Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

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The Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (JTECH) publishes research describing instrumentation and methods used in atmospheric and oceanic research, including remote sensing instruments; measurements, validation, and data analysis techniques from satellites, aircraft, balloons, and surface-based platforms; in situ instruments, measurements, and methods for data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation and assimilation in numerical models; and information systems and algorithms.

2016 Impact Factor: 2.425 (#38 in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science1)

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words (approximately 26 double-spaced pages), including the body text, acknowledgments, and appendixes. The word limit does not include the title page, abstract, references, captions, tables, and figures. If a submission exceeds the word limit, the author must provide a justification for the length of the manuscript and request the Chief Editor’s approval of the overage. This request may be uploaded in a document with the "Cover Letter" item type or entered in the comment field in the submission system.
  • Reviews: Synthesis of previously published literature that may address successes, failures, and limitations. Requires Review Proposal. For more information, see Review Articles.
  • Expedited Contributions:
    Due to the improvement in AMS overall production time, new Expedited Contributions can no longer be submitted after 31 December 2017. You can read more about this decision in the AMS editorial, "AMS Discontinuing Expedited Contribution Article Type."
    Up to 2500 words (abstract, references, figure captions list, tables, and figures do not count toward the length limit). No more than a combined total of 6 tables and figures. No length waivers can be requested for this submission type. Multipart papers are not allowed. The peer-review and production/editing processes are accelerated. Author revisions are due within 4 weeks. The expected publication time is 4–7 weeks after final acceptance. If the paper grows beyond the maximum length or figure/table criteria during review and revision, the editor will decide if it remains an expedited contribution or becomes a regular article. Also, if the paper requires a second round of reviews, it will be considered a regular article. 
  • Comment and Reply Exchange: Comments are written in response to a published article and should be submitted within 2 years of the publication date of the original article (although the editor can waive this limit in extenuating circumstances). The author of the original article has the opportunity to write a Reply. These exchanges are published together. 

Editor and Staff Contacts

Co-Chief Editors

Atmospheric Technology
Luca Baldini, Italian National Research Council

Oceanic Technology
William J. Emery, University of Colorado Boulder


Gustavo Goni, NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Tetsu Hara, University of Rhode Island
Tristan L'Ecuyer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Evan Ruzanski, Vaisala
Kirsti Salonen, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Denis Volkov, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Associate Editors

Hidenori Aiki, Nagoya University

Hassan Al-Sakka, Selex ES GmbH

Alessandro Battaglia, University of Leicester

Maristella Berta, Marine Sciences Research Institute, Italian National Research Council

Timothy Bonin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tim Boyer, NOAA/National Oceanographic Data Center

Stuart Bradley, University of Auckland

Haonan Chen, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory and Colorado State University

Brenda Dolan, Colorado State University

Gilberto Javier Fochesatto, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Eric Firing, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Lee-Lueng Fu, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Leonid M. Ivanov, Naval Postgraduate School

Haiyan Li, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jeffrey Paduan, Naval Postgraduate School

Christoph Senff, CIRES and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory

Nick Shay, University of Miami

Y. Tony Song, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ali Tokay, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sebastián Torres, University of Oklahoma

Tomoo Ushio, Osaka University

Peer Review Support Staff

Rebecca Perriello, Assistant to Luca Baldini, William J. Emery, and Kirsti Salonen

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Evan Ruzanski

Laura Buttner, Assistant to Tristan L'Ecuyer

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Gustavo Goni and Denis Volkov

Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Tetsu Hara

Production Staff

Linda L. Peterson, Lead Technical Editor
Lesley A. Williams, Lead Copy Editor
Betsy Byers, Author Submission Support

1 2016 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 83 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.