Weather, Climate, and Society

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Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS) (ISSN: 1948-8327; eISSN: 1948-8335) publishes research that encompasses economics, policy analysis, political science, history, and institutional, social, and behavioral scholarship relating to weather and climate, including climate change. Contributions must include original social science research, evidence-based analysis, and relevance to the interactions of weather and climate with society.

Since many authors of WCAS papers are from social science disciplines, for which funding is generally more limited than in the physical sciences, the AMS Council has eliminated page charges for this journal.

2019 Impact Factor: 1.9581

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. 
  • 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

Henry Huntington, Huntington Consulting


Emma Archer, University of Pretoria
Walker S. Ashley, Northern Illinois University
Michael A. Goldstein, Babson College
Carla Roncoli, Emory University
Tanya Spero, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Associate Editors

Bogdan Antonescu, Remote Sensing Department, Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics INOE 2000

Harold Brooks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Kelsey Ellis, University of Tennessee

Kristine Harper, University of Copenhagen

Jennifer Henderson, Texas Tech University

Grete K. Hovelsrud, Nord University

Peter Howe, Utah State University

Vladimir Jankovic, University of Manchester

Jonghun Kam, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Kimberly Klockow, CIMMS, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory

Maria-Carmen Lemos, University of Michigan

Thomas Schmidlin, Kent State University

Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University

Detlef Sprinz, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and University of Postdam

Alan Stewart, University of Georgia
Benjamin Sultan, IRD, French National Research Institute of Sustainable Development and ESPACE-DEV

Elke U. Weber, Princeton University

Peer Review Support Staff

Erin Gumbel, Assistant to Henry Huntington, and Carla Roncoli

Tiffany Bischoff, Assistant to Tanya Spero
Hayley Charney, Assistant to Michael Goldstein

Al Russo, Assistant to Emma Archer
Chris Ziebarth, Assistant to Walker S. Ashley

Production Staff

Mike Friedman, Senior Manager for Publishing Operations
Mark E. Fernau, Lead Technical Editor
Jessica A. LaPointe, Lead Copy Editor
Liz Wright, Author Submission Support

1 2019 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.