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.

  • 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

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Evgeni Fedorovich
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.149 (2018)
Impact factor
3.042 (2018)
Five year impact factor
46 days
Submission to first decision
288 days
Submission to acceptance
177,588 (2019)
Downloads

Latest articles

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

View all updates

Subscribe

eJournal
$199.00
Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2020

Advertisement

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1573-1472
Print ISSN
0006-8314
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. AGRICOLA
  2. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  3. CAB Abstracts
  4. CNKI
  5. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  6. EBSCO Academic Search
  7. EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EBSCO Environment
  10. EBSCO STM Source
  11. EI Compendex
  12. Gale
  13. Gale Academic OneFile
  14. Gale InfoTrac
  15. Geobase
  16. Google Scholar
  17. INSPEC
  18. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  19. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  20. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  21. Naver
  22. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  23. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  24. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  25. ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  26. ProQuest Central
  27. ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  28. ProQuest Environmental Science
  29. ProQuest Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  30. ProQuest Military Database
  31. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  32. ProQuest Oceanic Abstracts
  33. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  34. ProQuest Science Database
  35. ProQuest Technology Collection
  36. ProQuest Water Resources Abstracts
  37. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  38. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  39. SCImago
  40. SCOPUS
  41. Science Citation Index
  42. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  43. Semantic Scholar
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature B.V.