American Meteorological Society


Choosing a Submission Type

Below are the three most common submission type accepted by the journals followed by additional submission types specific to some journals. 

  • Weather, Climate, and Society

    Weather, Climate, and Society

    <ul> <li><strong>Policy Fora</strong> &ndash; Policy fora synthesize or integrate policy debates with scientific research.&nbsp; Length can be up to 1500 words.</li> <li><strong>Reviews</strong> &ndash; Reviews of books, workshops, and gray literature are solicited by the editors.&nbsp; The editors also welcome proposals for reviews.</li> <li><strong>Discussion</strong> &ndash; Comments from readers, not to exceed 500 words, may be written in response to a published article, note, or forum.&nbsp; The author of the article being commented upon always has the opportunity to write a reply.&nbsp; These exchanges are published together.</li> </ul>

  • Weather and Forecasting

    Weather and Forecasting

    <ul> <li><b>NCEP Notes -</b> Report on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and postprocessing techniques.</li> <li><b>Forecaster's Forum -</b> Available for readers who wish to express opinions about forecasting problems and experiences that are of general interest to forecasters.</li> </ul>

  • Monthly Weather Review

    Monthly Weather Review

    <ul type="disc"> <li><strong>Review</strong> &ndash; A Review Article reflects excellent scholarship that synthesizes previously published literature. Authors of Reviews may address successes, failures, and limitations of previous works.</li> <li><strong>Picture of the Month</strong> - A Note emphasizing imagery of weather phenomena of interest to the meteorological community.</li> <li><strong>Annual Weather Summary</strong> &ndash; An extensive overview of, for example, an entire season of hurricane activity. A Summary may be granted a higher word count, at the Chief Editor's discretion.</li> </ul>

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