Author guidelines

What is a case profile

The GRIPP Case Profile Series provides concise documentation and insight on groundwater solution initiatives from around the world to practitioners, decision makers and the general public. Each case profile brief covers a contemporary intervention (innovation, technology or policy) or a series of applied groundwater management-related approaches aimed at enhancing groundwater sustainability from an environmental and socioeconomic perspective at local, national or international level. Integrated analysis of the approach, background, drivers, stakeholders, implementation, experiences and outcomes are discussed with a view to illustrating best practices, factors that could lead to success or failure, and wider applicability. The case profiles are peer-reviewed. They also are registered with formal ISSN numbers and doi codes. Ideally, a case is based on, and summarises, work published in conventional research publications.

Definition of a case

A case is an intervention (technology, policy, institution, local initiative) implemented with the intention to influence/improve groundwater management, groundwater resource status, and/or the behaviour of stakeholders potentially impacting groundwater, directly through their use of groundwater or indirectly through e.g. land use, waste handling, etc.

The format of a case profile

A case profile should be 8-16 pages long (2-4 A3 folds) in final outlay, giving schematics, few graphics and boxes and references and logos of org’s developing and partnering in the case as well as acknowledgements, e.g. of peer reviewers. This corresponds to <6,500 words, incl. boxes, but excl. tables, figures, footnotes, and ref’s. Limited footnotes are allowed.

Incentives for publishing a GRIPP Case Profile

- GRIPP-branded and with logos of implementing organizations
- Wide dissemination and readership
- Practice-oriented/Research for development
- Nice way to publish trans-disciplinary work
- Nice colourful layout with, nice graphics
- Peer-reviewed