If your question is not listed in the Frequently Asked Questions below, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise take a look through, your question and the answer to it may be listed here.
What is your yearly circulation?
We currently distribute to around 2000 people per year on average.
How many issues do you produce per year?
We produce 6 colour issues per year – Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec.
How do I submit an article/paper/photograph/meteorology question/letter to the Editor to your Journal?
You can submit an article directly via email to editor @ ijmet.org or fill in our contact us form. Follow the instructions under the menu at ‘Information for Contributors’
Do you have to be a member of TORRO or a subscriber to contribute an article/paper/photograph etc to the Journal?
No, although we encourage subscriptions and membership to TORRO, of course, you don’t have to be a member or a subscriber to send in a paper/photograph etc. Every contributor will receive a free complimentary copy of that issue’s Journal.
How long is your average turn around from receiving my paper to publishing it?
The IJMet has one of the quickest turn arounds in the publishing business. It is not unusual for any periodical to take 15 or more months to publish an article from initial receipt. On average, it takes the IJMet around 8-10 months to publish your contribution.
What is your review process?
Your paper will be initially read by the Editorial team. The Editor will decide whether a review by the Editorial Board is necessary for your paper. Then, the Editorial team will be in touch with you to let you know that your paper will be prepared for review. Editorial Board members will then review your paper and submit reports. The Editorial team will then get back in touch with you and let you know of the Editorial Board’s decision. If there are issues to address with your paper, usually we will require you to resubmit it once the issues have been sorted. We will, in any way we can, assist you to ensure your paper is the best it can be for publication.
Will you keep me informed of any changes whilst my paper/photograph is being prepared for publication?
Definitely. From initial receipt of your paper, the Editorial team will be in touch with you every step of the way to ensure you are happy with everything prior to print. In the case of photographs, it is less usual for a member of the team to be in touch with you unless we require some information for the photograph.
Can I send you an article that has been published elsewhere?
Sadly no. It is against publishing protocol to publish a clone article which has already been published elsewhere. However, if the very special circumstance should arise whereby you have a very interesting, important article in an obsolete magazine/journal and the article can not be found anywhere, then we may consider re-publishing it so long as we point out where the article has previously been published. Even in this instance we may require you to edit your paper for suitability in the IJMet.
I have featured an article from one of your past Journals – how do I reference it?
If your reference is from Journal of Meteorology the correct citation is “J. Meteorology, UK” If your reference is from the International Journal of Meteorology, then the citation is “I. J. Meteorology, UK“.
Why do page numbers increase over the year? Why doesn’t each Journal begin at Page 1?
Many libraries, institutions and even some subscribers bind the entire Volume at the end of the year, therefore it is necessary to have successive pagination rather than new pagination each issue. As the Volume is a continuous ‘book’ throughout the year, the page numbers gradually increase.
Why do you want me to send my Figures and Tables through as independent files?
When the Editor begins to page up your paper in the Journal ready for print, any graphics, figures, photographs, tables get reduced in quality from the transference. If your files are embedded in your document they will not be of a high enough quality to print.