Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

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The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS) (ISSN: 0022-4928; eISSN: 1520-0469) publishes basic research related to the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere of Earth and other planets, with emphasis on the quantitative and deductive aspects of the subject.

2019 Impact Factor: 3.1941

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.
  • 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. 
  • Corrigenda: The corrigendum article type is available for authors to address errors discovered in already published articles. For more information, see Corrigenda.

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

Anne K. Smith, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Mary Barth, NCAR
William R. Boos, University of California, Berkeley
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University
Fotini Katopodes Chow, University of California, Berkeley
Yoshio Kawatani, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Sukyoung Lee, The Pennsylvania State University
David Mechem, University of Kansas
Lorraine Remer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Christopher Rozoff, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Susan van den Heever, Colorado State University
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Louis Wicker, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory
Ping Yang, Texas A&M University


Associate Editors

Marta Abalos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Marcelo Chamecki, University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Feldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jerry Harrington, The Pennsylvania State University

Peter Haynes, University of Cambridge

Christopher Holloway, University of Reading

Adele Igel, University of California, Davis

Christopher G. Kruse, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Matthew Kumjian, The Pennsylvania State University

Zachary J. Lebo, University of Wyoming

Manuela Lehner, University of Innsbruck

Kerry G. Meyer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Paul A. O’Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jadwiga (Yaga) Richter, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Daniel Stern, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

DanDan Tao, Colorado State University

Yuan Wang, California Institute of Technology

Eric Wilcox, Desert Research Institute

Yang Zhang, Nanjing University

Pablo Zurita-Gotor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto of Geociencia


Peer Review Support Staff

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Anne K. Smith and Susan van den Heever
Hayley Charney, Assistant to Elie Bou-Zeid and Sukyoung Lee 
Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Louis Wicker
Hannah Kleppner, Assistant to Fotini Katopodes Chow, Lorraine Remer, Zhuo Wang, and Ping Yang
Al Russo, Assistant to Mary Barth, William R. Boos, Yoshio Kawatani,  and David Mechem
Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Christopher Rozoff


Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Richard R. Brandt, Lead Technical Editor
Ramesh Pillay, Lead Copy Editor
Danielle Joyce, Author Submission Support

1 2019 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.