Journal of Irrigation and Drainage (ISSN 1672-3317; CN 41-1337/S), founded in 1982, is a comprehensive academic journal administered by the Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China and sponsored by the Farmland Irrigation Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society. The journal is published on the 25th of every month worldwide. All articles published in the journal are immediately and fully Open Access (OA).
The journal has been selected as a Chinese Core Journal, Key Magazine of China Technology, Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation (RCCSE) Core Journal (A), Core Journals of China Agriculture, Source Journal of Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD). It has also been included in various international databases, including the Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts (CA), EBSCO, AJ of VINITI, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Ulrichsweb), etc. According to the latest edition of the Tiered Catalogue of High-quality Scientific and Technological Journals in China, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage is classified as a Tier 2 journal in the field of water conservancy. In the World Journal Clout Index (WJCI) Report (2022 STM), the journal is indexed in the Agricultural Engineering and Water Conservancy Engineering categories, and in both categories the journal is ranked in the Q1.
The journal publishes cutting-edge achievements and scientific advances in irrigation and drainage, economic benefits of water resources, irrigation technology and equipment, soil and water resources and water environment, agricultural water conservancy engineering, etc.
According to the Journal Impact Index and Impact Factor Report (2022) of CNKI, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage is classified as a Q1 journal in the field of Agricultural Engineering, with a composite impact factor of 2.883 and a comprehensive impact factor of 2.026. The journal has won the National Excellent Journal Award, the Third Prize for the Journal of National Agricultural Science and Technology, the Excellent Science and Technology Journal Award for National Water Resources System, the Outstanding Award for Implementation of CAJ-CD Standards, and the Third National Excellent Agricultural Journal Award, the First and Fifth First-class Natural Science Journals of Henan Province, the 2020 Most Influential Agricultural Journal in China, and the 2021 Exquisite Agricultural Journal in China. In the second, third, fifth, and sixth Selection Plan on Excellent Journal of Technology of China Association for Science and Technology, the journal has won the first, second, third, and second prizes respectively. Overall, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage is an influential publication in the field of agriculture conservancy engineering in China.