The first year of a scientific journal that intends to become a reference for quality in its thematic area is very challenging. The lack of history and the absence of indexation subscription limit the number of submissions even if it has been thoroughly announced. Only authors that relate to and trust the editorial board scientific reputation demonstrate confidence in the future of the journal. Therefore, it is anticipated that in the next year of publication, a large number of qualified articles will be submitted. As the journal becomes evaluated by impact and visibility indices, the journal will receive higher recognition and become more commonly considered for article submission. Therefore, registering the journal in new indexation systems is a goal of the Editorial Board of Ambi-água for the near future.