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Boundary-Layer Meteorology

Boundary-Layer Meteorology

An International Journal of Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Co-Editors-in-Chief: J.R. Garratt; E. Fedorovich

ISSN: 0006-8314 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1472 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10546

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  • Covers physical, chemical and biological processes occurring in the lowest few kilometres of the Earth's atmosphere
  • Includes agriculture and forestry, air pollution, air-sea interaction, hydrology, micrometeorology, the planetary boundary layer, surface processes, mesoscale meteorology
  • The primary medium for the publication of the atmospheric boundary layer over both land and sea surfaces
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Please note, we are currently updating the 2018 Journal Metrics.

Boundary-Layer Meteorology publishes several types of articles, which are detailed below. Please use this guidance to select the most appropriate category for your submission.

Research Articles are scientific articles that present results from substantial research studies or critical reviews of ongoing research. Articles in this category are generally no more than 30 journal pages long, with a maximum of 15 figures. An article may be accompanied by a limited amount of supplementary online material when necessary, as rigorously prepared and edited as is the main article. Time from initial submission to online publication is typically six to 12 months, with initial reviews obtained within two to three months.

Research Letters comprise short articles requiring rapid dissemination. They are designed to present (i) new findings of timely and compelling interest to the boundary-layer meteorological research community; (ii) notable early results from experimental, observational, model, and theoretical studies that are specifically suitable for brief communication; (iii) preliminary research findings likely to be highly valuable to the scientific community; (iv) significant extensions of earlier work. Letters are limited in size to five journal pages, can include no more than three figures, and must not include supplementary electronic material. Time from initial submission to online publication is typically three to six months, with initial reviews obtained within one month. Revised manuscripts must be returned within one month. If any of the special criteria are not met, the submitted article may be considered for publication as a Research Article or Note. Authors submitting Research Letters must include a note to the Editors justifying the need for rapid publication in view of the above criteria.

Notes and Comments category comprises short articles and comments on specific topics with no requirement for rapid publication. Notes might include reports on incomplete research or revisits of earlier published work. Alternatively, the article in this category might be a comment on a published Research Letter, Research Article, or Note with a possible subsequent reply. Articles in Notes and Comments are limited to 10 journal pages and must include no more than five figures. A limited amount of supplementary online material may be included. The processing times for Notes and Comments are the same as for Research Articles.

We additionally publish Book Reviews and Obituaries. These are usually solicited by the journal and if you wish to submit a Book Review or Obituary then we recommend that you contact the Editors for guidance prior to submission.

Please note that all article types should be prepared following our technical guidelines, which are outlined in the submission templates available via the link in the right column of this page.  

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Impact Factor: 3.149 (2018) * 

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    Boundary-Layer Meteorology offers several publishing options: Research Letters, Research Articles, and Notes and Comments. The Research Letters section is designed to provide allow quick dissemination of new scientific findings, with an initial review period of no longer than one month. The Research Articles section offers traditional scientific papers that present results and interpretations based on substantial research studies or critical reviews of ongoing research. The Notes and Comments section comprises occasional notes and comments on specific topics with no requirement for rapid publication. Research Letters are limited in size to five journal pages, including no more than three figures, and cannot contain supplementary online material; Research Articles are generally fifteen to twenty pages in length with no more than fifteen figures; Notes and Comments are limited to ten journal pages and five figures. Authors submitting Research Letters should include within their cover letter an explanation of the need for rapid publication. More information regarding all publication formats can be found in the recent Editorial ‘Introducing Research Letters to Boundary-Layer Meteorology’.

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