Information for Contributors

With 6 issues a year the International Journal of Meteorology aims to publish quality original work.

To be considered for the cover images we prefer the images to be in portrait. However for the inside pages either portrait or landscape is fine. You can send images through via our MailBigFile link here

Letters and Questions
These can be sent through using the ‘contact us‘ form.

The Editor is pleased to receive contributions of any kind that relates to meteorology, including research papers, short papers, reports and stories. With research papers bear in mind your readership – keep the paper concise and avoid excessively technical language that readers outside of your particular research area may struggle with.

Where possible please aim to adhere to the following before submitting your contribution. If your paper/article adheres entirely, or mostly to the following ‘in-house’ protocol your paper will be processed quicker.

Whenever possible authors should send their contributions by email (not as a PDF file). This speeds up processing and correspondence, and allows for efficient minor editing and agreed major editing.

Figures All figures and images should be of a high enough quality for print. Each figure, image or table should be titled and numbered. Do not embed your figures in your Word document – they will not be of a high enough quality for print.

References In the main text references should be made using the author’s name and year of publication, e.g. Browning (1995). Responsibility for opinions expressed in signed articles rests with their authors who should obtain copyright permission where necessary. Always cite references to any relevant previous research. We recommend the Harvard referencing system.

Style Guide
Kindly note that for citation purposes the recommended abbreviation for the title of this journal is “Int. J. Meteorology, UK”. For Journal of Meteorology, kindly use: “J. Meteorology, UK”.

Layout a paper should include (1) title, (2) author’s name and address, (3) an abstract and keywords, (4) arrangement and headings of sections, (5) tables and figure captions, and (6) references.

A concisely-worded abstract is essential because the journal’s abstracts are reproduced by the world’s leading abstracting services. The purpose of an abstract is to summarise the main themes of the paper and to indicate its original content. To maximise abstract searching, we request you provide five keywords associated with your paper.

Dates should adhere to the following rules: 1) Dates with a year must be written as “30 January 2014″; 2) dates written without a year must be written as “the 30th January” or “the 30th” (if the month is previously mentioned); 3) Dates must be written in the UK English format, i.e. Day Month Year.

Acronyms must be explained and written in full (in brackets) in the first instance and then the acronym used there-in.