Journal of Climate


The Journal of Climate (JCLI) (ISSN: 0894-8755; eISSN: 1520-0442) 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.

2022 Impact Factor: 4.91

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.

Editors and Staff Contacts

Co-Chief Editors

Isla Simpson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Darryn Waugh, The Johns Hopkins University


Qinghua Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dietmar Dommenget, Monash University
Michael N. Evans, University of Maryland
Andy Hoell, NOAA/Physical Sciences Laboratory
Pang-Chi Hsu, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Xianglei Huang, University of Michigan
Robert Jnglin Wills, University of Washington
Jennifer E. Kay, University of Colorado, Boulder
Daehyun Kim, University of Washington
Yu Kosaka, University of Tokyo
Charles Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Benjamin R. Lintner, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Jian Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Shawn Marshall, University of Calgary
Seung-Ki Min, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Joel Norris, University of California, San Diego
Yuko Okumura, The University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Reed, Stony Brook University
Agus Santoso, University of New South Wales
Tomoki Tozuka, The University of Tokyo
Hailan Wang, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Song Yang, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Stephen Yeager, UCAR

Associate Editors

Akintomide Afolayan Akinsanola, University of Illinois Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory
Richard P. Allan, University of Reading
Alyssa Atwood, Florida State University
Alexis Berg, University of Montreal (Department of Geography)
Russell Blackport, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Suzana Camargo, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Robin Chadwick, Met Office and University of Exeter
Andrew Charlton-Perez, University of Reading
Ruyan Chen, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science
Laura Ciasto, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Climate Prediction Center
Peter Clark, Oregon State University
Kyle Clem, Victoria University of Wellington
Benjamin Cook, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Frances Davenport, Colorado State University
Timothy DelSole, George Mason University
Xiquan Dong, University of Arizona
Amato T. Evan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Paul Field, Met Office
Jason C. Furtado, University of Oklahoma
Bolan Gan, Ocean University of China
Chaim Garfinkel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Peter Gent, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington
Michiya Hayashi, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Tomoki Iwakiri, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan
Chris Jones, Met Office Hadley Centre
Bor-Ting Jong, Princeton University and NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Takahito Kataoka, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Shoichiro Kido, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Zachary Labe, Princeton University, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
John Lanzante, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Sarah Larson, North Carolina State University
Matthieu Lengaigne, Institute for Research and Development
Nathan Lenssen, Colorado School of Mines
Laifang Li, The Pennsylvania State University
Xichen Li, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tao Lian, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Fei Liu, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Paul Loikith, Portland State University
Riyu Lu, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Justin S. Mankin, Dartmouth College
Elinor Martin, University of Oklahoma
Daniel McCoy, University of Wyoming
Karen McKinnon, UCLA
Brian Medeiros, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Timothy Merlis, Princeton University
Osamu Miyawaki, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Vincent Moron, Department of Geography and Planning, Aix-Marseille University
Hiroyuki Murakami, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Kathy Pegion, University of Oklahoma
Bing Pu, University of Kansas
Ingo Richter, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Jon Robson, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading
Benjamin Schenkel, University of Oklahoma, National Severe Storms Laboratory or NSSL
Hyodae Seo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Jia-Rui Shi, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ryan Sriver, University of Ilinois at Urbana–Champaign
Lantao Sun, Colorado State University
Ken Takahashi, Instituto Geofísico del Perú, Lima, Peru
Ivy Tan, McGill University
Neil Tandon, York University
Gabriele Villarini, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Hans von Storch, GKSS Research Centre
Casey Wall, University of Oslo
Hui Wang, NOAA/Climate Prediction Center
Lei Wang, Fudan University
Lin Wang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lu Wang, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Ziqian Wang, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University
Yuntao Wei, Fudan University
Renguang Wu, Zhejiang University
Xian Wu Princeton University
Yutian Wu, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Shaocheng Xie, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Da Yang, University of California, Davis
Sang-Wook Yeh, Hanyang University
Yujia You, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Qing Yue, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Gan Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Lei Zhang, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liping Zhang, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Pengfei Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University
Renhe Zhang, Fudan University
Yang Zhang, Nanjing University
Haikun Zhao Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Cheng Zheng, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Youtong Zheng, University of Houston
Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Peer Review Support Staff

Cristina Barletta, Assistant to Isla Simpson, Darryn Waugh, Pang-Chi Hsu, and Charles Koven

DJ Arruda, Assistant to Daehyun Kim

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Michael N. Evans

Jane Foley, Assistant to Qinghua Ding, Dietmar Dommenget, Andy Hoell, Seung-Ki Min, Agus Santoso, Tomoki Tozuka, and Hailan Wang

Colleen Gaffney, Assistant to Xianglei Huang, Benjamin R. Lintner, Joel Norris, and Song Yang

Tom Justice, Assistant to Yu Kosaka, Jian Lu, Shawn Marshall, and Kevin Reed

Robbie Matlock, Assistant to Robert Jnglin Wills, Jennifer E. Kay, Yuko Okumura, and Stephen Yeager

Production Staff

Please see the AMS Publications Staff contacts page for Production staff information.

1 2022 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.