Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

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The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS) (ISSN: 0022-4928; eISSN: 1520-0469) 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.

2021 Impact Factor: 3.2031

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

Chief Editor

Anne K. Smith, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Associate Chief Editor

Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


Peter Bartello, McGill University
William R. Boos, University of California, Berkeley
Elie Bou-Zeid, Princeton University
Edmund Kar-Man Chang, Stony Brook University
Johannes Dahl, Texas Tech University
Jerry Harrington, The Pennsylvania State University
Adele Igel, University of California, Davis
Yoshio Kawatani, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
David Mechem, University of Kansas
Lorraine Remer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Christopher Rozoff, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Tiffany Shaw, University of Chicago
Daniel Stern, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Susan van den Heever, Colorado State University
Feng Xu, University of Oklahoma


Associate Editors

Marta Abalos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
James Anstey, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Marc Calaf, University of Utah
SiSi Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Xiaomin Chen, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Matthew Flournoy, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
Ann Fridlind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Virendra P. Ghate, Argonne National Laboratory
Marco Giometto, Columbia University
Peter Haynes, University of Cambridge
Eric Hendricks, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Christopher Holloway, University of Reading
Alexandria Johnson, Purdue University
Chanh Kieu, Indiana University, Bloomington
Zachary J. Lebo, University of Wyoming
Manuela Lehner, University of Innsbruck
Dan Li, Boston University
David Lorenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robert Nystrom, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Paul A. O’Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mariko Oue, Stony Brook University
John Peters, Naval Postgraduate School
Riwal Plougonven, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/IPSL, Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Rosimar Rios-Berrios, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Rob Rogers, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division
Aditi Sheshadri, Stanford University
Elizabeth Smith, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
DanDan Tao, Colorado State University
Marcus van Lier-Walqui, Columbia University & NASA/GISS
Adam C Varble, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Waite, University of Waterloo
Shuguang Wang, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University
Liguang Wu, Fudan University
Qiu Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jun Zhang, University of Miami & NOAA/AOML
Yang Zhang, Nanjing University
Pablo Zurita-Gotor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto of Geociencia


Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Anne K. Smith, Johannes Dahl, and Susan van den Heever
DJ Arruda, Assistant to Tiffany Shaw and Zhuo Wang
Cristina Barletta, Assistant to William R. Boos, Yoshio Kawatani, and David Mechem
Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Peter Bartello and Lorraine Remer
Hayley Charney, Assistant to Daniel Stern
Robbie Matlock, Assistant to Elie Bou-Zeid, Adele Igel, and Feng Xu
Christine Ziebarth, Assistant to Edmund Kar-Man Chang, Jerry Harrington, and Christopher Rozoff


Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Richard R. Brandt, Lead Technical Editor
Ramesh Pillay, Lead Copy Editor
Abby Woodward, Author Submission Support

1 2021 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.