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.

2022 Impact Factor: 3.11

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

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, Hokkaido University
Tiffany Shaw, University of Chicago
Daniel Stern, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Feng Xu, University of Oklahoma


Associate Editors

Marta Abalos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
James Anstey, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Pragallva Barpanda, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway
Marc Calaf, University of Utah
SiSi Chen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Xiaomin Chen, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Yaosheng Chen, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Vishal Dixit, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Peter Finocchio, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Jannick Fischer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Matthew Flournoy, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
Chaim I Garfinkel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Virendra P. Ghate, Argonne National Laboratory
Marco Giometto, Columbia University
Sundararaman "Gopal" Gopalakrishnan, NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division
Jian-Feng Gu, Nanjing University
Peter Haynes, University of Cambridge
Eric Hendricks, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Aaron Hill, University of Oklahoma
Spencer A. Hill, The City College of New York
Christopher Holloway, University of Reading
Falko Judt, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Chanh Kieu, Indiana University, Bloomington
Young-Ha Kim, Seoul National University
Kara D. Lamb, Columbia University
Zachary J. Lebo, University of Oklahoma
Dan Li, Boston University
David Lorenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jonathan Martinez, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Christina McCluskey, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Vijay Natraj, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Robert Nystrom, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Paul A. O’Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mariko Oue, Stony Brook University
John Peters, Penn State University
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
Lisa Schielicke, University of Bonn, Germany
Aditi Sheshadri, Stanford University
Israel Silber, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Y. Qiang Sun, Rice University
DanDan Tao, University of Bergen
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
Rachel H. White, University of British Columbia
Liguang Wu, Fudan University
Jun Yang, Peking University
Qiu Yang, Peking University
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 Zhuo Wang
DJ Arruda, Assistant to Tiffany Shaw
Cristina Barletta, Assistant Yoshio Kawatani
Jane Foley, Assistant to Edmund Kar-Man Chang, Johannes Dahl, Jerry Harrington, and Daniel Stern
Tom Justice, Assistant to William R. Boos and Elie Bou-Zeid
Robbie Matlock, Assistant to Peter Bartello, Adele Igel, and Feng Xu


Production Staff

Please see the AMS Publications Staff contacts page for Production staff information.

1 2022 Journal Impact Factors by Clarivate Analytics; Meteorology and Atmospheric Science category.