Weather, Climate, and Society

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Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS) (ISSN: 1948-8327; eISSN: 1948-8335) publishes research and reviews that address economics, policy analysis, political science, history, communication, and institutional, social, health, and behavioral scholarship and research relating to weather and climate, including both climate variability and longer-term climate change. Contributions must include evidence-based analysis and substantive discussion of the interactions of weather and climate with society, taking an integrated approach, drawing on both the social and physical sciences.

Since many authors of WCAS papers are from social science disciplines, for which funding is generally more limited than in the physical sciences, the AMS Council has eliminated page charges for this journal.

2022 Impact Factor: 2.24

Submission Types

  • Articles: Up to 7500 words, 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.

  • Social Science Datasets, Research Instruments, and Data Ethics: Short papers presenting new datasets of wide interest, innovative survey or other social, behavioral, and economic research instruments with wide applicability, or describing ethical aspects of data curation, collection or archival. These articles are intended to promote visibility and facilitate reuse of datasets and data collection instruments, as well as foster discussion of the ethics concerning data management and data sharing, especially when conducting human subjects research. The articles should be relevant to the scope of WCAS, must provide a detailed description of their dataset, instrument, or data ethics issue, and should explain its significance to the field. Articles describing data or data ethics are not expected to include an analysis or discussion section, however, a concise summary of statistical reliability and validity is encouraged when publishing a novel survey or other research instrument. Access to the full instrument or dataset is required. Up to 3,000 words, including body text, acknowledgments, and appendices. The word limit does not include the title page, abstract, references, captions, tables, and figures. No more than 3 figures/tables.

Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

Henry Huntington, Huntington Consulting


Walker S. Ashley, Northern Illinois University
Michael A. Goldstein, Babson College
Rajiv Pandey, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Carla Roncoli, Emory University
Tanya Spero, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Associate Editors

Ankit Agarwal, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Bogdan Antonescu, Remote Sensing Department, Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics INOE 2000

Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak, National Taiwan Normal University

Randall P. Benson, Avangrid Renewables

Harold Brooks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Todd A. Crane, Sustainable Livestock Systems, International Livestock Research Institute

Kelsey Ellis, University of Tennessee

João P. A. Gobo, Department of Geography, Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil

Kristine Harper, University of Copenhagen

Saria Hassan, Emory University School of Medicine

Jennifer Henderson, Texas Tech University

Grete K. Hovelsrud, Nord University

Peter Howe, Utah State University

Vladimir Jankovic, University of Manchester

Jonghun Kam, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Kimberly Klockow, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Shalini Lata, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Pallab Mozumder, Florida International University

Suleman Sarwar, University of Jeddah

Thomas Schmidlin, Kent State University

Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University

Roopam Shukla, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Detlef Sprinz, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and University of Postdam

Alan Stewart, University of Georgia

Stephen M. Strader, Villanova University

Benjamin Sultan, IRD, French National Research Institute of Sustainable Development and ESPACE-DEV

Castle Williamsberg, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, Supporting NOAA's Weather Program Office

Masoud Yazdanpanah, Department of Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Science and Natural Resource University, Iran and University of Florida, USA

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Henry Huntington

DJ Arruda, Assistant to Rajiv Pandey and Carla Roncoli

Cristina Barletta, Assistant to Walker S. Ashley

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Michael Goldstein

Robbie Matlock, Assistant to Tanya Spero

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Associate Director - Publishing Technology
Mark E. Fernau, Lead Technical Editor
Jessica A. LaPointe, Lead Copy Editor
Liz Wright, Author Submission Support

4 2022 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and Environmental Studies categories.