We know it is a tough world out there for researchers who want the biggest audience for their published works. There are dozens of journals that publish articles about water. These days, you may want to publish your papers in a journal with a high Impact Factor. In many fields (not just academia), the calculated Impact Factor of a journal is believed to be important.
Instead, you should choose the journal that has the biggest actual impact in the water field. Readership of the Journal is over 96,000 each month. Water utility folks, academics, graduate students, regulators, consultants and manufacturers read articles published in the Journal. If you choose one of the high Impact Factor journals, the audience is much narrower.
The AWWA Journal has made a lot of important changes over the last six months that have yet to be reflected in its calculated Impact Factor. The biggest change will directly affect the number of citations for your article. Since January 1, 2015, all peer-review articles in Journal AWWA are Open Access at no charge to anyone—author or reader. Think what this means. Anyone who finds out about your article by doing a Google Scholar search will be able to go to the AWWA website and view and download a PDF of the article for no charge. If more researchers know about your research work, citations will greater.
Join the thousands of researchers who have published in the Journal over the past 100 years. Incidentally, all peer-review articles from 1990 to 2014 have also been made Open Access. For information on how to submit articles for peer-review, go to: http://www.awwa.org/publications/journal-awwa/submission-guidelines/peer-review-submissions.aspx.