer to review, as it may take some time for editors to find suitable reviewers. Larhyss Journal does not give authors the ability to recommend favorite and non-favorite reviewers.

The peer review is complete once all reviewers send the journal a detailed report with their comments on the manuscript and their recommendation. Based on the experience gained since 2002, the review process for articles submitted to Larhyss Journal takes an average of 4 months, including the article correction process.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Editors and Associate Editors

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Prof. Bachir Achour: Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics, University of Biskra, Algeria

EDITORS

Prof. Rita Fernandes de Carvalho : Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Prof. Bert Bosseler : Scientific Director, IKT – Institute for underground Infrastructure, gGmbH , Exterbruch 1, D-45886, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Prof. Fouad Khalil: Faculty of Science and Technology of Fez (FSTF), Laboratory of Applied Chemistry (LCA), University of Fez, Morocco.

Prof. Rajouene Majdoub: Department of Horticultural Systems Engineering and Natural Environment, Higher Institute of Agronomy of Chott Mariem, Sousse, Tunisia.

Prof. Andrea Fenocchi: Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Italy.

Prof. Pierpaolo Zuddas: Institute of Earth Sciences of Paris, UPMC Sorbonne University, France.

Prof. Philippe Gombert, Ground and Underground Risks Division, INERIS, France.

Prof. Gonçalo Rodrigues: Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Department of Sciences and Engineering of Biosystems (DCEB), Portugal.

Prof. Emeritus Jean Pierre Laborde: Department of hydro-Computer Science and water Engineering, Nice Sophia Polytechnic School, France.

Prof. Adnan M. Hussein: Technical of Mechanical, Al-Haweeja Institute, Foundation of Technical Education, Baghdad, Iraq.

Prof. Mansour Al Qubeisi: School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Brighton, United Kingdom.

Prof. Mehmet Cüneyd Demirel: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University, USA.

Prof. Essaid Bilal: Higher National School of Mines in St Etienne, France.

Prof. Samia Achour: Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics, University of Biskra, Algeria

Prof. Mahmoud Debabeche: Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics, University of Biskra, Algeria.

Prof. Larbi Djabri: Research Laboratory in water resources and sustainable development, University of Annaba, Algeria. 

Prof. Remini Boualem: Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics, Blida University, Algeria.

Prof. Guilherme Henrique Fiorot: the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Mechanical Engineering Department, Brazil

Prof. Panayiotis Dimitriadis: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Department of Civil Engineering, Greece

Prof. Ozgur Kisi: Ilia State University, Department of Civil Engineering, Georgia

Prof. Jacinta Palerm : Colegio de Postgraduados, Department of Rural Studies, Mexico

Prof. Saidi Mohamed El Mehdi: Cadi Ayyad University - Marrakech, Department of Earth Sciences, Morocco.

Prof. El Amrani Souad: Hassan II University. Ben M’sik  Sciences Faculty, Department of Biology, Morocco.

Prof. Rhazi Filali Fouzia: FFaculty of Sciences of the University of Meknes, Department of Biology, Morocco.

Prof. Jean-Claude Carré : Free surface hydraulics project manager, Artelia Group, Grenoble, France.

Prof. Kaveh Hariri Asli : Department of Mechanical engineering, energy conversion, Islamic Azad University of Rasht, Iran.

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Prof. Redouane Majdoub, University Hassan II of Casablanca, Morrocco.                                                      

Prof. Nouerrine Zemmouri, Urban design laboratory, University of Biskra, Algeria.

Prof. Alim Petrovich Gouryev, Insitute of water management, Irrigation, and construction, Agrarian University, Moscow, Russia.

Prof. Goran Rajevic, Laboratory of Professional and Pedagogical Training, International Network Center for Fundamental and Applied Research, USA.

Prof. Amani Michel Kouassi, National Polytechnic Institute, Houphouet-Boigny University, Yamoussoukro, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.

Prof. Jelisavka Bulatovic : Department of Textile Design, Technology and Management, Academy of Technical-Art Professional Studies, Serbia.                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ethics and malpractice statement

Authors : Pay attention to the acts of misconduct in the publication of your article. LARHYSS journal can not accept the following acts of misconduct: Get author status improperly, Failure to provide a place to author contributors who deserve, Plagiarizing or appropriating the results of others, Copy a figure, a table, data or even sentences from an article published or unpublished without reference, Falsify or delete data, Make the results of any part, Not to mention the earlier works that were used to the development of the study, Do not inform the editor of conflicts of interest that may affect the conduct or results of research.

Editors: must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing. Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors. Should make fair and unbiased decisions independent of commercial considerations. Should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting. Should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.  Should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.  The editor can not use unpublished materials, disclosed in submitted manuscript for his/her own research, without prior written consent of the author(s). The editor ensures that each manuscript received is evaluated on its intellectual content without regard to authors’ sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc.

Reviewers: evaluate manuscripts by content, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all information relating to the manuscripts submitted is kept confidential and must report to the chief editor if they are aware of the violation of copyright and plagiarism of the author's side . They must evaluate the works presented objectively and clearly present their views on the works in a clear form of examination. A member who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and dispense with the examination procedure.

 

 

Impact Factor

Impact Factor {UIF} - Universal Impact Factor - for 2013  :0.6458

 

Legal Deposit

Larhyss Journal's Legal Deposit : 1266-2002

 

Frequency

"Larhyss journal" is a journal published quarterly (4 Issues per year)

 

Publisher

Physical address

Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics (LARHYSS), University of Biskra, 5 Sidi Okba Road, Research Laboratories Center, 2nd Floor, 07000, Biskra, Algeria.

Mailing address

Larhyss, Po Box 145 RP 07000, Biskra, Algeria.

 

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The publication in Larhyss Journal is free of charge

 

Article Submission Charges

The article submission in larhyss journal is free of charge

 

Instructions for authors

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

1.   The article should first be sent to bachir.achour@larhyss.net, for form checking, before submitting online. This step aims to reduce the time of the review process.

The article should be written in MS Word in English (or in French exceptionally). Authors are allowed to illustrate their articles with colored figures.

2.   On A4 paper, authors should adhere to the following margins:

 Top: 3 cm ; Bottom : 6.34 cm ; Left : 4.25 cm ; Right : 4.25 cm

3.   The article, of a maximum of 20 pages written in TNR 10 (body of the text) and simple spaced, must include:

3.1. An abstract in both French and English languages from 150 to 200 words.

3.2. An introduction followed by the text.

3.3. A conclusion.

3.4. A list of references in alphabetical order (References must not be numbered). All the authors of the article must be indicated. Write the name of the journal where the article is published in full and not in an abbreviated form.

3.5 Authors' names, followed by the first initial, must be written in capital letters, bold Italic in TNR 11.

3.6. The affiliation of the authors must be written in lowercase TNR 10. Names and institutional affiliations – including country – and addresses of all contributing authors are required.

3.7. The title of the article must be written in capital letters, bold, TNR 11, in English and French.

3.8. The words RESUME, ABSTRACT and INTRODUCTION must be written in Capital letters, bold, TNR 11.

3.9. The paragraphs making up the article must not be numbered. The main title of the paragraph must be written in capital letters and in bold (TNR 11). The first subtitle must be written in lowercase and in bold (TNR 11).  The second subtitle must be written in lowercase italic and bold (TNR 11).

3.10. Regarding the title of the Figures and Tables, write the words Figure and Table in full and in bold, TNR 10. The title of the figures must be written in TNR10. Only the words Figure and Table are in bold. The title of the figure must be written under the figure, while the title of the table must be written above the table.

3.11. In the text, bibliographic references should be written in parentheses and in lower case, indicating the last name of the author (s) and the year. Example (Morin, 1956), (Reuch and Daltan, 1950).

3.12. Please note that a discussion before the conclusion is strongly recommended. It represents about 40% of the text.

How to write references

1. When it is an article of one or more authors

CANLON B.R. (1991). Evaluation of moisture flux from chloride data in desert soils, Journal of Hydrology, Vol.128, Issues 1-4, pp. 137 – 156.

SCANLON B.R., GOLDSMITH R.S. (1997). Field study of spatial variability in unsaturated flow beneath and adjacent to playas, Water Resources Research, Vol.33, Issue 10, pp. 2239 – 2252.

ROGER NORRIS H., THOMAS M.L., TOLLNER E.W. (2008). Modeling stormwater runoff from green roofs with, HYDRUS-1D, Journal of Hydrology,  Vol.358, Issues 3-4, pp. 288–293.

2. When it comes to a thesis

LENEUF N. (1959). L’altération des granites calco-alcalins et des garnodiorites en Côte d’Ivoire forestière et les sols qui en sont dérivés, Thèse de. Doctorat ès Sciences Naturelles, Université de Paris, France, 227 p.

3. When it comes to a report

MSHP (2006). Rapport relatif aux déchets toxiques déversés sur la ville d’Abidjan, Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique de Côte d’Ivoire, 3 p.

4. When it comes to a book

RODIER J., LEGUBE B., MERLET N., BRUNET  R. (2009). L'analyse de l'eau, Eaux naturelles, Eaux résiduaires, Eau de mer: Analyse de l’eau, 9ème édition, Dunod, Paris, France, 1600p.

 

 

 

License terms

Larhyss Journal publishes Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

 

Copyright

Larhyss Journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without any restrictions

 

Review Process Policy

The integrity of the review process depends on well-established principles and policies that aim to ensure fairness and efficiency of the evaluation. The review principles are as namely: Confidentiality, Conflicts of interest, Equity, Transparency.

Information about an individual must not be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to anyone without that individual's express consent. Information provided by authors in their applications should be protected and are made available to external reviewers for evaluation purposes only. Using this information for any other purpose violates the Privacy Act and could lead to an investigation. Reviewers are instructed to refrain from disclosing to authors or anyone outside the peer review process information related to the review of a particular application or to offer their opinion on the likelihood of success. or failure of a log. Authors, on the other hand, should not contact participating peer reviewers at the final stage of the review to inquire about their requests.

Larhyss Journal does everything in its power to ensure that its decisions are fair and objective by identifying and managing conflict of interest situations between an author and a reviewer. It is recalled that a conflict of interest is a conflict between the obligations and responsibilities of a participant in an evaluation process (eg an evaluator) and his private, professional, commercial or public interests. There may be a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest when the reviewer:

  • could receive a professional or personal advantage resulting from an item that is the subject of an evaluation;
  • maintains a professional or personal relationship with an author or the author's establishment;
  • has a direct or indirect financial interest in connection with the evaluation of an article.

A conflict of interest can be considered real or apparent when a reviewer:

  • is a relative or close friend of an author, or has a personal relationship with an author;
  • has a long-standing scientific or personal difference of opinion with an author;
  • has an affiliation with an author's establishment, organization or company (including with affiliated research institutes);
  • has a close professional affiliation with an author due to any of the following situations that have arisen in the past six years:
  • have frequent and regular interactions with an author within the framework of functions carried out within the same department, the same establishment, the same organization or the same company,
  • have been the supervisor or trainee of an author,
  • have collaborated, published or shared funds with an author or plan to do so soon or work for the establishment of the author submitting an article; or believes, for whatever reason, to be unable to perform an unbiased evaluation of the paper.

 

Recommendations to young authors

Writing a scientific paper can be a more complex exercise than it first appears. Scientific writing has, in fact, its own code which differs from the one that applies to utilitarian or creative writing. Scientific writing requires short, concise and direct sentences, while more freedom is allowed in creative writing. Scientific writing is also governed by precise rules concerning the presentation and the content to be covered. Yet, although it can be complex to master, the dissemination of original research results through the publication of scientific articles is essential to enable the knowledge development, the improvement of practices and the emergence of debates. Writing scientific papers is an art that needs to be learned and practiced in order to master it well. This ability to present an argument in a clear and logical manner is also a skill that will be useful to graduate students who are moving towards an academic or intervention career, as well as young researchers.

From the very beginning of the writing process, it is important to ask yourself what type of article you want to produce and what goal you want to achieve. Carrying out a research project often generates a large number of results. However, it is unlikely that all the results could be presented in an article due to lack of space. The author will have to make choices and prioritize the presentation of some of them. This decision may be based on various elements, in particular the fact that certain results relate to aspects of the question which have been little documented so far or which provide new avenues for research or intervention.

Developing the story outline is a critical step because it is essential for organizing ideas. Writing a well-done and sufficiently detailed work plan requires a good investment of time and energy, which will however be recouped when writing the article.

Appropriate answers to the following questions can help you build a good quality article.

  • Why did I undertake this research project?
  • Why should I write on the chosen topic? What do I want to bring like contribution?
  • What does the available research, experts or general literature say on this topic?
  • What is the analytical framework used to examine this topic?
  • In what framework or more general project was this research carried out?
  • What are the approaches or methods used in the context of my research?
  • What are the main results of my research?
  • What did I learn from doing my research? What do I plan to do next with the results of my research?
  • How can these results benefit clients, practitioners, organizations? Service providers, researchers, policy makers or others?

The following structure of the article is recommended:

  • Title of the article
  • Authors and their affiliation
  • Abstract and keywords
  • Introduction (about 10% of the text)
  • Methodology (around 20% of the text)
  • Results (approximately 20% of the text)
  • Discussion (around 40%)
  • Conclusion (about 10% of the text)
  • References



ISSN: 2521-9782