Climatic Change Letters is an additional section of the journal Climatic Change, and offers short articles announcing new findings of timely and compelling interest to researchers in climate-related disciplines. Among its objectives is to report on research which combines work from several disciplines in novel ways.
Articles published here will present original findings from models, experiments, observations, theoretical approaches, frameworks, applications, or methods relevant to one or more of the multitude of disciplines covered by the main journal. Editorial decisions will be made with the collaboration of an Advisory Board. Articles will be chosen in part for their immediate influence in the context of ongoing research or assessment by others, and their potential to stimulate important new fields of research. The streamlined review process of Letters matches the pace of innovation in this field.
Letters will appear within volumes of Climatic Change, initially offering approximately eight brief articles, running some four pages each. (Accompanied by a limited amount of supplement online material where necessary) Like its host publication, Climatic Change Letters provides an outlet for exchange of ideas among people in a range of disciplines working on climatic problems. It is also expected to appeal to sophisticated non-specialist readers.
Any Commentary on a letter should be submitted to the regular section of Climatic Change (at http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/meteorology+%26+climatology/journal/10584) and may be published there after peer review and at the editors’ discretion, and paired with a response from the authors of the Letter.