Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file needs to be LibreOffice, OpenOffice, or Microsoft Word file format. High resolution images of all figures should be submited as supplemental files. A pdf version of the manuscript may also be summitted as a supplemental file.
- The text uses a common easily-readable 12 point font. Figures have easly readable text. All tables and figures have a detailed caption.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If the submitted paper is accepted, the author agrees to pay the page charges of $100 per page.
MessagesThe 'Messages' section contains information about the Journal, messages from the Weather Modification Association, and 'In Memory' notes about people in the weather modification community.
Scientific PapersArticles published in the 'Scientific Papers' section of the Journal of Weather Modification are peer-reviewed by experts which provide recommendation to the Journal Editor who decided if the article is acceptable for publication. Articles should report result from using the scientific method to understand some aspect of weather modification or related field. If reviewers suggest that an article does not have a sufficient scientific content, the Editor may suggest to authors to move the article to the Journal's Technical Notes and Corrspondence section.
Technical Notes and CorrespondenceArticles published in the 'Technical Notes and Correspondence' section of the Journal of Weather Modification should be of general interest to the Weather Modification community but are generally not scientific in nature. Reports on some technical aspects of conducting a weather modification or related field are included in this section, along with reports on a particular operational program. Articles are not peer-reviewed and accepted based on the Editor's determination that the article is of interest to the weather modification community.
Authors that submit papers for publication agree to the Journal’s copyright and publication terms. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the manuscript’s authorship and initial publication in Journal of Weather Modification. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the Journal of Weather Modification. Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process to encourage productive exchanges and greater citation of the published article.
Articles are published online using restricted access for the first year. After the first year, articles are made freely available online. Immediate open access for an article may be obtained by the author paying an open access fee which is in addition to the normal page changes. Authors are expected to honor a page charge in order to support publication and distribution of the journal. After the author approves the gallery formatted version for publication, the Weather Modification Association’s Secretary will invoice the corresponding author for the page charges and payment is due within 30 days.