American Meteorological Society


BAMS Authors

Most AMS members speak a common scientific language by virtue of education, but their access to information is often limited by the specialized scientific jargon developed within specialties. BAMS aims to cut through this Babel of scientific “dialects,” thus making your article accessible to people outside the Society who may influence or sponsor your work, or benefit from your ideas.

To make this possible, BAMS is edited for the readers’ sake. Authors need to translate their specialist’s understanding into general information and to persuade readers to read. Articles thus need to be sufficiently urgent, important, interesting, and/or rewarding for readers.

Differences between BAMS and Journals

While publishing with BAMS is similar to the Journals, there are some minor but significant differences:

What We Publish

BAMS publishes

BAMS also emphasizes


Questions regarding BAMS submissions may be directed to
Editorial Assistant Melissa Fernau at

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