Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

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The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS) 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.

2017 Impact Factor: 3.159 (#22 in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science1)

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. 

Editors and Staff Contacts

Co-Chief Editors

William H. Brune, The Pennsylvania State University

Walter A. Robinson, North Carolina State University


Fotini Katopodes Chow, University of California, Berkeley
Robert G. Fovell, University at Albany, State University of New York
Wojciech Grabowski, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Sukyoung Lee, The Pennsylvania State University
Olivier Pauluis, New York University
Lorraine Remer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Anne K. Smith, 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
Chun-Chieh Wu, National Taiwan University
Renyi Zhang, Texas A&M University

Associate Editors

M. Joan Alexander, NorthWest Research Associates

Edmund Chang, Stony Brook University

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

Yoshio Kawatani, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Manuela Lehner, University of Innsbruck

Kerry G. Meyer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

William Randel, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christopher Rozoff, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shuguang Wang, Columbia University

Yuan Wang, California Institute of Technology

Eric Wilcox, Desert Research Institute

Yang Zhang, Nanjing University

Peer Review Support Staff

Rebecca Perriello, Assistant to William H. Brune and Walter A. Robinson

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Lorraine Remer and Anne K. Smith

Hayley Charney, Assistant to Sukyoung Lee and Renyi Zhang

Felicia Gullotta, Assistant to Fotini Katopodes Chow, Susan van den Heever, and Zhuo Wang

Andrea Herbst, Assistant to Olivier Pauluis and Louis Wicker

Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Robert G. Fovell, Wojciech Grabowski, and Chun-Chieh Wu

Production Staff

Richard R. Brandt, Lead Technical Editor

Ramesh Pillay, Lead Copy Editor

Sheila Gafvert, Author Submission Support

1 2017 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics. Ranking out of 86 journals in the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.