The international journal Climate Dynamics provides for the publication of high-quality research on all aspects of the dynamics of the global climate system.

Coverage includes original paleoclimatic, diagnostic, analytical and numerical modeling research on the structure and behavior of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, biomass and land surface as interacting components of the dynamics of global climate. Contributions are focused on selected aspects of climate dynamics on particular scales of space or time.

The journal also publishes reviews and papers emphasizing an integrated view of the physical and biogeochemical processes governing climate and climate change.

  • Presents high-quality research on all aspects of the dynamics of the global climate system
  • Includes original research on the structure and behavior of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, biomass and land surface
  • Techniques include paleoclimatic, diagnostic, analytical and numerical modeling
  • Topics include tipping points, the ocean's role in climate, decadal prediction, and climat sensitivity
  • Also publishes reviews and papers emphasizing an integrated view of the physical and biogeochemical processes governing climate and climate change
  • 98% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Executive Editors
  • Jean-Claude Duplessy,
  • Susanna Corti,
  • Jian Lu,
  • Jianping Li,
  • Zhaohua Wu,
  • V. Krishnamurthy
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

4.048 (2018)
Impact factor
4.785 (2018)
Five year impact factor
75 days
Submission to first decision
225 days
Submission to acceptance
1,041,320 (2019)
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1432-0894
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0930-7575
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