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Climatic Change

Climatic Change

An Interdisciplinary, International Journal Devoted to the Description, Causes and Implications of Climatic Change

Co-Editors: M. Oppenheimer; G. Yohe

ISSN: 0165-0009 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1480 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10584

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Co- Editors:
Michael Oppenheimer
, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA


Founding Editor: 

Stephen H. Schneider


Managing Editors:
Michael Mastrandrea, Stanford University, CA, USA
Helen Poulos, Wesleyan University, MA, USA


Deputy Editors:

Maxwell Boykoff, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Simon Donner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC,Canada

L.D. Danny Harvey, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Norman J. Rosenberg, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Detlef P. van Vuuren, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, The Netherlands


Associate Deputy Editors:

Saseendran S. Anapalli, USDA-ARS, MS, USA

William Anderegg, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Joshua Busby, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Katherine Calvin, Joint Global Change Research Institute, MD, USA

Long Cao, ZheJiang University, Huangzhou, P.R. China

Ching-Cheng Chang, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Richard Dawson, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

Enrica De Cian, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy

Loic D'Orangeville, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Kristie L. Ebi, ClimAdapt, LLC, Los Altos, CA, USA 

Darren L. Ficklin, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Ann-Marie Fortuna, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA, USA

Brian J. Gareau, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Mike Goodman, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Andreas Hamann, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA, USA

Andries F. Hof, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Robert E. Kopp, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

Volker Krey, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

Eike Luedeling, INRES Horticultural Sciences, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Katherine J. Mach, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Elizabeth L. Malone, Joint Gobal Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, USA

Douglas Maraun, University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Anil Markandya, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain

Edwin P. Maurer, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

William McGill, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Prince George, BC, Canada

Matto Mildenberger, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Peter Newton, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Alexander Popp, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Kent E. Portney, Texas A&M University, USA 

Jim Salinger, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia

Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Aaron Strong, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA

Jesse Tack, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

Katsumasa Tanaka, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan

Jagadish J. Thaker, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Evelina Trutnevyte, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


Editorial Board:
Lisa Alexander, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

David Anthoff, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Dario Camuffo, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Padova, Italy

Stewart J. Cohen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Purnamita Dasgupta, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India

Philip M. Fearnside, Instituto Nacional des Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas-Brasil, Brazil

Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, Oakland, CA, USA

L.D. Danny Harvey, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Ann Henderson-Sellers, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Irene Hudson, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia

Philip D. Jones, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Thomas R. Karl, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, USA

Richard W. Katz, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA

Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti, Stanford University, CA, USA

Rik Leemans, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Diana Liverman, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Michael Mastrandrea, Stanford University, CA, USA

Bruce A. McCarl, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Linda O. Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA

Richard Moss, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, USA

Leonard Nurse, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Christian Pfister, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland

David Pollard, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Norman J. Rosenberg, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Cynthia Rosenzweig, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA

Jim Salinger, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia

Ben Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA

Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Karen C. Seto, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Petra Tschakert, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

David G. Victor, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA

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    Climatic Change is dedicated to the totality of the problem of climatic variability and change - its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these. The purpose of the journal is to provide a means of exchange between those working on problems related to climatic variations but in different disciplines. Interdisciplinary researchers or those in any discipline, be it meteorology, anthropology, agricultural science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, policy analysis, economics, engineering, geology, ecology, or history of climate, are invited to submit articles, provided the articles are of interdisciplinary interest. This means that authors have an opportunity to communicate the essence of their studies to people in other climate related disciplines and to interested non-disciplinarians, as well as to report on research in which the originality is in the combinations of (not necessarily original) work from several disciplines. The journal also includes vigorous editorial and book review sections.

    Since June 2010, all manuscript submissions have been received via the electronic Editorial Manager system.  Upon receipt, a manuscript will now be assigned to one of five deputy editors whose names are indicated on the Editorial Board page.  Each deputy editor is experienced in interdisciplinary approaches to research, and more than one of them may become involved in managing the progress of each manuscript to assure that editorial expertise is well-matched to the disciplines applied in the manuscript.  Working in conjunction with associate deputy editors who also combine expertise  in various subfields with interdisciplinary experience, the deputy editors will assign reviewers, evaluate reviews when they are returned, decide whether revisions are needed, evaluate revised manuscripts, decide if re-review is required, and make a recommendation to the Co-Editors.  The Co-Editors will make the ultimate decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript, and they will work in conjunction with the Editorial Advisory Board to maintain a close watch on the process to assure consistency across subject areas.

    To further speed the publication process, we have also made some changes in manuscript requirements and review procedures.  Our goal is to encourage original research articles of about 12 published pages, inclusive of all text, references, figures and tables, which is equivalent to approximately 6,000 words if the manuscript were composed of text alone.  We urge authors to take full advantage of our capacity for Electronic Supplemental Material.  In the case of manuscripts with little promise of developing sufficient novelty, clarity, or interdisciplinary reach via the review process to merit publication in Climatic Change, we allow our editors discretion to recommend rejection of submissions without external review, subject to approval by the Editors-in-Chief in each case. Reviewers are now being asked to return reviews within four weeks, but we hope to shorten this time line in the future.  When re-review of a manuscript indicates that a substantial number of significant, unresolved problems remain, it will generally be returned to the author without further consideration.  These changes have already shortened  the time between submission and online publication.  Climatic Change will continue to publish essays, commentaries on published papers, our unique, invited springboard commentaries, and invited book reviews. More information on these categories, including word limits, may be found under Instructions for Authors.

    Climatic Change Letters will continue to accept brief submissions that merit faster publication.

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