Organizing a Monograph

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is currently encouraging submission of proposals for development of new Meteorological Monographs. Collections of review papers on topics for which rapid developments are currently being made are especially encouraged, as are collections of papers that summarize state-of-the-art knowledge derived from recent special topical meetings.

Future Meteorological Monograph articles will be made available online and will be fully open access. Individual chapters of monographs will be available for download as soon as they are laid out. This will ensure that material from monographs becomes available in a timely manner, increasing the exposure and impact of individual articles. Organizers will work with AMS staff to decide the number of printed copies to be produced when all articles are completed.

Anyone interested in organizing a new Meteorological Monograph should submit a “Request for a new Monograph” through Editorial Manager. You will be asked to include

  • a listing of possible authors,

  • an outline or table of contents,

  • a statement of the believed value to the Society,

  • a statement of the proposed audience or market, and

  • an assessment of where this project fits into existing journals or books.

The request will be evaluated by Meteorological Monograph Series Chief Editor Dr. Greg McFarquhar, who will determine whether the concept is suitable and feasible. If the request is approved, the Organizer will use the Editorial Manager to solicit appropriate contributions to the volume. As the articles are submitted they will be assigned to an expert Volume Editor (selected by the Meteorological Monograph Series Chief Editor) and sent for peer review. The review process will emulate that used for journal contributions, keeping in mind the differences in purpose and value. Accepted articles will go immediately into production for publication online.