The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), the flagship magazine of AMS, has been publishing peer-reviewed science for nearly 100 years. Ranked #2 in the field for journal impact, BAMS continues to be the publication of choice for researchers looking to reach the entire weather, water, and climate community.
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 particular fields of study. BAMS aims to cut through this Babel of scientific “dialects,” thus making your article accessible to people outside AMS 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.
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Please view the different article types for BAMS on Choosing a Journal and Submission Type.
The BAMS editors have assembled a writing guide to ensure your magazine piece communicates effectively to its audience.
A proposal is required for most article types and should be submitted before writing the full article.
BAMS has a separate page charge structure from the Journals.
Authors can propose a full-color cover image for an issue.