On behalf of the editors of the Journal of water pollution and control, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the reviewers for assessing manuscripts. The editors greatly appreciate the contribution of reviewers who have dedicated their valuable time and efforts in reviewing the assigned manuscripts, which is crucial to the journal’s editorial decision-making process. The Journal of water pollution and control follows a double-blind peer-review process, where the identities of both the authors and reviews are not disclosed, to avoid any biases. Committing to review is a diligent task, requiring not only careful reading, analysis, and commentary but also a willingness to continue with a manuscript through multiple revisions. The Journal has taken several steps to thank and acknowledge the reviewers. The complete editorial team at the Journal of Water Pollution and Control takes immense pride in facilitating rapid publishing of articles, and ensuring barrier-free distribution of its content through its online open access format.