The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), the flagship magazine of AMS, has been publishing news and peer-reviewed science for a century. Ranked #3 in the field for journal impact, BAMS continues to be the publication of choice for researchers looking to reach the entire AMS membership. The magazine moves forward in its second century as a multichannel print, digital, and multimedia showcase for the entire weather, water, and climate community online and in social media.
As the AMS membership magazine, BAMS covers a wide scope of topics for a diverse community of readers—researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners. BAMS publishes a unique selection of high-quality, high-impact, high-interest papers to represent the advances and issues of the AMS community.
But BAMS also reaches beyond the immediate AMS community to policy makers, the media, and ultimately, the public that funds and applies our science. As a result, publishing with BAMS is more than just getting a paper chosen, accepted, and posted.
The BAMS editorial team will collaborate with you to disseminate your work to a wider audience in our open-access journal online, in our engaging magazine in both print and digital formats, and in an array of social media and Web communications. This multiplatform approach goes beyond helping you share authoritative science as widely as possible: it helps build knowledge and foster collaborations within your community and with the world.
Our multiplatform BAMS stems from editing the publication for the reader’s sake. To optimize your work in three different styles of communication for, essentially, three different types of readers, BAMS will
Writing for BAMS begins when authors send proposals for peer-reviewed articles. Editors invite submissions based on these proposals in order to represent the wide range of advances and issues relevant to our community. The proposal process also provides authors with guidance before peer review. Articles need to be sufficiently urgent, important, accessible, and interesting: in short, rewarding enough to persuade a broad range of people--not just specialists--to read.
From there, authors will experience a new three-step process of publishing in a multichannel BAMS:
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BAMS selects and publishes articles covering the full range of findings, achievements, and issues in the weather, water, and climate community, including
BAMS also welcomes
Please view the different article types for BAMS on Choosing a Journal and Submission Type.
The BAMS editors have assembled a writing guide to help you communicate effectively to your audience.
A proposal is required for most article types and should be submitted before writing the full article.
BAMS has a separate page charge structure from the Journals.
Authors can propose a full-color cover image for an issue.