Scope

The Journal of Climate (JCLI) publishes research that advances basic understanding of the dynamics and physics of the climate system on large spatial scales, including variability of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere; past, present, and projected future changes in the climate system; and climate simulation and prediction.

2016 Impact Factor: 4.161 (#7 in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science1)

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words or 26 double-spaced pages of text. (Abstract, references, figure and table lists, and figures do not count toward the length limit.)  
  • Expedited Contributions: 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. 

Editors and Staff Contacts

Co-Chief Editors

John C. H. Chiang, University of California, Berkeley
Timothy DelSole, George Mason University and Center for Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Studies

Editors

Mathew Barlow, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Matthew Collins, University of Exeter
Yi Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Evans, University of New South Wales
Pierre Friedlingstein, University of Exeter
Peter Huybers, Harvard University
Stephen A. Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tim Li, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Wenhong Li, Duke University
Xin-Zhong Liang, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
Hisashi Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Oleg A. Saenko, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
James Screen, University of Exeter
Sharon Sessions, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Karen Shell, Oregon State University
Mingfang Ting, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Darryn Waugh, The Johns Hopkins University
Rong Zhang, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Associate Editors

Richard P. Allan, University of Reading
Elizabeth Barnes, Colorado State University
Greg Bodeker, Bodeker Scientific
Massimo Bollasina, University of Edinburgh
Suzana Camargo, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Robin Chadwick, Met Office
Andrew Charlton-Perez, University of Reading
Laura Ciasto, University of Bergen
Peter Clark, Oregon State University
Judah Cohen, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
Benjamin Cook, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Kerry Cook, The University of Texas at Austin
Aiguo Dai, University at Albany, State University of New York
Qinghua Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dietmar Dommenget, Monash University
Michael Neil Evans, University of Maryland, College Park
Paul Field, Met Office
Peter Gent, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington
Gabriele Hegerl, University of Edinburgh
Andy Hoell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Xianglei Huang, University of Michigan
Christian Jakob, Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre
Chris Jones, Met Office
Thomas Knutson, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Yu Kosaka, University of Tokyo
Young-Oh Kwon, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
John Lanzante, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Benjamin R. Lintner, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
David Lorenz, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Riyu Lu, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Brian Medeiros, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Seung-Ki Min, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Vincent Moron, Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement
Masamichi Ohba, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Yuko Okumura, The University of Texas at Austin
Thomas Reichler, University of Utah
Ben Sanderson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Agus Santoso, University of New South Wales
Isla Simpson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Ryan Sriver, University of Ilinois at Urbana–Champaign
Ken Takahashi, Instituto Geofísico del Perú
Yukari Takayabu, University of Tokyo
David W. J. Thompson, Colorado State University
Tomoki Tozuka, University of Tokyo
Gabriele Villarini, The University of Iowa
Hans von Storch, GKSS Research Centre
Chunzai Wang, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Rob Wood, University of Washington
Renguang Wu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Song Yang, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Sang-Wook Yeh, Hanyang University
Jin-Ho Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Chidong Zhang, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Renhe Zhang, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
Xuebin Zhang, Environment Canada
Tianjun Zhou, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Peer Review Support Staff

Laura Buttner, Assistant to John C. H. Chiang, Timothy DelSole, Mathew Barlow, Jason Evans, Peter Huybers, and Hisashi Nakamura

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Tim Li and Sharon Sessions

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Yi Deng, James Screen, and Darryn Waugh

Andrea Herbst, Assistant to Matthew Collins

Alejandro Mazariegos, Assistant to Wenhong Li and Mingfang Ting

Megan Valcour, Assistant to Pierre Friedlingstein, Stephen A. Klein, Xin-Zhong Liang, and Rong Zhang

Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Oleg A. Saenko and Karen Shell

Production Staff

Laura M. Klein and Douglas C. Hahn, Lead Technical Editors
Jason Emmanuel and Kristin Gilbert, Lead Copy Editors
Jillian Neustel, Author Submission Support



1 2016 Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters. Ranking out of 83 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.