Journal and BAMS Editors and Reviewers

How to Become a Reviewer

AMS relies on volunteer peer reviewers; their careful evaluation of manuscripts is a vital part of the process of communicating research ideas, accomplishments, and progress in the sciences covered by the AMS journals. Register on the Bulletin of the AMS website (or update your existing account) and your availability as a reviewer will be shared among all AMS Journals. Select your personal classifications; when editors are searching for reviewers they will see your areas of expertise. Including your ORCID number allows the editor to further explore your work in the field to help them invite the most appropriate reviewer for each manuscript.

You may also want to email the Chief Editor of the journal most appropriate to your area of expertise to let him/her know you are interested in serving as a reviewer. All reviewers are eligible for the AMS Editor’s Award.
The Bulletin is looking for volunteers to review books for the Readings section. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in print, here’s the chance! The books reviewed cover a wide variety of topics of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. This is a great opportunity to not only get involved with AMS but also get published. If you’re interested, please email Sangjun Lee with your fields of expertise/interest to see what books are currently available for review.
Obligations of Editors and Reviewers in the AMS Scientific Publication Process

These basic ethical guidelines for Editors and Reviewers were adopted by the AMS Council 22 September 2010.

Reviewer Guidelines for AMS Journals

Guidelines to bear in mind when you are asked to make an evaluation and provide recommendations to ensure the scientific quality of a manuscript.

Reviewer Guidelines for BAMS

Reviews for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) should cover considerations beyond those typical of other AMS journals. These guidelines describe the issues specific to BAMS and its submission types.

Guidelines for Review of Essays for BAMS

Essays in BAMS are often opinionated and personal, requiring a different approach by a reviewer. Reviewers should comment on the opinions expressed in these essays in addition to focussing on accuracy, style, length, suitability, and other quality issues.

BAMS Comment/Reply Process

Details of the different ways in which editors of BAMS may handle submitted Comments and Replies.

WCAS Guidelines for Policy Fora Review

Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS) considers submissions to the Policy Forum section that explore timely issues related to public policy at the intersection of weather and climate with society.