Earth Interactions

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Earth Interactions (EI) publishes research on the interactions among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, and lithosphere, including, but not limited to, research on human impacts, such as land cover change, irrigation, dams/reservoirs, urbanization, pollution, and landslides. Earth Interactions is a joint publication of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association of Geographers.

Earth Interactions is fully open access.

2017 Impact Factor: 1.884 (#101 in Geosciences2)

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.
  • Expedited Contributions:
    Due to the improvement in AMS overall production time, new Expedited Contributions can no longer be submitted after 31 December 2017. You can read more about this decision in the AMS editorial, "AMS Discontinuing Expedited Contribution Article Type."
    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

Chief Editor

Rezaul Mahmood, Western Kentucky University


Joseph A. Santanello Jr., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Xiaoyang Zhang, South Dakota State University

Associate Editors

Trent W. Ford, Southern Illinois University

Jill C. Trepanier, Louisiana State University

Tracy E. Twine, University of Minnesota

Peer Review Staff

Gwendolyn Whittaker, Assistant to Rezaul Mahmood

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Xiaoyang Zhang

Andrea Herbst, Assistant to Joseph A. Santanello

Production Staff

Linda L. Peterson, Lead Technical Editor
Stephanie L. Nisbet, Lead Copy Editor
Christopher R. Faucher, Author Submission Support

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2 2017 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 189 journals in the Geosciences category.